4 Summer Inspired Mini Loaf Cakes Recipes!

Hello lovelies,

Now, if you’ve been around here a while, you’ll know I absolutely love making loaf cakes. They are one of my favourite cakes to make and i think at this point in my baking journey, I’ve made my fair share of them. That being said, it isn’t going to stop me making more haha.

Talking of making more… whilst on Pinterest a couple of weeks ago, I came across a bunch of mini loaf cake pictures which instantly caught my eye. Why did it catch my eye you ask, well it was the fact that these mini loafs were so blooming small and cute – yes, I’m easily won over by small bakes.

As you’ll know by now, it doesn’t take much to inspire me and get my creative juices flowing. The pictures of these mini loafs had me hooked from the moment I laid eyes on them and I physically couldn’t resist making a batch of my own.

My mum actually treated me to a mini loaf tin a couple of weeks ago which I was absolutely stoked by (she really is the best, bless her). It’s a large tin with 8 loaf holes. So, rather than just making one batch of loaf cakes with all the same ingredients, I decided to go a little wild and do four different loaf cakes.

I know your thinking I’m mad making four different types of loaf cakes but I couldn’t help myself, I just loved using all these different ingredients to create four different cakes. All of which are summer inspired may I add.

We’ve got: 4 nutella loaf cakes, 4 apple and blackberry loaf cakes, 4 raspberry and lemon loaf cakes and finally, 4 honey and almond loaf cakes. Yes my lovelies, they are as good as they sound. Who could resist the temptation of these beauties?

So, if this sounds like something your interested in, the recipes to my loaf cakes is down below:


Category: Sweet Treats / Deserts

Serves: 16

Prep Time: 15-20 Minutes

Cook Time: 30-40 Minutes

Decorating Time: 15 Minutes

Overall Time: 1Hour 15Minutes


Ingredients You Need For Loaf Cake Batter:

  • 14oz Of Butter / Stork
  • 14oz Of Caster Sugar
  • 7 Large Eggs
  • 14oz Of Self-Raising Flour
  • 2tsp Of Baking Powder

How To Make Loaf Cake Batter:

  • Firstly, gather together your equipment and ingredients, grease your mini loaf tins with butter well and preheat the oven to 200C / 180C Fan / Gas Mark 6.
  • Secondly, in a large bowl, using an electric whisk, beat together the 14oz of butter with 14oz of caster sugar until lighter in colour and fluffy in texture.
  • Next, one at a time, add in your 7 large eggs and beat well between each addition.
  • Now, fold in your 14oz of self-raising flour and 2tsp of baking powder until combined.
  • Using your scales, weigh the cake batter and then split the batter evenly into 4 separate bowls.

Ingredients You Need For Chocolate Cakes:

  • 1 Jar Of Nutella
  • 50g Of Dark Chocolate
  • 50g Of Dark Chocolate Chips

How To Make Chocolate Cakes:

  • Take one of the bowls with the loaf cake batter in and add 5tbsp of Nutella into the batter, then, using a spoon, mix the Nutella in until fully incorporated.
  • Now, pour the chocolate cake batter into four mini loaf tins and place in the oven for around 30-40 minutes until a skewer placed into the centre comes out clean.
  • Once baked, take out the oven and allow to cool in the tin for 10 minutes before transferring onto a wire rack to cool further.
  • When the cakes have cooled, it’s time to decorate.
  • In a microwavable bowl, add 50g of dark chocolate and in 20 second blasts, blast the chocolate until completely melted.
  • Once melted, pour the chocolate into a piping bag and snip a very small amount off the end of the piping bag.
  • Drizzle the chocolate diagonally over half of the cake.
  • Finally, add some dark chocolate chips on top of each cake.

Ingredients You Need For Apple & Blackberry Cakes:

  • 50g Of Apples, Chopped into Small Chunks
  • 50g Of Frozen Blackberries, Defrosted
  • 10g Of Icing Sugar

How To Make Apple & Blackberry Cakes:

  • Take one of the bowls with the loaf cake batter in and add the 50g of chopped apples and 50g of defrosted blackberries into the batter, then, using a spoon, fold in the fruit until fully incorporated.
  • Now, pour the apple and blackberry cake batter into four mini loaf tins and place in the oven for around 30-40 minutes until a skewer placed into the centre comes out clean.
  • Once baked, take out the oven and allow to cool in the tin for 10 minutes before transferring onto a wire rack to cool further.
  • When the cakes have cooled, it’s time to finish them off.
  • Finally, sprinkle over some icing sugar and top with any left over blackberries.

