Lemon and blueberry loaf cake topped with icing and flowers

Loaf cake recipes

41 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.

Lemon curd & blueberry loaf cake

4.45098

(102 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

Brilliant banana loaf

4.31619

(661 ratings)

A cross between banana bread and a drizzle cake, this easy banana loaf recipe is a quick bake that can be frozen and is great for using up overripe bananas
  • 55 mins
  • Easy

Double chocolate loaf cake

4.741935

(217 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

Lemon drizzle cake

4.69113

(1826 ratings)

It's difficult not to demolish this classic by Tana Ramsay in just one sitting, so why not make two at once?...
  • 1 hour
  • Easy

Spiced honey drizzle cake

3.57143

(7 ratings)

Enjoy this fabulous honey cake made with mixed spice and ginger and a lovely honey butter drizzle topping. It's ideal for afternoon tea or elevenses...
  • 1 hour
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Cobnut & apple loaf cake

5

(1 rating)

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

Blackberry & apple loaf

4.61905

(105 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

Madeira loaf cake

4.846155

(78 ratings)

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

Date, banana & rum loaf

4.208955

(67 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

Caramel apple loaf cake

4.592595

(81 ratings)

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

Tea loaf

4.636365

(11 ratings)

Enjoy a classic, fruity cake, packed full of plump tea-infused sultanas and raisins. Slice it into thick wedges and spread with salted butter for a satisfying treat
  • 1 hour and 50 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Jaffa drizzle loaf

4.764285

(140 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

Chocolate & sesame loaf cake

3.666665

(3 ratings)

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

Easiest ever Battenberg

5

(5 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

4.35294

(17 ratings)

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

Pear & ginger loaf cake

4.320755

(53 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

3.88889

(9 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

4.451615

(62 ratings)

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

Courgette loaf cake

4.542855

(35 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

4.333335

(9 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

Dark chocolate, banana & rye loaf

4.285715

(7 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

Zesty carrot & ginger loaf

4.71698

(53 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

Apple crumble loaf

4.903225

(31 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

4.08411

(107 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

Squidgy pumpkin & ginger loaf

4

(6 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

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