33 Epic Father's Day Desserts That'll Make His Day
Dulce de Leche Cheesecake
Few Father’s Day desserts are more decadent than cheesecake. Serve up a slice for Dad that's filled with rich caramel and a drizzle of chocolate. Made in the pressure cooker ($100, Target), this is one of the easiest cheesecake recipes we’ve ever developed! (Translation: More time to craft a thoughtful DIY Dad’s Day present!)
For a dad who’s on fire, share this “grate” dessert idea! The start-to-finish time is a lightning-quick 6 minutes. Start with a store-bought glazed doughnut and flame-grill it for a few minutes. Whip up one of our two dips while it cooks to perfection.
S’mores Milk Shakes
Even if you don’t have a bonfire blazing, you can share some s’mores with Dad. Broil the marshmallows in the oven while you rim glasses in marshmallow creme and crushed graham crackers. Then blend up the ice cream drink and put the pieces together for an over-the-top shake.
Apple Pie Egg Rolls
We Heart Dad Cookies
Bittersweet Chocolate Cake
This rich chocolate cake from Ina Garten is the perfect dessert for Father's Day. The bittersweet recipe is the perfect mashup of a molten lava cake and a chocolate torte. As one reviewer raves, "So easy and absolutely delicious".
Football Cookie Dough Pops
Cookies and Cream Cookies
Does it get any better than the classic combo of cookies and cream? Yes, and this easy dessert idea is proof! Take the vanilla-chocolate duo—a stellar team, just like you and Dad—to the next level by creating a cookie filled with both decadent flavors in each bite.
Father's Day Bacon Cake
Ohhhh, bacon! If your dad considers bacon its own food group, opt for this sweet and savory Father’s Day cake idea. Bake or buy a frosted vanilla cake; add chopped bacon along the side of the cake and cut strips of bacon to spell out "#1" on top. Finish with red icing to write "Dad."
Moscow Mule Cupcakes
Shortbread Pizza Cookie
If you’re wondering what to make for Father's Day, these cupcakes arrive as a dessert recipe mash-up. Pair buttercream-frosted cinnamon-sugar cupcakes with delicious churros. Crunched for time? Choose store-bought churros rather than whipping them up from scratch.
Coffee Cone Affogato
Limoncello Cheesecake Bars
Grilled Blackberries and Ice Cream
Dad's Root Beer Float Cupcakes
Cinnamon-Coffee-Dunked Doughnut Pudding
Here's an indulgence that’s worth every calorie. (Surprise! Each serving only has 260.) Bake mini donuts and brewed coffee into a decadent bread pudding that's finished with a drizzle of melted brown sugar and whipping cream. Save leftovers for as splurge-worthy brunch the next day.
Grilled Berry Crumble
PB&J Ice Cream Sandwiches
Grilled Skillet Peach Pie
Already have the grill fired up for your meal? Finish the outdoor event with a peach pie made in a cast-iron skillet. It's on the grill for a while—90 minutes—so set aside part of the grill when you start cooking the meal. This is one of our favorite Father’s Day food ideas!
Bourbon-Chocolate Tipsy Cake
“Tipsy” is accurate! If Dad's favorite drink is bourbon, we have a hunch this Father’s Day cake will be his new most-requested dessert. Even the sauce atop the chocolate bundt cake recipe has a hint of the sipper simmered with caramel-flavor ice cream topping.
Fruity Waffle Bowls
Baseball Glove Cupcakes
Cheeseburger Ice Cream Cake
Bake a batch of sports-inspired sweets for Father's Day. These basketball, baseball, and soccer ball cupcakes are so easy to make—just dip doughnut holes into melted candy coating and embellish.
Boozy Orange Creme Brulee
Grilled S'mores Cake with Easy Chocolate Sauce
Fire up a chocolaty s'mores cake for the outdoorsy dad. Starting with frozen pound cake and finishing with toasty marshmallows, this unique Father's Day cake idea might become an annual tradition. Since the chocolate sauce is spiked with coffee liqueur, this treat will be a dream if your dad is never seen without a cup of Joe.