7 Father's Day Cakes That Will Make Dad's Day

Let the guy have a cake walk for just one day.

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Matt Armendariz, Copyright 2015

Whether you’re celebrating your own dad, offering a deserved day of praise to your kids' dad, or just thanking the guy in your life who offers sound advice, Father’s Day is a chance to layer on a little extra love. Here are the seven best ways to let Dad know that he takes the cake.

Put a beer-spiked spin on classic strawberry shortcake. This strikingly beautiful cake uses peak-season strawberries and the yeasty tartness of red ale to create the dream dessert for a beer fiend.

No need to fire up the grill for this steak — it’s actually red velvet cake with clever do-a-double-take frosting grill marks.

Cooking Channel Ina Garten Beattys Chocolate Cake

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There's a reason Ina's 5-star chocolate cake tops the charts. The secret ingredient of fresh-brewed coffee helps kick up the cocoa flavor beneath tufts of homemade chocolate buttercream. Let him eat it for breakfast as an inventive spin on coffee cake.

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Ree Drummond's Chocolate Sheet Cake for Food Network

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If Father's Day with your dad means hosting all of his friends, Ree’s 5-star chocolate sheet cake yields 24 slices of classic chocolate bliss, with a bit of crunch from an optional pecan topper.

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There’s nothing better than baseball games with Dad — in my house, it’s Dodgers or bust. For those who are more likely to lick batter off a spoon than call "batter up," turn the idea of a bag of peanuts at the ballpark into a baked base hit.

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If your guy prefers a lot of variety, this brilliant sheet pan recipe delivers three different flavors of cheesecake at once, with brightly flavored mangoes, raspberries and blueberries.

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Ryan Dausch

For the dad who'd prefer the other kind of cheese cake, dial up the dairy with a three-tier tower of savory spreads. Customize it using his favorite flavors of cheese and toppings — just be sure to include enough crackers.

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