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.

Slice of pumpkin swirl cheesecake topped with whipped cream
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. 
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Mini Apple Cider Cake with Apple Slices
Mini Apple Cider Cake
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!
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Sliced Cranberry Mousse Cheesecake
No Bake Cranberry Mousse Cheesecake
Lucious cheesecake filling that is topped with festive cranberry mousse make this No Bake Cranberry Mousse Cheesecake recipe a must for the holidays!  To make this cheesecake even better – a Biscoff cookie crust – for a medley of sweet, tart, and spicy holiday flavors.
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Slices of pumpkin roll cake
Pumpkin Roll Cake with Chocolate Filling
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!  
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Easy Fall Cupcakes

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 … 🙂

Single pumpkin cupcake close up with cream cheese frosting
Small Batch Pumpkin Cupcakes
Perfectly pumpkin-spiced and moist Pumpkin Cupcakes with Whipped Ganache Frosting are an easy small batch cupcake recipe.  The cupcakes are infused with plenty of pumpkin and cozy spices and topped with a whipped ganache and whipped cream cheese frosting.  A must-have dessert for your holiday menu!
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Single small batch vanilla cupcake with a bite
Small Batch Vanilla Cupcakes
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!
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Spiced and frosted cupcake with a bite taken
Gluten Free Spice Cupcakes
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.
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Fall Flavored Cookies

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 on a cutting board
Pumpkin Spice Whoopie Pies
It wouldn't be Fall without a pumpkin cookie, and this small batch of Pumpkin Spice Whoopie Pies are 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. 
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A tray full of chocolate chip cookies
Small Batch Caramel Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies
This is an easy, one-bowl recipe for Small Batch Caramel Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies.  6 bakery style cookies that are soft, full of chocolate chips and chewy caramel centers.  The cookies are finished with a little sprinkle of sea salt for a perfectly salty and sweet treat!
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A small batch of cream filled chocolate cookies
Chocolate Sugar Cookie Sandwiches
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!
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Tall stack of pecan brown sugar cookies
Pecan Brown Sugar Cookies
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!
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Fall Breakfast Recipes

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 donuts stacked
Baked Pumpkin Spice Donuts
These Baked Pumpkin Spice Donuts are 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.
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Caramel apple roll with apple slice on top
Caramel Apple Sweet Rolls
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!  
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Freshly baked apple cider donuts on cutting board
Gluten Free Apple Cider Baked Donuts
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.
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mini pumpkin pie and an alternative to pie!

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.  

Perfect slice of mini pumpkin pie on a festive holiday plate
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!  
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Delicious Side View of Pumpkin Cream Napoleans
Pumpkin Pudding Napoleon Pastries
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. 
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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.

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

15 desserts for fall

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