Easy Cake and Sweet Bread Recipes
Carrot Tea Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
These easy cake and quick bread recipes are ideal for tucking into a lunchbox to be enjoyed for dessert or an afternoon treat. Choose from banana, zucchini, and pumpkin bread; applesauce, carrot, and chocolate cakes; and lots more.
Moist, spice-kissed carrot cake is baked in lunchbox-friendly loaf form. Stir 1/2 cup raisins or chopped toasted nuts into the batter if you like.
Double-Chocolate Pound Cake
Buttery pound cake gets a double dose of chocolate from cocoa powder and semisweet chips. For perfect results, make sure your butter and eggs are at room temperature before beginning the recipe.
Plain yogurt is a great way to add moisture without much fat to your baking. Flecks of orange zest flavor the cake as well as the fresh orange topping.
Zucchini Spice Bread
Cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves add sweetness and spice to this moist zucchini bread. With this recipe in your arsenal, "too much zucchini" will never be a problem again.
Ginger Pumpkin Bread
Fill your kitchen with the wonderful aroma of the holidays and make this incredibly moist and delicious sweet bread. This recipe makes two so you can share with friends and family!
Busy-Day Dump Cake
Glazed Lemon Pound Cake
Lemon zest in the batter and lemon juice in the glaze make this pound cake delightfully tangy. Dust the loaf pan with sugar to give the cake's exterior a pleasing crunch.
Everyone needs a great banana-bread recipe in their recipe box to make good use of ripe fruit. This loaf uses three cups of mashed banana as well as crunchy toasted walnuts.
Coconut-Lime Berry Cake
Coconut and buttermilk make this snack cake moist and tender. Use any combination of fresh or frozen berries you like, such as blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, and strawberries.
Cinnamon, cardamom, and honey add warmth and sweetness to this moist cake. The recipe calls for homemade applesauce, but you can also use store-bought.
Swirl mashed strawberries into this cinnamon-kissed quick bread. Spread slices with softened cream cheese and enjoy after lunch or as an afternoon snack. If fresh strawberries are unavailable, use thawed, frozen berries.
Two-Colored Squash Loaf Cake
This moist, buttery loaf uses both zucchini and yellow squash. Toasted pistachios and fennel seeds add distinctive flavor and crunch to the cake.
Pumpkin Spice Cake with Honey Frosting
Cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, allspice, and cloves give fall flavor to this pumpkin cake. The easy honey-cream cheese frosting adds a sweet and tangy flourish. This recipe works well in a square pan or a loaf pan.
Brown-Sugar, Maple, and Pecan Pound Cake
Upside-Down Pecan Cake
Orange zest perfumes this easy cake. A layer of butter, sugar, and toasted pecans on the bottom of the pan form a rich and crunchy topping as the cake bakes.
Coconut-Pineapple Loaf Cake
Toasted coconut and canned pineapple chunks bring a taste of the tropics to this easy dessert. Sour cream keeps the cake moist.
This delicious twist on the classic quick bread is wonderfully moist thanks to mashed banana and buttermilk. Ground cloves and cinnamon add a touch of warmth.
This easy dessert, a cross between a pie and a fruit crisp, calls for just six ingredients. The cinnamon and brown sugar streusel serves as both the crust and the topping.
Lemon zest complements the sweet-tart flavor of fresh plums in this cake. A sprinkling of confectioners' sugar is all the embellishment it needs.