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.

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.

Related Articles

How to Make Your Home Sparkle this Spring with Dish Soap

Go Clean Co’s Sarah McAllister uses Dawn for easy spring cleaning — all over the house.

15 Garden Party Ideas From A Professional Party Planner

Take your dinner or cocktail parties outdoors this summer with our top garden party tips.

Customize Your Coffee With Our No-Recipe Coffee Creamers

Create 3 signature coffee creamers infused with fall flavors: pumpkin, vanilla and mint, and black tea. Plus, discover our simple ratio for making perfect cold brew every time.

3 DIY Valentine’s Day Cards

This Valentine’s Day, craft handmade cards for a friend, child or sweetie with our simple ideas.

DIY Kids’ Craft Party

Put a new spin on your child’s party with a craft space to entertain your young guests.

Charcuterie Made Simple: 5 Components You Need For Your Board

Follow these simple guidelines to create a charcuterie board for your next party.

Host A Festive Fall Harvest Party

Welcome the cooler weather with a celebration that will get everyone in the mood for fall.

DIY Caramel Apple Bar

Bring the flavors of fall to your next gathering with a DIY caramel apple bar.