Take cheesecake up a level with these fabulous cheesecake toppings. We have 23 of the best cheesecake topping ideas.

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Cheesecake toppings

Cheesecake is a popular dessert choice. Everyone gets excited when it’s on the dessert menu.

What could be better than cheesecake? Cheesecake with toppings. We have the absolute best ideas for toppings to jazz up plain cheesecake.

Your family and friends will love these ideas.

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Best Cheesecake Toppings

All of these toppings are luscious and so decadent on cheesecake. Even better, they are quick and simple to make.

1. Strawberry Sauce

With only 4 ingredients, anyone can easily make this decadent strawberry sauce. Drizzle some on top of a slice of cheesecake for a real treat.

Strawberry Sauce
Strawberry sauce recipe has only 4 ingredients making it so easy. This delicious homemade strawberry sauce is perfect with ice cream, pancakes and more.
Strawberry Sauce

2. Blueberry Sauce

Skip the store bought sauce and make this easy blueberry sauce at home. It is amazing on cheesecake.

Blueberry Sauce
Blueberry sauce recipe is simple to make and so delicious. Serve this on cheesecake, pancakes and more for a decadent treat. 
Blueberry Sauce

3. Fresh Fruit

Fresh fruit is always my go to cheesecake topping. Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries or even bananas are delicious with cheesecake.

4. Homemade Cherry Pie Filling

This is a classic topping for cheesecake. Homemade cherry pie filling is so yummy and really simple to make.

Homemade Cherry Pie Filling
Homemade Cherry Pie Filling is super easy to make. This is so delicious to use in your favorite dessert recipes and also a yummy topping idea.
Homemade Cherry Pie Filling

4. Hot Fudge Sauce

Whip up homemade hot fudge with only 3 ingredients. I bet you already have all you need to make this amazing topping for cheesecake.

Hot Fudge Sauce Recipe
Chocolate fans will go crazy over this easy Hot Fudge Sauce Recipe. You only need 3 ingredients to make homemade hot fudge and it so decadent.
Hot Fudge Sauce Recipe

5. Homemade Caramel Sauce

Drizzle caramel sauce all over cheesecake for a seriously decadent dessert. Plus, it is really easy to make.

Homemade Caramel Sauce
It is so easy to learn how to make caramel sauce. This is seriously so decadent and creamy. Spoon this over ice cream, apple pie, fruit and more!
Homemade Caramel Sauce

6. Candy Bars

Chopped up candy bars is delicious on cheesecake. I love chopped butterfinger, kit kats, or heath bars, but any candy would be delicious. Just use your favorite chocolate.

7. Oreos

Oreos are delicious on cheesecake. Honestly any kind of cookies crushed up over cheesecake is amazing. If you are in the mood to make an oreo cheesecake, try one of these oreo cheesecake recipes

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Oreo Cheesecake bars
Oreo cheesecake bars combine all that you love about Oreo cookies and cheesecake into one luscious dessert. Perfect for parties and more.
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8. Canned Pie Filling

We already talked about our homemade cherry pie filling, but any canned pie filling is delicious spooned over cheesecake. Blueberry compote is tasty. You can serve it cold, or warm up the pie filling and drizzle over the cheesecake.

9. Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups

Peanut butter fans will go crazy over this simple and easy topping. Just chop Reese’s Cups into small pieces and sprinkle on top of the cheesecake. It is super easy but so tasty.

10. Peanut Butter

Peanut butter topping is creamy and decadent while being so easy to make. It is perfect to enjoy on cheesecake.

Peanut Butter Topping
Turn cheesecake into something amazing with this delicious homemade topping.
Peanut Butter Topping

11. Homemade Whipped Cream

With just 2 ingredients, it is very simple to make homemade whipped cream. Add a dollop of this to any slice of cheesecake. You can use a piping bag to make it pretty.

Homemade Whipped Cream
Once you try this Homemade Whipped Cream Recipe, you will never buy store bought whipped cream. This is so easy with just 2 ingredients and tastes amazing.
Homemade Whipped Cream

12. Nuts

Chopped nuts are delicious and add an easy crunch to cheesecake.

13. Granola

Sprinkle granola on cheesecake for a new flavor. It is crunchy and flavored with pumpkin.

Pumpkin Granola
With very few ingredients, you can make this pumpkin granola recipe with items you probably already have in the pantry. Save money with this frugal recipe and enjoy delicious pumpkin granola.
Pumpkin Granola

14. Graham Crackers

Crush graham crackers to make a tasty topping for cheesecake. I like to leave some larger pieces and it is really yummy.

Homemade Graham Crackers
You have to try this fun homemade graham crackers recipe. They are fun and easy to make with the kids. Once you try this graham crackers recipe, you’ll never turn back.
Homemade Graham Crackers

15. Fried Apples

Apples fried with cinnamon and sugar make the best cheesecake topping. Enjoy it warm or cold for a great dessert.

