Easy Father’s Day Ideas {Desserts, Recipes}

This is a collection of the best, quick, easy Father’s Day ideas. It includes recipes for desserts like cakes, cupcakes, cookies and more!

This collection has all sorts of delicious treats that your Dads are going to love! There are various themes and flavors that are included along with detailed recipes, tips, tutorials. Many of these desserts can also be personalized for your Dad specifically. Furthermore, some ideas are fun while others are thoughtful and meaningful.

Also, if you are looking for last minute Father’s Day gift ideas or Father’s Day crafts, check out this Homemade Football Gift Basket or set up this Home Coffee Bar for him. They are sure to be a hit!

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What are some Father’s Day Ideas, Recipes, Desserts?

In terms of desserts, you can make:

  • Cakes
  • Cupcakes
  • Cookies
  • Candies
  • Brownies and bars

As for decoration, the most common themes seem to be:

  • Sports (especially football, baseball, basketball, soccer and golf)
  • Techy gadgets (like computers, cell phones, xbox, play stations)
  • Games
  • Handyman tools
  • Space and galaxy
  • History
  • Cars and trucks
  • Moustaches
  • Ties
  • Shirts
  • BBQ and grilling
  • Star Wars
  • Lord of The Rings
  • Superheroes (like Spiderman, Batman, Superman e.t.c.)

The most popular flavors seem to be:

  • Chocolate
  • Coffee
  • Beer
  • Peanut butter (especially anything with Reese’s)
  • Oreos


This is ideal for men who love playing around with their tools and fixing everything around the house.

Father’s Day Cake (Tool Box Cake)
Learn how to make easy homemade Father's Day cake (tool box cake) with simple ingredients. This chocolate beer cake is covered in chocolate frosting, fondant and decorated with edible handyman tools.
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Easy Father's Day Cake (Homemade Tool Box Cake) on Brown Background

If your Dad is still rocking those tie dye shirts, you must make this cake for him!

Tie Dye Cake (Shirt Cake)
Learn how to make a tie dye cake (shirt cake), using this step-by-step tutorial. Easy to make with rainbow colored frosting and toothpicks! Great for Father's Day!
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Or if you find the most important man in your life wearing classic dress shirts, then consider making him this cake.

Easy Shirt Cake
Learn how to make easy shirt cake, homemade with simple ingredients and supplies. This round cake is decorated in fondant. Perfect for Father's day or Dad's birthdays.
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Easy Round Shirt Cake on White Background

For all the sushi loving fathers out there, this one is for you. These mini cakes look like sushi but taste nothing like it. This is sure to get some laughs.

Easy Birthday Sushi Cake
Quick and easy tutorial on how to make homemade birthday sushi cake with fondant, pound cake, icing, candies. Great for April Fool's Day dessert.
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Pokemon has made a comeback and so many guys are really into it these days!

Easy Pokemon Cake (Pokeball Cake)
Learn how to make easy Pokemon cake from scratch with simple ingredients. This homemade pinata Pokeball cake is decorated with buttercream icing and filled with toys and sprinkles.
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Easy Pokemon Cake (Pokeball Cake) on Square Gray Plate- Overhead Shot

Nothing beats a Dad who is obsessed with Star Wars and this cake would totally blow them away.

Star Wars Birthday Cake
Easy Star Wars cake recipe and tutorial (Death Star cake)- Homemade with simple ingredients. It’s a chocolate cake with vanilla buttercream and decorated in marshmallow fondant.
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Easy Star Wars Cake Recipe and Tutorial

This would be great for the nerdy dads out there who love talking about the planets and the galaxy.

Easy Galaxy Cake
Quick and easy DIY galaxy cake with lots of sprinkles. This galaxy birthday cake is fun, colorful and perfect for kids’ space themed parties.
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Is there a shirt your Papa wears all the time? Make an edible fondant cupcake topper version of that shirt.

