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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.

Raisin Sauce for Pound Cake

Raisin Sauce for Pound Cake

Raisin Sauce for Pound Cake

This home—style dessert that takes just moments to prepare. “I often substitute white cupcakes for the pound cake,” says Charlene Turnbull from Wainwright, Alberta. “It’s one of our favorite desserts!”

Orange Marmalade Cake Sauce

Orange Marmalade Cake Sauce

Orange Marmalade Cake Sauce

For a sweet finale, try Denise's yummy marmalade cake sauce. It’s super-easy and terrific over store-bought angel food or pound cake. —Denise DuBois, Coral Springs, Florida

Caramel Pear Dessert

Caramel Pear Dessert

Caramel Pear Dessert

“I created this dessert when my sister and a friend came to lunch. It was so good, they threatened to lick their plates! Enjoy this little bit of heaven.” Shirley Stubblefield - Chino, California
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Chocolate Cake with Coconut Sauce

Chocolate Cake with Coconut Sauce

Chocolate Cake with Coconut Sauce

With the bold flavors of raspberry and coconut enhancing fudgy chocolate cake and creamy vanilla ice cream, what's not to love?-Tabitha Freeman of Middletown, Connecticut

Gingerbread with Compote

Gingerbread with Compote

Gingerbread with Compote

Warm fruit and spices make an easy and festive way to dress up boxed gingerbread mix for the holidays! Maria Regakis - Somerville, MA

Blue-Ribbon Butter Cake

Blue-Ribbon Butter Cake

Blue-Ribbon Butter Cake

I found this recipe in an old cookbook I bought at a garage sale and couldn’t wait to try it. I knew it had been someone’s favorite because of the well-worn page. —Joan F. Gertz, Palmetto, Florida

Pineapple-Caramel Sponge Cakes

Pineapple-Caramel Sponge Cakes

Pineapple-Caramel Sponge Cakes

Want the flavor of pineapple-upside-down cake without the heat and hassle of turning on the oven? Whip up Lynn Mahle’s delicious no-bake dessert. Only four ingredients make it a fuss-free winner for the Quincy, Florida reader!

Chocolate Angel Food Cake with Raspberry Sauce

Chocolate Angel Food Cake with Raspberry Sauce

Chocolate Angel Food Cake with Raspberry Sauce

"When I needed a light dessert for guests who were on a restricted diet, I combined two of my favorite recipes to create this chocolate cake with berry sauce," says Lana Drum, Maryville, Tennessee.

Saucy Cranberry Cake

Saucy Cranberry Cake

Saucy Cranberry Cake

The fresh cranberries in this dessert add a little zing! “I ask my mom to bake this cake for me every year on my birthday,” says Lisa Seehafer of Appleton, Wisconsin. “I also love to make it at Christmastime.”

Gingerbread With Raisin Sauce

Gingerbread With Raisin Sauce

Gingerbread With Raisin Sauce

What's nicer on a cold winter day than the spicy aroma of warm gingerbread filling the house? Drizzled with a rich raisin sauce, the wonderfully moist texture of this old-time favorite is good any time of year. Folks can't get enough! -Julia Livingston Frostproof, Florida

Celebration Cranberry Cake

Celebration Cranberry Cake

Celebration Cranberry Cake

After I've served this cake, guests never leave my house without requesting the recipe. The sweetness of the butter cream sauce balances beautifully with the cake's tart cranberries. —Jeri Clayton, Sandy, Utah
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