Sure, you should be celebrating your dad 365 days a year, however, Father’s Day is the best opportunity for you to shower your old man with all the extra love!
Yes, we know that this year’s festivities look slightly different given the ongoing pandemic, but there’s still a lot that you can do to make your dad feel loved and appreciated.
While it can get a tad difficult to find the perfect present for him (you see, that’s how it always is with Dads and gifts!), if your old man is a sweet tooth then you can never go wrong with some homemade sweet treats. From triple chocolate espresso mousse and potato chip cookies to peach chiffon pie and wine roasted strawberries, you can whip up various desserts all by yourself!
We’re sure that whatever you prepare for your old man, he’ll absolutely love and appreciate it.
Let’s take a look at the different sweet treats you could make for Father’s Day.
1. Berries and Cherries Ice Cream Cake
A refreshing dessert for Father’s Day, a berries and cherries ice cream cake is loaded with fresh berries, chocolate wafer cookies and fresh sweet cherries.
The best part about this dessert is that – not only is the combination of vanilla ice cream and cherries and berries really eye-catching and elegant but also absolutely decadent!
2. New York Style Cheesecake
If your old man is someone who can be easily pleased, then it’s best to go for the absolute classic – New York Style Cheesecake.
After all, when it comes to cheesecakes, everyone from kids to old people love it. This means your dad will surely enjoy having a slice (or two) of this super delicious and rich dessert.
3. Orange Cardamom Bundt Cake
Does your old man love sipping on a glass of Grand Marnier once he’s done with his dinner?
Well, if you answered yes, then you should absolutely bake a spiced, citrus Bundt cake for him this Father’s Day. To take it a notch higher and make the dessert more special, you could whip up a light glaze using his favourite liqueur and pour it on top of the cake.
Believe us, this cake will certainly turn out to be both sophisticated and understated – just like your Father!
4. Cherry and Raspberry Semifreddo
Every dad has this one thing in common – insisting us on eating a few servings of fruits regularly.
In that case, this Father’s Day, why not treat him to a decadent and lip smacking duo of raspberries and cherries, featured with fresh lemon juice and elderflower liqueur?
Your old man is sure to feel loved and appreciated!
5. Chocolate-y Bundt Cake
Incredibly moist and intensely chocolate-y, the chocolate bundt cake is undoubtedly every chocolate aficionado’s dream!
Not only is this cake rich in chocolate flavour, but also comes with the addition of coffee liqueur in its glaze and coffee in its batter – enhancing the overall flavour of the cake. However, while making this dessert, don’t miss out on coating the baking pan with either a baking spray or a thin layer of flour. That way, you can make sure the cake doesn’t stick and comes out nice and clean.
6. No Bake Panna Cotta with Basil Yogurt and Grapefruit Gelee
Since Father’s Day comes a few days before the start of Summer, why not celebrate the warm weather and your old man with a no-bake panna cotta?
Filled with delicious flavours of basil yogurt along with grapefruit gelee on the side, this dessert is the perfect gift for a father with a sweet tooth – after all, it hits just the right cords!
7. PB&J Cookie Bars
While all of us love indulging in a classic peanut butter and jelly sandwich, its cookie form is even better!
A PB&J cookie bar consists of a chewy peanut butter cookie layer which is then topped with a sweet yet tarty layer and finished with a bit of crunch that comes from the addition of peanut butter streusel.
Yes, these do make for an ideal lunch box treat for kids (if they’re not already carrying a PB&J sandwich), but these incredibly balanced cookie bars also work perfectly well for grown ups. This means, they surely make for the perfect Father’s Day dessert.
When it comes to using a jam, we prefer going for the grape flavour; however, you can go with whatever takes your fancy!
8. Fudgy Turtle Brownies
If your dad loves gorging on those classic chocolate brownies, then you should absolutely bake these next level sweet treats for him. Filled with pecans and caramel sauce (not to mention plenty of chocolates), this Father’s Day sweet treat will definitely hit a home run!
9. Football Cupcakes
Every dad is a sports fanatic, which means you can never go wrong with desserts that are inspired by his favourite game. So why not bake him a chocolate cupcake and top it with chocolate cut outs in the shape of a football and green sprinkles?
We’re sure that this dessert will earn a touchdown!
When it comes to dads, there are two kinds in this world – ones who can’t quite take the sugar rush and ones who are a big time sweet tooth!
It doesn’t matter which kind your old man belongs to, the list of candy packed, chocolate-y and boozy sweet treats mentioned above are sure to be appreciated by your father.
Bake one or some of these sweet treats this Father’s Day and see how quickly they become your dad’s surgery obsessions.