These fall cake recipes are just what you need to celebrate some of the season’s favorite flavors!
Best Fall Cake Recipes
Fall is by far my favorite season, and that extends to baking, too. I love the cozy flavors of fall, and the relief of cooler temperatures makes me want to stay in the kitchen all day baking plenty of fall desserts.
If you’re looking for some baking inspiration this fall, then I’m here to help with this collection of great cakes that are perfect for the season. Some of them prominently feature your favorite fall flavors, while others just somehow lend themselves to cravings this time of year.
Keep this list of recipes handy for fall holidays, birthdays, anniversaries, and other celebrations. These desserts are sure to make you fall in love with fall all over again!
Fall flavors usually focus on seasonal fruits like apples, pears, and cranberries. Spices also appear quite often, whether it’s simply cinnamon or a blend of fall spices like nutmeg, allspice, ginger, cardamom, and cloves. Rich desserts with flavors like caramel, dulce de leche, maple, and butterscotch are great choices, too. And nutty desserts are always welcomed!
More Fall Baking Ideas
Looking for more baking inspiration this season or wanting to make the most of your seasonal baking projects? Try these!
There’s just something so comforting about homemade desserts this time of year. Maybe it’s the flavors, or maybe it’s the fall weather. This collection of fall-favorite cakes features apple cakes, nutty cakes, and more. We’ve got sheet cakes, layer cakes, sheet cakes, Bundt cakes, and more. I hope you’ll find plenty of delicious cakes to enjoy this season!
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16 Cakes to Bake This Fall
These cakes feature wonderful fall flavors that you'll want to enjoy all season long! From apple cakes to nutty ones to spice-filled treats, there's something here to satisfy your cravings this fall!
Cinnamon Pear Cake is a perfect example of a fall cake. It's soft and subtly sweet with lots of pears and a generous helping of cinnamon-sugar. You'll love this one as much with your favorite coffee or tea as you will for dessert.
If you can't get enough of apples and spices this time of year, look no further than this Apple Spice Cake with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting. It's one of my favorites, for sure, and I think you'll love it, too!
This simple Brown Sugar Snack Cake is wonderfully delicious with its 3-ingredient dulce de leche frosting. It's just the kind of quick and easy cake that's perfect for a sweet snack or a simple dessert.
Chocolate is welcome all year long, but this Double Nut Chocolate Cake lends itself especially well to this time of year. Keep this show-stopping cake in mind for special occasions throughout the season.
Apple Bourbon Clafoutis is a little off the beaten cake path. It's a really thin cake that's also a little bit like a custard or pancake. All those details aside, what you need to know is that it's subtly sweet, delicious, and easy to make.
I love nutty desserts, and ones made with pecans are my favorite. This Toasted Pecan Bundt Cake with Caramel Cream Cheese Glaze combines a cake jam-packed with pecans with a cream cheese glaze made with your favorite caramel sauce. It's so, so good.
I know butterscotch isn't quite as popular as caramel, but I just adore it. And its amazing flavor is the perfect complement to a cake made with lots of fall spices in this Butterscotch Spice Poke Cake.
I'm happy to enjoy caramel treats all year long, but there's something about fall that makes me crave them even more than usual. This Caramel Bundt Cake is one of the simplest caramel cakes I've ever attempted. Plus, it's really, really good!
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I’m looking for the recipe for your Pecan Cake with Rum Frosting but cannot find it on your website. Help!
Here it is: Pecan Cake with Rum Frosting. You can always find all of my recipes in the Recipe Index.