One of our favorite ways to spend an autumn afternoon is filling the kitchen with the aromas of buttery pastry and juicy apples. Get your hands on a bushel of apples and bake up all kinds of apple desserts, including pies, crisps, and tarts.
When you're looking for something beyond vanilla, but still aiming to please a crowd, try a classic lemon cake. Something as simple as lemon might get overlooked in a world of salted caramel, velvety raspberry, and matcha-everything, but this lemon supreme cake is anything but ordinary. With three layers of lemon-soaked cake blanketed in satiny vanilla buttercream, this little cake makes for an exceptional dessert for anything from a bridal brunch to afternoon tea to a birthday party.