Fall is just around the corner and all of those luscious, warm desserts that you love will soon be served up to family and friends.
For many bakers, this is the favorite time of year. Rich spices like ginger, pumpkin, nutmeg, and all-spice rule the day.
And fall fruits (like pumpkin, apple, and cranberries) begin to make an appearance.
No matter what autumn favorites you’ve enjoyed, we’ve got recipes galore here at Out of the Box Baking.
Enjoy this list of some of our fall favorites. Just follow the links (in the names) and you’ll find the recipes you’re looking for.
We’ve got a plethora of cakes with rich fall flavors. But remember, even the most basic cake (like the chocolate cake you see below) can be turned into a fall masterpiece. (And yes, those are cookies on skewers popping out of my fall cake!)
Here are some of my very favorite fall cake recipes:
Easy Pumpkin Spice Cake: If you’re in the mood for those perfect fall flavors–pumpkin and spice–have I got a recipe for you! This is an easy cake to whip up in a hurry, and it all starts with a boxed cake mix! Whether you’re serving it for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or any other time of year, it’s the perfect blend of flavors. Follow this link to get the recipe for my Easy Pumpkin Spice Cake!
Cinnamon Sugar Pound Cake: If you’re in the mood for a buttery cake with luscious swirls of cinnamon and brown sugar, you’ve come to the right place! This moist, delicious pound cake is easy to whip up and the addition of the cinnamon and sugar sends it over the moon! Serve it up on a cool fall evening. Follow this link to get the recipe for my Cinnamon Sugar Pound Cake.
Luscious Brown Butter Walnut Cake: This rich yellow cake, loaded with browned butter, toasted walnuts, and vanilla extract practically screams autumn! The addition of sour cream makes it sturdy and moist and the milk adds a luscious texture. The brown butter maple glaze on top? Well, that’s just the icing on the cake! (Literally!) Follow this link to get the recipe for my Luscious Brown Butter Walnut Cake.
Caramel Banana Cake: Warm, buttery, caramelly, sweet. . .and loaded with rich banana flavor. This Caramel Banana Cake is absolutely perfect all year ’round but it’s particularly delicious during the autumn season. Follow this link to get my Luscious Caramel Banana Cake!
Traditional German Chocolate Cake: If you love the sweet flavor of German Chocolate cake and you’re nuts about coconut pecan frosting, you’ve definitely come to the right place! In this post I’m going to give you my tips and tricks for one of the most classic cakes of all time–German Chocolate! And best of all. . .it starts with a boxed mix! It’s an easy autumn favorite. Follow this link to get my Traditional German Chocolate Cake Recipe!
Apple Spice Skillet Cake: Cake in a skillet? No oven required? Yes, thank you! This Apple Spice Skillet Cake was the perfect gift to take to a family member on a crisp, cool fall day! Follow this link to get my Apple Spice Skillet Cake recipe.
Best Italian Cream Cake: Whether you’re needing a birthday cake, a wedding cake, or an anniversary cake, we’ve got just the recipe for you! Italian cream cake is one of the most popular cake flavors around. . .for a reason! Follow this link to get my Best Italian Cream Cake recipe!
Cupcakes are popular all year long but they’re perfect for fall! And remember. . .any flavor of cupcake can become a autumn-themed cupcake if you place some simple decorations on top.
Here are some of my favorite fall flavors:
Cookie Butter Cupcakes: These cookie butter cupcakes are on my top ten list of best cupcakes ever. They’re warm, sweet, and loaded with just enough spice to make you want to grab your cupcake pans and start baking! This recipe starts with a boxed mix but you add all sorts of yummy extras to make it extra-special! Follow this link to get my Cookie Butter Cupcakes recipe.
Easy Carrot Cake Cupcakes: Holiday spice and everything nice! That’s what these carrot cake cupcakes are made of! Best of all, they start with a boxed mix! Follow this link to get my Easy Carrot Cake Cupcakes recipe!
Butter Pecan Cupcakes with Brown Butter Frosting: It doesn’t seem right to label these amazing mounds of deliciousness “butter pecan cupcakes” because they are (truly) so much more. They’re the stuff dreams are made of. Follow this link to get my Butter Pecan Cupcakes recipe.
