37+ Cheesecake Toppings to Take Your Dessert to the Next Level

Cheesecake is a delicious dessert that can be enjoyed on its own, but it’s even better with a topping. There are endless possibilities when it comes to cheesecake toppings, so you can find the perfect one to match your taste and the occasion.

The Tastiest Cheesecake Topping Ideas

Salted caramel sauce in small weck jar.
This 15 Minute Easy Salted Caramel Sauce makes it easy to create the most amazingly delicious, rich salted caramel topping in a hurry!
Salted Caramel Sauce
Easy homemade strawberry sauce is made with just 3 ingredients. This sauce makes a great topping for cheesecake, ice cream, and more!
Recipe: I Heart Eating
Strawberry Sauce
Smooth and creamy homemade apple curd that tastes just like apple pie! Made without eggs or dairy, and gently cinnamon-spiced.
Recipe: Addicted to Dates
Apple Pie Curd
A recipe for easy raspberry sauce that can be used as a dessert topping. All you need is four ingredients and 20-minutes to make this sweet, tangy, treat!
Recipe: Delightful Adventures
Easy Raspberry Sauce
Pineapple curd is one of the most delicious things on earth! It’s tangy, fruity and sweet, and it is perfect for all sorts of fillings or toppings.
Recipe: Charming Cocktails
Pineapple Curd
This easy vegan blueberry curd recipe can be made with fresh or frozen blueberries! Made without eggs, it’s thick, creamy, and smooth.
Recipe: Addicted to Dates
Blueberry Curd
This easy Hot Fudge Sauce, is gooey, thick and luxurious. Made in under 10 minutes, it’s the perfect topping to your cheesecake or ice cream or brownies.
Recipe: Emma Duckworth Bakes
Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce
Sweet, tangy homemade lemon curd is surprisingly easy to make with only 4 ingredients in under 15 minutes.
Recipe: Emma Duckworth Bakes
Homemade Lemon Curd
A delicious and simple sauce, this mixed berry compote made with frozen berries is perfect for topping chia pudding, overnight oats or porridge.
Recipe: Our Nourishing Table
Mixed Berry Compote
This Pecan Praline Ice Cream Topping is rich, buttery, and loaded with caramel flavor. Serve it over ice cream, cheesecake, pancakes, or bread pudding!
Recipe: The Novice Chef
Praline Pecan Sauce
White Chocolate Ganache is a creamy mixture made from white chocolate, heavy cream, and butter, making it perfect for a filling or frosting.
Recipe: I Am Baker
White Chocolate Ganache
This pistachio cheesecake topping is luxurious and rich and make with white chocolate, pistachio paste and chopped pistachios for an added crunch.
Recipe: Rich and Delish
Pistachio Cheesecake Topping
This fluffy meringue cheesecake topping is an absolutely delicious way to top off a cheesecake –especially a lemon cheesecake!
Recipe: Julie Marie Eats
Meringue Topping
Take your desserts over the top with this easy homemade bourbon whipped cream recipe made with just 4 ingredients.
Recipe: State of Dinner
Bourbon Whipped Cream
This smooth rhubarb sauce is perfectly sweet and tart! Delicious topping for ice cream, oatmeal, and toast. Easy to make with 4 ingredients.
Recipe: Heartbeet Kitchen
4 Ingredient Rhubarb Sauce
Elevate your desserts & drinks with homemade Espresso Whipped Cream! With just a few simple ingredients you’ll have rich & creamy coffee-flavored cream!
Recipe: State of Dinner
Homemade Espresso Whipped Cream
Quick and easy Sugared Cranberries make a beautiful garnish on cakes, cheesecakes, pies, or cocktails and make a delicious sweet treat for your holiday!
Recipe: Vanilla and Bean
Sugared Cranberries
This coffee caramel sauce recipe makes a luxuriously smooth and thick caramel sauce. It’s gently infused with coffee.
Recipe: Baking with Butter
Coffee Caramel Sauce
This easy cranberry compote recipe is a healthier alternative to cranberry sauce. Made in only 20 minutes, it’s the best holiday cheesecake topping.
Recipe: The Littlest Crumb
Cranberry Compote
Mango Curd is a delicious and easy-to-make dessert that is perfect for any occasion. With its rich, velvety texture and sweet, tangy flavor, it’s sure to be a hit with anyone who tries it.
Recipe: Pies and Tacos
Mango Curd
A complete how to toast coconut guide! Learn how to toast coconut in the oven, microwave, and on the stove to use as a delicious topping.
Recipe: Salt and Baker
Toasted Coconut
