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21+ Best Fall Cakes | Autumn Baking

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.

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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.

Fall Cakes

Yield: 12

Best Fall Cake

Best Fall Cake

This easy pumpkin chocolate cake is perfect for fall!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes


Base Batter:

  • 1 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 cup sugar
  • 6 eggs
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla

Pumpkin Batter:

  • 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

Chocolate Batter:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder

Chocolate Glaze:

  • 2 squares semi sweet chocolate
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon corn syrup


  1. Preheat oven to 350. Grease a Bundt pan.

Base Batter

  1. First, make the Base batter. Beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  2. Add the eggs one at a time and beat well after each.
  3. Add in 2 teaspoons of vanilla.
  4. Separate the base batter into two bowls, with about half the batter in each bowl.

Pumpkin Batter

  1. Combine the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg into a small bowl and mix well.
  2. Add the flour mixture two one of the batter bowls, along with the pumpkin puree. Mix until just combined.

Chocolate Batter

  1. Combine the flour, baking powder, salt and cocoa powder in a small bowl and mix well.
  2. Add this flour mixture to the second batter bowl and stir until just combined.

Baking the Cake

  1. Pour half the Pumpkin batter in the Bundt pan. Top with half the Chocolate Batter. Repeat layers.
  2. Take a knife and swirl the batters to mix them if desired.
  3. 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.
  4. Once the cake cools completely top it with the chocolate glaze.

Chocolate Glaze

  1. Combine the chocolate squares and butter in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds.
  2. Stir and continue to microwave for 10 seconds at a time until it is smooth and melted.
  3. Stir in the corn syrup and drizzle the glaze over the cake. The glaze will harden in a few hours.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 548Total Fat: 29gSaturated Fat: 17gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 157mgSodium: 486mgCarbohydrates: 66gFiber: 3gSugar: 39gProtein: 8g

Nutrition facts are estimates.

By on September 28th, 2021

1 thought on “21+ Best Fall Cakes | Autumn Baking”

  1. 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.


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