Easy Homemade Cheesecake Toppings

Make simple, delicious toppings for cheesecake in minutes with just a few ingredients

How do you top your cheesecake?

Cheesecake is arguably one of America’s favorite desserts and it seems like everyone has a different idea about what the perfect cheesecake should taste like. Some like a drier New York-style cheesecake drizzled with chocolate sauce, others a creamier cake topped with fresh berries. Regardless of how you like your cheesecake, we’ve got three easy DIY toppings that we think you’ll love.

Chocolate Ganache
This easy-to-make chocolate sauce can be made with just two ingredients: heavy cream and chocolate chips. Just heat the cream to boiling, pour it over the chocolate chips, then (after letting it sit for 2 minutes) whisk until a smooth creamy chocolate sauce forms.

Berry Sauce
If you like berries on cheesecake, try sprinkling sugar over the fruit and allowing it to sit for a few minutes. When a sauce starts to form, use a fork to mash the fruit into a chunky sauce or blend it in a food processor for a smooth purée.  

Peanut Butter Sauce
Peanut butter is great on cheesecake. Make a sauce by putting creamy peanut butter into a microwave-safe bowl with some honey or corn syrup. Heat the peanut butter for 30 seconds then stir to combine.

Hungry for more? Check out some of our other dessert sauce ideas here.


Kristie Collado is The Daily Meal’s Cook Editor. Follow her on Twitter @KColladoCook.