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Gluten Free Raspberry Ripple Loaf Cake

by Katie Bucknell

It may seem too hot to bake at the moment, but I reckon for this recipe you can make an exception. This raspberry loaf cake is light, fruity and super pretty. It would be perfect for afternoon tea or alongside a summer picnic.

Note: this recipe is for a large size loaf tin, if you have a smaller tin, I would be inclined to halve the recipe or make two loaf cakes from this mixture.


  • 175g butter
  • 175g caster sugar
  • 200g gluten free self raising flour (I am using Doves Farm)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 50g ground almonds
  • 2 eggs
  • 1tsp vanilla extract
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • x1 punnet Raspberries

For the icing

  • 200g icing sugar
  • 100g unsalted butter (softened)
  • 1 tsp seedless raspberry jam


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C, Gas Mark 4. Grease & line a large loaf tin.
  2. Using a stand mixer or an electric whisk, combine the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Gradually add the eggs and the vanilla essence.
  4. Add the flour, ground almonds and baking powder. Follow by adding the milk and the lime or lemon juice and mix well to combine all the ingredients.
  5. Lastly add your raspberries and mix them through the batter. Transfer the batter to your loaf tin, fill approximately 3/4 of the way up.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven for 40 minutes, until you can poke a skewer through and it comes out clean. Set aside to cool.
  7. Whilst the cake is cooling, beat the softened butter for 5 minutes until paler in colour. Gradually sift in the icing sugar and keep mixing. Add a little water if the icing looks too dry. You want a spreadable buttercream, but make sure it is not runny. Apply to the top of the loaf cake. Take a spoonful of the raspberry jam and mix in a pot with ½ a teaspoon water to loosen. Take a teaspoon and put drops of the jam across the top of the icing. Using a skewer, gently swirl the jam into the icing into whatever design you like.
  8. Enjoy!

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Rebecca 8th August 2018 - 11:29 am

This looks so yummy! Defiantly going to have to give this a try

Becca xx

Lisa 28th June 2019 - 2:39 pm

It says GLUTEN FREE but has self raising for flour!

Katie Bucknell 28th June 2019 - 3:17 pm

Sorry that should say gluten free self raising flour – I use Doves Farm! Updated now!

Lynne 19th September 2020 - 1:05 pm

Hi just baking this now. I haven’t added baking powder. The method says add but there is no baking powder in ingredient list. So hoping loaf will turn out OK.


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