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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.

Pear Cake with Sour Cream Topping

Pear Cake with Sour Cream Topping

Pear Cake with Sour Cream Topping

This is a great way to combine bread and fruit for an all-in-one breakfast. The cake is very tasty and the unique topping is simply delicious.

Fresh Apple Cake with Caramel Sauce

Fresh Apple Cake with Caramel Sauce

Fresh Apple Cake with Caramel Sauce

I've had this recipe for years and make it often since Michigan has an abundance of apples. The caramel sauce is a special touch, especially when serving guests. —Mrs. Karl Zank, Sand Lake, Michigan

Strawberry Biscuit Shortcake

Strawberry Biscuit Shortcake

Strawberry Biscuit Shortcake

IT SEEMS Mom was always making biscuits. She served them plain for breakfast and dinner, especially when we had stew or baked beans. My favorite was when she served them like this—topped with fresh strawberries and whipped cream! —Elaine Gagnon Pawtucket, Rhode Island
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July Fourth Angel Food Cake

July Fourth Angel Food Cake

July Fourth Angel Food Cake

Beat the summer heat with this light and refreshing dessert. No one will be able to resist sweet raspberries and blueberries atop moist angel food cake.

Macadamia Fudge Cake

Macadamia Fudge Cake

Macadamia Fudge Cake

Meet the Cook: Our daughter (we also have a grown son and a grandson) and her husband operate a cookie factory in Hawaii. After she sent a big supply of macadamia nuts, I came up with this cake I make for church dinners and ladies lunches. -Marguerite Gough, Salida, Colorado

Chocolate Praline Torte

Chocolate Praline Torte

Chocolate Praline Torte

"No one will know this fancy dessert started with a handy boxed cake mix," assures Sandra Castillo of Watertown, Wisconsin. "We enjoy the scrumptious treat throughout the year for special dinners, potlucks and even picnics."

Butterscotch Banana Dessert

Butterscotch Banana Dessert

Butterscotch Banana Dessert

Butter and brown sugar combine to create this yummy sauce that's terrific served warm over cake or ice cream. "This is a family favorite," says Carol Haugen of Fargo, North Dakota. "And it keeps well in a tightly covered jar in the fridge."

Caramel Pineapple Cake

Caramel Pineapple Cake

Caramel Pineapple Cake

"When guests serve this cake, no one ever guesses it's low fat," assures Amanda Denton of Barre, Vermont. "The lemon yogurt and pineapple add moistness missing in many reduced-fat cakes." It's scrumptious topped with caramel sauce.

Flourless Chocolate Cake with Peanut Butter Ice Cream

Flourless Chocolate Cake with Peanut Butter Ice Cream

Flourless Chocolate Cake with Peanut Butter Ice Cream

This luscious dessert features a chocolaty cake, peanut butter ice cream and a smooth coffee-flavored sauce. Every element can conveniently be made in advance.—Rebekah Beyer, Sabetha, Kansas

Espresso Cream Cake

Espresso Cream Cake

Espresso Cream Cake

“After a satisfying meal, I like to go with something light for dessert. This recipe combines two of our favorite flavors, coffee and chocolate, in a scrumptious cream that’s served alongside a slice of angel food cake. Yum.” —Nicole Clayton, Prescott, Arizona

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
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