Fig sponge traybake topped with baked figs and thyme

Autumn cake recipes

As the nights draw in, retreat to the warmth of the kitchen and bake treats with all the flavours of the season.

3 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Sponge pudding gets taken up a level with the addition of delicious baked figs and thyme, resulting in a seriously comforting wintry dessert. Serve warm with cream, ice cream or Greek yogurt

1 hr and 20 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
155 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Edd Kimber creates a rustic bake with chunks of sweet apple and a crunchy demerara sugar topping.

1 hr
Easy
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Take a fruity sponge cake to the next level with this fabulous blackberry baba. It makes the perfect centerpiece dessert for any dinner table

1 hr and 35 mins
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44 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Try a twist on traditional toffee apples - sugared, spiced and very very nice!

1 hr and 45 mins
Easy
51 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Plums, chocolate and hazelnut - this is a cake that really celebrates the season. Enjoy a slice with your mid-morning coffee or serve it warm for dessert

1 hr and 15 mins
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14 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Bake these caramel pear blondies for an indulgent teatime treat. With a biscuity flavour that comes from browning the butter, they're moreish and chewy

50 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
6 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

This cake uses a few shortcuts but the final result is a deliciously impressive dulce de leche and pumpkin spice-filled sponge

1 hr and 15 mins
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17 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

These extra-special cupcakes taste just like traditional crumble and custard - top with cream icing and apple-shaped biscuits

1 hr and 45 mins
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Try this one-pan pud/cake hybrid as an easy dessert for Bonfire Night, Halloween or cooler nights. Served straight from the oven, it’s perfect with custard

1 hr
Easy
Vegetarian
184 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Like carrot cake? Then try using up your leftover pumpkin in this clever traybake for Halloween

50 mins
Easy
10 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Combine the holy trinity of chocolate, coffee and hazelnut for a blissfully indulgent cake. It makes the perfect centrepiece dessert at a family dinner

1 hr and 10 mins
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Vegetarian
13 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

This showstopping bake is a celebration of classic apple desserts with spiced sponge, vanilla icing and a sticky caramel apple filling

1 hr and 35 mins
A challenge
37 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

This is a cross between a sticky toffee pudding and a ginger cake. Serve warm with ice cream or cream as a dessert

2 hrs and 30 mins
Easy
92 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Moist, fruity pear, hazelnut and chocolate cake - try it warm with cream as a teatime treat

1 hr and 30 mins
Easy
22 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Apples and caramel are a heavenly duo. This nutty sandwich loaf cake with buttercream frosting and caramel drizzle fits the bill nicely

1 hr and 15 mins
Easy
16 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

A rustic traybake for any time of day. Try a square at coffee break, or with a jug of steaming custard after dinner.

50 mins
Easy
2 ratings 2.6 out of 5 star rating

This loaf cake is simple and seasonal, using fresh autumnal cobnuts and apples, topped with dreamy dulce de leche

1 hr and 40 mins
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Vegetarian
5 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

For a perfect squidgy centre this brownie-like chocolate cake should still have a little wobble when you take it out of the oven

55 mins
Easy
43 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Serve this hearty fruit sponge with a dollop of something creamy- it would also work with raspberries instead of plums

1 hr and 25 mins
Easy
46 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Adapt one of our highest-rated cakes with tangy ginger, cream cheese frosting and citrus curd

1 hr and 45 mins
Easy
6 ratings 3.7 out of 5 star rating

Dainty sponge bites packed with fruit and topped with crunchy almonds and a light meringue whirl

1 hr and 30 mins
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27 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Good Food reader, Magdalena Duggan, shares her grandmother's spiced chocolate sponge packed with fruit from the garden

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
6 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

A grown-up, lightly-spiced sponge that is sandwiched with pears caramelised in maple syrup and topped with meringue buttercream

2 hrs and 10 mins
A challenge
52 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Use grated pumpkin or butternut squash for these gorgeous, spiced cupcakes

40 mins
Easy
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