Ingredients You Need For Raspberry & Lemon Cakes:

  • 100g Of Fresh Raspberries
  • 4tsp Of Lemon Extract
  • 40g Of Icing Sugar
  • 2tsp Of Lemon Extract
  • 2tbsp Of Water
  • 8 Fresh Raspberries

How To Make Raspberry & Lemon Cakes:

  • Take one of the bowls with the loaf cake batter in and add 4tsp of lemon extract into the batter, then, using a spatula, fold in the 100g of fresh raspberries until fully incorporated.
  • Now, pour the raspberry & lemon cake batter into four mini loaf tins and place in the oven for around 30-40 minutes until a skewer placed into the centre comes out clean.
  • Once baked, take out the oven and allow to cool in the tin for 10 minutes before transferring onto a wire rack to cool further.
  • When the cakes have cooled, it’s time to decorate.
  • In a small bowl, add 40g of icing sugar and 2tbsp of water and mix together until a white icing forms (TIP: if the icing is too runny, add a touch more icing sugar and if it’s too thick, add a dash of water to loosen).
  • Once your icing has been made, add 2tsp of lemon extract and mix in well.
  • Pour your icing into a piping bag and snip the end of the piping bag off, drizzle the lemon icing over the 4 cakes.
  • Finally, add three fresh raspberries onto all of the finished cakes.

Ingredients You Need For Almond & Honey Cakes:

  • 100g Of Ground Almonds
  • 4tbsp Of Honey
  • 30g Of Flaked Almonds
  • 40g Of Icing Sugar
  • 2tbsp Of Water
  • 2tsp Of Honey

How To Make Almond & Honey Cakes:

  • Take one of the bowls with the loaf cake batter in and add 100g of ground almonds and 4tbsp of honey into the batter, then, using a spoon, mix the ground almonds and honey in until fully incorporated.
  • Now, pour the almond & honey cake batter into four mini loaf tins and place in the oven for around 30-40 minutes until a skewer placed into the centre comes out clean.
  • Once baked, take out the oven and allow to cool in the tin for 10 minutes before transferring onto a wire rack to cool further.
  • When the cakes have cooled, it’s time to decorate.
  • In a small bowl, add 40g of icing sugar and 2tbsp of water and mix together until a white icing forms (TIP: if the icing is too runny, add a touch more icing sugar and if it’s too thick, add a dash of water to loosen).
  • Once your icing has been made, add 2tsp of honey extract and mix in well.
  • Pour your icing into a piping bag and snip the end of the piping bag off, drizzle the honey icing over the 4 cakes.
  • Finally, finish off by adding 30g of flaked almonds on top of the 4 cakes.

That’s your 4 Summer Inspired Mini Loaf Cakes prepared, baked, decorated and ready for you to enjoy!

How damn cute are these loaf cakes tho? They may be mini but boy do these pack a beautiful punch in flavour!

I have got so many mini loaf cake recipes up my sleeve to share with you, so keep your eyes peeled – there’s more to come hehe.

Let me know in the comments below if you make these loaf cakes yourself and if you do, what your thoughts are on them. Are these not the cutest things you’ve ever seen?

Sending you all tons of love & hugs as always,

Elle xo

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43 Comments

  1. August 10, 2022 / 11:31 pm

    These each sound so yummy. Thank you so much for sharing. They look so adorable and easy to make. Wonderful post. 🤗

    Pastor Natalie (ExamineThisMoment)
    Letstakeamoment.com

    • ellegracedeveson
      Author
      August 15, 2022 / 2:22 pm

      These really are delicious! These are ridiculously easy to make and the outcome of each cake is super yummy. Thank you so much for commenting Xo

    • August 11, 2022 / 8:37 pm

      These all look amazing Elle! I love the different flavour combinations and your presentation is excellent! Thank you for sharing these recipes.

