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Loaf cake recipes

46 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 loaf

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  • Date & walnut loaf cut into slices

    Date & walnut loaf

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.8 ratings

    Bake this rich date and walnut loaf at the weekend to enjoy during the week. You can freeze it for another day to serve to last-minute guests, too

  • Lemon curd & blueberry loaf cake

    Lemon curd & blueberry loaf cake

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.142 ratings

    Kids can help make this simple springtime treat – delicious with extra lemon curd and yogurt as a pud, or serve with a cuppa

  • Sliced banana bread topped with drizzle and banana chips on a serving plate

    Banana bread

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.1643 ratings

    A cross between banana bread and a drizzle cake, this easy banana loaf recipe is a quick bake that can be frozen. It's great for using up overripe bananas, too.

  • Double chocolate loaf cake

    Double chocolate loaf cake

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.306 ratings

    Chocolate and cake are two of our favourite things, so what's not to love about this indulgent cake?

  • Lemon drizzle cake loaf on a pretty platter

    Lemon drizzle cake

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.2657 ratings

    It's difficult not to demolish this classic lemon drizzle in just one sitting, so why not make two at once?

  • Vanilla pound cake cut into slices

    Easy pound cake

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.28 ratings

    Bring a smile to your friends and family with a slice of our vanilla pound cake. It's the perfect partner to a cuppa for elevenses or afternoon tea

  • Spiced honey drizzle cake cut into slices

    Spiced honey drizzle cake

    A star rating of 3.7 out of 5.54 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

  • Cobnut cake 2016

    Cobnut & apple loaf cake

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.3 ratings

    This loaf cake is simple and seasonal, using fresh autumnal cobnuts and apples, topped with dreamy dulce de leche

  • Gingerbread & honey loaf

    Gingerbread loaf cake

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.22 ratings

    Make our multifunctional ginger and honey loaf cake. Enjoy with yogurt and stewed fruit for a festive brunch, or try as a teatime treat slathered with butter

  • Blackberry & apple loaf

    Blackberry & apple loaf

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.119 ratings

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

  • Madeira loaf cake

    Madeira loaf cake

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.145 ratings

    A classic English sponge cake, delicately flavoured with lemon and almond - perfect for afternoon tea.

  • Date, banana & rum loaf

    Date, banana & rum loaf

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.77 ratings

    A tasty cake with no added fat or sugar - try it to believe it. Plus it's easily made gluten-free

  • Caramel apple loaf cake

    Caramel apple loaf cake

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.115 ratings

    Moist cake topped with a sticky, crunchy topping will keep your guests coming back for more

  • One decorated snowy coconut loaf cake

    Snowy coconut loaf cake

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.11 ratings

    Have the kids help you make this snowy coconut loaf cake. Decorate with coconut shavings, ‘snowballs’, and anything else you like

  • Tea loaf cut into slices

    Tea loaf

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.88 ratings

    Enjoy a classic, fruity tea loaf, packed full of plump tea-infused sultanas and raisins. Slice it into thick wedges and spread with salted butter for a satisfying treat

  • Jaffa drizzle loaf

    Jaffa drizzle loaf

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.176 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

  • Boiled fruit cake with the first slice cut

    Boiled fruit cake

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.7 ratings

    Rustle up this easy fruitcake for your cake tin. Packed with juicy raisins, sultanas, currants and mixed peel, it's perfect for afternoon tea with a cuppa

  • Chocolate & sesame loaf cake

    Chocolate & sesame loaf cake

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.5 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!

  • Easiest ever battenberg

    Easiest ever battenberg

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.18 ratings

    This classic chequerboard cake wrapped in marzipan is easier to achieve than you think

  • A lemon & buttermilk pound cake with the first slice cut

    Lemon & buttermilk pound cake

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.44 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

  • Pear & ginger loaf cake

    Pear & ginger loaf cake

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.80 ratings

    This makes a lovely teatime treat or pudding, served with cream and also works well with apple and cinnamon or damson and vanilla

  • Hidden heart cake

    Hidden heart cake

    A star rating of 4.1 out of 5.12 ratings

    Slice into this delicious loaf cake and reveal the secret heart design running through the middle - a really romantic bake!

  • Banana loaf cake with icing and slices cut

    Banana cake

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.74 ratings

    This easy banana loaf cake is a tasty way of using up overripe bananas and makes an indulgent treat. Enjoy a slice with your afternoon cup of tea

  • Courgette loaf cake

    Courgette loaf cake

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.74 ratings

    Use up a garden glut in this sweet, spiced sponge loaf - the hidden veg keeps it moist and walnuts add crunch

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