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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.

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Chocolate Dessert with Raspberry Sauce

Chocolate Dessert with Raspberry Sauce

Chocolate Dessert with Raspberry Sauce

My family never turns down this dessert. I make it for special occasions—anniversaries and birthdays, for example—and Sunday meals, too.

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

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—or anytime! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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Cran-Orange Sponge Dessert

Cran-Orange Sponge Dessert

Cran-Orange Sponge Dessert

Snacks, such as Twinkies, make a delightful cake dessert when topped with fruit compote.

Cranberry Cake with Orange Sauce

Cranberry Cake with Orange Sauce

Cranberry Cake with Orange Sauce

I love the tart cranberry flavor of this cheery cake. Served with a warm citrus sauce, it makes a wonderful treat to share at get-togethers with family and friends. —Shirley Dehler of Columbus, Wisconsin

Cranberry-Walnut Cake with Butter Sauce

Cranberry-Walnut Cake with Butter Sauce

Cranberry-Walnut Cake with Butter Sauce

Tired of plain ol' cakes? Give this recipe a shot! Cranberry-lovers will definitely like it because the cake is tart, but the warm butter sauce creates the ideal balance of sweet and sour. Pour the sauce over the cake just before serving.—Katie Kahre, Duluth, Minnesota

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

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

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

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

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
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