The 33 Top Father's Day Desserts for Dad

Treat Your Favorite Guy to Something Sweet

Mexican Brownies

Leah Maroney

Make dad's day with decadent Father's Day desserts that are sure to make his day more special. From a Krispy Kreme doughnut cheesecake to chocolate-covered bacon (plus some more classic desserts), there's a sweet treat here to delight every kind of dad.

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    Giant Ice Cream Sandwich

    Giant Ice Cream Sandwich
    The Spruce

    For a dessert that will wow fathers and kids alike, make a giant ice cream sandwich. Thin devil's food cake holds a frozen brick of vanilla ice cream to form a cake everyone will remember. All of the components can be made ahead of time and assembled just before serving. Don't forget to add the holes to the cake — it really makes the cake look like the familiar handheld treat!

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    Sweet Potato Doughnuts With Maple Glaze and Candied Bacon

    sweet potato doughnuts with maple glaze and candied bacon
    Diana Rattray

    Does dad like bacon? Then this is the dessert (or decadent breakfast) for him. The cake donuts are made extra moist and tender thanks to mashed, cooked sweet potato, while a maple glaze adds just the right amount of sweetness. Crispy candied bacon puts the whole thing over the top. They're a fun project to make with kids, too.

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    Potato Chip Cookies

    Potato Chip Cookies

     Kristina Vanni

    Sweet and salty, potato chip cookies are the ultimate junk food combo. Crushed potato chips are mixed into the tender, lightly peanut buttery dough before the cookies take a dip in a chocolate-peanut butter sauce. They're a treat that will wow dad (and anyone else who tries them) on his special day.

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    Snickerdoodle Crème Brûlée

    Snickerdoodle Crème Brûlée

    Diana Rattray

    In this outrageously delicious twist on classic crème brûlée, cinnamon is added to both the creamy custard filling and the hard caramelized sugar topping. It's a dad-approved dessert that's perfect for capping a Father's Day dinner of steak or pot roast.

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    Coffee Ice Cream

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     Leah Maroney

    Homemade ice cream is the perfect summer treat and coffee is a sophisticated flavor that dad will love. A big bonus of this recipe: it does not require an ice cream maker. Even without special equipment, you can have a decadent, creamy treat at home. Plan ahead—you'll need at least six hours of freezing time before serving.

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    Neapolitan Ice Cream Cake

    Neapolitan Ice Cream Cake

    Leah Maroney

    This stunning ice cream cake is a guaranteed show-stopper that will make Dad proud. With a homemade brownie base topped with store-bought ice creams, its impressive looks belie its ease of preparation, guaranteed to impress, while saving time for Father's Day festivities.

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    Oreo Rocky Road Bark

    Oreo Rocky Road Bark

    Elizabeth LaBau

    Rock dad's world with this sinfully delicious Oreo-studded bark recipe. Only four ingredients are needed to create the over-the-top confection filled with chewy marshmallows, crunchy nuts, cream-filled cookies, and a thick layer of chocolate holding it all together. You can make ahead and store it in a cool, dry place in an airtight container to keep it fresh until the big day.

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    Krispy Kreme Doughnut Cheesecake

    Krispy Kreme Donut Cheesecake

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    Doughnut-loving dads will flip for this ultra-decadent cheesecake with real Krispy Kreme doughnuts on the inside and a buttery graham cracker crumb crust. You may have to hide this insanely tempting dessert from the rest of the family, so it's not eaten before dad gets a chance to enjoy it.

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    Southern Chocolate Chess Pie

    Southern Chocolate Chess Pie Recipe

    The Spruce

    Pie-loving dads will be licking their plate after they try a slice of chocolate chess. If you opt for a frozen pre-made crust, then this pie is especially easy to whip up. There's no peeling, slicing, or pastry-making required. The filling, calling for just a few ingredients, is rich and custardy with a thin crust on top. If dad isn't a chocoholic, try a classic chess pie.

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    Mexican Brownies

    Mexican Brownies

    Leah Maroney

    Fudgey and spicy Mexican brownies make a fabulous dessert idea for dads who like foods that pack heat. Cinnamon and cayenne pepper are the secret ingredients that make these brownies special. Two kinds of chocolate, plus good-quality cocoa powder, ensures richness.

