Lemon and blueberry loaf cake topped with icing and flowers

Loaf cake 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.

134 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

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

1 hr and 35 mins
Easy
1,425 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

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.

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
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274 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

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

1 hr and 20 mins
Easy
2,435 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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

45 mins
Easy
19 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

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

55 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
36 ratings 3.2 out of 5 star rating

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 hr
Easy
Vegetarian
2 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

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

1 hr and 40 mins
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Vegetarian
8 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

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

1 hr
Easy
Vegetarian
115 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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

2 hrs
Easy
136 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

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

1 hr and 20 mins
Easy
75 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

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

1 hr and 15 mins
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Gluten-free
109 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

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

1 hr and 50 mins
Easy
8 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

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

1 hr and 30 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
60 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 50 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
166 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 15 mins
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4 ratings 3.8 out of 5 star 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 hr and 20 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
16 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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

1 hr and 15 mins
Easy
40 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star 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 hr and 10 mins
Easy
73 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

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

2 hrs and 15 mins
Easy
12 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

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

3 hrs and 10 mins
More effort
72 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

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

1 hr and 45 mins
Easy
63 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

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

1 hr and 15 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
14 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

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

1 hr and 20 mins
Easy
8 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 10 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
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