Lemon drizzle loaf cake on a plate topped with grated lemon rind

Loaf cake recipes

37 Recipes

Bake up a treat for afternoon tea with delicious, easy loaf cake recipes like classic banana bread, double chocolate cake and the ever popular lemon drizzle.

Lovely lemon drizzle loaf

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

Chocolate & sesame loaf cake

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

Cobnut & apple loaf cake

0

(0 ratings)

This loaf cake is simple and seasonal, using fresh autumnal cobnuts and apples, topped with dreamy dulce de leche
  • 1 hour and 40 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Lemon curd & blueberry loaf cake

4.410255

(78 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

Madeira loaf cake

4.7549

(51 ratings)

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

Dark chocolate, banana & rye loaf

3.75

(3 ratings)

We've adapted swimmer Jazmin Carlin's favourite muffin recipe into a loaf that's free from unrefined sugars, flours and dairy. A great snack for on the go...
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Caramel apple loaf cake

4.53409

(66 ratings)

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

Easiest-ever Battenberg

5

(3 ratings)

This classic chequerboard cake wrapped in marzipan is easier to achieve than you think
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • Easy

Lemon & buttermilk pound cake

5

(1 rating)

This buttermilk pound cake has a dense, moist crumb and bags of lemon flavour to cut through the richness. Make it for afternoon tea or for a summer picnic
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • Easy

Double chocolate loaf cake

4.71557

(167 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

Pear & ginger loaf cake

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

Hidden heart cake

3.541665

(6 ratings)

Slice into this delicious loaf cake and reveal the secret heart design running through the middle - a really romantic bake!
  • 3 hours and 10 mins
  • More effort

Banana loaf

4.419645

(56 ratings)

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

Courgette loaf cake

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

Orange & apricot loaf cake

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

Jaffa drizzle loaf

4.735415

(120 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

Zesty carrot & ginger loaf

4.715115

(43 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

Blackberry & apple loaf

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

Apple crumble loaf

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

Banana & walnut loaf

3.94

(75 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

Date, banana & rum loaf

4.22414

(58 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

Squidgy pumpkin & ginger loaf

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

Date & ginger malt loaf

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

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