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    Football Cake

    Football Cake

    The Spruce Eats / Kristina Vanni

    Is dad a sports fan? Bake him this special football cake! Creating the shape from a basic chocolate cake is incredibly simple, and all you need is a standard round cake pan and a knife. Top it with the homemade frosting, then add the green coconut "grass" decoration and you have a dessert to delight the entire family.

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    Pretzel Butterscotch Fudge

    Pretzel Butterscotch Fudge

    Elizabeth LaBau

    For a dad that's not a big chocolate or fruit lover, whip up him some sweet and salty pretzel butterscotch fudge for Father's Day. Super simple to make, allow a few hours for chilling before slicing. The candy will keep for a week or two in an airtight container in the fridge.

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    Joan's Easy Peach Cobbler

    Peach Cobbler

    The Spruce

    June is prime time for peaches and the number one easy-to-make peach dessert is a cobbler. Combining just a few everyday ingredients with sliced peaches yields a perfectly sweet, delicate batter surrounding fresh, spiced fruit. It's especially good served warm and topped with vanilla ice cream.

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    Peanut Butter Chocolate Mousse

    Peanut Butter and Chocolate Mousse

     Elaine Lemm

    For dads who love that famous peanut butter chocolate candy, this dessert is sure to please. Dark chocolate, peanut butter, and egg yolks are lightened up with whipped egg whites and topped with homemade whipped cream and flakey sea salt.

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    Rum Raisin Ice Cream

    Rum Raisin Ice Cream

     Kristina Vanni

    Here is proof that ice cream isn't just for kids. In this recipe, rum is incorporated in two ways: first, it is added to the custard mixture and then the raisins are soaked in the rum, infusing flavor and plumping them up. Once churned in an ice cream maker, this dessert is like a frozen cocktail in every spoonful.

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    Tiramisu Cheesecake

    Tiramisu Cheesecake

     Kristina Vanni

    Whether Dad is a fan of coffee-flavored desserts or Italian cuisine, he will be pleased with this recipe. All of the elements of a classic Italian tiramisu are found in this rich and creamy cheesecake. A coffee-flavored mascarpone filling is surrounded by ladyfingers, dusted with cocoa powder, and topped with a homemade whipped cream spiked with coffee liqueur.

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    One-Bowl Brownies

    One-Bowl Cocoa Brownies

     Jessie Sheehan

    Serve Dad some delicious brownies with a little extra kick. The espresso powder not only offers a hint of coffee but also intensifies the chocolate flavor. A sprinkling of sea salt at the end is a special finishing touch to these sophisticated brownies.

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    Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake

    chocolate chip cookie cake
    Diana Rattray

    Nothing says special occasion like a cookie cake! Luckily a big cookie is much easier to make than a layer cake and is sure to put a smile on anyone's face. Get creative with the decorations, or let the kids write a message to their dad using frosting.

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    S'mores Cheesecake

    S'mores Cheesecake

    The Spruce / Leah Maroney

    Make your dad a spectacular treat that will remind him of a fun weekend camping. S'mores cheesecake is sure to impress, with a graham cracker crust, marshmallowy filling, chocolate sauce, and toasted marshmallows on top. It's a show stopper.

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    Blueberry Grunt

    Blueberry Grunt

    Anita Schecter 

    Grunts are basically cobblers cooked on the stovetop and are a delicious way to enjoy summer fruit. The rustic, comforting dish is sure to be a favorite of the whole family, especially when topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. You can swap out some of the berries for blackberries or raspberries if you like.

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    Pecan Pie Cheesecake

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     The Spruce Eats / Leah Maroney

    Combining two favorite desserts, pecan pie cheesecake is a decadent treat worthy of dad's special day. A rich, tender baked cheesecake is topped with a brown sugar caramel and pecan sauce for an other-worldly treat. The cheesecake can be made ahead since it needs to set up in the fridge.

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    Red Velvet Doughnuts

    Red Velvet Doughnuts

    Diana Rattray

    Red velvet doughnuts are special-looking when you want to go all-out for dad. Bonue: they boast a rich, chocolatey flavor and moist texture that he is sure to love. The recipe includes instructions for making two different frostings, so you can coat the doughnuts with a cream cheese icing or a simple vanilla glaze according to dad's tastes.

