Sep 7th, 2020

Fall cakes that are perfect for dinner parties

As the sun sets on another summer, it's time to set our sights on the sensational season of autumn. Soon the leaves will be changing, we'll be wearing cozy sweaters and maybe even having intimate dinner parties -- within our social bubbles, of course. If you're hoping to make a good impression, Timbercreek Communities is here to help with dessert. Here are a few fall cakes that are perfect for dinner parties.

Vegan Apple Spice Cake with Maple Buttercream

There are many aspects of autumn that make it a magical season. One of the big ones is the way your apartment smells when you bake with cinnamon, ginger, molasses, all-spice, brown sugar and maple syrup. The aroma alone is worth the work. This vegan apple spice cake with maple buttercream is a delicious dessert that is super simple to make and can be enjoyed by all. The recipe is vegan. The buttercream is made with vegan butter and soy milk. If there are no plantbased people in your bubble, feel free to use more traditional ingredients -- but this cake is so good you'd never know the difference.

Carrot Cake with Cardamom

Carrot cake simply feels like fall. Unfortunately, many carrot cakes fall flat in the flavour department. This Carrot Cake with Cardamom adds an extra dimension to this seasonal dessert. Say goodbye to dry, crumbly carrot cakes. The secret to this rich, moist masterpiece is yogurt mixed into the batter! You may want to add a little extra sugar to the cream cheese frosting in this recipe if you want to push the flavour profile to the sweeter side.

The Pecan Pie Universe

Who doesn't love a decadent Pecan Pie in the fall? Why limit yourself when you can pecan pie almost anything? How about Pecan Pie Cheesecake, Pecan Pie Thumbprint Cookies, or this decadent and rich Pecan Pie Pound Cake!

Mini Pumpkin Cakes

When we think of fall, we can't help but think about pumpkins. These Mini Pumpkin Cakes are perfect for a fall feast, or to help you get an early start on your Halloween party plans. The secret to avoiding the bundt cake blues and having your cake stick to the pan is to apply a thin layer of melted shortening or butter, or mist the pan with cooking spray. This recipe calls for spice cake mix, but you may want to mix it up and make a second batch with vanilla cake. Variety is the spice of dessert life. 

We hope these fall cakes make your autumn more awesome!

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