Top Strawberry Desserts for the Fall Harvest Season

At California Strawberries, we support the wonderful farmers and strawberry pickers that harvest ripe strawberries year-round. Autumn-harvested berries allow for some delicious fall recipes that just may surprise you. 

We recommend making your favorite strawberry desserts with California strawberries for the sweetest, most flavorful results. Here are some of our favorite strawberry desserts for the fall harvest season:

The Best Pumpkin and Strawberry Desserts

The fall season has become known for everything pumpkin. You might be shocked to learn that the flavors of pumpkin and strawberry go incredibly well together. Here are two fun and festive pumpkin cake recipes:

Graveyard Pumpkin Sheet Cake

To make this recipe, you’ll need to make a pumpkin olive oil cake, maple buttercream frosting, and California Strawberry Ghosts. Whether you’re making this cake for a Halloween party or a fall get-together, everyone’s sure to love this adorable and yummy cake!

Chocolate Pumpkin Patch Cake

Another fun and delicious cake you should try in the fall is out Chocolate Pumpkin Patch Cake. You can easily make this cake with a box mix or use our recipe for a completely homemade version. The cake recipe includes chocolate, pumpkin pie spice, and pumpkin puree.

You’ll top the cake with a decadent chocolate ganache frosting, and California Strawberries that have been dipped in orange candy melts, so they look like pumpkins. This cake has the perfect blend of all the best fall flavors.

Cozy Strawberry Desserts

As the weather cools, our meals and desserts tend to warm up. We have three tasty recipes you’ll love if you’re looking for a warm and cozy strawberry dessert to try in the fall.

Strawberry Snickerdoodle Skillet Cookie

This cookie recipe is perfect for fall and combines cinnamon and vanilla (some of the most classic fall scents and flavors), along with strawberries. This dessert is served warm and will delight your tastebuds. We suggest topping it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream to really make a stand-out dish.

Crumble Coffee Cake

Whether you’re enjoying a cup of coffee on a crisp fall morning and want to pair it with something sweet for breakfast, or you’re looking for a nice warm dessert, Strawberry Crumble Coffee Cake is a great go-to. This coffee cake combines finger-licking good cinnamon crumble with fresh strawberries on top of a fluffy cake with a warm, gooey strawberry ribbon inside.

Strawberry, Rhubarb, and Rice Crisp

This is another flavorful dessert with a crumbly topping. Strawberry and rhubarb are a classic flavor combination and ideal for cool fall days. The filling in this dessert is rich and gooey, and the crisp topping adds a delightfully crunchy texture you’re sure to enjoy.

The Best No-Bake Strawberry Desserts for Fall

The fall season can be a busy time with activities, school, sports, holidays, and more. If you’re looking to make a quick and easy dessert, try one of our no-bake strawberry desserts.

No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Jars

Cheesecake is a classic dessert that can be enjoyed year-round. If you’re in a hurry for a delicious treat, these are for you! They’re perfectly portioned and take just about 20 minutes to make.

Our recipe walks you through how to make a graham cracker base, cheesecake layer, and strawberry topping. If you have any extra, you can easily store the jars in your fridge until you’re ready for more dessert.

Vegan, No-Bake Chocolate Strawberry Cake

This no-bake strawberry dessert is a decadent Vegan delight. It has a date and walnut crust, layered chocolate and strawberry filling, and shaved dark chocolate on top.

Once everything is assembled, you’ll freeze the cake for six hours. Pull the cake out of the freezer 30 minutes before you’re ready to serve for something easy and delicious.

Use California Strawberries in Your Fall Desserts

Whether you want something quick and easy, warm and cozy, or incorporating pumpkin and fall spices, California strawberries deliver!

They’re always sweet and juicy because they’re picked at peak ripeness. California strawberries are also packed with antioxidants and vitamins. When you eat strawberries in your next fall dessert, you’ll enjoy their amazing flavor and benefit from their high nutritional value.