Is there anything finer than a warm, rich cake in the fall? Here at Out of the Box Baking we’ve got you covered with dozens of autumn-themed cakes, perfect for the season!
Autumn is the Best!
There’s nothing like the fall to touch the heart. . .and the stomach!
In the fall, as the leaves on the trees shift from green to red to gold to brown, folks start craving those luscious warm spices that go along with the season.
Have you ever pondered the fact that fall spices have the same shades? Pumpkin, ginger, cinnamon. . .all warm, dark colors for the autumn season.
Autumn Themed Cakes are Delicious
Maybe you’re one of those folks who enjoys cinnamon. Or nutmeg. Or maple.
Maybe you’re a fan of ginger or pumpkin.
No matter which fall spice you’re craving, we’ve got a cake to celebrate it.
The following list of fall-themed cakes should give you plenty of options as the holidays approach. Whether you’re baking for a back-to-school event, a fall festival, Halloween, Thanksgiving, or just a simple meal at home, these cakes will put you in the mood for the crisp, cooler days of autumn.
Fall Cakes to Bake
Enjoy this master list of cakes from Out of the Box Baking, perfect for the fall!
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.
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 cold winter’s day. And, while I usually do layered or tiered cakes, this simplistic approach sounded pretty dreamy!
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!
If you’re crazy about brown butter and pecans you’re going to love this easy cake. It’s topped with a crunchy praline topping and rich with flavor. Best of all, it starts with a boxed mix! Easy-breezy!
If you love a delicious banana bread but need one that comes together in a jiffy, have I got the perfect recipe for you! In this post I’m going to show you how to make a simple but delicious caramel pecan banana bread that starts with a box of cake mix.
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!
Mention the words “red velvet cake” and southerners begin to swoon. We’re so addicted to this cake we can’t imagine life without it. If you’re a fan of this rich cocoa-infused delicacy, you’re going to love this post. I’m about to offer you a “from scratch” version that’s simply irresistible.
This Cranberry Hummingbird Cake is reminiscent of the traditional southern favorite, in that it includes fruit and spice. But this is not your Grandma’s Hummingbird Cake, y’all. This one skips the bananas, which I’ve found to be a bit gummy, and substitutes fresh cranberries. What a twist, right?! My version adds more spice and twang in every hearty slice. This Cranberry Hummingbird Cake is warm, sweet, fruity and tart, all at once.
If German Chocolate Cake is your thing but you don’t have time to make the coconut pecan frosting from scratch, this is the recipe for you! This luscious Earthquake Cake oozes with flavor. It’s loaded with coconut, pecans, and chocolate chips, and it bubbles over with an extra-special addition: cream cheese filling!
If you love the flavors of chocolate and cherries you’re going to adore this easy Black Forest Bundt Cake. It’s one of the simplest cakes you’ll ever make and best of all it starts with a box of cake mix.
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!
If you love the rich flavor of pecans but the ease or a simple cake mix, have I got a treat for you! This delicious and simple pound cake comes together in no time and has a secret ingredient in the batter: a can of coconut pecan frosting!
If you love carrot cake but you don’e have time to make one from scratch, this doctored cake mix is going to blow you away. There are some very surprising ingredients in the mix, and they all come together to form the best carrot cake ever!
If you love the combination of cinnamon and sugar and you happen to love streusel topping with crunchy toasted pecans, then I’ve got the perfect recipe for you. This Easy Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cake is perfect for breakfast. . .or any time of day!
If you love a rich chocolate cupcake but you’re also a fan of coffee, this is the recipe for you! In this post I’m going to show you how to make the easiest espresso cupcakes ever. Best of all, they start with a box of cake mix!
If you love rich, decadent chocolate cake but you’ve sworn off gluten, this is the recipe for you. You can stop searching for the perfect flourless, gluten free chocolate cake, my friend. You’ve found it right here, in this post.
If you love a rich chocolate and vanilla cake with some of the fluffiest frosting in town, this is the recipe for you! This came is from scratch but comes together as quickly as a boxed mix. And it has a secret ingredient. . .mayonnaise!
It’s fall here in the south and everyone is adding pumpkin to their favorite cakes, pies, and cookies. My friend stopped by today and taught me how to make her family’s favorite pumpkin bread. . .from scratch!
This rich yellow cake, loaded with browned butter, toasted walnuts, and vanilla extract will make you swoon. 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!)
If you’re looking for a classic pound cake to serve at your next get-together, you can stop looking! I’ve got a luscious butter pound cake recipe for you that’s going to thrill and delight your guests and make you proud to serve it!
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!
It’s so easy to turn a yellow cake mix into this easy Pineapple Upside Down Cake! One can of sliced pineapple rings, 1 cup of brown sugar, some maraschino cherries, and the usual ingredients for a boxed cake mix. . .and you’re good to go. Talk about an easy dessert!
If you love the light, airy texture of angel food cake but you're looking to add an extra twist, you've come to the right place! This doctored cake mix takes an ordinary Angel Food Cake and amps up the volume, adding peppermint and chocolate drizzle.
If you’re looking for a rich strawberry cake that starts with a simple white cake mix you’ve come to the right place. This one is different from the rest because it starts with something you’ve probably never used in a cake before. . .pie filling. Add to this, the tartness of the lemon cream cheese frosting and you’re definitely going to swoon!
If you’re looking for a rich, moist cake, loaded with flavor, you’ve come to the right place. This Old Fashioned Chocolate Mayonnaise cake is a southern favorite guaranteed to please everyone on your guest list. And this yummy recipe takes things a step further, adding a rich chocolate frosting with mayonnaise in it, as well!
Whether you’re making a wedding cake, a birthday cake, or simple cupcakes, this delicious white cake recipe is going to be memorable for your family, friends, and party guests. This is my go-to recipe, the one I use most often. I can’t even imagine pulling off a wedding cake project without this one in my arsenal!
If you’re looking for a classic sheet cake with rich chocolate cake and luscious chocolate-pecan frosting, you’ve come to the right place. This will be a big hit at your next gathering, and you don’t have to live in Texas to enjoy it!
Coconut cake is a popular offering in the south, but there’s no reason why we need to limit it geographically! This luscious cake is perfect for families across the globe and great for Christmas, Easter, and every day in-between!
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!
If you’re a chocolate lover you’re going to adore this Ultimate Chocolate Cake Recipe! It’s rich and decadent, with a tender, moist crumb. Once you’ve whipped together this easy cake, you’ll never look back.
In this post I’m going to share my tips and tricks for pulling off the Ultimate Coca-Cola cake! This one is rich with chocolate and the bubbly, effervescent cola adds a whole new experience, adding a feather-lightness to this rich dessert!
That’s it for this post, friends! I hope you enjoy these delicious fall cake recipes.
If you make any of them, don’t forget to leave a review and a comment below. And while you’re at it, go ahead and pin some photos to your Pinterest boards!
Janice Thompson is an author, baker, and all-around mischief maker! She has overcome a host of baking catastrophes, including a toppled wedding cake, to learn more about the baking process. Janice has published over 150 books for the Christian market but particularly enjoys writing recipes and baking devotions. To learn more about Janice or to drop her a note, visit her About the Author page.
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