Father’s Day is coming up and you want to make your dad feel special. Instead of getting him a traditional gift, try making him one of these desserts instead. This is a perfect gift, especially if he has a sweet tooth!
Guinness Chocolate Cupcakes
These Guinness chocolate cupcakes are perfect for your beer-loving dad! Guinness stout beer and chocolate naturally complement each other. In fact, you don’t necessarily need to use Guinness in this recipe – you can use any stout beer. This gives you the freedom to use your dad’s favorite!
Father’s Day Cookie Cake
Cookie cakes are a great alternative to your standard cake! All you need to do is follow your favorite recipe and then decorate it any way you want. You can even write “Happy Father’s Day” with icing by using a piping bag fitted with a tip thin enough for writing. If you don’t want to make the cookie cake yourself, you can order it and have it professionally decorated.
Homemade Whoopie Pies
Whoopie pies are a perfect dessert because they’re easy to eat, which makes them a great choice for a Father’s Day barbecue or luncheon. They’re also a nostalgic treat that your dad will likely remember from his childhood. If your dad doesn’t like chocolate, consider making red velvet whoopie pies instead!
If your dad loves rum, this rum cake will hit the spot! To make this treat extra special, use his favorite rum. You can even give him a bottle of the rum as part of his Father’s Day gift! Serve it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and he’ll really feel like a king.
Ice Cream Sandwiches
Does your dad have a favorite cookie? Make his favorite dessert extra special by turning it into an ice cream sandwich! This recipe uses chocolate chip cookies and vanilla ice cream. However, you can use any cookie and flavor of ice cream that you want. If you’re throwing a party, you can set up a dessert bar so that people can make their own ice cream sandwiches! Offer a few types of cookies, such as chocolate chip, sugar cookies, and chocolate cookies, as well as a variety of ice cream flavors.
Strawberries are in season right around Father’s Day, so strawberry shortcake will taste extra delicious! If you don’t want to make the shortbread from scratch, you can use store bought angel food cake, pound cake, or even biscuits! If you prefer, you can always substitute other in-season berries, such as raspberries or blueberries.
Bourbon Pecan Pie
There’s nothing like enjoying a slice of pie after a great meal! If your dad likes to drink bourbon, he’ll absolutely love this pecan pie! Bourbon is added to the pecan filling to give this pie an extra kick. You can also give him a bottle of his favorite bourbon as part of his gift.