Easy Bundt Cake Pumpkins: If you’re looking for a cute little dessert for a Halloween or Thanksgiving event, have I got a recipe for you! You can turn a simple cake mix into tiny bundt pumpkins that will delight your holiday guests! Follow this link to get my Easy Bundt Cake Pumpkins recipe and instructions.
Fall Muffins and Coffee Cakes
Is there anything finer than fall flavors for breakfast? Whether you’re talking muffins or coffee cake, we’ve got you covered!
Here are some of my favorite fall breakfast treats:
Apple Pie Monkey Bread Muffins: If you love caramel apples, apple pie, or monkey bread… You’re going to absolutely love this new recipe for apple pie monkey bread biscuits. You can whip them together in minutes just like traditional monkey bread but this recipe focuses on individual portion sized muffins that you can share with your friends and family without the mess! Follow this link to get my Apple Pie Monkey Bread Muffins recipe.
Cinnamon Sugar Muffins: If you love the combination of cinnamon and brown sugar and you’re in a hurry, these muffins will be perfect for you. They come together (start to finish) in under 20 minutes. And best of all, they start with a simple white cake mix. Follow this link to get my Cinnamon Sugar Muffins recipe.
Cookie Butter Banana Muffins: If you’re a fan of cinnamon, spice, and everything nice, then this yummy recipe for my Cookie Butter Banana Muffins will be just the ticket! They are simple to make and have a light fluffy cake-like texture that you simply don’t find in most banana-based products. Follow this link to get my Cookie Butter Banana Muffins recipe!
Apple Pie Coffee Cake: If you love apple pie but you’re in the mood for a delicious coffee cake, one you would be happy to serve at a breakfast gathering or brunch, have I got a great new recipe for you! This “from scratch” cake is light and luscious and covered in a crisp streusel. Follow this link to get my Apple Pie Coffee Cake recipe.
Old-Fashioned Apple Fritters: If you love the light, sweet taste of a donut but you’re in the mood for the flavor of apples and cinnamon, this is the recipe for you! These Old Fashioned Apple Fritters are out of this world! Follow this recipe to get my Old-Fashioned Apple Fritters recipe.
Fall Cookies and Bars
As you can see from the picture below, I’m crazy about cookies in the fall. I could load you up on photos to prove that, but this one will do. You don’t have to be a cookie artist to impress your guests during the holiday season. Autumn flavors can take your cookies over the top, whether they’re decorated or not!
Here are a few of my favorite fall cookies:
Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cookies: If you love the cinnamon-sugar goodness of cereal but the flaky texture of a great cookie, you’ve come to the right place! This simple recipe merges basic cookie ingredients with something completely unexpected–Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal! Follow this link to get my Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cookies recipe.
Pecan Pie Blondies: If you love pecan pie but enjoy the ease of a blondie, you’re going to love this new recipe, perfect for fall baking! Follow this link to get my Pecan Pie Blondies recipe.
Simple Pecan Pie Bars: If you love the ease of a cookie bar but the luscious richness of pecan pie you’re going to flip over this simple pecan pie bar recipe! It merges both of those worlds into one dreamy bite, loaded with flavor and crunch! Follow this link to get my Simple Pecan Pie Bars recipe.
German Chocolate Bars: If you love German Chocolate cake but want the ease of a tender, flaky cookie bar, this is the recipe for you! The cookie crust has a light chocolate flavor and the rich gooey filling is loaded with coconut, pecans, and chocolate chips. Follow this link to get my German Chocolate Bars recipe.
Brown Butter Pecan Cookies: You love brown butter. You love pecans. You’re thinking about merging the two into a fall-themed cookie but don’t know where to start. You’ve landed in the right spot! Follow this link to get my Brown Butter Pecan Cookies recipe.
S’Mores Kiss Cookies: You know that amazing feeling you get when you stand outside at a fire pit, holding a long stick with a marshmallow on the end? You can almost taste the sticky, scorched sweetness even before it goes into your mouth. That’s the same sense of expectation you’ll have when you eat your first S’Mores Kiss Cookie. It’s that good, y’all. Follow this link to get my S’Mores Kiss Cookies recipe.
