If you love cheesecakes in all forms and flavors, then you’ve come to the right place!
Cheesecakes are an absolute favorite in my household!
From the classic and incomparable New York-style cheesecake to the delicious no-bake strawberry cheesecake, I love to cook and devour them all. Oh, and don’t even get me started on cheesecake toppings!
There are just so many varied toppings that go oh-so-well with cheesecakes. Whether its fruits, chocolates, candies, nuts, or even liquor, you can experiment with all sorts of cheesecake toppings to find out which one you love the best.
So, if you’re wondering what to put on top of cheesecakes, then read on!
8 Delectable Cheesecake Toppings
Here are my favorite cheesecake toppings that you must try:
1. Strawberry Cheesecake Glaze
There’s just something truly magical about pairing a tart berry with a classic cheesecake. The blend of flavors is just too divine!
To make a strawberry cheesecake glaze, you simply have to put cleaned stemless strawberries in a saucepan and mash them.
Then, combine the berries with some sugar and cornstarch and stir continuously over low heat until the mixture comes to a boil.
Continue to cook until it thickens to your desired consistency, strain it, let it cool, and then spread it on top of your cheesecake.
2. Blueberry Compote
When I think of decadent cheesecake toppings, a delicious blueberry compote with a lemony twist surely tops the list.
All you need to prepare this topping are some blueberries, freshly squeezed lemon juice, water, sugar, cornstarch, and lemon zest.
Heat the berries, water, sugar, and lemon juice in a saucepan for about 5 minutes or until the mixture starts to thicken.
Add the cornstarch into the mix by blending it separately with a few spoonful’s of the mixture and then pour it to the saucepan. Let it bubble for a few minutes, allow it to cool, and then serve it with your cheesecake.
3. Candied Cheesecake
If you’re looking for a fun cheesecake topping that will surely entice kids and adults alike, then look no further than this special candy topping.
Chop some snickers, peanut butter cups, and any of your favorite chocolate candy bars. Spread some whipped cream on top of your cheesecake and then top it with the chopped candies for a yummy cheesecake topping.
4. Chocolate Heaven
This topping is for all the chocolate lovers out there.
Simply melt 1 to 2 cups of milk chocolate chips into a piping bag, snip off the end of the bag, and get creative with this simple cheesecake topping.
You can make a webbed design of the melted chocolate chips on top of the cheesecake. To take it one step further, you can place malt milk balls on top of the cheesecake for a pretty and irresistible cheesecake topping.
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5. Brandy Sauce
If you’re looking for delectable liquor cheesecake toppings, then look no further than this tasty brandy sauce. All you need to prepare this sauce are egg yolks, sugar, brandy, and heavy whipped cream.
Simply beat the sugar and egg yolks together until the sugar dissolves and the mixture is light in color. Mix in the brandy and then fold this mixture into the whipped cream.
Chill this sauce for about 3 hours before topping your favorite cheesecake with it.
6. Crushed Oreos
If you are wondering, “what to put on top of cheesecakes?” how about keeping things simple yet delicious?
Sprinkle some crushed Oreo cookies on top of the cheesecake! If you want to take it one step further, then you can drizzle some chocolate syrup on top of the crushed Oreos.
7. Praline Sauce
If you’re a Southerner, then you have to try this praline sauce topping for cheesecakes. Simply combine some sugar, corn syrup, butter, and beaten egg and mix them well.
Bring this mixture to a boil over medium heat and don’t forget to stir continuously. Boil it without stirring for about two minutes and then remove it from heat.
Stir in vanilla extract and coarsely chopped pecans. Let the sauce cool and then serve it on top of the cheesecake.
8. Whipped Rum
Whopped rum is a truly delectable cheesecake topping and is quite simple to make. All that you need is rum, whipped cream, and powdered sugar. Whip this delightful mixture until it thickens and then spread it on top of your cheesecake.
The Bottom Line
I hope you enjoyed reading this list of cheesecake toppings! Make sure to try all of these different toppings as they all have different flavors and textures, all of which perfectly complement the flavor and texture of cheesecakes.
So, what are you waiting for?
Go ahead and find out your favorite cheesecake topping!