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    Chocolate Covered Bacon

    Chocolate Covered Bacon

    Elizabeth LaBau

    For the bacon-loving dad who can't get enough of this meaty snack, whip up this clever chocolate bacon recipe. It's easy to make and the combination is surprisingly delicious. The rich, semi-sweet chocolate coating complements the smoky flavor of crispy bacon for a sweet and salty dessert that is tailor-made for Father's Day giving.

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    Nutella Bars

    Nutella Bars

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    Whip up a batch of decadent Nutella bars to celebrate dad. A crispy rice cereal crust is topped with a layer of rich the addictive spread, along with chocolate, hazelnuts, and some orange zest. A glossy chocolate icing completes these gourmet bars.

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    Salted Caramel Popcorn Cheesecake

    Salted Caramel Popcorn Cheesecake

    Elaine Lemm

    Create an unforgettable dessert for dad this Father's Day with a show-stopping salted caramel popcorn cheesecake that has all the sweet, salty flavors that dads dig. There's caramel corn inside the cake and used as a topping, for a one-two punch of crunch. This cake is best eaten on the day that it is made. (Not that you're in danger of having leftovers!)

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    Easy Bananas Flambé

    Easy Bananas Flambé

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    Go big or go home with a classic bananas flambé that makes an impressive presentation. Rum is flamed to finish this simple banana dessert, which provides some after-dinner entertainment.

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    White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake

    White Chocolate Cheesecake

     Elaine Lemm

    Go all out for Father's Day this year and make a prize-worthy cheesecake. The filling is a creamy mix of cream cheese and white chocolate, making it perfectly sweet and tangy. Fresh raspberries are blended and swirled into the top for a nice fruity touch. For best results, make the day before and chill overnight. Save a few especially pretty berries to place on top before serving.

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    No-Bake Strawberry Icebox Cheesecake

    No-Bake Strawberry Icebox Cheesecake

    Samantha Merritt

    Icebox cakes are ideal for summer celebrations since they are served chilled and don't require any baking. Strawberries are at the end of their season in June, so some sweet, ripe berries should still be available. This versatile recipe can be easily tweaked to dad's tastes. If desired, you can swap out the strawberries for blueberries, peaches, or cherries.

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    Sea Salted Chocolate Peanut Brittle

    Sea Salted Chocolate Peanut Brittle

    Elizabeth LaBau

    Salted chocolate peanut brittle is a delicious update on old-fashioned candy for dads with gourmet candy tastes. The nutty treat is coated with a layer of chocolate and a big pinch of flaked sea salt for a fantastic flavor combo.

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    Beer Cake

    Beer Cake

    Kristina Vanni

    Chocolate and beer combine to make a delicious sheet cake that dad will love. The batter has chopped cherries and walnuts, and both the cake and the decadent chocolate frosting contain dark beer. Beer cake is flavorful and easy and can feed a small crowd.

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    Crunchy Peanut Butter Cookies

    Crunchy Peanut Butter Cookies

    Diana Rattray

    Sometimes, it's the tried-and-true homey treats that dads enjoy most. Soft, and chewy peanut butter cookies make a great dessert for classic dads, especially served with a tall glass of milk for dunking.

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    Almond Buttercrunch

    Almond Buttercrunch

    Elizabeth LaBau

    Homemade almond buttercrunch candy is simple to prepare and makes a great gift for dad or a dessert to enjoy at the table. It's a rich toffee candy that's made with brown sugar and butter studded with toasted almonds, dipped in chocolate, and rolled in more nuts for a satisfyingly crunchy coating.

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    No-Bake Key Lime Pie

    No bake key lime pie

    The Spruce

    It doesn't get much simpler than this: lime juice, egg yolks, sweetened condensed milk, and a graham cracker pie crust. This key lime pie doesn't even require baking since the acid in the lime juice causes the egg yolks to set up in the fridge. It's a nice refreshing dessert that still feels special and is especially good served with fresh whipped cream. Assemble it the day before so it has time to set up overnight.

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    Peanut Butter Milkshake

    peanut butter milkshake

    Leah Maroney

    For a summertime dessert that feels like a real treat, but comes together in just minutes, make milkshakes. All you'll need is some ice cream, peanut butter, milk, a blender, and some whipped cream and chopped peanuts for decoration. For a chocolate-peanut butter version, add a swirl of chocolate sauce and a sprinkling of chopped peanut butter cups.