Easy Shirt Cupcakes (For Father’s Day or Dad’s birthday)
Easy shirt cupcakes, homemade with simple ingredients. Use fondant to make edible shirts to decorate yellow cupcakes for Dad's birthday or Father's Day.
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Easy Shirt Cupcakes Decorated With Fondant on Green Background- For Father's Day and Dad's Birthday

This is perfect for all the handymen Dads out there.

Easy Father’s Day Cupcakes
Easy Father's day cupcakes, homemade with simple ingredients. Use gum paste with candy molds to make edible handyman tools to decorate Guinness beer chocolate cupcakes.
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Happy Father's Day Cupcakes on Rustic Gray Background

If your parent is into football, he’s going to love this pull apart cupcake cake!

Pull Apart Football Cupcakes Cake
Easy pull apart football cupcakes cake, homemade with simple ingredients. Serve them at a fun football party and enjoy the big game, along with a dessert table full of candies, cookies, marshmallows.
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Easy Pull Apart Football Cupcakes Cake on Rustic Gray Tray


Make sports themed Oreo cookies and use them to play a game of tic-tac toe for fun.

Father’s Day Sports Cookies
Quick and easy sports cookies (basketball, baseball, volleyball, soccer, tennis), homemade with simple ingredients (Oreos and fondant).
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Sports Ball Cookies (Sports Cookies)

We all get those emoji text messages from our fathers. Consider making the ones he uses the most in his texts, using Oreos.

Emoji Cookies (Emoji Oreos)
Quick and easy emoji cookies recipe, homemade with simple ingredients in 20 minutes. These emoji Oreos are decorated with fondant and edible markers.
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Easy Homemade DIY Emoji Cookies (Emoji Oreos)

This is perfect for all the Dads out there who are still crazy about dinosaurs like any 5 year old boy.

Easy Dinosaur Cookies
Quick and easy dinosaur cookies recipe from scratch, homemade with simple ingredients. Cut out sugar cookies are decorated with fondant and edible markers.
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Easy Dinosaur Cookies Decorated with Fondant on Pink Background

If your Pa is crazy about Oreos, then this Oreo cookie tower will blow him away.

Oreo Cookies and Cream Cake Recipe
Quick and easy no bake Oreo cookies and cream cake recipe or cookie tower, homemade with simple ingredients. Loaded with Oreos, buttercream, chocolate. 
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Easy Cookies and Cream Cake Recipe

Imagine gifting your Daddy a completely edible cookie bowl, loaded with even more cookies. Who can say no to that?

How to Make Cookie Bowls (Cookie Cups)
Learn how to make easy homemade cookie bowls recipe with simple ingredients. These edible cookie cups make wonderful centerpieces, party favors, place settings or homemade gifts.
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Easy Edible Cookie Bowls (Cookie Cups) Filled With Smaller Cookies on White Dish

Coffee Desserts

Most Dads need to start off their day with coffee. Well, why not bring coffee flavors into a delicious dessert? They will get to enjoy a caffeine kick and satisfy your sweet tooth.

Chocolate Guinness Beer Cake (With Cake Mix)
Best, quick, easy, soft, moist, fudgy Guinness beer cake recipe, starts off with chocolate cake mix. Loaded with chocolate frosting and ganache. 
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Chocolate Guinness Cake Recipe (With Cake Mix)
Chocolate Coffee Cake
The best soft, moist, quick and easy chocolate coffee cake recipe from scratch, homemade with simple ingredients. Loaded with chocolate frosting and espresso ganache.
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Easy Chocolate Coffee Cake Recipe
Mocha Brownies With Coffee Glaze
This rich and fudgy mocha brownies from scratch recipe is packed with brewed coffee and chocolate flavors. The coffee glaze on top makes them very decadent.
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Coffee Popsicles
Quick and easy iced coffee popsicles recipe, requiring simple ingredients. These chocolate coffee popsicles are a refreshing and easy Summer dessert. 
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Mocha Cupcakes/ Coffee Cupcakes with Mocha Frosting
Quick and easy mocha cupcakes recipe (coffee cupcakes) with mocha buttercream frosting/ espresso frosting combine the bold flavors of chocolate and coffee.
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Mocha Cupcakes with Espresso Buttercream Frosting
Mocha Pancakes with Mocha Syrup
These easy mocha pancakes with mocha syrup are soft and fluffy. Prefect for breakfast or dessert and packed with chocolate and coffee flavors.
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Coffee Fudge (Espresso Fudge)
Easy coffee fudge recipe, homemade with simple ingredients. This mocha fudge is full of semisweet chocolate chips, espresso powder and toasted almonds.
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Coffee Fudge (Mocha Espresso Fudge) With Almonds Stacked on White Dish
No Bake Mocha Cheesecake
This easy no bake mocha cheesecake recipe makes the perfect dessert for Summer parties. It’s packed with chocolate and coffee flavors.
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Coffee Cookies (Espresso Mocha Cookies)
Quick and easy coffee cookies recipe, homemade with simple ingredients. These mocha cookies are full of cocoa and espresso flavors. Crispy on the outside but soft on the inside.
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Unique Desserts