Chunky Oatmeal Craisin Cookies: I hardly know where to begin with these amazing chunky oatmeal Craisin cookies, y’all. They’re a cross between a traditional old-fashioned oatmeal cookie and a chunky, heavier bite of muffin. I load them with walnuts or pecans, along with a more-than-adequate amount of Craisins (dehydrated cranberries). Follow this link to get my Chunky Oatmeal Craisin Cookies recipe.
Fall Cobblers and Pies
I’m a recent convert to cobblers and pies. And boy, do I have some great recipes for you, perfect for fall! Hang on for the ride, folks! These are going to take your autumn event over the top!
Here are some of my favorites:
Apple Pie Cobbler: Every now and again you stumble across a recipe that changes everything. This apple pie cobbler is one of those. It’s luscious, gooey, chewy, and perfect for fall! But it’s so easy to make you won’t want to wait until then to make it! Follow this link to get my Apple Pie Cobbler recipe!
Old-Fashioned Cobbler with Homemade Pie Crust: If you’re looking for a luscious cobbler with that crisp homemade crust you grew up eating, you’ve come to the right place. This easy recipe calls for canned pie filling but a crust so flaky and delicious you’ll swear you’re sitting around grandma’s table eating it. Follow this link to get my Old-Fashioned Cobbler recipe.
Easy Apple Pie: If you love the warm rich flavors of apple and cinnamon and the lovely crisp crunch of a flaky crust, this is the recipe for you! Thanks to the addition of canned apple pie filling this Easy Apple Pie comes together so easily. . .but it tastes like it took hours! Follow this link to get my Easy Apple Pie recipe.
Other Fall Desserts
Here are Out of the Box Baking we have a plethora of other desserts, perfect for fall. (Check out the photo below of my Oreo Dirt Cake with Succulents. Fun, right?)
Here are some of my favorite fall-themed sweet treats:
Sugared Pecans: If you’re a pecan fan but you love a sweet coating on the outside, this simple recipe is going to blow you away. It’s truly one of the simplest and yummiest things I’ve made in ages. . .and that’s saying a lot! Best of all, it’s an easy stovetop recipe. No baking required! Follow this link to get my Sugared Pecans recipe.
Halloween Treats: In this post I offer five of my favorite recipes to share with the children in your life during the Halloween season. These are simple enough to involve the kiddos but yummy enough to impress your guests. Follow this link to get my Halloween Treats recipe.
Cake Mix Cherry Pies: These Easy Cake Mix Cherry Pies are perfect for holiday gatherings, desserts, parties, or even as a mid-afternoon snack! They’re simple to make but filled with flavor and texture. Best of all, they start with a white cake mix! Follow this link to get my Cake Mix Cherry Pies recipe.
Oreo Dirt Cake with Succulents: It you’re looking for a memorable chocolate cake to take to that next birthday or event, you’ve come to the right place! This decadent dessert is a fun new spin on the old “dirt cake” we used to make for the kids. This one is loaded with dark chocolate cake, Oreo cheesecake mousse, crushed Oreos, and chocolate whipped cream. Oh, and fudge sauce. Lots of fudge sauce! Follow this link to get my Oreo Dirt Cake recipe.
Cookie Butter Trifle: If you’re a fan of Biscoff cookies and that yummy concoction known as cookie butter, you’re sure to love this Cookie Butter Trifle. I made it for a holiday event and guests swooned! Follow this link to get my Cookie Butter Trifle recipe.
Apple Kuchen: If you love the flavors of apple and cinnamon and you’re in the mood for a luscious fall treat, this is the recipe for you! It’s tasty and quick and best of all, it starts with a boxed mix! Follow this link to get my Apple Kuchen recipe.
That’s it for my fall list, folks! I’ll leave you with one other recipe, this one from South Your Mouth. These Butterscotch Crunch Cookies look divine!
No doubt this post will grow as I continue baking fall treats. For now, feel free to leave ideas in the comments below.