Mint Chocolate Cake with Lime

Best 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 15 inspiring loaf cake recipes, from chocolate to Amalfi lemon

Looking for easy loaf cake recipes? Try our expert ideas with flavours from lemon to coffee to chocolate loaf cake. We also have more unusual and show-stoppng ideas such as strawberry dream and a vegan banana bread. 

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Check out our easy tea loaf with juicy dates and fiery ginger. This moreish cake recipe is easy to make and packed with plenty of flavour – perfect with an afternoon cuppa.

Date and Ginger Loaf Recipe

Check out our moist vegan banana bread. This recipe is super moreish and easy to make, it goes perfectly with your morning tea.

Easy Vegan Banana Bread Recipe

Looking for a courgette loaf 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

This fruity earl grey tea loaf is a great way to use up any over-ripe bananas you have lying around. And the hazelnut streusel topping adds a lovely crunchy texture to the loaf – perfect for afternoon tea or with your next cuppa! 

Banana Loaf With Teff, Apricot and Tea

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Coffee loaf cake with mocha fudge frosting

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


Try our lemon loaf cake recipe. 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.

Lemon Drizzle Loaf Cake Recipe

Try our stunning loaf cake with fresh mint and zesty lime from baker, Edd Kimber. This seriously moreish recipe makes for a show-off sweet treat to serve your friends and family.

Mint Chocolate Cake with Lime

Check out this clementine drizzle loaf, a festive take on the classic lemon drizzle cake. This light loaf recipe is super simple to bake and it’s an easy crowd pleaser.

Clementine drizzle loaf recipe

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.

Homemade Banana Bread Recipe

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 loaf cake or eight little ones.


Try this tea loaf recipe. 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.

Tea Loaf Recipe

Looking for a strawberry loaf cake recipe? This dinner-party dessert is made with vanilla sponge, filled with strawberry mascarpone cream and covered in Italian meringue frosting for a pretty loaf.

Strawberry dream

Do you love ginger loaf 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.

Rhubarb and Ginger Loaf Cake Recipe

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

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This is a really zingy loaf cake that makes a light family pudding, with caramelised orange for a special finishing touch. Perfect for feeding a crowd over the weekend.