Is there anything more tempting for dessert than cheesecake? Not really! And when you serve it with one of our easy and delicious cheesecake topping ideas you’re in for a real treat.

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Quick Cheesecake Topping Ideas

These easy cheesecake topping ideas will make an already yummy dessert even better. Make a classic cheesecake or plain no-bake cheesecake.

Then, try oh-so-good homemade caramel sauce or chocolate sauce, strawberry jam, sweetened whipped cream, or a combination! Check out our recipes below to get inspiration on how to dress up your cheesecake with a bunch of deliciously different flavors and options.

1. Cherry Cheesecake

Our recipe for no-bake cherry cheesecake contains a genius and super simple topping idea: Just open a can of cherry pie filling and cover your cheesecake with sweet cherry goodness.

Cherry Cheesecake
No-Bake Cherry Cheesecake
No-Bake Cherry Cheesecake is the perfect quick and easy, no-bake dessert!
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2. Caramel Sauce

Cheesecake with a drizzle of homemade caramel sauce? Yes please! Check out our recipe for a gooey caramel sauce that’s sure to take your cheesecake over the top.

How to Make Homemade Caramel Sauce
Ditch storebought caramel sauce and replace it with homemade caramel sauce for the tastiest version you've ever had.
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3. Strawberry Raspberry Jam

Want a pretty cheesecake topping that’s also a cinch to put together? Look no further than our crockpot strawberry raspberry jam, which will bring a burst of summer flavor in every bite.

Crockpot Strawberry Raspberry Jam
Crockpot Strawberry Raspberry Jam is the perfect way to preserve a little bit of summer to enjoy the rest of the year. Fresh strawberries and raspberries are combined with sugar and pectin, then left to simmer and thicken in a slow cooker.
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4. Chocolate Syrup

Homemade, all natural chocolate syrup is a perfect topping for cheesecake. It’s so easy to make and keeps well in the fridge, so you can use it again and again. You can’t go wrong with chocolate topping for cheesecake!

Homemade, All Natural Chocolate Syrup
This yummy and easy chocolate syrup will soon be your go-to syrup for all your needs!
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5. Strawberry Rhubarb Jam

Crack open a jar of the strawberry rhubarb jam you made last summer and put it on your cheesecake right away! Our recipe is hard to resist, bringing loads of fruit flavor you’ll want to share.

Strawberry Rhubarb Jam
Strawberry Rhubarb Jam is an easy jam with strawberries, rhubarb, sugar, and fruit pectin to enjoy year-round and is perfect for gift giving!
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These adorable no-bake chocolate chip cookie truffles will look super cute hanging out on top of your favorite cheesecake. Plus, they bring just a little bit extra to your classic cheesecake.

No-Bake Chocolate Chip Truffles
No-Bake Chocolate Chip Cookie Truffles
Make these super easy chocolate chip cookie truffles then place them around the border of your favorite cheesecake. You will have a flawless cheesecake, a decadant chocolate and the flavor of classic chocolate chip cookies all in one perfect dessert!
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7. Bananas Foster

Our Bananas Foster recipe caramelizes bananas in butter, dark brown sugar, and rum and are an amazing cheesecake topping idea. Don’t forget the crunchy toasted pecans to scatter on top. This unique cheesecake topping will take your dessert to the next level.

Bananas Foster
This classic Bananas Foster recipe is full of rich flavor thanks to the butter, dark brown sugar, and rum. Crunchy pecans are the perfect contrast to tender, caramelized bananas. Spoon over ice cream for an amazing dessert!
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8. No-Bake Oreo Cheesecake

Our no-bake oreo cheesecake recipe is a total winner. Oreos are in the cheesecake batter as well as crumbled on top! Read on for all the details on how to put this easy cheesecake recipe together.

No-Bake Oreo Cheesecake
This No-Bake Oreo Cheesecake is the perfect dessert for those days when you don’t want to turn on the oven! It’s rich, creamy, and loaded with everyone’s favorite cookies!
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9. No Bake Chocolate Cheesecake

Cool Whip plus mini chocolate chips is a great cheesecake topping, and it literally will take less than a minute to set it up.

No Bake Chocolate Cheesecake
This easy no-bake chocolate cheesecake is rich, creamy, and full of chocolate flavor!
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10. Whipped Cream

This topping for cheesecake couldn’t be easier! Make whipped cream from scratch and generously top your cheesecake with fluffy piles of deliciousness. Add fresh fruit like blueberries, sliced strawberries, or raspberries too. Homemade whipped cream is an unbeatable option and a classic cheesecake topping, too!

Whipped Cream
Sweetened whipped cream, also known as Chantilly cream, is the perfect addition to any dessert. Here’s how to make whipped cream from scratch.
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More Easy Cheesecake Topping Ideas

Want some even easier cheesecake topping ideas? Here are a few more that take practically no effort at all!

  1. Peanut butter lovers’ cheesecake. Roughly chop Reese’s pieces and peanut butter cups. Then, scatter them on top of the cheesecake, and gently press them in. Drizzle the top with warm peanut butter. (Warming it up makes it easy to drizzle with a spoon!)
  2. Caramel apple cheesecake. Spoon canned apple pie filling (or homemade apple pie filling if you’re feeling ambitious!) over the cheesecake, then drizzle caramel sauce over the top.
  3. Peppermint bark cheesecake. Make the perfect holiday cheesecake by roughly chopping your favorite peppermint bark and gently pressing it into the top of the cheesecake.
  4. Sweet-and-tangy lemon cheesecake. Spread a layer of lemon curd over the top of the cheesecake.
  5. Berry overload cheesecake. Cover the cheesecake with sliced strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries. Curls of white chocolate look pretty too!
  6. Snickers cheesecake. Chop Snickers bars and press them into the top of the cheesecake. A drizzle of caramel sauce is the perfect finishing touch.
  7. Dulce de leche. Creamy, sweet dulce de leche is one of the best cheesecake toppings ever. It can turn a plain cheesecake into something truly special.
  8. Sour Cream. It may sound strange but lots of people love spreading a thin layer of sour cream over their homemade cheesecake. The tangy cream tastes good with the sweet cheesecake.
  9. Sprinkles. One of the easiest cheesecake topping ideas is to simply add sprinkles! Add any color sprinkles to the top of your cheesecake, and you will instantly make your dessert picture-perfect!


What do you cover cheesecake with?

Whipped cream, fruit, chocolate sauce, and caramel sauce are classic cheesecake toppings. Cheesecake can be left plain, or you can top it with any of the amazing cheesecake toppings on this list. Adding toppings to cheesecake is a way to instantly elevate your dessert!

What toppings cover cracks in cheesecake?

If your cheesecake cracks while baking, use a thicker topping to cover up the flaws. Whipped cream, chocolate ganache, or a layer of pie filling are all good choices for topping cheesecakes with cracks and helping to seal them back up.

How to decorate the sides of cheesecake?

The sides of a cheesecake are usually left plain. However, if you want to decorate the sides, try letting a chocolate ganache or caramel topping drip down the sides for a pretty look. You can also press sprinkles onto the side of your cheesecake. Or, pipe some decorative frosting onto the sides. Feel free to get creative!

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