      • ellegracedeveson
        Author
        August 15, 2022 / 3:00 pm

        That means the world, thank you so much! I’m obsessed with these different combinations of ingredients, they are just delicious. Thank you so much for commenting Xo

    • ellegracedeveson
      Author
      August 15, 2022 / 2:51 pm

      These really are delicious. Thank you so much, that means the world. Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  2. August 11, 2022 / 11:13 am

    I always manage to read your posts when I am hungry ha ha! These all look so delicious! They look so cute, perfect party size. Thank you for sharing these.

    Lauren

    • ellegracedeveson
      Author
      August 15, 2022 / 2:52 pm

      When I’m writing these, I always get hungry and find my mouth watering haha. These 4 cakes really are delicious. perfect size for anything like a party or special occasion! Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  3. August 11, 2022 / 12:55 pm

    All of them are my favorites! Your dessert recipes always make me hungry and I really want to make all of them right away :D Totally love your presentation, Elle x

    • ellegracedeveson
      Author
      August 15, 2022 / 2:56 pm

      That means the world, thank you so much! When I’m writing these posts, I always find myself getting hungry and my mouth watering haha. These really are just delish. Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  4. August 11, 2022 / 2:09 pm

    Four different variations, and I cannot choose one only for the life of me! So so yummy, of course the Nutella and the raspberry & lemon ones are my absolute favourites!

    • ellegracedeveson
      Author
      August 15, 2022 / 2:57 pm

      Ah me either! Honestly, all 4 of these are delicious. I love that they’re all so different too. You honestly can’t beat putting Nutella into a cake and let’s be honest, lemon and raspberry is the ultimate combo! I’m a lil obsessed haha. Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  5. August 11, 2022 / 8:15 pm

    Oh my god, this is such a good idea!! Such a good meal prep tool too, breakfast ready to go! I love love love this, I’m going to buy an 8 holes loaf tin, this has inspired me! and I think the apple and blackberry would probably be what I try first, I love a fruity cake x

    • ellegracedeveson
      Author
      August 15, 2022 / 2:59 pm

      Ooo yes! I can imagine the apple and blackberry cake being the perfect breakfast treat. You honestly won’t regret buying the 8 hole loaf tin, it makes the perfect sized cakes! The apple and blackberry cake is just unreal, I love it! Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  6. August 11, 2022 / 9:25 pm

    Ooh this is such a lovely idea! I still haven’t tried making a loaf cake before but I don’t think I can say no to these. I love how cute and mini they are and the variety with the flavours! Thank you so much for sharing x

    • ellegracedeveson
      Author
      August 15, 2022 / 3:15 pm

      A loaf cake is a must try! They are without a doubt one of my favourite things to bake. These are the perfect mini size, so damn cute. I’m slightly obsessed with the flavour combinations of these cakes, they are just unbelievably good. Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  7. August 12, 2022 / 10:02 am

    These are great. I love the chocolate, obviously, but the lemon and raspberry cake sounds irresistible. Definitely one to give a go!
    Thanks for sharing.

    • ellegracedeveson
      Author
      August 15, 2022 / 3:21 pm

      You can’t beat a Nutella cake, can you? the lemon and raspberry is just a match made in heaven. So so delicious! Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  8. August 12, 2022 / 10:11 am

    There isn’t a flavour I wouldn’t try, though the raspberry and lemon would be my fave.

    • ellegracedeveson
      Author
      August 18, 2022 / 3:57 pm

      Oooo the raspberry & lemon are absolutely delicious! It’s become a favourite in my household. Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  9. August 12, 2022 / 10:48 am

    Ohh these sound amazing! And not too difficult to do. I shall have to get my daughter and her Carers to start having a good at some of them.

    • ellegracedeveson
      Author
      August 15, 2022 / 3:23 pm

      These are honestly SO easy to make, I tried to make the steps simple to follow and I can promise you, the outcome is super yummy! Ooo I hope you all love them as much as we do. Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  10. August 12, 2022 / 10:56 am

    Ooh these look so good! The chocolate ones would be top of the kids list, but I’m a sucker for almonds. The almond and honey loaf cakes look amazing!

