No Offense, but It’s Strange You Still Don’t Have These 10 Autumn Must-Haves in Your Pantry

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Autumn is the time of the year when drinking a cup of hot tea or coffee under a thick blanket is especially tempting. Home-baked cakes and pastries can make your autumn tea and coffee breaks even more enjoyable, and if you think baking is time-consuming, take a look at our Amazon product selection. With the help of these baking mixes, fillings, and decorations you can cook the most delicious desserts easily and stress-free. We made collages that show the products and the results you can expect after using them, and we bet your mouth will start watering before you even get to the end of the list.

1. This caramel filling, for the tastiest pies, is made of caramelized concentrated milk and sugar. This delicious ready-made caramel will save you time and will keep your kitchen clean. You can cook a variety of delicious desserts, including classic Banoffee pie, caramel swirl chocolate brownies, and caramel apple crumble.

Promising review: I love the taste of caramel, so I purchased a pack of 6 cans. I mix each can with whole milk to make a great drink. Only 2 cans left, and I will definitely order more when I’m down to 1 can. @P. Carr

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2. Try this chocolate fudge filling to cook healthier versions of your favorite desserts. This sugar-free filling is sweetened with aspartame, a low-calorie sweetener with a clean and sweet taste, which makes it a perfect choice for those who are trying to stick to a healthy diet but still want to treat themselves to a nice dessert.

Promising review: I always make this with fat-free milk and it is still delicious. I’ve been steadily losing weight and one of the changes I’ve made is eating this pudding instead of mini candy bars or ice cream for dessert/snacks. It thickens and sets pretty quickly too. I’ve tried the chocolate, white chocolate, and vanilla, and all 3 are really tasty. @Rebecca Left

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3. If you love pumpkin pies, but don’t like dealing with raw pumpkin and making the filling yourself, try this pure pumpkin pie filling. One can of filling serves up to 6 people, so it’s enough for a decent-sized pie.

Promising review: I love baking and the one time I tried making pumpkin pie, I used real pumpkin, it tasted horrible and I thought I would never make it again, until I found this online. Since then I won’t use anything else. It is wonderful, most recipes call for the entire tin, so I don’t have to worry about wasting any filling and all I have to do is add the other ingredients. It tasted amazing. @laura pearce

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Pie crust recipe

You will need a base for your pumpkin pie, and this is how you can cook the pie crust.


  • 1 ½ cups of all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons of white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • ½ cup of vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons of milk

Place all the ingredients in a bowl and stir them together with a fork. Pat the mixture into the bottom of a pie pan and up the sides of it. Poke holes in the bottom and the sides of the crust. Bake the crust in a preheated oven until it’s light brown.

4. With this cake mix, you can bake a variety of different cakes with no stress. There are several flavors to choose from: ginger, carrot, toffee, chocolate fudge, and orange. All you need to add is water and oil, and the dough for your cake is ready!

Promising review: I love Wright’s cake mixes. They are easy to use and only need water and oil. They have a home-baked flavor, unlike other cake mixes, which I find taste very artificial. The cakes are moist and keep well if not eaten and gobbled up almost at once. @A. Knight

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5. Making your own bread has never been easier, just try this bread-baking mix! With these products, you don’t have to limit your baking creativity, as the seller offers a variety of flavors to choose from, including premium white, farmhouse whole meal, and mixed grain. The mix is suitable for both machine and hand baking.

Promising review: My wife got a bread maker as a present and I thought it prudent to start off slowly. These mixes were an absolute breeze to make — just add water! The result was a beautifully-formed loaf, a perfect crust, a soft, light inner, and a fantastic flavor. Sorry, no photo. By the time I realized I should have taken a photo, we had eaten most of it. Next time. @Ralph S Bacon

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6. With this cake mix you can rest assured that your cake will turn out fluffy and spongy. A cake baked using 1 package can serve 12 people, or you can make 24 cupcakes. Just look at the variety of flavors you can choose from (or buy them all, why not!): carrot, chocolate, chocolate swirl, coffee, red velvet chocolate, velvety vanilla, zesty lemon, etc.

