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25 Father's Day Cake Ideas

It's time to honor dads, and our users have the best recipes for some of the most decadent celebratory cakes around. From homey American-style cakes to luxurious European confections, you're sure to find a cake—or another type of dessert—that's just perfect for Father's Day.

German Chocolate Cake With Coconut Pecan Frosting

"Wow! Fantastic! I also made an extra half batch of frosting so the cake would have plenty.”


The Absolute Best Carrot Cake

"Bye-bye bakery carrot cake. Hello homemade! This recipe is fabulous as written and provides endless options for those who want to tweak it just so.”


Amanda's Cheese Pound Cake

“After reading the reviews, I had to try it! I halved the ingredients simply because I only have one loaf pan. It turned out perfectly! This is an incredible poundcake recipe. The texture is perfect - dense, but not heavy. Almost velvety.”


Authentic Black Forest Cake

“I downloaded this recipe probably two years ago or more and finally got it together enough to make it. It is amazing! No kidding. Just note that to do it properly takes two days.”


Tres Leches Cake

“Delicious! My husband and I had this the first time on our honeymoon in Bonaire and I made this today to celebrate our anniversary."


Bacardi Rum Cake

"I made this cake ahead of time just to be sure that I gave the booze enough time to soak into the cake. This was a rare treat — a rich, unashamedly decadent treat!"


Hummingbird Cake

“Used three cake pans as directed and it turned out great! The cake itself is so moist and delicious. This will be one of my new favorite cakes to make and eat!”

-Jonathan Melendez

Double chocolate Praline fudge Cake

"I made this for my husband's birthday. It was delicious, but I'd say maybe a little too sweet. It was so good, though, that we all plowed through it! Even though we had to take naps after eating, it was worth it!”


Chocolate Guinness Cake

“The cake itself turned out slightly dense, not too sweet — an excellent level of chocolate — and you really couldn't taste the beer, other than a slight richness to the overall flavor.”

-Erin P.

Coconut Cake

“If this is not the best then it is one of the best homemade cakes I've ever eaten. I threw some in the freezer and it was even better frozen.”


Super Moist Chocolate Cake

“This is the best chocolate cake recipe I've found. It stays moist for days. I've made this on several occasions and everyone says how great it is.”

-Lindsay P

Cheesecake Factory Cheesecake

"To minimize cracks, put a shallow pan of water on the bottom rack. Also, make sure top rack is just above bottom rack, lower from the heating element is better. This helps keep the top light and even for almost every cheesecake recipe on the market.”


Ho Ho Cake

“This cake tastes great. My family loved it. I used another recipe last time but this one was much better. The key is to use an electric mixer not a hand mixer and mix the filling for the amount of time specified.”


Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake

“It is amazing, decadent, delicious. Think of the most delicious food adjectives available, and then apply them at your will to this recipe.” 


Banana Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting

“I’ve made this recipe twice. The first time I followed the recipe exactly and the cake turned out great! The second time I made cupcakes (baked at 275 for 35 minutes) instead of a cake. This is such a versatile cake. You won't be disappointed!"


Tres Leches Hazelnut Cake

"What a delight! It is definitely worth the effort. With the beautifully flavored spongy layers soaking up all that sweet, creamy goodness and the berries ripe and sweet, you will be in dessert hog heaven.”


Flourless Chocolate Cake

"I used this as a new dessert at my friend's restaurant this ski season. It came together easily and consistently every time. It has a very rich, deeply chocolate flavor.”


Magnolia Bakery's Vanilla Birthday Cake

“This recipe was great. I never baked a cake before, so I was nervous, but everything was on point.”

-Saudia M.

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

“This is very good. I made the recipe exactly the same except after you lay down the pineapple rings, I also added crushed pineapple all around the rings to fill in the open spaces. Turned out very good and really moist.”


Waldorf-Astoria Red Velvet Cake

"This cake is a time consuming recipe. I've made it dozens of times from a recipe (exact) that didn't give the Waldorf credit. It is delicious. The icing has a wonderful flavor that does not compete with the rich, but delicate chocolate cake. If you are a red velvet fan, this is the Gold Medal of all red velvets."

-Childrens Minister

Chocolate Lava Cake A La Mode

“I give this a million stars! It is unbelievable easy and the most amazing presentation.”

-Randi M.

Ooey Gooey Butter Cake

“This is an awesome recipe that I have used for years. It is also called Smash Cake. Any kind of cake mix can be used.”


Dobosh Torte

"We take turns at work, bringing in birthday cake for our coworkers. I brought this one in yesterday and everyone was impressed. I will definitely make this one again and again."

-lil Lori

Chocolate Cassata

“This is a really great dessert recipe, and I recommend it to anyone and everyone!”

-Sydney Mike

Norwegian Hazelnut Cake

“Very nice recipe and it looks so pretty — love that it's just a little 'different' from other cakes. Easy to make.”