Fall Cake Recipes
Looking to make a tall layer cake, a rustic upside-down treat, or a cheesecake brimming with the taste of fall? Take the chill off the cool evenings when you bake one of these.
Fall is one of our favorite seasons. Apart from the football, the leaves changing, and the opportunity to decorate pumpkins, we appreciate that the cooler weather allows us to do one of our favorite things: bake fall cakes. There’s something special about fall cakes–an indulgent slice of rich sweet potato pound cake with a cup of hot coffee is a perfect afternoon in the making. Fall baking also lets us use some of our favorite ingredients, whether it’s apples in a glorious stack cake or pumpkin in an almost-too-pretty-to-eat cheesecake. We’ve rounded up some of our all-time favorite fall cakes for you to bake this autumn. These fall cakes are all party-perfect, but don’t hesitate to whip one up to keep a fall dessert on hand for after-school snacks and casual drop ins. With fall cakes this good, there’s no excuse not to try out at least a few of these recipes.
Sweet Potato Pound Cake
Bored with sweet potato casserole? Try this sweet potato pound cake, a twist on traditional pound cake that features nutrient-rich sweet potatoes. It's the perfect addition to holiday dessert tables.
Recipe: Sweet Potato Pound Cake
Apple Stack Cake
Recipe: Apple Stack Cake
Use six disposable 8-inch aluminum cake pans to create the layers of this stunning cake. Prepare the filling up to three days before assembling the cake.
Black Forest Pound Cake
Recipe: Black Forest Pound Cake
This decadent dessert is an easy, one-pan twist on the traditional layered cake.
Caramel Apple-Brownie Cheesecake
Recipe: Caramel Apple-Brownie Cheesecake
If the title of this dessert recipe doesn't send you running for the kitchen, then you need to read it again. We've packed all your favorite desserts into one must-try indulgence. Cheesecake, brownies, and caramel apples... What more could you want?
Recipe: Cranberry-Apple-Pumpkin Bundt
The topping on this bundt—a maple glaze with sugared pecans and pumpkin seeds—will make your guests ooh and ahh.
Apple-Pecan Carrot Cake
Rum-Glazed Sweet Potato Cakes
Recipe: Rum-Glazed Sweet Potato Cakes
This mini Bundt cake recipe features pureed sweet potatoes, raisins, rum, and toasted pecans along with cinnamon and nutmeg and is a perfect pick-up treat for a holiday dessert party.
Triple-Chocolate Buttermilk Pound Cake
We took the traditional pound cake recipe and raised it a stunning, triple-chocolate twist. This cake means business. A duo of glazes—one creamy chocolate, the other subtle buttermilk—comes together atop this dreamy confection. It’s indulgent and, we admit, so much fun to eat and serve. Chocolate enthusiasts will be over the moon for this recipe, but it has enough unexpected flavor—thanks to the addition of the buttermilk glaze—that you’ll also win over the harder-to-please dessert eaters at the table. Warning: You—and they—won’t be able to resist a second slice. Go for it. We won’t tell.
Recipe: Cinderella Cheesecake
A chewy ring of brownie-batter crust folds over creamy and luscious peanut butter cheesecake. Yes, please!
Tennessee Jam Bundt
Recipe: Tennessee Jam Bundt
The best way to enjoy this blackberry and caramel confection is with friends—it makes 12 satisfying servings.
Pineapple Upside-Down Cake
This rustic dessert, baked in a cast-iron skillet, is a real crowd-pleaser. The flavors of the caramel and pineapple are perfect together.
Recipe: Pineapple Upside-Down Cake
Recipe: Chocolate-Mayonnaise Cake
If you've never known the glory of a mayonnaise cake, you're in for a treat! The staple ingredient yields an ultra-moist crumb and keeps the sugar from taking over your taste buds.
Brown Sugar-Bourbon Bundt
The Ultimate Carrot Cake
Recipe: The Ultimate Carrot Cake
These layers are tender, so remove from pans carefully!
Decadent Chocolate-Espresso Cheesecake
Dessert and coffee all in one slice, this over-the-top cheesecake is a surefire crowd-pleaser. To garnish with chocolate shards, melt dark bittersweet chocolate, and spread it in a thin layer on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Let it stand until set, and break into pieces.
Recipe: Pumpkin Cheesecake
Cheesecake can be baked and refrigerated for up to two days before serving.
Mississippi Mud Cupcakes
Recipe: Mississippi Mud Cupcakes
A cupcake version of the classic sheetcake, these treats are the perfect ending to dinner around the campfire. Bake and freeze cupcakes in advance, and frost before serving.