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Cake Topping Recipes

Looking for recipes for cake toppings? Taste of Home has the best cake topping recipes from real cooks like you, featuring reviews, ratings, how-to videos and tips.

Chocolate Espresso Cake

Chocolate Espresso Cake

Chocolate Espresso Cake

You can have your cake and eat it too with this lower-in-calorie, decadent cake. This single layer, rich chocolate cake is draped with a fantastic cherry sauce. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Apple Cranberry Upside-Down Cakes

Apple Cranberry Upside-Down Cakes

Apple Cranberry Upside-Down Cakes

Cornmeal gives this upside-down cake a unique texture. Apples, cranberries and pecan make a delicious alternative from the typical pineapple and cherries.—Margee Berry, Trout Lake, Washington

Triple Berry Shortcake

Triple Berry Shortcake

Triple Berry Shortcake

My great-great grandmother handed down her shortcake recipe. I’m sharing it because it’s way too fabulous to keep it a secret! —Sara Kingsmore, Vadnais Heights, Minnesota
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Gingerbread with Fig-Walnut Sauce

Gingerbread with Fig-Walnut Sauce

Gingerbread with Fig-Walnut Sauce

I experimented with aniseed this past holiday season and fell in love with the licorice flavor. It really enhances the gingerbread spices and fig sauce in this extraordinary bundt cake. —Shelly Bevington-Fisher, Hermiston, Oregon

Sticky Toffee Pudding

Sticky Toffee Pudding

Sticky Toffee Pudding

Wow your guests with their own mini cake-like dessert. This super moist treat is topped with a warm brown sugar sauce.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Autumn Pumpkin Cupcakes

Autumn Pumpkin Cupcakes

Autumn Pumpkin Cupcakes

These little cupcakes are capped with cream cheese frosting and drizzled with a homemade salted caramel sauce. They’re soft and sweet. —Wendy Rusch, Trego, Wisconsin

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

Grandma Pietz's Cranberry Cake Pudding

Grandma Pietz's Cranberry Cake Pudding

Grandma Pietz's Cranberry Cake Pudding

For generations, our family has handed down this cake recipe starring cranberries. Simple and unusual, it remains a treasured family heirloom. —Lisa Potter, Camp Douglas, WI
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