39 of Our Best Father’s Day Cakes

Updated: Nov. 22, 2023

Treat Dad to a Father's Day cake that's as sweet as he is.

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On Father’s Day, it seems like dinner gets all the attention. After all, we want to impress Dad with our grilling skills (or let him show off his). But we’re here to remind you that there’s more to a Father’s Day menu than just burgers and brats.

After spending time next to the grill, everyone—including Pop—is craving something a little sweet. So be sure to complete your celebration with a Father’s day cake. We’ve got plenty of recipes to suit any dad’s tastes.

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Flourless Chocolate Cake

Is your dad the type to opt for something decadent after dinner? Then the best Father’s Day cake for him has to be a classic flourless chocolate cake. This dessert is wonderfully rich and always feels like a special occasion.

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Strawberry Cheesecake

June is prime strawberry season. Pick your own berries and use them to garnish this Father’s Day cake.
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Banana Pudding Cake

Combine two amazing desserts into one stunning Father’s Day cake. This treat takes the flavors and fuss-free presentation of banana pudding and bakes it into a cake pan. How sweet is that?
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Key Lime Pound Cake

Key limes come into season in June. Snag a bag when you see them and whip up this citrusy cake for Father’s Day.
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Dr. Pepper Cake

Dr. Pepper is the not-so-secret ingredient in this layer cake. It adds sweetness and depth of flavor to a basic chocolate cake mix. We think dads will appreciate this quirky twist on a classic chocolate dessert.
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Pineapple Pudding Cake

This vibrant pineapple cake tastes like pure sunshine. Serve it up on a sunny Father’s Day to make the occasion extra special. Don’t forget to garnish with a cherry!
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Almond Joy Cake

If your dad’s tastes typically favor the candy aisle vs. the dessert case, this is the ideal Father’s Day cake. This recipe has all the flavor and crunch of an Almond Joy, but it’s delivered in a stunning layer cake form.
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Honey Berry Sheet Cake

There’s no better time to make this sheet cake than in the middle of a bustling June berry season. Try it with your favorite berry blend (you can use frozen if it’s not quite peak berry-picking weather by you). And don’t forget to invest in a good bottle of honey to add sweetness.
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Harvey Wallbanger Cake

A Harvey Wallbanger is a twist on the classic screwdriver. It gets depth of flavor thanks to a splash of Galliano, an Italian herbal liqueur. This cake gets the same. We think Dad will appreciate this as a Father’s Day dessert.
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Campfire Pineapple Upside-Down Cakes

If your dad is the rustic type, he’ll appreciate these pineapple upside-down cakes made in a whole new way: over the fire! Grab a sandwich press (a great Father’s Day gift idea) and start a bonfire. You can also try this dessert over the grill.
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Jelly Donut Cake

If your pops enjoys coffee and doughnuts on a Sunday morning, upgrade his sweet treat to this doughnut-inspired Bundt cake. And if Dad needs a new gadget for Father’s Day, check out our pros’ favorite coffee makers.
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Million Dollar Cake

This cake gets its name because it tastes like a million bucks! With tropical fruits inside, it’s a great dessert to serve up on a June afternoon. And be sure to check out more million-dollar recipes from our library.
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Homemade Boston Cream Pie

We know that some dads just like to stick to the classics. We think this iconic American dessert fits the bill for a Father’s Day cake.
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Blueberry Lemon Cake

Not all Father’s Day cake recipes need to be a towering layered treat. This humble 8×8 cake is just right for smaller families. And don’t worry: It has big-time flavor. It’s a must during berry season!
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Moist Chocolate Cake

This cake appeared in the first-ever issue of Taste of Home back in 1993. Since then, it’s been a go-to among our readers and staff. So why not share this all-time favorite cake with Dad this Father’s Day?
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Oreo Mousse Cake

This Oreo mousse cake is so simple to put together, but it tastes as decadent as a fancy restaurant dessert. Garnish with crushed or whole Oreos, additional whipped cream rosettes or chocolate curls. This one is a must for chocolate-loving dads.
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Cherry Chocolate Marble Cake

Upgrade a classic marble cake by adding plenty of cherries. These also make a great garnish for some of Dad’s favorite classic cocktails.
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Glazed Lemon Chiffon Cake

A simple treat done well is what many dads are craving as a Father’s Day dessert. This lemon chiffon cake is light and airy and needs only a quick glaze as decoration.
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Banana Cake with Chocolate Frosting

