New Twists On Classic Fall Desserts for Entertaining

Colorado Party Rentals in Denver has everything you need for throwing the perfect fall party. Our tent rentals, linens, tables, chairs and party equipment provides solutions for the ultimate party. Whether it’s a small soiree or a large gathering, we have what you need. Fall is the best time of year to throw a small intimate gathering for close friends and family. Today we give you a few autumn desserts, with unique twists on the classic recipes that will be sure to please every guest.

Chocolate Pumpkin Cake

This exceptionally moist chocolate cake hides a secret ingredient, pumpkin! Take the tried and true dessert choice of chocolate cake and add fall flare to make it the centerpiece of your event.

1 cup granulated sugar

1 egg

1/2 cup low-fat or whole milk or plain yogurt

1 cup packed shredded raw pumpkin

1/3 cup best-quality unsweetened cocoa powder

1/2 cup chocolate chips

8 Tbs. (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature

1 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. vanilla extract

2 cups cake flour

2 tsp. baking powder

1/2 cup strong, hot coffee

Confectioners’ sugar for dusting


Preheat an oven to 325°F. Butter a 9-inch round cake pan and line the bottom with parchment paper. 

In a food processor, combine the granulated sugar, egg, milk, pumpkin, cocoa powder, chocolate chips, butter, baking soda, vanilla, flour, baking powder and coffee and process to blend, 30 to 40 seconds. Alternatively, combine the ingredients in a bowl and beat with an electric mixer or by hand. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and smooth the top. Bake until cake rises and is set. Insert a skewer into the center too see if it comes out clean, about 50 minutes.

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by ChildofMidnight at en.wikipedia. Licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons.

Salted Caramel Apple Pie

Nothing says fall better than apple pie. Add a salted caramel twist, and you have instantly won the hearts of your guests.

For the salted caramel:

1 1/2 cups (12 oz./375 g) granulated sugar

1/4 cup (2 fl. oz./60 ml) water

1 tsp. fresh lemon juice

1 1/2 cups (12 fl. oz./375 ml) heavy cream

1 1/2 tsp. sea salt

For the filling:

4 lb. (2 kg) Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and cut into 8
  slices each

1/2 cup (3 1/2 oz./105 g) firmly packed light brown sugar

1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon

1/4 tsp. freshly grated nutmeg

1 Tbs. fresh lemon juice

3 Tbs. cornstarch

1/2 tsp. sea salt

1 egg beaten with 1 tsp. water

2 tsp. granulated sugar

Flaked sea salt, to taste

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Apple pie” by Dan Parsons –

Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons.


Fit 1 already made pie dough round into a 9-inch deep-dish pie dish and gently press into the dish. Trim the edges flush with the rim.

To make the salted caramel, in a heavy 4-quart (4-l) saucepan over medium heat, combine the sugar, water and lemon juice. Cook until the mixture bubbles vigorously and turns golden in color, about 9 minutes. Stir sugar with wooden spoon during the first 2 to 3 minutes of cooking; do not stir after this point, instead swirling the pan to ensure even cooking. Watch caramel carefully.

Remove the pan from the heat and immediately add the cream very carefully; the mixture will bubble and splatter. Stir until the sauce is smooth and blended. Stir in salt and let cool till warm.

To prepare the apples, in a large Dutch oven over medium heat, stir together the apples, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and lemon juice. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until the apples are just tender, about 20 minutes. Uncover and let cool to room temperature. Stir in the cornstarch and salt.

Preheat oven to 400°F.

In a large bowl, combine the apple mixture and 3/4 cup (6 fl. oz./180 ml) of the caramel; reserve the remaining caramel for serving. Pour the apple filling into the prepared pie dish. Bake till crust is golden brown, about 1 hour. Warm caramel sauce in saucepan, serve with pie.

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