Fresh, crisp apples are spiced and cooked to saucy perfection to make this yummy apple pie filling that’s perfect for so many desserts.
Recipe: Spaceships and Laser Beams
Apple Pie Filling
This recipe for Homemade Pumpkin Caramel Sauce infuses pumpkin puree into homemade caramel for the perfect sauce for fall!
Recipe: Crazy for Crust
Homemade Pumpkin Spice Sauce
Passionfruit Curd is easy to make, you don’t need fresh passionfruit, you can find passionfruit pulp at the store or online!
Recipe: Pies and Tacos
Passionfruit Curd
Milk chocolate ganache and toasted marshmallows are the perfect way to top a summer time S'more cheesecake! So pick up a bag of marshmallows and your kitchen torch, and let’s start toasting some marshmallows!
Recipe: Bunsen Burner Bakery
S’mores Cheesecake Topping
Blood Orange Cheesecake
Celebrate the delicious flavors of blood oranges with this blood orange jelly cheesecake topping.  
Recipe: Sugar et al
Blook Orange Jelly Cheesecake Topping
Have you ever tried pomegranate molasses? It’s tangy and bright in flavor, and it’s easy to make at home! Perfect for drizzling on cheesecake!
Recipe: Healthy Nibbles
Pomegranate Molasses
The Best Recipe for Apple Cider Syrup
Make this delicious Apple Cider Syrup to use as a delicious topping on any fall dessert! Spiced apple cider syrup is also great for holiday gifting!
Recipe: Good Life Eats
Apple Cider Syrup
You need just three ingredients to make this homemade peach sauce. The deliciousness begins with ripe, juicy, peaches.
Recipe: Bare Feet in the Kitchen
Peach Sauce
Homemade fruit curd is so easy to make and this lime curd is no different. Just a handful of ingredients and about 15 minutes are all you need – oh plus the patience to let it cool and set.
Recipe: Sugar Salt Magic
Lime Curd
Learn how to make butterscotch sauce on the stovetop in 5 minutes! Made with dark brown sugar, this butterscotch topping is rich and creamy!
Recipe: Tutti Dolci
Butterscotch Sauce
This homemade cherry sauce is easy to make and only has a few, simple ingredients. It’s vegan friendly, naturally sweetened, and gluten free! It’s a delicious topping for pancakes, oatmeal, ice cream, cheesecake, cakes, and more!
Recipe: Wife Mama Foodie
Homemade Cherry Sauce
Vegan Dulce de Leche - 2 ingredients
This vegan dulce de leche is thick, gooey, and delicious. Perfect for spreading over cheesecake, drizzled on pancakes, or eaten by a spoonful!
Recipe: Glowing Blush
Vegan Dulce de Leche
Homemade pear compote is easy to make with just a few simple ingredients. It’s a delicious topper for cheesecake!
Recipe: Crowded Kitchen
Pear Compote
Small-Batch Fig Honey Jam is sweet, luscious and so easy to make! There’s no canning or pectin required and it gets rave reviews every time!
Recipe: Flavor the Moments
Fig Honey Jam
A homemade Strawberry coulis recipe using just 3 ingredients that is perfect for all desserts. You’ll love using this strawberry topping for ice cream, pancakes or cheesecakes.
Recipe: Marcellina In Cucina
Strawberry Coulis
A few simple ingredients and 10 minutes is all you need to make this rich and creamy chocolate whipped cream recipe. Perfect for any treat!
Recipe: Lemons + Zest
Chocolate Whipped Cream
Collage of cheesecake toppings.

37+ Delicious Cheesecake Toppings

Cheesecake is a delicious dessert that can be enjoyed on its own, but it's even better with a topping. There are endless possibilities when it comes to cheesecake toppings, so you can find the perfect one to match your taste and the occasion. Try this 15 Minute Easy Salted Caramel Sauce!
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Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 6



  • Heat the sugar in a sauce pan over medium heat and stir with rubber spatula until sugar is liquefied and amber in color.
  • Once sugar is completely melted, add butter and stir until dissolved.
  • Slowly add in heavy cream and heat for one minute.
  • Remove from heat and add vanilla and salt.
  • The sauce will keep for up to two weeks in the refrigerator.


This recipe makes 1 cup of salted caramel sauce. 
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Calories: 299kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 57mg | Sodium: 495mg | Potassium: 14mg | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 640IU | Calcium: 16mg

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