13 Fall Cakes Every Southerner Should Know How to Make
Southern bakers love autumn. The cooler temperatures, changing colors, fragrant spices, and abundance of apples, pumpkins, and pecans all combine to create some magical moments in the kitchen. Because of the many tailgate events, after school activities, and family gatherings that come with the fall season, bakers are always on the lookout for an easy fall cake recipe. Sheet cakes are convenient because you can “bake and take” them in the same dish. The easy-to-master pound cake can be baked ahead and frozen, ready to be thawed and served at the first sign of unexpected company. No matter how you slice it, a great fall cake is a welcome treat at any gathering.
These Cake Recipes Highlight Our Favorite Fall Flavors
Apple-Spice Bundt Cake with Caramel Frosting
Celebrate our favorite autumn spices with this fragrant and super moist apple cake. Ideal for festive parties and tailgate events, this is also a great cake to keep around when your family just wants a slice of something sweet.
Butter Toffee-Pecan Layer Cake
Recipe: Butter Toffee-Pecan Layer Cake
If it is your turn to host the supper club, surprise your guests with this showstopper of a dessert. The brown butter frosting elevates this cake from good to great.
Triple-Layer Chocolate-Caramel Cake
If there was ever a cake that could be described as masculine, this is it. The creamy, chocolate-y ganache is further enhanced with a nip of bourbon, and the flavors of the cake layers are deepened by the addition of strong coffee.
Vanilla Bean-Brownie Ripple Pound Cake
It is always the right time to enjoy a slice of pound cake. This humble looking loaf cake reveals a delicious secret once it is sliced.
Praline Layer Cake
Recipe: Praline Layer Cake
The buttercream frosting in this recipe uses an old-fashioned method that yields delicious results. If you are a fan of pralines, this just might become your favorite cake.
Recipe: Caramel Cake
Every southern baker has a lineup of favorite fall cake recipes. We are betting most of them include a classic Caramel.
Pumpkin Spice Battenberg
Recipe: Pumpkin Spice Battenberg
The first Battenberg cake was made to celebrate the marriage of Queen Victoria’s granddaughter, Princess Victoria, to husband Prince Louis of Battenberg. A Battenberg cake has two flavors of sponge cake with a layer of jam wrapped up in a thin layer of marzipan, like a present. When cut, the layers look like a two-colored checkered pattern
Cinnamon Roulade with Roasted Apple-Cream Cheese Filling
This roulade will be a stunning and delicious finish to your meal. For a beautiful presentation, carefully follow the instructions for rolling the cake.
Banana Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Buttercream
Your favorite childhood sandwich finds new life as a banana cream-filled cupcake topped with peanut butter buttercream.
Apple-Cream Cheese Bundt Cake
Recipe: Apple-Cream Cheese Bundt Cake
This cake is packed with all the fall flavors we love so well: cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, apples, and pecans.
Caramel Apple Cake
Recipe: Caramel Apple Cake
This stunning fall cake looks elaborate but requires just 20 minutes of hands-on prep time.
Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake
Recipe: Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake
Even if you don’t like mayonnaise, go ahead and give this recipe a try. We guarantee you will love this ultra-moist chocolate cake.
Apple-Pecan Carrot Cake
Recipe: Apple-Pecan Carrot Cake
We sandwiched a creamy caramel sauce between the layers of the cake, then topped it with an eye-catching crown of Mascarpone Frosting, swirls of Apple Cider Caramel Sauce, and a scattering of salty-sweet Spiced Pecans.