    Claire.X

    • ellegracedeveson
      Author
      August 15, 2022 / 3:24 pm

      You honestly can’t beat a Nutella cake, can you? It’s perfect for the little ones. The almond and honey is something different to anything I’ve made before but WOW, they work so beautifully together! Un-bloody-real. Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  11. August 12, 2022 / 2:12 pm

    They look super cute!!! (the almond one almost look like the danish pastry).
    I see myself making myself the rasberry, blackberry and apple loaf cakes.

    Michelle| http://www.brokebutflawless.com

    • ellegracedeveson
      Author
      August 15, 2022 / 3:25 pm

      I never thought of that before but I can totally see the resemblance now. The blackberry and apple cake was defiantly the most popular in my house, it’s just delicious. Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  12. lakishammosley
    August 12, 2022 / 3:34 pm

    This look so delicious. Definitely trying them out!! Thanks for sharing

    • ellegracedeveson
      Author
      August 15, 2022 / 3:26 pm

      They really are delicious, I hope you love them as much as we do! Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  13. August 12, 2022 / 6:14 pm

    Ooh, these mini loaf cakes look delicious! I bet the raspberry and lemon is so nice, and the chocolate one would always be a winner.

    • ellegracedeveson
      Author
      August 15, 2022 / 3:27 pm

      The raspberry and lemon one is just delicious, they both work so beautifully together. Nutella is always a party pleaser, I love it! Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  14. August 12, 2022 / 8:10 pm

    I love this range of mini loaf cakes recipes! I really love the sound of the raspberry and lemon one and of course the chocolate one too! x

    Lucy | http://www.lucymary.co.uk

    • ellegracedeveson
      Author
      August 15, 2022 / 3:28 pm

      I’m just obsessed with these little mini delights! The raspberry and lemon is so damn delicious, they work beautifully together. The Nutella is always a go-to, it’s so yummy! Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  15. August 13, 2022 / 12:18 am

    I adore mini loaf cakes; they’re the best and I love the recipes you’ve come up with here. I can see myself having these for a nice teatime treat!

    • ellegracedeveson
      Author
      August 15, 2022 / 3:29 pm

      They are SO cute, aren’t they? These are the perfect sweet treat, they’re the perfect size to fill you up nicely. Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  16. August 13, 2022 / 1:09 am

    Great post! I love the look of every single one of these – each sounds so incredibly delicious! I haven’t seen a lot of mini loaf cakes (I live in the US), but I think I’ll have to bring them to my kitchen. Thank you for sharing!

    • ellegracedeveson
      Author
      August 18, 2022 / 3:56 pm

      Omg these are defiantly a must try! Mini loafs are just unreal. They really are delicious, I just LOVE each of these. Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  17. August 13, 2022 / 2:02 pm

    I want them all!! If I live in your household, I would be in sweet heaven everyday. Your mini loaf cakes looks devine. Love the decoration

    • ellegracedeveson
      Author
      August 15, 2022 / 3:33 pm

      This has defiantly become the sweet treat house. All my friends and family love coming here as I’ll always have a freshly bake treat for them to enjoy haha. These mini cakes really are delicious! Thank you so much, it means the world. Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  18. Sejal
    August 14, 2022 / 4:01 am

    I saw this on Twitter, and knew I had to absolutely read about them. They look delicious, and adorable, perfect to make on a Sunday afternoon.

    Sejal | thelazygal.com

    • ellegracedeveson
      Author
      August 15, 2022 / 3:47 pm

      Ah hello from Twitter. These really are the perfect sweet treat to treat yourself to on a Sunday afternoon. These really are delicious! Thank you so much for commenting Xo

  19. August 15, 2022 / 4:23 pm

    The recipe I didn’t know I needed omg. Currently 9 months pregnant and this recipe is a must try to beat my cravings ( esp the raspberry and lemon loaf!)

    • ellegracedeveson
      Author
      August 16, 2022 / 12:30 pm

      Aw congratulations! These are the perfect pregnancy craving cakes. The raspberry & lemon is absolutely delicious, I’m obsessed. Thank you so much for commenting Xo

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