Loaf cake

Loaf cake recipes

32 Recipes

Try one of our easy-to-slice loaf cakes, from banana bread to iced chocolate cake and classic madeira sponge

3.125

(2 ratings)

A classic recipe for this much-loved citrus sponge with crunchy sugar topping and moist texture
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • Easy

4.45548

(73 ratings)

Kids can help make this simple springtime treat - delicious with extra lemon curd and yogurt as a pud, or serve with a cuppa
  • 1 hour and 35 mins
  • Easy

4.791665

(48 ratings)

A classic English sponge cake, delicately flavoured with lemon and almond - perfect for afternoon tea
  • 1 hour and 20 mins
  • Easy

4.526925

(65 ratings)

Moist cake topped with a sticky, crunchy topping will keep your guests coming back for more
  • 1 hour and 50 mins
  • Easy

4.70497

(161 ratings)

Chocolate and cake are two of our favourite things, so what's not to love about this indulgent cake?
  • 1 hour and 20 mins
  • Easy

4.364285

(35 ratings)

This makes a lovely teatime treat or pudding, served with cream and also works well with apple and cinnamon or damson and vanilla
  • 2 hours and 15 mins
  • Easy

4.38679

(53 ratings)

A tasty way of using up overripe bananas
  • 1 hour and 45 mins
  • Easy

4.14706

(17 ratings)

Use up a garden glut in this sweet, spiced sponge loaf - the hidden veg keeps it moist and walnuts add crunch
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

4.107145

(7 ratings)

A classic fruit sponge cake with apricots and citrus shared by reader Ann Turner - it's perfect with a cup of tea
  • 1 hour and 20 mins
  • Easy

3.75

(1 rating)

Tahini gives this cake a subtle nutty flavour that partners perfectly with rich chocolate. This recipe makes 2 cakes, so why not freeze one as a treat for another day!
  • 1 hour and 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

4.72863

(117 ratings)

If you like Jaffa Cakes, you’ll love the moist, fruity cake. It will keep for a week, but it’s unlikely to last that long
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • More effort

4.59412

(85 ratings)

This moist and fruity cake is a great way to get kids to eat fruit, you may have trouble stopping them!
  • 2 hours
  • Easy

4.903845

(26 ratings)

A rustic fruit crumble cake with raisins and spice and a crunchy nutty topping - a spin on a classic
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • More effort

4.708335

(42 ratings)

Lovers of ginger cake and carrot cake should enjoy this one. It mellows and improves over a couple of days
  • 1 hour and 25 mins
  • Easy

3.88603

(68 ratings)

This homely and wholesome cake is also light and moist, with the natural sweetness of sticky bananas and the warm toastiness of nuts
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • Easy

4.363635

(55 ratings)

A tasty cake with no added fat or sugar - try it to believe it. Plus it's easily made gluten-free
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • More effort

3.125

(4 ratings)

Use up your Halloween pumpkin leftovers in this dense, sticky loaf cake which pairs the sweet earthiness of squash with warming ginger
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • Easy

4.625

(6 ratings)

A dark, sticky and lightly spiced cake that merges Jamaican ginger cake with sticky toffee pudding and malt loaf
  • 1 hour and 45 mins
  • Easy

4.698275

(87 ratings)

Sarah Cook’s scrummy cake is really easy and versatile – use whatever fruit you like, and you’ll make it again and again
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • Easy

4.73936

(94 ratings)

Just one look at this chocolate and banana treat is enough to know it won't stay in the cake tin for long
  • 1 hour and 35 mins
  • Easy

4.791665

(12 ratings)

Apples and caramel are a heavenly duo. This nutty sandwich loaf cake with buttercream frosting and caramel drizzle fits the bill nicely
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • Easy

4.166665

(21 ratings)

The combination of lime and ginger gives the classic drizzle cake a modern twist
  • 1 hour and 30 mins
  • Easy

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