Dad’s taught you a lot of things throughout the years, but his unwavering passion for dessert is a real standout. Lean into dad’s sweet tooth this year with Father’s Day cakes and cupcakes that he won’t be able to resist. Before you bust out your apron, you have to make some tough decisions: Go for a classic tiered option or tailor his post-dinner treat to highlight his top interests (yep, we’re talking about cakes decked out as putting greens or beer cans). While delicious enough on their own, these picture-worthy desserts are best when served as the grand finale of a Father’s Day brunch or dinner made by his loved ones (you!). Best of all, these table-ready treats are the sweetest gifts you can give dad, grandpa, or another important man in your life because they’re all made with love — literally.
You won’t even have to ask dad to fire up the grill to whip up this sticky and sweet no-bake cake.
Keep things light with this airy layer cake, topped with toasted coconut flakes for extra crunch.
You wear your heart on your sleeve, and now you can put it on the dessert table for all to see. Bake his favorite cookie in a heart-shaped pan and decorate with the toppings of his choice.
Top this marble cake with chocolate sauce, crushed graham crackers, and mini marshmallows for a summer camp throwback.
In this caramel-topped bundt, banana and butterscotch go together like, well, you and your #1 guy.
If he’s more a peanut butter than a chocolate guy, then this decadent bundt has his name written all over it.
You always follow his lead, especially when cake’s involved. This cocoa dusting on top of this sheet cake is a tongue-in-cheek way to tell him just that.
This simple bundt cake serves as the ultimate palette cleanser … before dad moves on to meal #2.
Wow him on Father’s Day with this colorful dessert that’s both a cheesecake and a pie.
Why have one scoop of ice cream when you can have four layers of ice cream cake? Exactly.