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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.

America's Birthday Cake

America's Birthday Cake

America's Birthday Cake

My birthday is July 3, so we celebrate it along with America's birthday. I created this yummy cake as a way to serve a red, white and blue cake for both occasions. We top each piece with a birthday candle and everyone blows out the candle to celebrate both birthdays. —Darlene Brenden, Salem, Oregon

Blueberry Cake with Wojapi Sauce

Blueberry Cake with Wojapi Sauce

Blueberry Cake with Wojapi Sauce

This is my grandmother's recipe, and the sauce is traditional Cherokee, which has been passed down for generations. It is very versatile and can be used on fry bread, pancakes, waffles and other desserts.
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Christmas Pudding with Brandy Sauce

Christmas Pudding with Brandy Sauce

Christmas Pudding with Brandy Sauce

We developed this classic Christmas pudding that's served with a caramel brandy sauce. Packed with fruits, nuts and spices, it's rich and delicious.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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

Cherry Upside-Down Cake

Cherry Upside-Down Cake

Cherry Upside-Down Cake

“As a home ec teacher, I used this recipe to demonstrate simple cake and sauce making. The kids loved it—just as my family always has.” —Dorothy Erickson, Blue Eye, Missouri

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

Warm Sticky Toffee Pudding

Warm Sticky Toffee Pudding

Warm Sticky Toffee Pudding

Sticky Mincemeat Toffee Pudding is not pudding in the American sense of the word. It is a very rich, moist, spiced cake, repleat with mincemeat and toasted walnuts, drizzled with buttery warm toffee sauce. Serve Sticky Toffee Mincemeat Pudding warm or at room temperature. The Toffee Sauce should be heated just before serving. —Denise Nyland, Panama City, Florida

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

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

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
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