Pumpkin spice is a well-established flavour used in drinks and sweet treats. A combination of warming cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and cloves, its the perfect pick-me-up on a chilly day. An American import, the spice mixture has been popularised for its versatility in a number of products, from cereal, cakes, pies and coffee to biscuits and syrups. Get into the seasonal spirit with an American classic dessert and have a go at the best pumpkin pies. Our pumpkin dessert recipes would also make for some great afternoon baking, filling the house with the sweetest scents of spice. For autumnal sugary goodness, follow our top 10 autumn baking recipes, which features all the best the season has to offer.


1. Homemade pumpkin pie spice

Pumpkin spice in a jar and a small bowl

We've got the perfect recipe for endless stock of pumpkin spice mix for your kitchen cupboard. With year-round, accessible ingredients, you can rustle up jars of this spice mix to gift to loved ones and add it to your favourite sweet treats. Simply mix golden caster sugar with your spices and store.

2. Pumpkin spice cupcakes

Pumpkin spice cupcakes on a white board next to a plate and two glasses with orange decoration

Round up your ingredients for these mega pumpkin spice cupcakes. The silky cream cheese icing topping and that homemade spice mix is a winning combination. Pair with a cup of tea or coffee for the most delicious afternoon treat. We have more autumn bakes for you to try, featuring all the cinnamon and nutmeg your heart desires, and great centrepiece bakes to share with loved ones at an afternoon tea. Get the family involved with these autumn baking projects for kids which includes the best seasonal fruit and fun halloween baking.

3. Pumpkin spice latte

Two glasses of pumpkin spice lattes

Your homemade drinks game will never be the same after making this delightful pumpkin spice latte. With pumpkin purée, ginger, cinnamon, a strong coffee shot and milk of your choice, it will soon be your autumn go-to drink. If you're still after a similar punch in flavour, try this turmeric latte which has the perfect balance between spicy and sweet.

4. Pumpkin spice scones

Sliced pumpkin spiced scone on a plate with butter and a slice of cheese

A great alternative to the classic scone, these pumpkin spice scones include cooked pumpkin and the delicious spice mix featured above. Slather some cinnamon-infused butter or cream cheese to serve paired with tea or coffee. If hosting an afternoon tea, try a couple more scone recipes from this scones collection including both savoury and sweet goodness.

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5. Pumpkin spiced latte cake

Pumpkin spiced loaf cake with slices cut from the front. Iced and topped with pumpkin seeds

Another coffee and pumpkin spice flavour explosion to try next. This pumpkin spice latte cake is light, moist and so moreish. A mix of spices, natural yogurt, good size chunks of pumpkin, strong coffee, topped with a mascarpone cream icing and pumpkin seeds. We've got a collection of pumpkin desserts including pies, strudels, cheesecakes and sponge cakes.

6. Pumpkin spice syrup

Pumpkin spice syrup in a glass bottle

This pumpkin spice syrup is so easy to make. Simply mix all ingredients in a pan and wait for the sugar to dissolve. You'll get a smooth syrup to pour over pancakes add to iced coffee, fruit crumble and other treats. Pair with these American pancakes or banana oat pancakes for an added fruit boost.

7. Pumpkin muffins


In need of a tasty mid-morning treat? These pumpkin muffins are perfectly spiced with cinnamon and a great snack when feeling peckish. Use up leftover pumpkins by blitzing into a purée and mixing into the batter. You could also bake some for a wild decorating session at Halloween, using our creative decoration ideas.

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