Promising review: This is my very favorite cake mix because one can, if wished, add a flavor of your own choice: it’s very nice with a little ground nutmeg, chopped glace cherries, or ground ginger, coffee, or cocoa powder, but just as nice with the icing which accompanies it and makes it extra special. It always pleases our family and guests. If you are having a tea party, make 2 or even 3 in different flavors. The mix can also be baked in muffin tins if little cakes are required. These can be served exactly as they are or with your own embellishments like icing, fruit jelly sweets, or, for children, initials piped on with colored icing. You can’t go wrong with this mix! @Anna Y

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7. This bread starter can be used will all types of flour for baking your own tasty homemade bread. The starter you will receive is enough to make 2 loaves of bread immediately, and then you can keep it alive and use it further. It’s pretty simple to use, and hundreds of buyers have already appreciated the taste and flavor of their own bread that was baked using this starter.

Promising review: I made sure to use unchlorinated water, and the starter was ready to use in 2 hours. The first bread had a very distinct sour flavor, but subsequent loaves were really lovely, with the sourness not quite as sharp and more balanced. Slices of bread rose very well, and the starter is extremely stable, going up very fast and then maintaining activity for a good amount of time. Being so active, though, proofing overnight is proving difficult as it tends to be overproofed by the morning, even with half the required starter. All in all, I am very happy to be making bread with this, it’s much easier and more predictable than the one I’d made myself previously. @Jeaneliz

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8. You’ve probably heard of mug cakes that can be quickly baked in a microwave. This book, Mug Cakes: 40 Speedy Cakes to Make in a Microwave, will offer you many easy and tasty recipes that can come in handy when you need to treat unexpected guests or cook a fast lunch for yourself or your family.

Promising review: My daughter is a teacher and has one food technology lesson a week that lasts for 30 minutes. It is challenging to make something from scratch for 6 children, but this book has proved to be perfect. They have made a few different recipes, and all have been successful as well as easy. The children really enjoy making easy-to-follow recipes. The pictures are clear, in full color, and ideal for showing children what they are going to achieve. I would highly recommend the book to anyone that is in a hurry and thinking of making a quick sweet treat. You can even make it at work. I think it is a clever idea, and it gives you ideas for making your own “tweaked” versions of the recipes too. @niki

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Chocolate frosting recipe

Whatever mug cake from this book you choose to cook, adding some chocolate frosting will be a good idea. Here’s how you can make it.


  • ½ cup of butter (melted)
  • ⅔ cup of unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 cups of confectioners’ sugar
  • ⅓ cup of milk
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

Stir melted butter and cocoa powder in a bowl until they are evenly mixed. Add in milk and confectioners’ sugar. Mix all the ingredients thoroughly until the mix is smooth and easily spread. Stir in vanilla extract.

9. This gluten-free chocolate fudge brownie cake mix is a good find for brownie lovers who are excluding gluten from their diet. The brownies cooked using this mix turn out to be chewy on top and gorgeously gooey inside. People who’ve already tried this mix simply can’t get enough of these brownies!

Promising review: Best tasting brownie I’ve had in years. I’m so happy to have come across this mix. It was flavorsome, light, and sooo tasty, and when portioned, not too unhealthy as a snack. Most gluten-free products are dry but this was honestly top-level. I will buy it again when all of the boxes are used. I’m so happy, my family, who aren’t gluten-free, said they really liked it too. @Amy Horton

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10. Once your gorgeous cake is ready, it’s time to think of the proper decorations. Using these cherries with stems, you can rest assured that your home-baked cakes, cupcakes, and pastries will look like professionally-made desserts from high-end bakeries!

Promising review: I’m so happy to have found these here at a reasonable price, it’s so hard to find the ones with stems on in shops! I use them for cake decorations and cocktails, and they look way better with stems. Good taste too. @Sarah

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Do you like baking? Can you share your favorite home baking recipes in the comments?

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