Seems like Pokemon is not something for kids. Adults love it just as much! Turn boring donuts into Pikachus.

Pokemon Donuts (Pikachu Donuts)
Learn how to make easy Pikachu donuts (doughnuts) with these instructions. All you need is melted chocolate to make these cute Pokemon donuts for parties.
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My dad loves chocolate and spicy food. This treat combines both those flavors harmoniously.

Spicy Chocolate Fudge Footballs
Enjoy watching the big football game by snacking on these spicy chocolate fudge footballs with a chipotle kick. Easy recipe with just 3 ingredients.
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This is a loaded treat combining pretzels, chocolate and peanut butter balls. Who can resist all that goodness?

Pretzel Cake
This easy pretzel cake is a tall double layer chocolate cake with chocolate frosting and covered in pretzels and then topped off with chocolate peanut butter balls.
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Easy Chocolate Pretzel Cake on Black Serving Dish

For any men out there who love cake and popcorn, this dessert combines both perfectly.

Chocolate Popcorn Cake
This rich and decadent chocolate popcorn cake with chocolate buttercream icing is great for birthday parties! It’s easy to make with simple ingredients.
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My favorite Father’s Day Dessert- Fairy Bread

This is fun to serve for breakfast or as a snack or even dessert. It’s so easy that even kids can make them! My version is slightly different that the original. Typically, it’s topped with butter and cut into triangles.

I did something different. I sliced white bread and topped it with sweetened cream cheese and lots of sprinkles. To fit this holiday theme, I went a step further and used cookie cutters to cut out “I HEART YOU DAD” pieces and arranged them nicely on a plate! Check out some of these Breakfast in Bed Ideas and include this fairy bread on one of those trays.

With regards to storage, these should be served immediately because the bread will start drying out, the longer it’s exposed to air. I don’t recommend freezing or refrigerating leftovers for later because the moisture in the fridge/freezer can cause the sprinkles to bleed color and become messy.

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Easy Father’s Day Idea or Recipe- Fairy Bread

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Quick and easy Fairy bread- A fun Father's Day idea, dessert, or breakfast recipe. Loaded with sweetened cream cheese and sprinkles.
Yield: 1 People


  • 1/4 cup Sweetened cream cheese, Try flavors such as: Honey, Mixed berry or Strawberry. Found at grocery stores.
  • 3-4 slices White bread
  • 1/4 cup Sprinkles


  • Use a butter knife to spread sweetened cream cheese on each slice of bread.
  • Toss sprinkles until top is fully covered.
  • Use small cookie cutters to cut out shapes and letters.
  • Arrange them on a plate. Enjoy!


  • Read all my tips above.
  • Tastes best when served immediately. I do not recommend storing leftovers for later. 


Calories: 562kcal, Carbohydrates: 77g, Protein: 10g, Fat: 24g, Saturated Fat: 13g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 5g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 62mg, Sodium: 550mg, Potassium: 165mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 42g, Vitamin A: 763IU, Calcium: 251mg, Iron: 3mg
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Calories: 562
Author: Abeer Rizvi

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