Make a tasty fall cake recipe this year! Whether your favorite fall flavor is apple, pumpkin, cranberries, walnut or maple one of these delicious fall themed cakes is sure to be a hit for your family. These autumn cake recipe ideas are perfect for a fall birthday cake, Thanksgiving or Halloween.
Fall Cake Flavors
Once the weather starts getting cold and the leaves start turning I always think about baking fall cakes! During the summer heating up the house with the oven seems like the last thing I want to do, but everything changes in the fall. So here is a list of delicious fall cakes that are perfect for this season of the year.
Some of the fall flavors that lend themselves to baking are apple, pumpkin, maple, walnut, cranberry and even butternut squash! These fall cake flavors are delicious, whether you are making a special dessert for your family, or preparing for a feast like Thanksgiving. See which flavors will grace your table this autumn.
Chocolate Pumpkin Bundt Cake
This swirled pumpkin bundt cake adds a taste of chocolate to this list of fall cake recipes. Chocolate and pumpkin are complementary flavors that blend well together, and this cake enhances the pumpkin flavor with a chocolate glaze on top. The cake is perfect for Halloween, Thanksgiving or any fall holiday.
Caramel Apple Cake
Apples are a delicious part of the fall season! This autumn apple cake is a tasty pound cake with cinnamon and apples baked right into the middle. The cake is topped off with a sweet caramel sauce because nothing goes better with apples than caramel.
Start with a boxed cake mix and make this easy fall classic! This dump cake is perfect for novice bakers since there are no complicated instructions or fancy pans needed!
This traditional Scandinavian cake is flavored with almonds and has a light and spongy texture. It is delicious paired with powdered sugar, berries or fall fruits like apples or cranberries.
Glazed Pumpkin Spiced Bundt Cake
This pumpkin bundt cake is full of fall cake flavors. In addition to pumpkin the recipe also uses Pumpkin Pie Spice coffee creamer to add flavor and moisture to the cake. The resulting cake will be a big hit with coffee lovers everywhere.
Pumpkin Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
This fall cake recipe is a classic pumpkin sheet cake. This moist cake is an easy to make cake for fall baking that is topped off with a thick layer of cream cheese frosting. The cream cheese and pumpkin combine for a classic fall treat.
Maple Bundt Cake with Cinnamon Maple Glaze
This recipe for Maple Bundt Cake is perfect for the fall season. This cake combines real maple syrup with brown sugar and cinnamon for a rich taste that brings out the best of the season. The cake is topped off with an easy maple glaze that makes the cake perfect for your Thanksgiving table.
Cranberry Sour Cream Bundt Cake
No list of fall themed cakes is complete without cranberries! In this cake fresh cranberries are baked into a sour cream bundt cake for a sweet and tart treat. In addition to tasting delicious this cake is also very pretty, with bright red cranberries providing a nice contrast to the white glaze.
Butternut Squash Bundt Cake
Butternut squash is not something you usually think of as a cake ingredient, but why not? It is a winter squash just like pumpkin, and in this fall cake it is combined with olive oil and spices for a rich spice cake recipe. The bundt cake is glazed with a caramelized brown sugar for a fall cake that is unique and tasty.
Maple Walnut Coffee Cake
Filled cakes are always delicious, and this Maple Walnut Coffee Cake has a layer of cream cheese, walnuts and maple baked into the middle. The fall coffee cake is topped off with a maple streusel and then drizzled with maple glaze for a cake full of fall flavors.
Cranberry Upside-Down Cake
Fresh cranberries make this upside down cake a yummy combination of sweet and tart. The cake is baked by mixing cranberries with sugar and butter and then topping them off with cake batter. The berries sink into the cake as it bakes for a moist and tasty fall cake.
Slow Cooker Caramel Pumpkin Cake
Making a cake in the slow cooker is super convenient, especially when you are doing a lot of baking. You can keep the oven free for other holiday baking – like cookies – while the cake cooks on the counter in your crock pot. After it is cooked this slow cooker pumpkin cake is drizzled with caramel for a sticky treat the family is sure to love.
Bourbon Pumpkin Cake
My husband was in Kentucky for business a few weeks ago and came home raving about how good real Kentucky Bourbon is! So I wanted to find a fall themed cake that used Bourbon, like this boozy Bourbon Pumpkin Cake. This recipe also includes instructions for making the cake out of whole wheat flour or making it gluten free, so this is a great recipe for families who have dietary restrictions.
This simple maple nut cake uses a boxed cake mix as a base and adds in maple flavor and pecans. It is topped off with a seasonal maple glaze for a delicious yet easy cake.
Cinnamon rolls are combined with caramelized cranberries in this taste upside down cake!
This is kind of like a combination of apple pie and cheesecake! Fresh apples are baked right into the cheesecake batter and the whole dessert is finished off with caramel swirl.
This easy cheesecake combines all your favorite pumpkin flavor with cream cheese for an easy no bake dessert.
Apple Cake Recipe
This apple cake includes carrots and apples in the batter along with a tasty cream cheese filling for a moist and delicious apple cake.
Cranberry Cream Cheese Stuffed Banana Bundt Cake
This is another cake that is stuffed with tasty cream cheese! In this case seasonal cranberries are added to a banana cake for a seasonal treat.
Pumpkin Magic Cake
This custard magic cake is flavored with pumpkin spice and maple for all the best fall flavors in one amazing cake. Marshmallow ghosts make it perfect for Halloween!
Apple Coffee Cake
This simple coffee cake has a moist cake filled with cinnamon apples. The cake is finished with a crumb topping and a caramel glaze.
Cinnamon Swirl Toasted Pecan Bundt Cake
Cinnamon and pecans are swirled through this bundt cake to give sweet flavor in every bite.
Best Fall Cake
This easy pumpkin chocolate cake is perfect for fall!
- 1 1/2 cup butter
- 2 cup sugar
- 6 eggs
- 2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 1/4 cup canned pumpkin
- 1 3/4 cup flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 cup flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup cocoa powder
- 2 squares semi sweet chocolate
- 1 Tablespoon butter
- 1 teaspoon corn syrup
- Preheat oven to 350. Grease a Bundt pan.
- First, make the Base batter. Beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
- Add the eggs one at a time and beat well after each.
- Add in 2 teaspoons of vanilla.
- Separate the base batter into two bowls, with about half the batter in each bowl.
- Combine the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg into a small bowl and mix well.
- Add the flour mixture two one of the batter bowls, along with the pumpkin puree. Mix until just combined.
- Combine the flour, baking powder, salt and cocoa powder in a small bowl and mix well.
- Add this flour mixture to the second batter bowl and stir until just combined.
Baking the Cake
- Pour half the Pumpkin batter in the Bundt pan. Top with half the Chocolate Batter. Repeat layers.
- Take a knife and swirl the batters to mix them if desired.
- Bake for 60-70 minutes until a wooden skewer inserted in the center comes out clean. Let it cool for 10 minutes, and then invert the pan.
- Once the cake cools completely top it with the chocolate glaze.
- Combine the chocolate squares and butter in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds.
- Stir and continue to microwave for 10 seconds at a time until it is smooth and melted.
- Stir in the corn syrup and drizzle the glaze over the cake. The glaze will harden in a few hours.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 548Total Fat: 29gSaturated Fat: 17gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 157mgSodium: 486mgCarbohydrates: 66gFiber: 3gSugar: 39gProtein: 8g
Nutrition facts are estimates.
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What do you think about making cakes from dried apples this fall? In addition to the cookie clicker you recommended I really like the cakes made from dried apples, it’s very healthy and the kids love it too.