Cheesecake Toppings That Everyone Will Love

Set up a cheesecake toppings bar and let guests customize their dessert to their liking.

Whether you’re hosting a holiday party or a New Year’s Eve bash, a cheesecake toppings bar is a delicious way to let guests personalize their desserts.

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Simply head to the store or your favorite bakery, pick up some cheesecakes, set out these topping suggestions and let your guests pick and choose.

While all of these toppings pair well with traditional cheesecake, we’ve provided suggestions for sweet additions that complement chocolate cheesecake, too. Let your creativity go wild and serve a variety of cheesecakes to share!

Tips for setting up the toppings bar

Cover a large banquet table with a tablecloth. Then set out two to three cheesecakes (depending on the size of your event) on cake stands to make more room on the table for toppings. Arrange small decorative bowls of toppings around the cheesecakes with serving spoons and labels. Provide dessert plates, forks and napkins to complete the buffet-style setup.

Our favorite cheesecake toppings

Satisfy any taste with these homemade and store-bought cheesecake toppings:

For Plain Cheesecake

  • Canned pie filling (cherry, strawberry, rhubarb)
  • Mandarin orange slices in syrup
  • Caramel sauce
  • Hot fudge
  • Chocolate chips
  • Whipped cream
  • Raspberry preserves
  • Mixed nuts
  • Fresh fruit slices

For Chocolate Cheesecake

  • Peanut butter
  • Chopped peanut butter cups
  • Malted milk balls
  • Mints
  • Chocolate chips
  • Caramel nut sauce (toasted nuts mixed with caramel sauce)
  • Marshmallows
  • Chocolate sandwich cookies
  • Shredded coconut

Tip: Dishwashing is simple thanks to Dawn. After the party, wash serving bowls and cheesecake serving trays with Dawn Platinum Dish Soap – it’s powerful enough to wash away 48-hour stuck-on food in seconds.

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