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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.

Cake and Fruit Kabobs

Cake and Fruit Kabobs

Cake and Fruit Kabobs

"I've served these fun kabobs at many parties," says Robin Spires of Tampa, Florida. "You can use any combination of fruits you like, depending on what's in season. The thick chocolate sauce has just the right hint of orange."

Chunky Apple Cake

Chunky Apple Cake

Chunky Apple Cake

This tender, moist cake is full of old-fashioned comfort, and the yummy brown sugar sauce makes it special. For a festive occasion, top with a dollop of whipped cream. —Debi Benson, Bakersfield, California

German Chocolate Upside Down Cake

German Chocolate Upside Down Cake

German Chocolate Upside Down Cake

This recipe is my mother's—she's an excellent baker and cook. There was always some new food for my three brothers and me to try when we were growing up! I enjoy baking, too, as well as gardening and making stained glass windows and lamps.—Juliann Nelson, Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Sauerkraut Brownie Cake

Sauerkraut Brownie Cake

Sauerkraut Brownie Cake

A rich, frosted brownie cake hits the spot anytime! Sauerkraut is what makes this cake so moist and tangy. Sometimes I like to substitute coconut for the nuts for a change of pace.

Date Pudding Cake Loaf

Date Pudding Cake Loaf

Date Pudding Cake Loaf

For old-fashioned appeal at Christmastime, try this moist cake baked in a loaf pan and dotted with chopped dates and walnuts. The recipe includes a homemade vanilla sauce.—Nancy Foust, Stoneboro, Pennsylvania

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.

Gingerbread Cake with Lemon Sauce

Gingerbread Cake with Lemon Sauce

Gingerbread Cake with Lemon Sauce

Our Test Kitchen updated this moist, delicious classic with a zippy lemon sauce that complements the cake's delicate ginger flavor.

Apple Cakes with Lemon Sauce

Apple Cakes with Lemon Sauce

Apple Cakes with Lemon Sauce

"Perfect for dessert or brunch, these rich apple mini cakes are irresistible, served with a steaming cup of coffe. I make them often when I have fresh apples from our small orchard," Mary Shivers writes from Ada, Oklahoma.

Apple Nut Cake with Rum Sauce

Apple Nut Cake with Rum Sauce

Apple Nut Cake with Rum Sauce

Special occasions call for wonderful recipes like this. The simple-to-make rum sauce nicely complements the apple cake.

Spiced Apple Dessert

Spiced Apple Dessert

Spiced Apple Dessert

Drizzled with warm caramel sauce, this classic and comforting, old-fashioned dessert is an heirloom recipe. “It was passed down from my Great-Aunt Syd,” writes Anne Livingston from Evanston, Illinois. “It’s so good in wintertime and no one ever guesses it’s as light as it is!” TASTY TIP Chopped pecans make an easy but elegant substitute in this recipe.

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!”
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