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10 Delicious Loaf Cakes for Mother’s Day

May 10, 2024

If you’re looking for a last minute, simple and indulgent treat for your Mother’s Day celebration, look no further. Mom […]

If you’re looking for a last minute, simple and indulgent treat for your Mother’s Day celebration, look no further. Mom deserves the best this Mother’s Day and I’ve rounded up the very best loaf cake recipes that are perfect for brunch and even better for dessert! From cream cheese frosted carrot cake to lemon poppy seed, to triple chocolate banana and funfetti pound cake, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

It’s no secret that I love a good loaf cake. They deliver maximum flavor with minimal effort and each of these pretty little cakes can be whipped up in under an hour. The hardest part is choosing which loaf to make! Pick your favorite and be sure to bookmark this post for all of your cake eating occasions.

1. Strawberry Lemon Pound Cake

lemon pound cake topped with fresh berries and pink glaze

Nothing says “I love you Mom” quite like a cake piled high with fresh, farmer’s market berries. It’s the picture perfect dessert that will make Mom feel extra special. The glaze is made with 3 simple ingredients and takes just a few minutes to whip together. Save any extra to pour over ice cream or dollop on your morning toast!

2. Lemon Blueberry Pound Cake

close up of slices of lemon and blueberry cake

A super moist lemon blueberry pound cake bursting with fresh, juicy berries and drizzled with a sweet vanilla glaze. Serve it plain or top it with lemon slices and more fresh bluebs for a show-stopping dessert. A real crowd pleaser!

3. Orange Pound Cake

A bright and citrusy orange pound cake with a simple glaze that will keep everyone coming back for a second slice. This simple citrus loaf cake comes together in no time with just a handful of pantry staples. It’s perfect for breakfast, dessert and everything in between!

4. Carrot Cake Loaf

I love a good dessert that doubles as breakfast because if I can eat it twice a day, I call that a win. This easy Carrot Cake Loaf just might be a serious contender for the best cake I’ve ever made. I wouldn’t change a thing about it. It’s impossibly soft and fluffy, subtly spiced and perfectly spring-y. And let’s not forget about the silky smooth cream cheese glaze. So good you’ll have to double the batch!

5. Funfetti Pound Cake


I for one am always here for a cake that feels like a party! This buttery vanilla pound cake is dotted with rainbow sprinkles and topped with a sweet vanilla glaze. I guarantee this fun and festive cake won’t last a day on your kitchen counter. 

6. The Best Chocolate Pound Cake


This decadently delicious cake bakes up perfectly moist and full of rich chocolate flavor. It’s a chocolate lover’s dream come true! I love a drippy, silky smooth chocolate ganache on top of this cake but you can also dust it with a sprinkle of confectioners sugar or enjoy it plain with a scoop of creamy vanilla ice cream. However you choose to serve it, I think you’ll agree this chocolate pound cake is the best ever!

7. Meyer Lemon Poppy Seed Cake

bite taken out of Meyer lemon poppy seed cake

A sweet and tender Meyer lemon poppy seed cake with a light, fluffy texture that will keep you coming back for another slice. Topped with a simple glaze, this quick bread is the perfect treat for mornings on the go or to savor with your morning coffee. It’s a household favorite and we make this lemon loaf on the regular. If you happen to have a crumb left over, you’ll be happy to know that it’s super freezer friendly.

8. Chocolate Lover’s Banana Bread

Topped with heaps of melty chocolate chips, rich and ultra fudgy chocolate banana bread is the perfect marriage of chocolate and banana. What breakfast dreams are made of!

9. Blueberry Crumb Cake

blueberry crumb cake recipe

A super moist and cake is topped with juicy blueberries and a crunchy streusel that will keep you coming back for seconds. Feel free to swap the blueberries for raspberries or strawberries – it’s the perfect addition to all of your spring and summer holidays. Plus it’s so pretty that it’s sure to be mom’s favorite!

10. Classic Vanilla Pound Cake

A delightfully rich and buttery classic vanilla pound cake. Dress it up with a dusting of powdered sugar or a simple vanilla glaze for an easy and elegant after dinner indulgence. Or top with a handful of fresh berries and freshly whipped cream for the perfect springtime treat. You can never go wrong with a classic!

And there you have it bakers. My top ten favorite loaf cakes of all time. I hope you found a little something special to whip up for mom this Mother’s Day. Be sure to double the batch and make a loaf for yourself too…you deserve it!

Happy Mother’s Day and happy baking!

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