These Fun, Fall-Inspired Cupcake Recipes Will Start Your Autumn Season on the Right Foot

As the weather begins to cool, giving us a respite from the intense summer heat, the leaves begin to change and the daylight is shorter. That can only mean one thing: Autumn is upon us! Cue fluffy sweaters and way too many layers, the smell of pumpkin-spice everything, trips to the pumpkin patch, hot cider, and all the other things we love about fall. Something that really takes the cake, though, are all of the fun treats. Fall is the season to whip out our coziest ingredients—cloves and cinnamon, allspice and cardamom, ginger and nutmeg. Plus, we have the opportunity to put earthy produce in everything…sweet potato, pumpkin, carrots…not only do the veggies add a wonderful flavor, but they also vastly improve any cake's texture. These fall-inspired cupcake recipes are everything you need to start the season on the right foot (including some SEC-themed treats). From pumpkin spice to bright citrus, these are the best cupcake recipes for fall—guaranteed to make your kitchen smell amazing.