Loaf tins can come in a confusing array of sizes but the most common ones used in recipes are 2lb and 1lb tins, which can be used to make a variety of loaf cakes for example, fruit cake, banana cake, lemon drizzle cake and of course the favoured by many chocolate cake.
Loaf tin cakes are handy for baking and slicing into individual portions, which can then be neatly frozen and stored in the freezer, ready to take out for packed lunches, picnics or that friend calling in for a cup of coffee at short notice.
They can of course also be used to make meat loaves and the vegetarian favourite nut loaf but traditionally they were used to make bread, the 2lb and 1lb tins hark back to the days where a baker had to make bread in statutory sizes before things became metric.
|1 Inch (1″)||2.5 Centimeters (2.5cm)|
|2 Inches (2″)||5 Centimeters (5cm)|
|3 Inches (3″)||7.5 Centimeters (7.5cm)|
|4 Inches (4″)||10 Centimeters (10cm)|
|5 Inches (5″)||12.5 Centimeters (12.5cm)|
|6 Inches (6″)||15 Centimeters (15cm)|
|7 Inches (7″)||17.5 Centimeters (17.5cm)|
|8 Inches (8″)||20 Centimeters (20cm)|
|9 Inches (9″)||22.5 Centimeters (22.5cm)|
|10 Inches (10″)||25 Centimeters (25cm)|
|11 Inches (11″)||27.5 Centimeters (27.5cm)|
|12 Inches (12″)||30 Centimeters (30cm)|
|13 Inches (13″)||32.5 Centimeters (32.5cm)|
|14 Inches (14″)||35 Centimeters (35cm)|
|15 Inches (15″)||37.5 Centimeters (37.5cm)|