Small Batch Recipes For Baked Goods And Desserts

15 Easy Fall Dessert Ideas

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!


Fall Cake Dessert Ideas

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.

Side View of Mini Apple Cider Caramel Cake - fall dessert

Apple Cider Caramel Cake

A mini yellow cake flavored with apple cider and topped with fresh apples and caramel apple sauce.

Mini Cranberry Cheesecake - fall dessert idea

Cranberry Mousse Cheesecake

This tart and sweet cranberry mousse cheesecake is no-bake!

Slice of Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake - fall dessert idea

Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake

Pumpkin is the quintessential flavor for fall. And when you combine it with cheesecake, you have a purely decadent dessert!



Easy Fall Cupcakes and Bars 

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 … 🙂

Row of Pumpkin Cupcakes

Double Frosted Pumpkin Cupcake

Whipped ganache and marshmallow whip round out these yummy little cupcakes!

Cheesecake bar with apple caramel crumble

Caramel Apple Chai Cheesecake Bars

Cheesecake bars that are loaded with all of the cozy flavors and spices of Fall!



Fall Flavored Cookie Ideas

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!

Chocolate cookie sandwiches filled with frosting

Chocolate Sugar Cookie Sandwiches

Add a little cinnamon and cayenne to give these soft chocolate cookie sandwiches a warm kick!

A stack of caramel stuffed chocolate chip cookies for a fall dessert

Caramel Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies

Can you have a fall recipe collection without something that is caramel stuffed?

Single pumpkin whoopie pie sandwich fall dessert

Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

There is a debate on whether the whoopie pie is a cookie or a cake. Doesn’t matter to me – I’m still going to eat them without a fork!

Single Chocolate Flourless Crinkle Top Cookie

Flourless Chocolate Cookies

The most popular cookie recipe on the blog – so it had to be added to the Fall recipe collection!

Nutella Cream Sandwich Cookies

Nutella Filled Oatmeal Sandwich Cookies

The Nutella filling adds one of the many flavors you expect for Fall. Or any time of the year for that matter!



Fall Breakfast Recipes

A collection of 15 Easy Fall Dessert Ideas 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!

Tray of fall dessert pumpkin glazed donuts

Pumpkin Spice Donuts

Oh, these donuts … one with a Nutella glaze. Another with a maple cream glaze. And another with good old-fashioned cinnamon sugar. Yum.

Fall breakfast of caramel apple sweet roll

Caramel Apple Sweet Rolls

This is a small batch of the beloved cinnamon roll baked with a sliced apple and caramel sauce.

Fall dessert of brown butter glazed apple hand pies

Apple Brown Sugar Hand Pies

Another delightful flavor in these apple hand pies – a brown butter glaze. It is a must try!

Caramel Apple Zucchini Muffins

Maybe the healthiest on the fall breakfast list. There is a vegetable and fruit in this small batch of muffins!



Set of Pumpkin Pudding Napolean Desserts - 15 Fall Dessert Ideas

Fall Dessert Alternative To Pie

I’m working on more dessert alternatives to pumpkin pie for this Fall.  In the meantime, these Pumpkin Pudding Napoleon Pastries are my favorite recipe 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.  

Tray of pumpkin napoleon pastries - fall dessert idea

Pumpkin Pudding Napoleon Pastries

A delicious alternative to pumpkin pie. Not to mention a creative dessert presentation!

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 no, these are not affiliate links. 🙂

Happy Fall baking – and I’ll be back soon with more delicious fall desserts!

15 desserts for fall


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