Avocado, courgette and lime drizzle cake

Best ever loaf cake recipes

Loaf cakes are easy to make and even easier to eat - the ideal tea time treat for any baker. Try one of our 11 delicious loaf cake recipes, from banana to strawberry dream

Amalfi lemon drizzle cake

Lemon drizzle cake is a classic for a reason. Amalfi lemons from Italy have an intense aroma and flavour that makes this cake even better, but you could use regular ones too. Dress it up further with some tart candied peel


Banana breakfast loaf

This banana and pecan loaf is a great choice for breakfast if you need to grab something on the run. Made with wholemeal flour, it will keep your energy levels up until lunchtime

Avocado, courgette and lime drizzle cake

Sneak a few five a day into your bake with this recipe for avocado, courgette and lime drizzle cake. The avocado gives a subtle silky feel to the sponge

Avocado, courgette and lime drizzle cake

Matcha and almond loaf cakes

On-trend matcha green tea makes a fantastic baking flavour, particularly when paired with almond. Learn to use it by making this easy recipe for matcha and almond loaf cakes. Makes one large cake or eight little ones

Coffee loaf cake with mocha fudge frosting

If your daily coffee shop treat is a mocha, you’ll love this loaf. It has a super indulgent icing made with dark chocolate and coffee – yum!

Fruited tea loaf

A family favourite, this tea loaf is packed with almonds, sultanas and glacé cherries. Cherries and mixed peel are soaked in rum overnight to ensure your fruit is extra juicy

Strawberry dream

The best recipe for strawberry layer cake. This dinner-party dessert is made with vanilla sponge, filled with strawberry mascarpone cream and covered in Italian meringue frosting

Rhubarb and ginger cake

Rhubarb and ginger are a classic flavour combination and complement one other really well. This rhubarb and ginger cake makes for a great tea-time treat – plus, it’s under 300 calories per serving

Banana and passion fruit loaf

This banana and passion fruit loaf is a great way to use up bananas, as well as being easy and looking impressive

Lemon and white chocolate layer loaf

Who doesn’t like lemon drizzle? This recipe for lemon and white chocolate layer loaf is a smarter version with the drizzle hidden within it, plus extra icing. Lovely!


Caramel orange and poppy seed cake

A light and zingy family pud with caramelised orange for a special finishing touch. Perfect for feeding a crowd over the weekend