Date and Pecan Loaf Recipe with Pomegranate Molasses

Best loaf cake recipes

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Loaf cakes are easy to make and even easier to eat – the ideal tea time treat for any baker. Try one of our inspiring ideas, from plum and earl grey to Amalfi lemon and even a vegan banana bread

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Looking for easy loaf cake recipes? Try our expert ideas with flavours including lemon, coffee and chocolate loaf cake (sometimes known as pound cakes). We also have more unusual and showstopping ideas such as strawberry dream and courgette loaf cake with avocado and lime drizzle.

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Ingredients

  • We use chocolate, Amalfi lemons and other seasonal flavours for our loaf cakes

Spiced pineapple and banana cake

With its tropical notes and its subtle harissa heat, this loaf cake serves up a big slice of holiday flavour, topped with a creamy icing. Don’t be scared of the harissa – the flavour mellows in the cooking. Check out our best harrissa recipes here.

Banana and Pineapple Cake Recipe


Pistachio and lime cake

Crunchy pistachios are whizzed until fine and limes are zested into this easy yet impressive loaf recipe. Citrussy limes are juiced into this simple icing for extra fresh flavour.

Lime and Pistachio Cake Recipe


Date and ginger loaf cake

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. Find more afternoon tea ideas here.

Date and Ginger Loaf Recipe


Vegan banana loaf cake

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

Easy Vegan Banana Bread Recipe


Chocolate loaf cake with mint and lime

Bake 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


Ras el hanout and buttermilk sweet loaf cake with rose icing

Ras el hanout is a spice blend that packs an earthy punch, it works unbelievably well in this easy loaf recipe – and the rose icing complements the spiciness beautifully.

Buttermilk Loaf Cake Recipe with Ras El Hanout and Rose Icing


Lemon loaf 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 lemons too. Dress it up further with some tart candied peel. If you're looking for more lemon cake ideas, click here.

Lemon Drizzle Loaf Cake Recipe


Banana malt loaf cake

Use up left over bananas in our moist loaf with tea-infused dried fruit and malt extract. Malt adds an extra nutty caramel taste to this moreish tea time treat.

Banana Bread Recipe with Malt


Date and pecan loaf with pomegranate molasses

Use pomegranate molasses in this easy loaf cake to make it extra sweet and moist. Serve with a scoop of ice cream and an extra drizzle of molasses for an indulgent dessert.

Date and Pecan Loaf Recipe with Pomegranate Molasses


Courgette loaf cake with avocado and lime drizzle

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


Fruited tea loaf cake

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


Teff, banana and apricot tea loaf

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


Plum and earl grey pound cake

This plum and earl grey pound cake makes for the perfect afternoon treat with a cup of tea (earl grey, naturally). It's an easy recipe to make but it looks really good and tastes even better.

Plum Loaf Cake with Earl Grey


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 loaf 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 cake. It has a super indulgent icing made with dark chocolate and coffee – yum! Try this coffee tray cake for your next caffeine fix.


Christmas loaf cake with clementine drizzle

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. Find more festive baking inspiration here.

Clementine drizzle loaf recipe


Banana breakfast loaf cake

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. Grab more on-the-go breakfast ideas here.

Homemade Banana Bread Recipe


Strawberry loaf cake

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

Strawberry dream


Ginger loaf cake with rhubarb

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


Banana and passion fruit loaf cake

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


Caramel, poppy seed and orange loaf cake

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.

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