Bake Dad One of These Delicious Cakes in Honor of Father's Day
Celebrate your dad with something sweet. These cakes are as special as he is, and each one is guaranteed to make him feel loved.
With all the dishes they wash, trash bags they take out, bugs they kill, and hugs they offer when we're feeling down, our dads deserve the world. This year, celebrate the father-figure in your life by baking an extra-special cake, such as the Chocolate-Peanut Butter Sheet Cake that's pictured here. He'll love the sweet treat and the thought behind it.
Though we're big fans of the combination of chocolate and peanut butter, it's definitely not your only cake option. In fact, we have a number of tasty cake recipes that'll appeal to every dad's sweet tooth. If the father figure in your life—whether he's your dad, your husband, your father-in-law, or your grandfather—is a chocolate lover, he'll be thrilled to devour one of our dark chocolate cake recipes. Some are simple (like a sheet cake) and others, such as a Bundt cake, are more intricate. No matter how you ice it or slice it, he's sure to love these fudgy iterations for a Father's Day dessert.
While taking Dad to his favorite cocktail bar might not be in the cards this year, you can make a Father's Day cake inspired by his favorite liquor. We have a couple of Father's Day cake recipes that make use of bourbon, which adds smoky, subtle caramel flavors to desserts. Combined with brown sugar, which enhances those notes, and plump summer fruit, it's a dessert that will show any father figure just how much you love him.
Father's Day falls just a few days shy of the start of summer, but that doesn't mean that you can't start to embrace the best part of warm weather: ice cream! We have several ice cream cake recipes that are sure to satisfy his sweet tooth. If you're celebrating socially distanced and outdoors this year, be sure to keep it cool until it's time to enjoy.
Orange-and-Poppy-Seed Sheet Cake
Banana Sheet Cake with Passion-Fruit Frosting
Maybe you can't gift Dad a tropical vacation for Father's Day, but you can bake him this cake that's bursting with fruity flavors. Ripe, mashed bananas are folded into the batter and a cream cheese frosting flavored with passion fruit juice is spread over the cake.
Naked-Fruit Chiffon Cake
Pressure-Cooker Raspberry Upside-Down Cake
Blondie Ice Cream Cake
Kentucky Bourbon-Brown Butter Cake
Coffee Feather Cake
Orange-Cardamom Bundt Cake
Vanilla Sheet Cake with Chocolate-Ganache Buttercream
A wise dad knows that sometimes it's best to get back to basics. This low-maintenance chocolate and vanilla sheet cake is still plenty celebratory for father figures who deserve the world.
Triple-Chocolate Ice Cream Cake
Bourbon-and-Brown-Sugar Cake with Berries
Pineapple Upside-Down Cake
Old-fashioned dads will love this Father's Day cake made with fresh pineapple slices (not canned!), pecans, and maraschino cherries.
Carrot Cake with White-Chocolate Frosting
Lemon-Rhubarb Olive-Oil Bundt Cake
Pistachio Cannoli Cake
Grasshopper Dome Ice Cream Cake
Summer is just around the corner, so celebrate the arrival of warm weather with this chocolate and mint ice cream cake. It's a Father's Day dessert he'll eat right up.
Citrus Cornmeal Cake with Wine-Roasted Strawberries
German Chocolate Bundt Cake
Flourless Chocolate-Almond Cake
Berries-and-Cherries Ice Cream Cake
Your all-star guy will love digging into a bite of this frozen dessert—it's a multi-layered ice cream cake featuring macerated cherries and mixed berries, cherry and vanilla ice cream, and a chocolate wafer crumb crust.
Chocolate Sheet Cake with Vanilla Buttercream
If you're celebrating multiple generations on Father's Day this year, make this family-friendly sheet cake that features two simple and classic flavors: chocolate and vanilla.
Vanilla Bundt Cake with Chocolate-Cream Cheese Filling
Even if your dad said he doesn't need anything for Father's Day, we promise you he won't say no to a slice of this super moist and fudgy Bundt cake. An indulgent swirl of the chocolate cream cheese filling is visually appealing and absolutely delicious.
Coconut Chiffon Cake with Chocolate Frosting
Baltimore Peach Cake
Lemon Pound Cakes with Candied Lemon Slices
Perk up Dad's day with this Father's Day cake recipe that's old-fashioned and easy to love—just like him.
Pistachio-Rhubarb Yogurt Cake
For dads who embrace the unexpected, make him this tart rhubarb cake that gets its rich flavor and moistness from two cups of plain whole-milk yogurt.
Orange-Barley Pound Cake
Chocolate Cherry Cake
This Father's Day cake recipe gets its flavor from kirsch—a cherry-infused brandy—and frozen black cherries. It's a delicious, tart contrast to the rich chocolate.