Check out these Father’s Day cake recipes if you aren’t sure what to get dad this year!
He might say he loves your whimsical tie, but have you seen him wear it?
These Father’s Day cakes capture everything your dad likely loves, from beer, chocolate, and even bacon.
When all else fails, a cake is always a great idea.
1. Father’s Day 3-Layer Bacon and Beer Cake
He may not say it out loud, but this beer and bacon cake will land you into the favorite child category.
This unique cake infuses classic dad flavors of beer and bacon into a show-stopping cake.
This cake swaps out milk for beer in the cake batter, infusing a rich, nutty flavor into your cake.
Infuse it with bacon bits, slather on an organic vanilla frosting, and garnish it with strips of bacon.
2. Chocolate Guinness Beer Cake
Utilizing a dark Guinness beer, this chocolate cake is impossibly rich and indulgent.
The beer gives the chocolate cake batter nutty and sour notes, similar to a sour cream cake.
Plus, all those tiny bubbles in the beer make this cake dense and delicious.
It’s rich in flavor with a slight tang, layered with rich chocolate frosting. To even out those flavors, be sure to serve with vanilla ice cream!
3. Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake
This chocolate peanut butter cake looks like something out of a magazine. While it seems complicated, it’s easier than you think.
Dark cocoa powder gives this cake batter a rich chocolatey taste that pairs perfectly with peanut butter.
Frost it with a creamy peanut butter icing, and top your cake with a chocolate ganache.
4. Six-Layer S’mores Cake
For all of those camping dads out there, nothing quite compares to s’mores. Well, except for this s’mores layer cake.
It infuses gram cracker crumbs right into the cake batter!
Layer your cakes with plenty of chocolate frosting on the inside, and finish it with marshmallow Fluff on the outside.
Your dad will be proud when he sees how skillfully you used the blowtorch to toast the frosting.
5. Peach Upside-Down Cake
This classic recipe for a peach upside-down cake will remind him of all of those desserts his mother used to make.
It infuses ripe peaches and raspberries that scream summer and tops with a honey-infused sticky cake batter.
It’s moist, packed with flavor, and looks like something you spent all day making (you didn’t). Pair it with a caramel topping, and watch his eyes light up.
6. Hershey’s Chocolate Cake
This Hershey’s chocolate cake recipe is found right on the back of their cocoa powder mix.
They’re a company that knows their chocolate more than anyone else, so it’s no surprise that this simple cake is a big hit.
This recipe is super simple (perfect for baking newbies) and tastes professional.
It’s impossibly moist and decedent and uses pantry staples you likely have on hand.
7. Lemon Blueberry Cake
What’s great about this lemon blueberry cake is that it is super simple.
This cake is worth checking out if you’re reading this in the 11th hour of the Father’s Day countdown.
You can opt to use fresh or frozen blueberries, as both infuse massive flavor into this cake.
Using a lemon-flavored cake mix saves you money and time to keep things simple.
Throw it into a cake pan or bundt pan, bake, and drizzle it with a powdered sugar glaze.
8. Blackberry Cake
If your dad prefers desserts that aren’t overly sweet, this blackberry cake is the perfect option.
Infused with lemon and blackberries, it’s tart and tangy with just a touch of sweetness.
If your dad loves blackberries, this cake will be a big hit.
Blackberries are used in the cake batter and the frosting, and whole blackberries garnish the top of this delicious cake.
9. Philadelphia No-Bake Cheesecake
If you’re unsure what dessert your dad will love, a good old-fashioned cheesecake is always a safe bet.
The filling of this cheesecake uses no-bake ingredients, so it sets quickly in the fridge.
What’s great about this choice is that you choose the topping.
Cherries are a great choice, but you can also opt for chocolate, peanut butter, or caramel.
10. Banana Pudding Poke Cake
I love a good poke cake. This banana pudding poke cake infuses a simple vanilla sheet cake with creamy vanilla pudding.
Each bite is dense, impossibility moist, and filled with flavor.
Once your cake cooks, top with sliced bananas and whipped topping.
For added crunch, use crushed vanilla wafers, and watch as this simple cake disappears!
11. Duncan Hines Pineapple Upside-Down Cake
Are you short on time? This super simple pineapple upside-down cake whips together in a flash yet looks so incredibly impressive.
To save on time (and money), use a prepackaged Duncan Hines Signature Pineapple Supreme Cake Mix for that perfect pineapple flavor.
Line the base of your bundt pan with sliced pineapples and cherries, pour over your cake batter, and bake. Easy peasy!
12. Beer Mug Cake
If you want to get creative this Father’s Day with a real gem of a cake, this beer mug cake is a great option!
While it may look complicated, it’s simple enough not to land you on the Pinterest fail boards.
The great thing about beer mugs is that they are cake-shaped. If you can make a layer cake, you’re halfway there.
The beer batter cake infuses creamy vanilla frosting with a white gum paste handle.
