25 Father's Day Cakes That Will Satisfy His Sweet Tooth

These homemade cakes for Father’s Day are a dessert and gift all in one.

cappuccino icebox cake with chocolate drizzled on top
Mike Garten

Dad deserves to be treated, and what better way to do that than with a heartfelt, homemade cake? Lean into his sweet tooth this year with Father's Day cakes that he won’t be able to resist. These cakes will truly put the cherry on top of his special day, and be a delicious memory he’ll cherish for years to come.

No matter Dad’s dessert favorites, we’ve got a cake sure to satisfy his sweet sugary craving. For rich dessert lovers, we’ve got plenty of easy chocolate desserts, from a double-chocolate bundt to creamy chocolate tres leches to a s'mores icebox cake. Looking for lighter flavors? Whip up our coconut layer cake, lemon pound cake, or strawberry cheesecake for a sweet and satisfying surprise. Not only delicious, these cakes are stunning as well, giving Dad a gift almost too good to eat (but trust us, they somehow taste even better than they look).

While delicious enough on their own, these Instagram-worthy desserts are best when served as the grand finale of a Father's Day brunch or Father's Day dinner made by his loved ones (you!). Best of all, they make the sweetest Father's Day gift! Show Dad how much you care this year by baking him a gift from the heart he’ll surely cherish and remember.

double chocolate bundt with chocolate drizzled on top
Mike Garten
1 of 25
Double Chocolate Bundt

Calling all chocolate lovers! This rich treat includes coffee and chocolate for the ultimate dessert.

Get the Double Chocolate Bundt recipe.

a round raisin walnut coffee cake
Mike Garten
2 of 25
Raisin-Walnut Coffee Cake

Why not surprise Dad with cake for breakfast on his special day? Serve up this sweet coffee cake with a crunchy walnut contrast for a breakfast he'll never forget.

Get the Raisin-Walnut Coffee Cake recipe.

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smores icebox cake with marshmallows and chocolate drizzled on top
Mike Garten
3 of 25
S'mores Icebox Cake

You won't even have to ask Dad to fire up the grill to whip up this sticky and sweet no-bake cake.

Get the S'mores Icebox Cake recipe.

a round lemon pound cake with icing and shavings of lemon zest on top
Mike Garten
4 of 25
Lemon Pound Cake

Loaded with heaps of fragrant lemon zest and fresh lemon juice, this decadent lemon pound cake is for true lemon dessert lovers or anyone looking for a bright, sunny sweet.

Get the Lemon Pound Cake recipe.

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pie slices of chocolate hazelnut cheesecake with chocolate shavings on top
Mike Garten
5 of 25
Chocolate Hazelnut Cheesecake

This no-bake chocolate cheesecake is a breeze to whip up and an absolute dream to eat.

Get the Chocolate Hazelnut Cheesecake recipe.

carrot sheet cake with cream cheese frosting on a sheet tray
Mike Garten
6 of 25
Carrot Sheet Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting

Carrot cake isn't just for Easter! If this is Dad's favorite, you can make it for any holiday.

Get the Carrot Sheet Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting recipe.

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vanilla cake with white frosting and blue and red stars on top
Mike Garten
7 of 25
Basic Vanilla Cake

Use cookie cutters and sanding sugar to decorate a basic vanilla cake any way you (or Dad!) want.

Get the Basic Vanilla Cake recipe.

a round strawberry coconut crust cheesecake with glazed strawberries on top
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Strawberry Coconut-Crust Cheesecake

A coconut crust means this creamy cheesecake is a gluten-free dessert!

Get the Strawberry Coconut-Crust Cheesecake recipe.

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a rabbit themed lemon pudding cake in a round baking dish
Mike Garten
9 of 25
Lemon Pudding Cake

What is pudding cake, you ask? While baking, the cake portion of this lemony treat rises to the top and a creamy pudding-like sauce forms on the bottom.

Get the Lemon Pudding Cake recipe.

a chocolate flourless fudge cake with cocoa powder sprinkled on top
Mike Garten
10 of 25
Flourless Fudge Cake

Sure, this cake may lack flour (yep, gluten-free!) but it certainly doesn't lack in flavor.

