Take inspiration our pick of the best fruitcakes on the market. At the time of writing all were still in stock and available for delivery.
If you haven’t had time to make and ice a fruitcake for Christmas then never despair. We’ve sought out a selection of the best festive fruitcakes to feast on over the Christmas season. (And if you’re looking for our list of the best Christmas puddings, no stirring required, you’ll find it here.) At the time of writing they were all in stock and available for delivery or collection.
Fruitcakes make the perfect centrepiece for the festive table. Alternatively, serve one of the fruitcakes for shoot elevenses or divvy it up in to bite-sized chunks for the hunt meet. Sweet and filling, it is the perfect offering on a cold sporting day. There is little doubt that the yuletide festivities wouldn’t be complete without this pick of the best festive fruitcakes. (If you still want to make a fruitcake, take a look at our fruitcake recipe here.)
Don’t forget to make sure the fruitcake nay-sayers aren’t left hungry. Whip up some of our Christmas brownies with hazelnuts and cherries to please them. Or, read our fruitcake facts and surprise everyone with your erudition at elevenses.
You might like to look at our list of the best Christmas cocktails too.
The Field’s best festive fruitcakes
Best for traditional look
- Weight: 365g
- Delivery: Yes 3-5 days in UK or click and collect
If you’re spending Christmas with a busy household, this would be the perfect offering to bring along. Fortnum’s comes up trumps as ever, with a delicious layer of almond marzipan and white sugar paste.
Best for organic types
- Weight: 800g
- Delivery: Yes
You can cheat a bit with this cake and do the marzipan and icing bit at home secretly once it arrives.
Best for large gatherings
- Weight: 1.5kg
- Suitable for vegetarians
- Delivery: Yes
If your Christmas cake is going to have to stretch a long way, then this bumper-size offering from Betty’s is just the cake you’re looking for.
Best for gluten allergies
- Weight 550g
- Made with rice flour
- Decorated with marzipan and white icing
If there is somebody with a gluten intolerance in your household this festive season, then bear them in mind by offering this gluten-free cake from Devon Hampers.
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This article was originally published in 2015 and has been updated.