17 Autumn Desserts to Welcome the Season!

I just love fall. The cool crisp air. The gorgeous vibrant colors. And of course, most of all, the wonderful, aromatic flavors of autumn ingredients. Pumpkins, winter squash apples, cinnamon, caramel and spice! There’s nothing better than that. This collection of 17 Autumn Desserts is proof of my love for baking treats with these ingredients.

17 Autumn Desserts



Pumpkins are for more than Decorating!

1) This Caramel Pumpkin Cake is one of those that quickly jumped to the top [Read more…]

Butter Pecan Pumpkin Cake with Coconut Pecan Frosting

Sometimes I buy a cake mix as an inspiration ingredient.  That was the case with this butter pecan cake mix.  I didn’t know what I would make with it when I bought it, but after I got it home it seemed like a great idea to pair it up with pumpkin.

And then I spied the can of coconut-pecan frosting and decided that would make the perfect topping.

Butter Pecan Pumpkin Cake with Coconut Pecan Frosting www.eatathomecooks


This is a nice change from spiced cakes, but it still has a lot of fall flavor.  The butter pecan cake hold its own with the pumpkin, the tastes melding together perfectly.  It’s a moist cake that isn’t too sweet.

I did try to trick my dad into thinking that it didn’t have any pumpkin in it.  That didn’t work though!  The pumpkin color and flavor are both pronounced.  If you’ve got someone in your family who doesn’t like pumpkin, this isn’t the dessert to sneak it in.

Butter Pecan Cake with Coconut Pecan Frosting


The ingredients for this cake are so simple.  Just 4 items, including the frosting.  It doesn’t get easier than that!

Here’s what you’ll need:   [Read more…]