Embrace the comforting flavours of autumn as colder nights draw in. Seasonal ingredients to celebrate include crisp apples, hearty pumpkins and juicy blackberries.


See our top autumn baking ideas for some relaxing weekend kitchen projects. Bake everything from light muffins to fluffy cakes and more.

For more autumnal inspiration, see our best autumn recipes and drinks to try. Get the kitchen ready for the colder months with our top 10 autumn storecupboard essentials guide. And keep little ones entertained with our kids' baking projects and autumn crafts.

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Autumn baking recipes

1. Vegan apple cake

Vegan apple cake on a plate with two slices cut and on smaller plates

Everyone is sure to love this classic apple cake, whether they're following a vegan diet or not. This moreish cake is filled with chunks of fresh apple and topped with flaked almonds for a crunchy texture. Try serving with a dairy-free ice cream or custard to make it extra decadent.

Using up a glut of apples? See even more apple cake recipes to make the most of them.

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2. Pumpkin muffins


Light and fluffy pumpkin muffins make for a fantastic autumn breakfast on the go or an afternoon tea snack. To keep things simple, use canned pumpkin purée (this can be bought online) or make your own homemade pumpkin purée from fresh pumpkin.

Make more breakfast options with our muffin recipes.

3. Caramel apple cinnamon buns


Fancy a weekend baking project? Balance the sharp flavour of apple with the sweetness of caramel and a tangy soft cheese icing to make these toffee-apple-inspired cinnamon buns. They'd pair perfectly with a hot pumpkin spice latte in the morning.

Find more warming dishes with our cinnamon recipes.

4. Pumpkin spice cupcakes

Pumpkin spiced iced cupcakes on a board next to two drinks with orange wheel garnish

Marking a special occasion over the autumn months? Put some homemade pumpkin pie spice to use with these easy cupcakes. Make a warming blend of fragrant cinnamon, ginger, cloves and freshly grated nutmeg. Top with lashings of tangy cream cheese frosting and a sprinkle of extra pumpkin spice.

See more cupcake recipes for classic vanilla, chocolate and more.

5. Blackberry & orange cake


Celebrate the early autumn harvest with plump, juicy blackberries. Infuse the fluffy sponge cake with a zingy orange drizzle and top with sweet marmalade, light buttercream and tart blackberries. It's perfect for afternoon tea.

Put those berries to work with our ultimate blackberry recipe collection.

6. Pear & yogurt spelt cake

A pear and yogurt spelt cake topped with yogurt and honey on a table.

Make this cake with spelt flour: rich in fibre, it works well in bakes, providing nuttiness and subtle sweetness. Adding yogurt to the cake batter, along with the juices from the baked pears, also ensures this cake stays incredibly moist.

Make the most of pears in your autumn bakes with our pear recipes.

7. Pear, pecan & apple crumble

Pear, pecan and caramel crumble in a baking dish with a bowl of crumble covered in cream

Make the most of pears at the end of summer and transform them into a glorious crumble alongside pecans and caramel. This recipe is excellent for feeding a crowd as it serves up to eight people, though you might have to fight off people going for seconds. The smell of stewing apples and caramel will fill the house as you complete the two simple steps, so it’s as comforting to make as it is to eat. Enjoy drizzled with warm custard.

Discover more comforting crumble recipes.

8. Pumpkin pie

Pumpkin pie topped with cream with a slice cut out

Nothing's more autumnal than a classic pumpkin pie infused with fragrant spices. This recipe takes things to the next level with stem ginger cream and pumpkin seed brittle. It's great for a dinner party or celebrating American Thanksgiving.

Bake another comforting dessert with our sweet pie recipes.

9. Ginger biscuits

Ginger biscuits on a wire rack and next to a cup of coffee

Ginger is an essential spice to have on hand during the autumn months. Use fresh and ground ginger to make these easy biscuits. They're perfect served with a cuppa for afternoon tea, or as a treat any time.

Discover more biscuit recipes including chocolate chip cookies, gingerbread and crinkle cookies.

10. Pumpkin & pecan cheesecake pie

Pumpkin & pecan cheesecake pie

Show loved ones how much you care this autumn by baking our indulgent pumpkin & pecan cheesecake pie. The buttery, nutmeg-infused base is homemade, so although this bake requires more effort, it’s completely worth it. Enjoy warm with a dollop of homemade vanilla ice cream to steal the show.

See more decadent desserts with our cheesecake recipes.

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