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These desserts are perfect proof of one of the many reasons I live for fall. I can never get enough pumpkin this time of year, and I love using it in yummy treats.

When I make these recipes, it announces that fall is here.  The warm smells of spices, fresh baked apples, toffee or sweet caramel—it doesn’t get any better than that! Not only do these desserts create the irresistible autumn aroma we long for this time of year, they taste even better (if that’s possible)! Warm aroma for your home, check! Heavenly and satisfying dessert, check! Easy and quick to make, check!


Pumpkin Spice Caramel Apple Poke Cake

Pumpkin cake is hands down my favorite dessert to whip up during this season. But of course this isn’t just any pumpkin cake. It’s pumpkin spice caramel apple poke cake, and trust me when I say this cake will seriously get you in the mood for the season!

This pumpkin spice cake is moist and filled with fresh apples. It’s poked with holes after it’s baked and covered with a warm “homemade” caramel sauce, then topped with whipped cream and more caramel sauce. It’s sure to satisfy all your pumpkin spice cravings!


Pumpkin Spice Upside Down Toffee Muffins

These muffins are the perfect combination between sticky toffee cake and hearty muffins. They are loaded with sweet and chewy dates, orange zest, pecans, and, to make them even more quintessential for the season, topped with warm gooey toffee sauce. I love these for dessert, but they would make a great addition to brunch as well! Feel free to make your own variations of these muffins by adding in golden raisins, walnuts, or crystallized ginger!

For more pumpkin spice, check out these 23 desserts with pumpkin and pumpkin spice.