13. Blueberry Lemon Icebox Cake
Turn off that oven since you won’t need it. This simple blueberry lemon icebox cake has massive flavors, and it looks oh-so-pretty.
It uses homemade whipped cream, graham crackers, and a blueberry and lemon sauce. So simple!
Pairing graham crackers with wet ingredients seems strange, but I promise it doesn’t result in soggy crackers.
They slightly soften to a cake-like consistency, which lends the perfect texture to this insanely easy cake.
14. Butterfinger Cake
If your dad loves Butterfingers, this cake is right up his alley.
What’s great about this cake is that it uses a simple store-bought cake mix that you jazz up with extra candy!
It’s rich and creamy with added nuttiness from the Butterfingers.
If you are running short on time and need to whip up something impressive in a flash, this Butterfinger cake will impress.
15. Bacardi Rum Cake
This Bacardi rum cake is a great way to make a cake specifically for your dad. Because it’s not a cake for kids, it means more cake for him!
The addition of Bacardi rum adds a slightly alcoholic kick to this cake and pairs perfectly with rich butter.
It’s nutty, decadent, and not overly sweet.
It uses boxed yellow cake mix and instant pudding that is so simple to whip together and marries so well with rum and nuts.
16. Chocolate Chip Loaf Cake
Is cake-decorating not your thing?
This loaf cake is a great way to display your fantastic baking skills without the need to brush up on your decorating technique.
It’s impossibly dense, rich, and indulgent.
If your dad loves those small Entenmann’s or TastyKake, this chocolate chip loaf captures the essence of those individually wrapped cakes, only better.
17. One-Bowl Chocolate Cake
Some cake recipes may claim that they come together in a snap, but they omit dishwashing in the cooking time.
This chocolate cake is rich, fudgy, and impossibly indulgent.
Plus, it leaves you with more time to hang out with your dad and less time washing dishes.
This simple cake is moist and fudgy and pairs well with chocolate or vanilla frosting and a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
18. Lemon Poppy Seed Cake
If your dad prefers light and tart dessert rather than rich chocolate, this lemon poppy seed cake is a great choice.
The delicate flavors from the lemon and poppy seeds are bright and aromatic. It’s perfect for a morning cup of coffee.
Plus, this cake is foolproof. It whips together in a snap and bakes in a loaf pan for 60 minutes.
Drizzle a sweet sugar glaze on top to bring out those bright summer flavors.
19. White Chocolate Raspberry Bundt Cake
Raspberries and white chocolate are the perfect pairing.
Opt for frozen raspberries rather than fresh ones to keep the cost low. They’ll cook down inside the cake, so frozen works just as well as fresh.
This cake is impossibly moist and full of flavor thanks to the addition of buttermilk.
It adds a slight tang to the sweet dessert and helps keep it insanely moist.
20. Chocolate Eclair Cake
This chocolate eclair cake may look intimidating, but it’s insanely easy.
Without an oven, it simply requires layering graham crackers, chocolate, and whipped cream inside of a pan.
The finished product is polished and sophisticated and packed with flavor. Plus, it’s not super sweet, which means more room for a second helping!
21. Pina Colada Cake (Pineapple Coconut Cake)
Get ready for incoming dad jokes about being caught in the rain. This simple cake comes together in just under 30 minutes.
It’s packed with fresh summer flavors that aren’t overly heavy.
Pairing coconut and pineapple together is a match made in heaven.
The tartness from the pineapple marries with the subtle notes from the coconut and vanilla pudding perfectly.
Top it with toasted coconut, and you have the perfect dessert for dear old dad.
22. Red Velvet Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting
Are you unsure of your dad’s favorite cake? It’s probably red velvet.
This cake is so rich and indulgent, and the addition of buttermilk gives it that classic tang.
Add cream cheese frosting, and you have a cake that’s hard to resist.
Decorate your cake with red sprinkles and nuts and watch it disappear.
23. Ding Dong Cake
My dad has a small arsenal of Ding Dongs in the kitchen, and for good reason. They’re chocolaty, creamy, and insanely delicious.
This Ding Dong cake marries all of those classic flavors in a rich and indulgent dessert.
The key to this cake is to go crazy with the filling. If you think there’s too much frosting between the chocolate cake layers, you’re doing it right.
The chocolate cake serves as a vehicle for more frosting!
24. Italian Lemon Ricotta Cake
If your dad likes the finer things in life, he probably prefers his desert light with bright flavors.
For those dads, this Italian lemon ricotta cake is perfect. The ricotta cake is dense and impossibly moist, and it comes together in a snap.
Top your cake with powdered sugar, whipped cream, and fruit to elevate the richness.
25. Root Beer Float Ice Cream Cake
What’s better than a root beer float? A root beer float in cake form! Each layer of root beer-infused cake incorporates a layer of vanilla ice cream.
You can make your ice cream at home or opt for an excellent store-bought option to save time.
Frost your cake with light whipped cream to combat those decadent flavors, and top it with cherries.
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