This is a very pretty cake and delicious. It needs no topping but it's good with whipped cream or ice cream. I call it Christmas cake because the first time I made it was Christmas time and my daughter's fiance kept saying he didn't like cranberries so he wasn't going to try it. Finally I got him to eat a peice, he loved it and ate almost the whole cake! Now every year he says to me " hey, Mom, are we having Christmas cake this year?", of course he asks at Easter, Thanksgiving, Halloween, Fourth of July......LOL!!