Our Favorite Father’s Day Desserts
The best dad deserves the best dessert, so we’ve rounded up a few extra-special recipes that we know he’ll love. From stout-infused cake and caramel-topped treats to lemon meringue pie and berry cobbler — these dad-approved treats are perfect for Father's Day.
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Can o' Beer Cake
There are a few things that are a must on Father’s Day — like a great dinner (and may some grilling), an ice-cold beer and a dad-approved dessert. We combine the last two with this simple, yet delicious, cake. Believe it or not, the light bitterness of an American-style lager transforms boxed cake mix into an even better dessert. For more flavor, we top the cake with a beer syrup and glaze.
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Mascarpone Cannoli Cheesecake
We all know that being a dad means wearing many hats, so it’s only fitting that his Father’s Day dessert should do the same. That’s why we think Dad deserves this sweet treat on his special day; it’s one-part cheesecake and one-part cannoli!
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Coconut Cake Balls
These cake balls are so easy to make — and sure to be right up dad’s alley. To achieve the striking marbled look, use a toothpick to gently stir together white chocolate and food coloring. Just be careful you don’t overmix.
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Chocolate Sheet Cake
If you want to treat dad but are unsure of your baking skills, this is the perfect dessert for you. It’s easy to make, decorating is a cinch and the whole thing is ready in under an hour!
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Beer-and-Bacon Toffee Sundaes
This dessert takes sweet-and-salty to the next level with a decadent combination of crunchy bacon and pecans and a rich toffee sauce.
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Dad's Favorite Coconut Cream Pie
If your dad loves cookies and coconut, then he has something in common with Molly’s father. Her pie is includes both as a tribute to his favorite flavors.
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Blondies
It only takes a handful of ingredients from your pantry and a few minutes of your time to bake these sweet and nutty dessert bars for Dad.
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The Pioneer Woman's blackberry cobbler is an easy five-ingredient dessert that will wow the whole family. Top it with whipped cream or ice cream — or both!
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Key Lime Pie Whoopie Pies
The perfect treat after juicy grilled steaks and smoky ribs? Something citrusy and refreshing like Katie’s lime whoopie pies. The cookies are made with graham cracker crumbs and the marshmallow filling with plenty of lime juice and zest; when they’re sandwiched together, they taste just like a key lime pie!
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Show the king of the grill just how much you appreciate him with this playful take on classic red velvet cake.
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Lemon Ice Cream Meringue Pie
This dessert takes a bit of planning but makes the perfect treat after grilling. Fill homemade pie crust with softened lemon ice cream before freezing. Right before serving, top with meringue and bake, just until the topping browns.
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Spiced Chocolate Tart
This rich chocolate tart has it all: buttery shortbread cookie crust, creamy filling with just a hint of spice from ground ginger and the perfect sweet-and-salty caramel topping. Who could resist that?
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White Coffee Gelato
Now this is our kind of cold brew! Whole coffee beans are steeped in a homemade gelato base for 12 hours, infusing it with a sweet and nutty flavor. The beans are strained out before the gelato goes into the ice cream machine, so it’s perfectly creamy when frozen.
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Bread Pudding with Strawberry Sauce
There’s no better time of year for strawberries so why not use some in a special dessert for dad? Trisha uses them to make a simple sauce for spooning over old fashioned bread pudding. Easy and delicious!
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Butterscotch Lava Cakes
Dad’s not much of a chocolate guy? These equally decadent and delicious molten cakes are butterscotch instead. Best of all, you can make the batter ahead of time – so Father’s Day dessert is even easier to make.
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White Chocolate Orzo Pudding
If your dad likes rice pudding, he’ll love Giada’s twist on the classic. She incorporates traditional flavors like vanilla, cinnamon and orange zest, but gives the whole dessert a fun twist; she uses orzo instead of rice!
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Chocolate Stout Torta
This no-frills chocolate cake is perfect for Dad’s big day. A bit of stout in the batter gives the finished cake a deep, chocolatey flavor — and a dollop of bourbon-infused whipped cream makes the perfect finishing touch.
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Chocolate Dessert Salami
This might look like it belongs on your charcuterie board but don’t be fooled! This sweet treat is made with chocolate, coffee and nuts. The presentation is sure to make Dad’s day — but we’re pretty sure he’ll enjoy slicing the chocolate candy up and sharing it with his family even more.
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No-Bake Ricotta Espresso Cheesecake
This no-bake dessert couldn’t be easier. Just be sure to plan ahead. Although you only need about 30 minutes to whip one up, the cake needs at least 3 hours in the refrigerator to set.
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Bourbon Bow Ties
Nothing says “dad” like a classic bow tie, even when it’s a cookie! This one is golden-brown, with flavors of bourbon and cinnamon — a treat Dad is sure to enjoy.
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