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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.

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.
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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

Almond-Lemon Pound Cake

Almond-Lemon Pound Cake

Almond-Lemon Pound Cake

“This is the first cake I learned to make more than 30 years ago, and it’s still a favorite of mine,” Michaela Rosenthal jots from Woodland Hills, California. You can freeze any leftover cake and berry sauce for another time.

Pound Cake with Cherry Chocolate Topping

Pound Cake with Cherry Chocolate Topping

Pound Cake with Cherry Chocolate Topping

Chocolate and cherries are a classic combination. Here they come together in a succulent sauce that's draped over generous slices of moist pound cake.

Orange Angel Food Cake

Orange Angel Food Cake

Orange Angel Food Cake

Our Test Kitchen staff concludes this fast-to-fix feast with slices of delicate orange cake topped with a dreamy citrus sauce and colorful fruit.

Cake with Lemon Sauce

Cake with Lemon Sauce

Cake with Lemon Sauce

Refreshing Cake with Lemon Sauce completes the delightful dinner. "This is a family favorite on hot summer nights," notes Claire Dion from Canterbury, Connecticut. Cream cheese, milk and pudding mix are all that's needed for the sunny sauce drizzled over prepared pound cake and topped with a few berries.

Blueberry Pound Cake

Blueberry Pound Cake

Blueberry Pound Cake

My husband and I have blueberry bushes in our backyard, so I developed this dessert using a basic pound cake recipe from my great-aunt. I pick and freeze the berries in 3-cup portions so I can make this yummy cake all year long. -Nancy Zimmerman, Cape May Court House, New Jersey
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