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Loaf cake recipes

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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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  • 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

    Brilliant banana loaf

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.1583 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 5.297 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 5.2593 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 4.7 out of 5.26 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 3.4 out of 5.46 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 4.5 out of 5.2 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 5.19 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 5.141 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 5.76 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 5.113 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 5.79 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

  • Jaffa drizzle loaf

    Jaffa drizzle loaf

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.172 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

  • 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 4.1 out of 5.79 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 5.73 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

  • Orange & apricot loaf cake

    Orange & apricot loaf cake

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.15 ratings

    A classic fruit sponge cake with apricots and citrus shared by reader Ann Turner - it's perfect with a cup of tea

  • Dark chocolate, banana & rye loaf

    Dark chocolate, banana & rye loaf

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.8 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

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