I really enjoy baked treats at any time of the year, if I’m honest. But there’s something especially soothing about putting the oven on, getting the mixing bowls out and creating something delicious when the air gets cold and the leaves start falling. I make an effort to regularly bake with Isla, and I plan to get a lot more recipes onto the blog, especially the toddler-friendly ones! For today, I’ve put together my five favourite recipes for autumn treats. I hope you enjoy making them as much as I did!
These little autumn treats are based on my favourite seasonal drink, which sadly hasn’t been around in years. I remember taking the batch of cupcakes to the office. They were gone in minutes! The fondant leaf is my favourite decoration. Marble orange and yellow ready-to-roll icing together and use a plunger cutter to get the effect above!
When I was pregnant and finally stopped throwing up all day, every day, Jake and I used to love going to Pizza Express, who had just introduced their first vegan pizza at the time. We enjoyed their doughballs so much that we decided we just had to make our own!
Halloween Cake Pops
Does anything scream ‘autumn treats’ more than Halloween? I thought not. Funny story: I made these the very day I went into labour. I remember sitting on the sofa, crying that I wanted my baby all morning, and then going into some sort of crazed fit of enthusiasm, baking and cooking. I made these as a dessert for a team dinner happening that night. We’d moved the date so often that my friend and I kept joking I’d go into labour on the day – lo and behold, my waters broke about an hour after arriving.
Really Simple Carrot Cake
This cake is one of my favourites. In fact, digging out the recipe has made me want to make it again. What really brings it together is the vegan cream cheese icing – top the cake when it’s still slightly warm, then leave it in a cool place to set for a perfect coating!
What’s the point in autumn if there’s no pumpkin spice? I made this treat during one of my GBBO bake-alongs, and they were a huge success with us. I can’t wait to make them again! I just have to remember to use a bigger pot this time…