Fried Apples
This Southern Fried apples recipe is so easy but tastes delicious and your house will smell amazing. These are the best fried apples and you can enjoy them with any meal of the day.
Fried Apples

16. Matcha

Japanese powdered green tea is delicious on cheesecake. Matcha has a slight bitterness to it, which makes it a great cheesecake topping, because it brings out the sweetness in the cheesecake. This would be the perfect dessert paired with your favorite Asian recipe.

17. Drizzle Melted Chocolate and Caramel

Drizzle melted chocolate or chocolate syrup and caramel sauce over the cheesecake in a crisscross pattern. Sprinkle a handful of chopped nuts on top and you have a an impromptu “Turtle” Cheesecake.

18. Pretzels

Chop up some pretzels and sprinkle over a plain cheesecake. This might seem weird, but try it. The Salted and sweet combination is amazing. I like to also drizzled chocolate when I top with chopped pretzels.

Our Cinnamon Sugar pretzels would be amazing with cheesecake

Cinnamon Sugar Pretzels
Cinnamon Sugar Pretzels are super easy to make and a delicious snack. Make these for parties, after school snacks, movie night and more.
Cinnamon Sugar Pretzels

19. Cinnamon and Sugar

A Dusting of cinnamon and sugar is delicious over cheesecake. The Cinnamon sugar combined with the creamy cheesecake is a delicious combination.

Cinnamon Sugar
Learn how to make cinnamon sugar at home and save a ton of money. Skip the store bought mixture and make this in minutes.

Cinnamon Sugar

20. Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

This would be so pretty to do anytime of the year but especially on special occasions. Top cheesecake with a few chocolate dipped strawberries for a real treat.

Chocolate covered strawberries
Learn how to make chocolate covered strawberries. We have the best tips and tricks to make homemade chocolate covered strawberries. 
Chocolate covered strawberries

21. Chocolate and White Chocolate shavings

You can top a store bought cheesecake with chocolate shavings. Buy white chocolate and dark chocolate in the blocks on the baking aisle.

Take a potato peeler and peel off pieces giving you the prettiest chocolate shavings. Another idea is to use chocolate chips.

22. Raspberry Jam

Raspberry is a great combination with cheesecake. This jam is only 3 ingredients and so decadent swirled on a slice of cheesecake.

Raspberry Jam
It really is so easy to make Raspberry jam recipe at home. You only need 3 ingredients to enjoy homemade raspberry jam. Enjoy on biscuits, toast and more!

Raspberry Jam

23. Homemade Butterscotch Sauce

Cheesecake is amazing with butterscotch and this homemade butterscotch sauce recipe is perfect to drizzle on top.

Homemade Butterscotch Recipe
This easy Butterscotch Sauce recipe is rich and decadent. Skip the store bought sauce and give this homemade sauce a try with 5 ingredients.
Homemade Butterscotch Recipe

If you need a delicious cheesecake recipe, try this no bake cheesecake recipe:

Easy No Bake Cheesecake Recipe

5 from 8 votes
This Easy No Bake Cheesecake Recipe is simple to make, and the results are creamy and delicious. Add your favorite toppings for an amazing dessert!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Chill 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 20 minutes
Servings 10 – 12
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 552


  • Crust:
  • 3 cups 20 graham crackers
  • 12 tablespoons 1 ¼ sticks unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • Filling:
  • 2 blocks 8 oz each cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 can 14 oz sweetened condensed milk
  • cup lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Toppings:
  • Canned pie filling
  • Fresh fruit
  • Chocolate
  • Whatever you like
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  • Crust:
  • Crush graham crackers in food processor or resealable bag
  • Add crumbs to large bowl
  • Stir in sugar
  • Melt butter in microwave safe bowl
  • Stir into crumb mixture until well combined
  • Press firmly into 9 inch springform pan
  • Chill for 20 minutes
  • Filling:
  • In a large bowl, beat together cream cheese and sweetened condensed milk until smooth and creamy
  • Beat in lemon juice and vanilla until smooth
  • Pour into prepared crust, spread evenly
  • Cover with plastic wrap and chill until firm 3-4 hours or overnight
  • Serve with toppings of your choice
  • Refrigerate leftovers

Nutrition Facts

Calories 552kcal, Carbohydrates 53g, Protein 8g, Fat 35g, Saturated Fat 20g, Cholesterol 100mg, Sodium 505mg, Potassium 280mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 35g, Vitamin A 1140IU, Vitamin C 5mg, Calcium 183mg, Iron 1mg

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Check out the best cheesecake toppings!  These toppings are all easy and delicious on top of your favorite cheesecake recipe.  Including sauces: strawberry, chocolate and caramel and delicious fruit and chocolate candy toppings too!  #dessertsonadime #cheesecake #toppings

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