23 Delicious Loaf Cake Recipes You Need to Try!

Loaf cakes make a great snack, dessert or breakfast and the following loaf cake recipes are so tasty. They are baked in a loaf pan and then served as they are or with a tangy glaze or frosting. This collection of gorgeous loaf cakes has something for everyone. All you need to make a lovely loaf are the ingredients as well as a loaf pan. Once you’ve enjoyed that first slice of your homemade loaf you’re going to want a second!

Lemon Poppy Seed Loaf

Lemon poppy seed loaf with icing.

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Lemon Poppy Seed Loaf. Photo credit: xoxoBella.

If you’re a fan of Starbucks baked goods and miss the old glazed lemon poppy seed loaf recipe, you’ll love this copycat recipe that brings back all the deliciousness you remember. Perfect for enjoying anytime, this glazed lemon poppy seed bread is a must-try for anyone looking to recreate the taste of Starbucks at home.
Get the Recipe: Lemon Poppy Seed Loaf

Cinnamon Swirl Quick Bread

Cinnamon swirl bread sliced up on a plate.
Cinnamon Swirl Quick Bread. Photo credit: Sallys Baking Addiction.

This vanilla flavored cinnamon swirl quick bread is moist and soft with a thick ribbon of cinnamon sugar swirled inside. You only need a handful of very basic ingredients and there’s no mixer required.
Get the Recipe: Cinnamon Swirl Quick Bread

Nutella Bread

Nutella bread on a white plate with hazelnuts on top.
Nutella Bread. Photo credit: The Crumby Kitchen.

Enjoy Nutella in a whole new way! This pretty, hazelnut-studded, swirled Nutella bread is soft, fluffy, and super quick and easy to make!
Get the Recipe: Nutella Bread

Blueberry Olive Oil Loaf Cake

Blueberry olive oil loaf with icing on top.
Blueberry Olive Oil Loaf Cake. Photo credit: Salted MInt .

Juicy blueberries, tangly Greek yogurt and olive oil make this blueberry olive oil loaf cake. A moist flavourful affair for anytime of day. Drizzled with a tangy citrus sugar glaze it’s perfect with tea or coffee.
Get the Recipe: Blueberry Olive Oil Loaf Cake

Sour Cream Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Banana bread made with sour cream on a plate.
Sour Cream Chocolate Chip Banana Bread. Photo credit: Salted MInt .

This sour cream chocolate chip banana bread is so fluffy, chocolatey and moist you won’t be able to have just one slice.
Get the Recipe: Sour Cream Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Zaatar Pull Apart Garlic Butter Ball Loaf

Pull apart garlic butter balls on a cutting board.
Zaatar Pull Apart Garlic Butter Ball Loaf. Photo credit: Food By Maria.

I have no words for this loaf. It’s fluffy and it’s fragrant. It’s exactly what you need for your next dinner party or gathering. I promise you, your friends will be so excited to dig in and they’ll be pretty damn proud of you too!
Get the Recipe: Zaatar Pull Apart Garlic Butter Ball Loaf

Lemon Blueberry Poppy Seed Loaf

A homemade lemon blueberry poppy seed loaf on a wood platter.
Lemon Blueberry Poppy Seed Loaf. Photo credit: xoxoBella.

This lemon blueberry poppy seed loaf is a delightful treat that combines the fresh flavors of lemon and blueberry for a mouthwatering taste. Perfect for berry season, this recipe highlights the abundant produce available at farmers’ markets and is a great way to enjoy juicy, plump blueberries.
Get the Recipe: Lemon Blueberry Poppy Seed Loaf

Lemon Zucchini Loaf

A lemon zucchini loaf sliced.
Lemon Zucchini Loaf. Photo credit: xoxoBella.

The lemon makes it taste so fresh and light, plus a creamy glaze on top makes for a perfect loaf! You all are going to love this delicious zucchini loaf with icing.
Get the Recipe: Lemon Zucchini Loaf

Blueberry Ice Cream Bread

A loaf of blueberry bread.
Blueberry Ice Cream Bread. Photo credit: Sugar and Soul.

Blueberry ice cream bread is a delicious and easy sweet bread recipe made with six ingredients and ready in less than an hour. The secret ingredient, self-rising flour, is the key to this delicious loaf.
Get the Recipe: Blueberry Ice Cream Bread

Sweet Potato Crumb Cake with Pecan Cinnamon Swirl

Sweet potato crumb cake with pecans on top.
Sweet Potato Crumb Cake with Pecan Cinnamon Swirl. Photo credit: Love and OIive Oil.

Think banana bread, but with sweet potato instead of banana, But once I added the sweet, crunchy topping, I couldn’t quite bring myself to call it crumb bread. That just sounds silly. So crumb cake it is.
Get the Recipe: Sweet Potato Crumb Cake with Pecan Cinnamon Swirl

Almond Butter Banana Bread

Almond butter banana bread topped with chocolate chips.
Almond Butter Banana Bread. Photo credit: Priscilla Cooks.

almond butter banana bread is perfectly soft and moist and loaded with chocolate chips. It is made in one bowl with just a few ingredients and is naturally gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo, and refined sugar-free!
Get the Recipe: Almond Butter Banana Bread

Rhubarb Coffee Cake with Cinnamon Streusel

Rhubarb coffee cake with cinnamon streusel.
Rhubarb Coffee Cake. Photo credit: food worth feed

This homemade rhubarb coffee cake recipe makes for a lovely breakfast or snack cake! This simple recipe uses a moist sour cream coffee cake layered with a tart rhubarb filling and topped with a crumbly cinnamon streusel.
Get the Recipe: Rhubarb Coffee Cake with Cinnamon Streusel

Cranberry Nut Bread Recipe

Cranberry nut bread cut up.
Cranberry Nut Bread Recipe. Photo credit: I Heart Eating.

