Now that Labor Day has passed, I’ve rounded up 15 Easy Fall Dessert Ideas. Now it is officially the unofficial beginning of Fall – at least that is what the weather experts are telling me! Regardless, I am excited to start the change of season. Summer has been full of delicious desserts, but Fall is my favorite with all of the warm spices and flavors!
To start the easy fall dessert collection, I’ve selected a few of my small batch cake recipes. These are easy cake recipes, and perfect to feed smaller crowds.
Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake
This Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake is made with a pumpkin pie swirl and classic cheesecake, and a must have Fall dessert. This is a small batch cheesecake recipe made in a loaf pan – perfect for two! Top the cheesecake with your favorite whipped topping and caramel drizzle.
A Mini Apple Cider Cake that is big enough to share, or small enough to satisfy your fall flavor cravings! This is a coarse crumb cake made with flour and cornmeal for a satisfying bite. And the apple flavor is amped up with cider, applesauce and fresh apple slices – for a perfect slice of fall!
This cranberry mousse no-bake cheesecake is a must for the holidays! The mini cake features a creamy layer of no-bake cheesecake topped with beautiful and vibrant cranberry mousse – all set on Biscoff cookie crust. The 6-inch cheesecake evokes the holidays with medley of sweet, tart, and spicy flavors!
Add this mini Pumpkin Roll Cake with Chocolate Filling to your holiday dessert menu! This is an easy, small batch recipe for a tender pumpkin cake rolled with chocolate cream cheese filling and sprinkled with powdered sugar. A delicious dessert for Thanksgiving, Friendsgiving, Christmas, or any time in between!
Two of my favorite desserts – cupcakes and dessert bars. I like the mini size that makes it easier for portion control. But maybe it doesn’t work the greatest when you eat 4 in one sitting … 🙂
Small Batch Pumpkin Cupcakes
These pumpkin cupcakes with whipped ganache frosting are brimming with plenty of pumpkin and cozy spices for fall! The small batch recipe yields incredibly moist cupcakes that are finished with a tasty double-helping of whipped frosting. A must-have dessert recipe for fall!
These Small Batch Vanilla Cupcakes are light, tender, and easy to make. The cupcakes are made with sour cream to keep them moist and are full of vanilla flavor. This is a great basic vanilla cupcake recipe that can be combined with any frosting or filling flavor. This recipe features a Cranberry Cream Cheese Buttercream, that is beautiful for the holidays!
A small batch of Gluten Free Spice Cupcakes made with an almond flour blend and full of cozy spices. The cupcakes are tender and moist and finished with a Apple Spice Cream Cheese Frosting for a harmonious blend of holiday flavors.
Cookies are such a versatile dessert. You can take a sugar cookie, chocolate chip cookie, or cakey cookie and pretty much add any flavor you like to them. Proper baking disclosure – just make sure the flavor addition doesn’t alter the batter too much.
Now that I’ve added the PSA, let’s get to a delicious variety of easy cookie recipes!
Pumpkin Spice Whoopie Pies
It wouldn't be Fall without a pumpkin cookie, and this small batch of Pumpkin Spice Whoopie Piesare a delicious way to celebrate the season. This is an easy, small batch recipe for whoopie pies that are soft, full of warm spices, and filled with a cinnamon maple cream cheese filling.
Satisfy your chocolate chip cookie craving with this small batch caramel chocolate chip cookies recipe! Sink your teeth into six soft cookies, bursting with chocolate chips and gooey caramel centers. A sprinkle of flaky salt on top adds the perfect salty-sweet touch!
These Chocolate Sugar Cookie Sandwiches are a whole new take on the classic cookie sandwich. Soft sugar cookies are rolled in cinnamon sugar before baking. Then, creamy cheesecake frosting is sprinkled with cinnamon and sandwiched between two of the cookies. I'll take these over store-bought any day!
This small batch of Pecan Brown Sugar Cookies have soft and chewy centers with crispy caramelized edges. The sugar cookies are made with dark brown sugar for a deep flavor and chew. Pecans add sweet and buttery nut flavor, and a little cinnamon brightens the cookies. This is a cookie must to celebrate all the flavors of the holidays!
A collection of Easy Fall Desserts has to include breakfast. Because let’s face it – all of these treats can be enjoyed any time of the day!
And breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so why not start it off with sweet treats that feature the cozy flavors of Fall!
Baked Pumpkin Spice Donuts
These Baked Pumpkin Spice Donutsare perfectly moist and full of Fall spices! This is an easy small batch recipe for 6 baked donuts with a Nutella glaze, maple cream cheese glaze, or classic cinnamon sugar topping option.
This is an easy, small batch recipe for homemade Caramel Apple Sweet Rolls! It starts with a classic cinnamon roll recipe for 4 rolls. Then you add sweet, crunchy apples and maple syrup caramel sauce to upgrade the perfect breakfast treat!
Homemade Gluten Free Apple Cider Baked Donuts are the perfect mix of soft and dense donuts with robust apple and spice flavor. This is an no mixer required small batch recipe that uses reduced apple cider for a punch of apple flavor and makes 6 baked donuts coated in cinnamon sugar.
Pumpkin Pie is a must for fall baking. But, if pie doesn’t suit your fancy, I have a delicious alternative – Pumpkin Pudding Napoleon Pastries. Which so far, is one of my favorite recipes on the blog. No lie.
Think of a creamy pumpkin pie filling. But we are making it even richer by turning it into a pudding. Then layer that between flaky sheets of pastry – dusted with cinnamon sugar.
6-Inch Pumpkin Pie
This 6-Inch Pumpkin Pie with Cranberry Whipped Cream features an all-butter flaky pie crust with a velvety and perfectly spiced pumpkin pie filling. Finish the pumpkin pie with a sweet and tart Cranberry Whipped Cream. A beautiful holiday dessert for Thanksgiving and Christmas!
Think of these Pumpkin Pudding Napoleon Pastries like a deconstructed pumpkin pie, only fancier! The pastry sheets are actually super flaky pie dough that bakes just like puff pastry. And the pumpkin pudding is a smooth and creamy custard that is the perfect balance to the crispy cinnamon pastry sheets.
Kitchen Accessories You May Need (or want) For Small Batch Baking
Hopefully this collection of 15+ Easy Fall Dessert Ideas gives you a good start to planning your fall desserts and recipes.
In addition to the recipes, I’m including a list of some of my go-to kitchen supplies when making small batch recipes. And, if you don’t see what you need listed below, check out the Resources page for a more extensive list of small batch baking essentials.