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Christmas baking

Baking essentials and festive recipes – we’ve got everything you need.

Keen to start practicing your mince pie masterpieces? Pick up all your handy kitchen appliances, baking accessories and Santa approved recipes right here.

Baking equipment

Brilliant bakeware.

Brilliant bakeware

Before you begin, make sure you have the best baking tools for the job.

Here are our favourites:

Are you updating your bakeware kit? Then take a look at our full collection.

Useful utensils

Whisk it, sieve it, roll it, cut it. Find all you need to get started and build your very own bakers toolkit.

Let's get messy

Protect yourself with aprons, oven gloves and tea towels. Great for any spillages and they'll make you look like a pro baker.

Stands & storage

Beautiful stands will help show off your masterpieces. And don’t forget your storage tins for any leftovers.

Kitchen kit

Let's mix it up

Mixers are ideal for combining large portions of batter, dough or cake mix. Use a hand-held mixer for smaller portions, or leave the stand mixer to work its magic whilst you crack on with the next steps of your recipe.

Food processors

Need to slice, dice or mix ingredients? Find a quick, easy and precise way of working through your recipe.

Super scales

Don’t let your hard work go to waste. Recipes require exact measurements, so use scales to double check before you mix it in.

Novelty baking

Waffles for breakfast? Treat yourself with a ready-to-go treat maker, so you can easily whip up your favourite snacks.

Mince pies.

A tasty tradition

Looking for some fun and easy ideas? Start with Tefal’s cake factory to perfect your Christmas baking recipes. Or pop on your aprons and get stuck in with Sainsbury’s star-topped mince pies– they’d make lovely gifts too.

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Christmas baking recipes

Christmas pudding.

Christmas pudding

Christmas pud…in a mug. Not only are they quicker (and easier) to bake, they’ll look adorable on your Christmas table too.

Gingerbread snowflakes.

Gingerbread snowflakes

These tasty gingerbread biscuits make ideal treats to gift to others or tuck into yourself.

Christmas tree crackers.

Yummy Christmas crackers

Fancy something savoury? Try these tree-mendous crackers to accompany your cheese platter.

Christmas biscuits

These easy-to-bake biscuits are perfect for festive guests or to give as Christmas gifts. Create seasonal shapes and decorate to your choosing.

Christmas cake recipe

Sainsbury’s couldn’t make baking any easier, than with this 5 ingredient Christmas cake. Perfect for a first-time tryer, busy hostess or traditional fruit cake fans.


Prep time: 15 mins
Cooking time: 3 hours 45 mins
Serves: 14

What you'll need:
200g unsalted butter, softened, plus extra for greasing
200g dark brown soft sugar
4 eggs, lightly beaten
225g plain flour, sifted
1kg pre-soaked mixed fruit


  1. Preheat your oven to 150C/fan, 130C/ gas mark 2
  2. Grease a 19cm round cake tin and line the bottom and sides with baking parchment.
  3. Place the butter and sugar into a bowl and cream together with a mixer.
  4. Gradually whisk in the eggs, fold in the flour and then add the mixed fruit. Spoon the mixture into the tin and smooth the top.
  5. Bake for 3 hours 45 mins, or until a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean. Cover with greaseproof paper if it's getting too brown.
  6. Leave in the tin to cool for 15 mins before turning out onto a wire rack to cool fully.
  7. Decorate to your choosing.

Baking gifts...

Man cracking an egg.

Ideas for bakers

Let them master their baking skills with the best equipment and stylish bakeware. And you never know, they might bake you a thank you cake!

Tea and Christmas themed cakes.

Gifts for food lovers

From afternoon tea and gastro pub days out, to wine tasting for two. Browse our food and drink gift experiences to find something that'll take their fancy.

Snowflake cookies.

Edible gifts

Thoughtful, tasty and made with lots of love. Pick up the right size tub to gift your delicious homemade festive goodies to family and friends.

Baking tips...

  • Before you start, make sure you have all the equipment and ingredients you'll need.
  • Weigh your ingredients carefully. If you’re even the slightest bit out, it can affect your bake. 
  • Be mindful of how much baking powder you use. Too much could result in your bake rising and falling too quickly, drying it out.
  • Keep eggs and dairy products at room temperature, it’ll help give a more even and fuller result.
  • To check if your cake is cooked, stick a sharp knife in the middle. If it comes out clean, it’s ready.
  • Take your time, put on some Christmas music and have fun!

More inspiration

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