The nights are drawing in and the temperature is dropping, but there's one thing that's sure to warm you up from the inside out, and that's a tasty autumn bake fresh from the oven.
Autumnal fruits are perfect for putting in bakes so why not try whipping up a blackberry and almond cake which you could wash down with a cuppa? Or indulge in a warming spiced ginger loaf, which is what elevenses were made for?
Here are some of our favourite autumn bakes to inspire your weekend cooking...
Blackberry and almond cake
Blackberries help add little bursts of colour, flavour and moisture to this delicious crumbly cake which has been topped with crunchy almond flakes. Enjoy with a cup of tea or coffee or you could serve it up as a dessert with a helping of cream.
Moist, gooey and with just the right amount of spice, ginger cake has long been a firm favourite on any autumn baking spread. Our sponge is perfectly finished with ginger syrup and treacle drizzle, helping to add a sticky, delicious topping.
Gluten-free clementine cake
The end of October to November is when clementines come into their own. They're perfect for candying or preserving in brandy but above all, they can help transform your cake from flavourless to flawless. Our clementine cake is ideal for coeliacs as we've used gluten-free flour and gluten-free baking powder - meaning nobody has to miss out.
Ginger and pear upside down cake
Using stem ginger helps add a warming hit of flavour to this ginger and pear upside down cake. Try serving this bake warm with cream or ice cream for a pud, or cool with your afternoon cuppa.
Pumpkin pinenut honey cake
Pumpkins aren't just for carving - add some chunks into your cake for a delicately moist and tasty spiced cake which would be perfect for around Halloween and Bonfire Night. We've added an extra touch of sweetness to our pumpkin pinenut honey cake with a drizzle of icing sugar.
Guinness might not be your first thought when it comes to ingredients for cakes, but it helps to add a deliciously rich and malty flavour to this celebratory chocolate cake. For a more luxurious and autumnal touch, we've topped ours with Baileys-infused cream.
Feeling inspired to create your own autumn bake? Make sure you stock up on everything you need or pop into your local store.