Summer Berry Drizzle Loaf Cake



This vibrant summer berry drizzle loaf cake was first published in June 2018 and appeared on my previous blog, The Culinary Jumble. Images and recipe remains unchanged.

I love all the beautifully coloured berries available during summer – not only are they gorgeous to eat, but I think they also look spectacular in baking.



I’ve really made the most of berries this year as we planted raspberries, blueberries and blackberries for the first time in our garden; we were quite lucky with how much they yielded, especially the blueberries.

If you love berries in desserts as much as I do, you might enjoy my Blackberry and White Chocolate Poke Cake or my dainty mixed berry and vanilla mini bundt cakes



This summer berry drizzle loaf cake was so simple to make – everything thrown into the food processor, and off you go. Just how I like my cakes. Add any berries you have (either frozen or fresh), and when ready, top it with some cream if you’re feeling daring, and enjoy. 


Summer Berry Drizzle Loaf Cake

Course Cake



  • 175g butter (room temperature)
  • 175g sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla sugar (see notes)
  • 250g plain flour (see notes)
  • teaspoons baking powder
  • 100g mixed berries


  • 150g mixed berries
  • 100g icing (confectioners' sugar)
  • 1-2 tablespoons water



  • Pre-heat the oven to 180°C (350°F) and grease or line a medium-sized loaf tin.
  • In a food processor or using a whisk, cream the butter and sugar together. Add eggs. Then add the flour, baking powder and vanilla sugar. Process or whisk for several minutes until the batter is light and fluffy (mixture will be very thick).
  • Pour a third of the batter into the tin and cover with half the fruit. Add another third of batter and the remaining berries. Cover with the last of the batter and smooth over until the top is fairly even.
  • Bake for 50-60 minutes until an inserted skewer comes out clean. Leave to cool for around 15 minutes.


  • Heat the berries with the water and bring to the boil. Remove from the heat and mix in the icing sugar (don't be too vigorous because you want to try and keep some larger pieces of fruit rather than mash everything to a pulp).


  • Poke holes in the cake and slather the drizzle over, piling the larger fruit up on top. Allow the drizzle to harden and then cut into slices. Enjoy!


  1. Replace with vanilla extract if you prefer.
  2. This recipe first appeared on The Culinary Jumble (my previous blog) in 2018, and the cake was made using regular flour.  For the sake of transparency, I have not recreated this particular cake with spelt flour. However, I have straight swapped spelt flour for regular flour in everything I've made for the past two years, without any noticeable differences. Therefore, I am confident that this would also be the case for this particular recipe. Alternatively, if you are in the UK and would like to use self-raising flour, omit the baking powder.


This recipe was inspired by BBC’s Good Food Summer Fruit Drizzle Cake

Vibrant Summer Berry Drizzle Loaf Cake (from scratch)
Summer Berry Drizzle Loaf CakeSummer Berry Drizzle Loaf Cake

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