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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.

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

Apple Cream Shortcakes

Apple Cream Shortcakes

Apple Cream Shortcakes

"Here’s a new take on two old favorites—shortcake and apple pie," writes Athena Russell of Florence, South Carolina. The apple flavor makes it an ideal autumn dish.
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Apple Pie Dessert

Apple Pie Dessert

Apple Pie Dessert

MY AUNT gave me this recipe and it is a wonderful fall dessert for two or more. It tastes like apple pie, yet is less time consuming to prepare. With the special touch of the butter sauce, it receives raves for taste and a delightful surprise flavor addition.

Cake with Pineapple Pudding

Cake with Pineapple Pudding

Cake with Pineapple Pudding

“This recipe was given to me by a dear friend, and I serve it often. It's so light and refreshing. I frequently take it to church luncheons.” Judy Sellgren - Grand Rapids, Michigan

Shortcut Strawberry-Vanilla Dessert

Shortcut Strawberry-Vanilla Dessert

Shortcut Strawberry-Vanilla Dessert

This quick and yummy strawberry dessert is loaded with fresh strawberries and a creamy pudding topping. Make sure you make plenty—it disappears quickly. —Christine Johnson, Ricetown, Kentucky

Pumpkin-Ginger bread

Pumpkin-Ginger bread

Pumpkin-Ginger bread

Instead of making ordinary gingerbread, I like to rely on this dressed-up version. The pumpkin gingerbread features a nutty crust and delicious caramel sauce.—Mitzi Sentiff, Annapolis, Maryland

Grandma's Christmas Cake

Grandma's Christmas Cake

Grandma's Christmas Cake

One bite of this old-fashioned spice cake will start everyone reminiscing. Chock full of raisins and nuts, it tastes extra special drizzled with a rich, buttery sauce. —Linda Stemen, Monroeville, Indiana

Pound Cake with Brandied Peach Sauce

Pound Cake with Brandied Peach Sauce

Pound Cake with Brandied Peach Sauce

This peach sauce is so quick and elegant, you'll want to serve it over pound cake, shortcake, ice cream, waffles and whatever your palate desires. —Suzy Horvath, Sheridan, Oregon

Coconut Cranberry Shortcakes

Coconut Cranberry Shortcakes

Coconut Cranberry Shortcakes

Our twist on strawberry shortcake features a tender coconut-flavored cake and a slightly tart cranberry sauce. It's a lovely dessert for the Christmas season.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Mini Chocolate Raspberry Cakes

Mini Chocolate Raspberry Cakes

Mini Chocolate Raspberry Cakes

Instead of making individual hot fudge sundaes for guests, make these cute little cakes! Raspberry and chocolate always pair well. I like to stir 1/2 cup raspberries directly into the sauce, but you can also use them as a garnish.—Pamela Shank, Parkersburg, West Virginia
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