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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.

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.
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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.

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

Chocolate Berry Pound Cake

Chocolate Berry Pound Cake

Chocolate Berry Pound Cake

"This moist cake topped with raspberry whipped cream is from a dear friend's vast recipe collection," writes Christi Ross of Guthrie, Texas. "It tastes like something Grandma would make and is pretty enough to serve at a special luncheon or shower."

Almond Fudge Cake

Almond Fudge Cake

Almond Fudge Cake

"People are amazed that this luscious, moist and tender cake is a light dessert," confirms Mike Pickerel of Columbia, Missouri. "I love the rich chocolate flavor and fruity sauce."

Chocolate Cake With Fudge Sauce

Chocolate Cake With Fudge Sauce

Chocolate Cake With Fudge Sauce

My whole family makes sure to leave room for dessert when this wonderful cake is on the menu. We all love chocolate and agree this rich, quick and easy recipe is one of the yummiest ways to enjoy it.

Chocolate Chip Caramel Cake

Chocolate Chip Caramel Cake

Chocolate Chip Caramel Cake

When I want to serve a treat that's pretty and delicious, I make this scrumptious cake. Dotted with chocolate chips and topped with caramel icing, pecans and a chocolate drizzle, it's absolutely irresistible! -Michele VanDewerker, Roseboom, New York
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