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.
This post contains affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.
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.
1. Caramel Apple Cake
From Upstate Ramblings
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 is topped off with a sweet caramel sauce because nothing goes better with apples than caramel.
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.
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.
From Cinny Shopper
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.
From Mom Foodie
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.
From Eat the Love
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.
From Crayons and Cravings
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.
8. Chocolate Pumpkin Bundt Cake
From Upstate Ramblings
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.
From What the Fork
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.
From Platter Talk
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.
From Texan Erin
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.