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23 Easy Loaf Cake Recipes

Whether you’ve got a hankering for dessert or something sweet for breakfast, these loaf cake recipes will instantly scratch that itch.

Who says birthday and special-occasion cakes only have to be round and frosted with icing? These loaf cakes are just as party-worthy as any.

Homemade Chocolate Loaf Cake with Milk
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While all tender and moist, these cakes have their own, unique flavors. 

If you’re looking for something citrus-flavored, try either the lemon and cranberry orange bread loaves or both.

If you want a healthier, low-carb option, the chocolate zucchini bread and keto loaf are must-tries. 

Whatever you’re in the mood for, this round-up has your back.

Lemon Loaf Cake with Icing

1. Starbucks Lemon Loaf (Copycat Recipe)

Not to brag, but my copycat recipe for the Starbucks lemon loaf tastes better than the original. No exaggeration!

This cake is seriously moist and bursting with citrus goodness. Both the cake and the glaze on top are infused with lemon, so the flavor is absolutely on point.

2. Cranberry Orange Bread

Can’t decide between cranberries and oranges? Well, good thing they work together well.

This cranberry orange bread is a citrus and berry combination that’ll make your taste buds go wild with glee.

Serve it for breakfast with your favorite jam or honey or for dessert topped with a scoop of ice cream. 

Banana Bread with Walnuts

3. Moist Banana Bread

My banana bread recipe yields the most flavorful and fluffy bread, and I’m not being biased here.

The secret is overripe bananas. If you have some leftover bananas whose peels have almost blackened from oxidation, don’t throw them out just yet.

You can still turn those bananas into a bombshell of a snack!

4. Gingerbread Loaf Cake

This cake has all the flavors you love in a gingerbread man, only, it takes the form of a bread loaf.

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Its plain look and color might make you ignore it, but don’t underestimate this bad boy. This loaf cake is perfectly dense and moist. 

Flavored with molasses, ginger, cinnamon, and cloves, it has such wonderful warming flavors. It’s an ideal snack for the fall.

5. Chocolate Banana Bread

It’s as moist and fluffy as my banana bread, but with a chocolate twist. 

Look how rich and decadent this bread is!

With its dark brown hue and chocolate chip topping, you might think this bread is purely flavored with chocolate. Don’t be fooled.

Also loaded with mashed overripe bananas, this bread is as equally banana-flavored as it is chocolatey.

6. Pear and Ginger Loaf 

Loaf breads are typically flavored with chocolate, banana, and lemon. If you want a truly special experience, I give you the pear and ginger loaf.

Pears and ginger join forces to make a uniquely special loaf.

The crunch and sweetness of the fruit and the warmth of the ginger give you an extraordinary treat you won’t soon forget.

7. Keto Cinnamon Bread

Who says keto dieters can’t partake in bread?

With low-carb ingredients being steadily on the rise, there are a plethora of delicious bread recipes for all the keto dieters out there.

This cinnamon bread is just one of them. I’ve baked these several times already for my friends, and it’s always a hit.

8. Banana Pecan Bread

Banana bread is already delicious as it is, but a sprinkling of crunchy pecans makes a huge difference.

The crunch from the nuts offers a nice textural variety to the otherwise, one-textured bread. 

Best of all, this is yet another keto-friendly recipe. It’s made for everyone to enjoy.

9. Buttermilk Loaf Cake

As simple as this buttermilk loaf cake might be, it’s also outrageously delicious.

A little bit dense yet tender and moist, this cake’s textures are very much on point.

It doesn’t have other flavorings aside from buttermilk, so you can expect the butteriness of the ingredient to really shine through.

Orange Pound Cake with Vanilla Icing

10. Orange Crush Pound Cake

Did you know that soda makes a fantastic ingredient for pound cakes? When I discovered this age-old technique, I went on a soda cake frenzy!

I’ve used Coke, Pepsi, and 7-Up, but this Orange Crush pound cake is hands down, my favorite.

I just love the color and distinct citrus flavor it adds to the cake.

