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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.

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.
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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

Caramel Butter Cake

Caramel Butter Cake

Caramel Butter Cake

For a special occasions cake, I make this recipe. The sauce is truly the best part of the cake. It is so yummy.—Janet Mack, Edgewater, Maryland

Chocolate Zucchini Cake with Custard Sauce

Chocolate Zucchini Cake with Custard Sauce

Chocolate Zucchini Cake with Custard Sauce

The minute I can get my hands on zucchini, I start making this light and luscious cake. For years it was an often-ordered dessert at my sister's deli. —Peggy Linton, Cobourg, Ontario

Tropical Pound Cake

Tropical Pound Cake

Tropical Pound Cake

Pomegranate seeds add a nice touch to the tropical fruit topping. To minimize the mess of seeding a pomegranate, follow these simple instructions. First, cut off the crown and score the fruit into quarters. Soak the fruit in a large bowl of cold water for 5 minutes. Holding the fruit underwater, break the scored sections apart with your fingers. Then separate the seed clusters from the skin and membranes. Discard the skin and the membranes; dry the seeds on paper towels.

Pumpkin Gingerbread with Caramel Sauce

Pumpkin Gingerbread with Caramel Sauce

Pumpkin Gingerbread with Caramel Sauce

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

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.

Raspberry Pear Shortcake

Raspberry Pear Shortcake

Raspberry Pear Shortcake

This dessert is a nice change of pace from traditional strawberry shortcake. Because the recipe calls for canned pears and either fresh or frozen raspberries, you can make it year-round.
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