The combination of tart cranberries and crunchy nuts makes this bread a delicious treat that can be enjoyed any time of day. Plus, it’s a great way to use up any leftover cranberries you might have during the holiday season.
Get the Recipe: Cranberry Nut Bread Recipe

Lemon Pomegranate Cake

Lemon pomegranate loaf with pomegranates on top.
Lemon Pomegranate Cake. Photo credit: Pastry Wishes.

This lemon pomegranate cake is a wonderful way to showcase this delicious fruit and is a great option for those looking for a fruity yet not overly sweet dessert. The combination of tangy lemon and sweet pomegranate is truly irresistible!
Get the Recipe: Lemon Pomegranate Cake

Strawberry Bread

Strawberry bread with icing.
Strawberry bread Photo Credit: Sweet Tea + Sprinkles

This easy strawberry bread is soft, moist, fruity, and fun- just what you’d want your summer sweet treat to taste like.
Get the Recipe: Strawberry Bread

Raspberry White Chocolate Loaf Cake

Raspberry white chocolate loaf.
Raspberry White Chocolate Loaf Cake. Photo credit: Live to Sweet.

its bright pink hue and fruity flavors, this Raspberry White Chocolate Loaf Cake is the perfect dessert to welcome in the Spring season. The addition of white chocolate adds a rich, creamy sweetness that complements the tartness of the raspberries perfectly.
Get the Recipe: Raspberry White Chocolate Loaf Cake

Chocolate Chip Loaf Cake

Chocolate chip loaf cut with chocolate on top.
Chocolate Chip Loaf Cake. Photo credit: Chenee Today.

A sour cream chocolate chip loaf cake – easy and so delicious! This simple chocolate chip pound cake loaf has a soft crumb, buttery vanilla flavor, and many mini chocolate chips that the whole family will love!
Get the Recipe: Chocolate Chip Loaf Cake

Peanut Butter Bread

Peanut butter bread with a bowl of peanut butter on the side.
Peanut Butter Bread. Photo credit: Bake Cellence

This peanut butter bread from the great depression era is full of creamy peanut butter flavor, making it a perfect breakfast treat.
Get the Recipe: Peanut Butter Bread

Carrot Cake

Gluten free carrot cake with icing.
Carrot Cake. Photo credit: Gluten Free Tranquility.

This recipe for carrot loaf cake is so moist and easy to make. It tastes delicious, topped with beautiful velvety cream cheese frosting. You won’t believe it’s gluten-free.
Get the Recipe: Carrot Cake

Olive Oil Honey Cake

Olive oil honey cake topped with figs.
Olive Oil Honey Cake – Vegan Friendly. Photo credit: Fare Isle.

This olive oil honey cake is simple yet elegant with a moist, tender crumb and delicate flavor of fruity olive oil and sweet floral honey. It can easily be made vegan by swapping the honey for maple syrup.
Get the Recipe: Olive Oil Honey Cake

Lemon Cheesecake Loaf

Lemon cheesecake loaf with icing.
Lemon Cheesecake Loaf Photo credit: Nourish Plate

This easy Lemon Cheesecake Loaf recipe is the perfect dessert for lemon lovers. It combines an easy shortcut of lemon cake mix and instant lemon pudding for a light and tangy base, and the cheesecake filling is swirled throughout the loaf for a delicious surprise in every bite. The cake is topped with a simple tangy and sweet icing, adding the perfect finishing touch.
Get the Recipe: Lemon Cheesecake Loaf

Amish Apple Fritter Bread

Amish apple fritter bread on a plate.
Amish Apple Fritter Bread. Photo credit: She’s Not Cookin.

Soft and fluffy Amish Apple Fritter Bread has a spiced apple layer with chopped apples in the middle and on top, followed by a sweet glaze. This quick bread recipe is easy to make and is a delicious treat!
Get the Recipe: Amish Apple Fritter Bread

Zucchini Bread

Zucchini bread slices on a plate.
Zucchini Bread Get the Recipe: Sugar and Soul

This Zucchini Bread recipe is a delicious quick bread that’s loaded with tender zucchini, walnuts, and cinnamon – you can add lemon or chocolate chips too!
Get the Recipe: Zucchini Bread

Gingerbread Loaf

Vegan gingerbread loaf with icing on top.
Vegan Gingerbread Loaf. Photo credit: Addicted to Dates.

This gingerbread loaf cake is fluffy and super moist with festive molasses and warming gingerbread spices. Glaze with your choice of sweet orange sugar glaze or non-dairy cream cheese frosting.
Get the Recipe: Gingerbread Loaf

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Bella Bucchiotti is a Canadian-based syndicated food, travel, and lifestyle writer, photographer, and creator at xoxoBella. She founded xoxoBella in 2015, where she shares her love for food, dogs, sustainability, fitness, crafts, outdoor adventures, travel, and philanthropy to encourage others to run the extra mile, try new recipes, visit unfamiliar places, and stand for a cause. Bella creates stress-free and family-friendly recipes for weeknight dinners and festive feasts.


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