11. Marble Loaf Cake

Is there a more classic dessert combination than vanilla and chocolate? I can’t say for sure, but all I know is that these two together are always a great idea.

This marble loaf cake isn’t just a certified hit, but is also a beaut. The marbling that takes place between the vanilla and chocolate makes it so.

12. Matcha Pound Cake

Here’s another marble cake that’ll make your morning coffee or afternoon tea all the more delightful.

In this heavenly cake, you’ll get a rich and buttery pound cake with green swirls of matcha. 

This Japanese powdered green tea adds a subtle bitterness and vegetal taste that dials down the richness of the cake.

Together, they’ll form a beautiful balance.

13. Chocolate Chip Loaf Cake

If you’re looking for a loaf cake no kid can’t say no to, it’s this one, right here.

Flavored with nothing but the most kid-friendly ingredient – chocolate chips – this loaf will be a sure hit.

14. Cookies and Cream Bread (Oreo Bread) 

Here’s another loaf cake both the kids and kids-at-heart are guaranteed to enjoy. Think of it as Oreo cookies, but in bread form!

The bread loaf itself is tender and moist, but what makes it stand out are the chunks of Oreo cookies that’ll greet you in every bite.

15. Whipping Cream Pound Cake

It looks basic, but this pound cake is one for the books. It’s the kind of cake you can’t just have one slice of.

Usually, pound cake recipes call for butter, but in this case, you won’t need any. What makes this cake extra-flavorful is heavy whipping cream. Yum! 

16. Garlic Zucchini Parmesan Bread

Let’s take a break from the sweet sensations for a while and talk about this rich and savory Parmesan bread.

There are many ways you can enjoy this snack – on its own, smeared with honey and jam, or topped with a savory sandwich filling. 

The best part? This zucchini bread is delectable while being secretly gluten-free and keto-friendly.

17. Chocolate Zucchini Bread

This next zucchini-based bread is flavored with cocoa powdered and studded with chocolate chips. 

It may seem strange, but zucchini, just like carrots, is actually a great ingredient for making moist and tender cakes and quick breads.

18. Lemon Greek Yogurt Loaf Cake

What do you get when you combine lemon and Greek yogurt? A bright and refreshing loaf cake, that’s what!

You’ll love the balance of sweetness and tartness in this snack. The texture is also undeniably moist and tender.

Finished off with a sweet and tart lemon glaze, this cake is sure to disappear in minutes.

19. Glazed Blueberry Quick Bread

This next recipe creates a sweet and berry-filled bread you’ll want to eat all day, every day. Blueberries for the win!

Slather it with butter or jam, eat it with coffee or tea, or enjoy it on its own.

20. Salted Chocolate & Peanut Butter Loaf

If you’re craving something decadent and sinful, this loaf perfectly fits the bill. 

Mixed with two of the most drool-worthy flavorings there is – chocolate and peanut butter, this loaf is lip-smacking and delicious.

It’s a sweet tooth’s dream come true!

21. Black Walnut Pumpkin Bread

If you’ve managed to get a hold of the rare black walnuts, this is just the recipe for you to make.

The flavor profiles of black walnuts and pumpkin go so well together! 

Infused with warming fall spices, the aroma of this bread alone will make your mouth water.

22. Rhubarb Bread

Rhubarb might be unpleasantly tart on its own, but when added to a cake or bread butter, it tastes divine.

This rhubarb bread is moist, fluffy, and sweet, with chunks of rhubarb giving it a nice flavor contrast. 

23. Apple Cider Pound Cake

This apple cider pound cake is the only thing missing in your Thanksgiving feast.

It’s rich, buttery, and bursting with sweetness and a mild tartness from apple cider. 

Drizzled with an apple glaze on top, it’ll definitely add an even more festive touch to your celebration.

23 Easy Loaf Cakes

These simple loaf cake recipes make baking a breeze! From lemon to banana to chocolate chip, you’ll want to make these cakes for all sorts of occasions.


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Kim - InsanelyGood
Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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