PART OF Summer Grilling

24 Best Father's Day Desserts, Cake Ideas & Cookie Recipes

Put the cherry on top of dad's big day with one of these awesome desserts. Whether your father loves chocolate, all the cakes or prefers a little something fruity, we've got treats for every taste!

Easy Key Lime Pie

"This was a major hit! I made my own graham cracker crust and added a touch of cinnamon which was really nice with the key lime. Based on reviews, I froze it which helped with a 30-minute drive."


Matcha Red Bean Cake

“This is a matcha green tea cake with red bean frosting, garnished with chocolate garnish. We wanted to use ingredients that were Asia-centric because we wanted to show how awesome the inclusion of these ingredients could be.”


State Fair Funnel Cake

"Now this was just FUN! Fantastic recipe... tasted like I was at the fair. The kids went nuts over them and were begging for more!"


Peach Cobbler Ice Cream Cake

"Awesome recipe! I used whipped topping for icing per someone else's review, and thank goodness—it would have been way too sweet. The caramel sauce was amazing and the pound cake was lovely."

-Cynthia N.

Rice Krispies Ice Cream Sandwiches

"This is the best ice cream sandwich recipe I have ever tried! Did exactly what the recipe states and sandwiched a thick layer of Ben and Jerry's Peach Ice Cream in between."


Banana Cream Pie

"I made this twice, the first time using regular cool whip and cream cheese, the second time with light. Although both tasted good, the regular made a noticeably better presentation and had a better texture. I also used a graham crust."


Fresh Strawberry Cake

"I made this for Labor Day and it was such a hit. The fresh berries make this out of this world. Very rich and sweet. The cake was also nice and moist."


Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake

"I loved this cheesecake so much, but then again, I love all things peanut butter. And this was a peanut butter lover's dream come true. It was also fun to make!"

-Jonathan Melendez

Bacon Bourbon Caramel Popcorn

"What a great combo of flavors. This was a hit with everyone who tried it; I'll be making it often. I did add one teaspoon of crushed red peppers for a bit of spice, and feel it really enhanced it even more."

-Bonnie G 2

Dipped Ice Cream Sandwiches

"Such a simple way to make an ordinary ice cream treat special. I prepared these for some students in summer classes. Everyone loved them."

-Ms B.

Coffee Ice Cream

"Yum! I doubled the recipe and added dark chocolate chips. Now I can make my favorite ice cream at home."


Arnold Palmer Bars

"I served these to my friends as dessert when they came over for lunch and everyone loved them! The lemon flavor is present but the acidity isn’t too strong thanks to the addition of the tea."

-Izy Hossack

Ice Cream Drumsticks

"This is truly a recipe that I wish I could give 10 stars! It was a fun thing to make with my kids, plus they taste just like the real thing (only better, of course!)."


Raspberry Pie

"This pie was heavenly! I didn't think it was tart at all, just not overly sweet, and it was perfect! This is truly one of the best pies I have ever tasted, and I will make it many, many times!"

-Chef PotPie

Cake Batter Ice Cream

"Wow wow wow! This is perhaps the best ice cream I've made. I think the cake mix helps absorb the moisture so it doesn't crystallize. I followed the recipe exactly, using a yellow cake mix."


Chocolate Cherry Pops

These rich popsicles are made with a chocolate pudding base, whipped topping and cherry preserves. With some help from the store, you can have these done in no time at all.

Ice Cream Pretzel Cake

"My family loves pretzels but have never tried it with ice cream, what a treat. Easy to make. Love this just as written, but next time I would like to try ground Spanish peanuts on the top of it just for variety."


Peanut Butter S'more Cookie Bars

"These are delicious, I took them on a weekend camping trip and they disappeared quickly. I followed the recipe exactly and wouldn't change a thing!"


Kentucky Bourbon Fudge

"Decadent and delicious fudge! The bourbon flavor is noticeable but not overpowering. I liked this just as well without the pecans and next time will probably omit them."


Watermelon Cake

Impress dad while celebrating the season with this sky-high watermelon cake!

Super-Simple Sorbet

Three ingredients is all it takes to make this rich fruit sorbet. Try it with strawberries, or pick your favorite fresh berries as a replacement. Even better, try a mix!

Blueberry Crumb Pie

"This recipe was super simple and tasty! I have never made a blueberry pie so I was a little nervous, but this turned out amazing! I would use a little less blueberries next time and add a bit more crumble because I like the crunchy part!"

-Jerica M.

Deep-Fried Oreos

"Oh boy... these were so, so good. Who knew one could improve on the Oreo? I like that you can easily control how many to make by simply adjusting the pancake mix."


Chocolate Guinness Cake

"This cake was fantastic, and surprisingly easy to make. I left out the walnuts entirely. The cake was a huge hit with everyone, and was lovely both on its own and with a scoop of quality vanilla ice cream."