22 Father's Day Desserts for the Dad with a Serious Sweet Tooth
These pies, tarts, cakes, and cookies all say "Dad, I love you."
Sure, Dad should be celebrated 365 days a year but Father's Day is a chance to show him some extra love. And while this year's festivities may look a little different due to social distancing, there are still plenty of ways to make Dad feel appreciated. One of the best ways to do that is with a homemade Father's Day dessert—from unique bacon and potato-chip cookies to the Mile-High Triple-Chocolate Espresso Mousse Pie that's pictured here, we have the recipe for a spectacular sweet treat for the father figure in your life.
Since Father's Day falls at the start of summer, we have several recipes that make use of in-season peaches and berries. Our light and airy Peach Chiffon Pie is made with peach purée and whipped cream; it's frozen, then served for a cool bite on what's likely a hot day. Another refreshing dessert for Father's Day is our Berries-and-Cherries Ice Cream Cake; it's loaded with fresh sweet cherries, fresh berries, and chocolate wafer cookies. The combination of cherry and vanilla ice cream is eye-catching and absolutely delicious. Another option is our Wine-Roasted Strawberries, which make for an easy but elegant Father's Day dessert.
For a Dad who is easy to please, make an absolute classic: New York-Style Cheesecake. We're sure he'll enjoy a slice (or two) of this super rich dessert. Another all-time favorite treat is our crowd-friendly Vanilla Sheet Cake with Chocolate-Ganache Buttercream; keep it simple or let the whole family help decorate the fudgy ganache with sprinkles, cookie crumbs, and more. These Father's Day desserts are a delicious way to honor Dad.
Bacon Potato-Chip Chocolate Cookies
Orange-Cardamom Bundt Cake
Boston Cream Pie
German Chocolate Bundt Cake
Basil-Yogurt Panna Cotta with Grapefruit Gelèe
Perfect Rum-Vanilla Cream Pie
Hummingbird Carrot Cake
Fudgy Turtle Brownies
Peach-and-Raspberry Oat Cobbler
Crispy Cereal Treats
Cherry-Cheese Strudel Pie
Tart cherries are swirled and twirled throughout this creamy ricotta-based pie that's special enough for Dad on his day.
Banana-Split Ice Cream Cake
Big-Batch Triple-Chocolate Brownie Bars
Dad deserves an epic chocolate bite on Father's Day, so incorporate dried fruit, chopped white chocolate, roasted chocolate, and coarsely chopped chocolate into regular brownies.
Double-Coconut Cream Pie
Berries-and-Cherries Ice Cream Cake
In the heat of early summer, enjoy this cool ice cream cake loaded with seasonal berries. A combination of cherry ice cream and whipped cream tops a chocolate wafer cookie crust.
Classic New York-Style Cheesecake
This cheesecake is just as classic as some of Dad's favorite accessories, including a crisp button down shirt or a fine leather wallet. It's the ultimate Father's Day dessert.