Two of these recipes are really aimed at Christmas, although you can use them at any time during the Winter. The Mincemeat cake is a lovely cake, easy to do, has a good flavour and a nice moist texture. There are some people who profess not to like Christmas pudding, so the recipe here is for a sponge pudding containing that Christmassy flavour and it's not too heavy. Seville oranges have a very short season and are quite bitter so are not suited for desserts, but they are excellent for marmalade. And at Easter time, what could be better than a great big chunk of chocolate fudge cake?