These father-approved desserts are the perfect way to treat your dad for father’s day! How do I know they’re father-approved? Well, they just happen to be my husband’s favorite desserts, so they are my go-to dessert recipes for Father’s day! The best part -aside from the fact that they’re delicious, of course- is that they are easy to make, so my kiddos can lend a hand! He is their father, after all, and they love making things for him! They are always so proud to show off their creations, and seeing their beaming faces is a great gift all on its own!
Dad’s Favorite Desserts!
Cookie Dough Truffles! Everyone likes cookie dough! RIGHT?!
Chocolate Cherry Cake! This family favorite cake is so good and a recipe I included in a guest post I wrote for “At Home With Daneen” a while back. I was trying to come up with a way my kids could actually help decorate a cake for their dad without simply ending up with a blob of frosting on one side, lol! That’s when this fun handprint cake was born and the kids did a great job putting their own stamp on this dessert!
How to “hand paint” a cake!
For this recipe, you will need:
One baked cake (we used our favorite chocolate cherry cake)
Frosting for the base color
Contrasting frosting colors for the paint (I used canned frosting to get the right consitency)
Frost your cake as you normally would. Then, in a shallow bowl, scoop one cup of your “frosting paint” and microwave at 1/2 power for 20-30 second intervals until it reaches the consitency of lightly whipped cream. Repeat as many times as you have colors.
Make sure the paint isn’t too hot, then your little ones can finger paint their way to an edible masterpice! Note, if you want nice handprints, gently dip hands into paint and lightly place on the cake, pulling straight up so the frosting dosn’t smear!
Cookies and Ice Cream Cheese Cake! The title really says it all on this one! It’s so good -we promise!
Peach Cake! This may just be my husband’s favorite dessert ever! He loved it when his mom made it for him, and he requested it often! Here is a picture of the recipe card she wrote for me, so I could make him his favorite treat, too! We treasure it as she is no longer here with us, and love to eat peach cake, remembering what a wonderful Mother she was! Here is the link for the original recipe, as well!
Five Minute Pudding Pie! This pudding pie has the best texture of any pudding pie recipe I have ever tried!
So now you know my husband’s favorite desserts; what about the dad in your life? I would love to hear his favorite in the comments below! I will start by guessing that my dad’s favorites are German chocolate cake or pumpkin pie!
I hope you found the perfect Father’s Day dessert for the special dad in your life! Now, SHARE this post though the buttons below! Let’s flood all the dads with desserts!
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