Is your pops a banana bread fanatic? Try this cake, which takes all the homey flavors of a good loaf of banana bread and adds a decadent fudge frosting.
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Orange Juice Cake

The vibrant flavors of orange and marmalade are the perfect way to wrap up a Father’s Day celebration dinner. We also love how this cake is baked, frosted and served all in one pan. That means less time cleaning up and more time playing a few yard games with Dad.
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New York Cheesecake with Shortbread Crust

For dads that like the classics, you can’t go wrong with a New York-style cheesecake. This one has a crisp shortbread crust and gets topped with plenty of fresh berries. You could also try it drizzled with caramel sauce or hot fudge.
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Chocolate Guinness Cake

Father’s Day is the perfect occasion for cracking open a beer or two. That’s why we think this Guinness cake is just the right dessert to make for Dad’s big day. The stout here is a great supporting player for this dark cocoa cake.
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Rhubarb Custard Cake

Pick the last of your rhubarb and make this old-fashioned cake for Dad this Father’s Day. It’s great served with vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream.
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Neapolitan Cake

If Dad can’t decide on a single flavor for his Father’s Day cake, try this triple-flavored Neapolitan cake. Layered in a Bundt pan, this cake looks stunning without a lot of decoration. That’ allows the multicolor inside to shine once sliced.
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Pineapple Coconut Upside-Down Cake

Upside-down cakes are always a delightful topsy-turvy treat. Instead of using traditional pecans or maraschino cherries, this recipe fully embraces tropical flavors with shredded coconut and a splash of rum.
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Texas Sheet Cake

Having a big crew over to celebrate Dad? This Texas-sized Father’s Day cake makes 15 servings. That’s plenty for a big shindig and for Pop to have a leftover slice in the morning with his cup of coffee.
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Upside-Down Strawberry Shortcake

Pull out your 13×9 pan! This recipe makes it easy to serve shortcake to a crowd or out on the deck for Father’s Day.
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Brown Sugar & Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake

Searching for a dessert superstar? This chocolate swirl cheesecake is the one that people (including papas) ask for again and again.
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Hummingbird Cake

Hummingbird cake is a classic southern cake. This dessert is made with bananas, pineapple and walnuts. The result is moist and scrumptious with just a bit of crunch. We think dads will love it!
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Carrot Sheet Cake

End your Father’s Day celebration on a high note with a classic carrot cake. No one, not even a stern poppa, can resist the charms of cream cheese frosting.
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Best Vanilla Cake

Is your dad a man of simple delights? Then treat him to a classic vanilla cake. This dessert was formulated by our Test Kitchen’s Maggie Knoebel, and it’s packed with flavor thanks to real vanilla beans.
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Lemon Berry Dump Cake

When it comes to no-fuss desserts, you can’t beat a dump cake. Just add all your ingredients to a pan and bake. We like this version because it blends two wonderfully summer flavors: lemon and blueberry. And be sure to check out more dump cakes.
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Coconut Chiffon Cake

Old-fashioned chiffon cakes are known for their light and airy texture. Don’t forget to toast the coconut before serving this up to Dad!
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Upside-Down Peach Cake

Did you know you can make an upside-down cake with almost any fruit? This recipe swaps out the classic canned pineapple and uses fresh peaches. Get bonus points from Dad when you serve this cake with a dollop of bourbon whipped cream.
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Coffee Cheesecake

Dads who love coffee will adore this velvety cheesecake. If it’s a warm day, serve it with a cup of cold brew for maximum coffee impact.
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Red Velvet Pound Cake

Transform a classic red velvet cake into a satisfying pound cake. It has the same subtle cocoa flavor and gets topped with plenty of cream cheese icing. This could become Dad’s new favorite dessert.
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Special-Occasion Chocolate Cake

Father’s Day is the perfect special occasion for this indulgent cake. It has double the chocolate, with chocolate frosting and a layer of chocolate ganache.
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Cherry Pudding Cake

This Father’s Day dessert is a cross between a cake and a cobbler. Whatever you call it, it’s delicious. Don’t forget to serve it with ice cream!
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Margarita Cake

If you’re planning on making a bevy of tacos or barbacoa for Father’s Day, make a dessert to match. This margarita cake starts with a bottle of mix so you’re sure to get the same flavors as the classic cocktail.