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Topping Recipes

Looking for topping recipes? Find great tasting additions to your desserts with topping recipes including ice cream toppings, topping recipes for cakes, and more topping recipes.

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The minute I can get my hands on zucchini, I start making this light and luscious cake. For years it was an often-ordered dessert at my sister's deli. —Peggy Linton, Cobourg, Ontario
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Chocolate Peppermint Pie

Chocolate Peppermint Pie

Chocolate Peppermint Pie

"This delightful dessert will satisfy a chocolate lover's craving," assures Kristin Dorazio, from Chepachet, Rhode Island. "It's quite simple as well.

Pears a la Creme

Pears a la Creme

Pears a la Creme

This was my brother's and my favorite dessert growing up. My Mom commonly served this dessert after Sunday family dinner. Pair with Gallo® Family Vineyards Moscato.—Taste of Home Cooking School

Orange Sauce for Angel Food Cake

Orange Sauce for Angel Food Cake

Orange Sauce for Angel Food Cake

This sauce is a tasty way to end a summer meal—without turning on the oven.—Karen Bourne, Magrath, Alberta
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Shortcake with Fresh Rhubarb Sauce

Shortcake with Fresh Rhubarb Sauce

Shortcake with Fresh Rhubarb Sauce

Every spring when her rhubarb was ready, my mother-in-law chopped it up for this moist cake. If your rhubarb is too tart for the sauce, just add in some strawberries. —Rena McCalment, Sharpsville, Indiana

Chocolate-Caramel Topped Cheesecake

Chocolate-Caramel Topped Cheesecake

Chocolate-Caramel Topped Cheesecake

We serve this dessert at our house on special occasions. The topping on the cheesecake tastes like turtle candy.

Steamed Chocolate Pudding

Steamed Chocolate Pudding

Steamed Chocolate Pudding

Warm and comforting, this special dessert from Mary Kelley of Minneapolis, Minnesota is timeless. You'll love its chocolaty goodness and moist, tender texture.

Apple Cake with Buttermilk Sauce

Apple Cake with Buttermilk Sauce

Apple Cake with Buttermilk Sauce

I wish I could tell you this cake is a "keeper"...but in our family it never lasts long enough for me to find out! I prefer to use Cortland apples when I bake this cake, but any firm baking apple will work.

Ruby Breakfast Sauce

Ruby Breakfast Sauce

Ruby Breakfast Sauce

"Brighten a Valentine's Day breakfast with this delicious cherry sauce on French toast, pancakes or waffles," recommends Edie DeSpain of Logan, Utah. With a hint of cranberry flavor, the mixture also is nice served over ham, pork or chicken.
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Waffles with Vanilla Sauce

Waffles with Vanilla Sauce

Waffles with Vanilla Sauce

I like to serve these flavorful waffles when we have company because they add nice color to the table and look so elegant, yet they're so easy to prepare. Everyone raves about the unique rich vanilla sauce served over the warm waffles.

Peppermint Topping

Peppermint Topping

Peppermint Topping

Turn ice cream into a special treat with this tasty sauce. Kids and adults alike will love its cool, sweet flavors. Kelly Ann Gray - Beaufort, South Carolina



Strawberry Sundae Sauce

Strawberry Sundae Sauce

Strawberry Sundae Sauce

“My husband and kids simply love this recipe over their ice cream! It may also be used in banana splits. If you choose not to use liqueur, replace 1-1/2 cups of the mashed strawberries with 1-1/2 cups mashed raspberries instead.” Peggy Townsend - Florence, Colorado

Butterscotch Fondue

Butterscotch Fondue

Butterscotch Fondue

Folks of all ages will enjoy dipping into a pot filled with this yummy concoction from our Test Kitchen. The combination of brown sugar, sweetened condensed milk and toffee bits has lovely flavor. Use it to cap off a meal...or serve it as a sweet snack.

Crunchy Chocolate Sauce

Crunchy Chocolate Sauce

Crunchy Chocolate Sauce

In Waukesha, Wisconsin, Dolores Kastello dresses up ice cream with an easy three-ingredient topping that's full of nuts. "As this rich chocolate sauce cools over the ice cream, it forms a hard shell that kids (and adults) love," she notes.

Sweet Riesling Pears

Sweet Riesling Pears

Sweet Riesling Pears

With these aromatic poached pears simmering away, who needs expensive potpourri? This classic recipe will “wow” your guests as a seasonal dessert. It's simple and sumptuous. —Sunny McDaniel, Cary, North Carolina
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