Get the Flourless Fudge Cake recipe.

peanut butter bundt cake with peanut butter drizzled on a white cake stand
Steve Giralt
11 of 25
Peanut Butter Cake

If he's more a peanut butter than a chocolate dessert guy, then this decadent bundt has his name written all over it.

Get the Peanut Butter Cake recipe.

bursting with berries lemon curd cake on a white cake stand
Con Poulos
12 of 25
Bursting-With-Berries Lemon Curd Cake

Behold the fruitiest-ever Bundt, with two cups of berries baked in and sprinkled on top of tangy lemon curd whipped cream.

Get the Bursting-with-Berries Lemon Curd Cake recipe.

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sticky plum upside down cake on a white plate
Jonny Valiant
13 of 25
Sticky Plum Upside-Down Cake

This sticky-sweet cake is spiked with orange juice for a little tanginess that Dad won't be able to resist.

Get the Sticky Plum Upside-Down Cake recipe.

cannoli cake with shelled pistachios on a white cake stand
Steve Giralt
14 of 25
Cannoli Cake

If Dad loves cannoli, this four-layer stunner with orange, ricotta and chocolate will make his day.

Get the Cannoli Cake recipe.

triple citrus bundt cake on a white cake stand
Mike Garten
15 of 25
Triple Citrus Bundt

This simple bundt cake serves as the ultimate palette cleanser ... before Dad moves on to meal #2.

Get the Triple Citrus Bundt recipe.

cookie cheesecake bites with oreos on top
Mike Garten
16 of 25
Cookie Cheesecake Bites

Not up for baking a whole cake? These no-bake sweets are just as satisfying.

Get the Cookie Cheesecake Bites recipe.

vanilla and chocolate layered cake
Getty Images
17 of 25
Easy Chocolate Party Cake

Just dump the ingredients into a bowl, mix, and pour into cake pans for an easy crowd-pleaser.

Get the Easy Chocolate Party Cake recipe.

a rectangular cappuccino icebox cake with chocolate drizzled on top
Mike Garten
18 of 25
Cappuccino Icebox Cake

Layer chocolate wafers with an espresso-flavored mixture and stick it in the refrigerator to "cook."

Get the Cappuccino Icebox Cake recipe.

a rectangular outlaw carrot cake with brown sugar butter cream
Mike Garten
19 of 25
Outlaw Carrot Cake With Brown Sugar Butter Cream

This quick and easy dessert is proof that complicated, three-tiered layer cakes are overrated.

Get the Outlaw Carrot Cake with Brown Sugar Butter Cream recipe.

chocolate icebox cake with chocolate shavings on top
Ben Fink
20 of 25
Chocolate Icebox Cake

This one needs to get into the fridge at least 12 hours before the party starts, but it'll be worth it. Trust.

Get the Chocolate Icebox Cake recipe.

chocolate tres leches cake with chocolate shavings on top in a square baking dish
William Dickey
21 of 25
Chocolate Tres Leches Cake

This rich cake isn't for the faint of heart! Soaked in three kinds of milk, this creamy chocolate cake is sure to be a favorite for any dessert lover.

Get the Chocolate Tres Leches Cake recipe from Country Living.

coconut angel food cake with coconut shavings on top
Brian Woodcock
22 of 25
Coconut Angel Food Cake

This airy layer cake is topped with toasted coconut flakes for extra crunch (and double the coconutty flavor!)

Get the Coconut Angel Food Cake recipe from Country Living.

a white frosted sheet cake with footprints on it
Brian Woodcock
23 of 25
Follow-the-Footprints Malted Sheet Cake

You always follow his lead, especially when cake's involved. This cocoa dusting on top of this sheet cake is a tongue-in-cheek way to tell him just that.

Get the Follow-the-Footprints Malted Sheet Cake recipe from Country Living.

s'mores swirl cake with with chocolate drizzled on top
Brian Woodcock
24 of 25
S'mores Swirl Cake

Top this marble cake with chocolate sauce, crushed graham crackers, and mini marshmallows for a summer camp throwback.

Get the S'mores Swirl Cake recipe from Country Living.

banana butterscotch cake with toasted coconut on top
Brian Woodcock
25 of 25
Banana-Butterscotch Cake

In this caramel-topped bundt, banana and butterscotch go together like, well, you and your #1 guy.

Get the Banana-Butterscotch Cake recipe from Country Living.

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