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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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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

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

Granny's Gingerbread Cake with Caramel Sauce

Granny's Gingerbread Cake with Caramel Sauce

Granny's Gingerbread Cake with Caramel Sauce

The rich molasses and spice flavor of this old-time dessert is complemented with a buttery caramel sauce.—Joy Sparks, Muskegon, Michigan
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July Fourth Angel Food Cake

July Fourth Angel Food Cake

July Fourth Angel Food Cake

Beat the summer heat with this light and refreshing dessert. No one will be able to resist sweet raspberries and blueberries atop moist angel food cake.

Lemon Strawberry Shortcake

Lemon Strawberry Shortcake

Lemon Strawberry Shortcake

Add lemon peel to the shortcake batter and the butter to give traditional shortcake a bit of zip. That extra flavor burst puts this shortcake recipe over the top! — Nancy Hooper, Glen Burnie, Maryland

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

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.

Orange Marmalade Cake Sauce

Orange Marmalade Cake Sauce

Orange Marmalade Cake Sauce

For a sweet finale, try Denise's yummy marmalade cake sauce. It’s super-easy and terrific over store-bought angel food or pound cake. —Denise DuBois, Coral Springs, Florida

Orange Pound Cake with Cranberry Compote

Orange Pound Cake with Cranberry Compote

Orange Pound Cake with Cranberry Compote

My husband and I enjoy dessert but not all of the fat and calories that go with it. This pound cake is made lighter with Greek yogurt. You will never miss that extra fat in taste or texture.—Ann Goncheroski, Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania.

Sponge Cake with Blueberry Topping

Sponge Cake with Blueberry Topping

Sponge Cake with Blueberry Topping

This recipe puts the blueberries grown in our area to good use. It's a great summertime dessert.—Frances Colley, Coos Bay, Oregon

Strawberry Biscuit Shortcake

Strawberry Biscuit Shortcake

Strawberry Biscuit Shortcake

IT SEEMS Mom was always making biscuits. She served them plain for breakfast and dinner, especially when we had stew or baked beans. My favorite was when she served them like this—topped with fresh strawberries and whipped cream! —Elaine Gagnon Pawtucket, Rhode Island
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