Top 10 easy baking recipes for Father's Day

Make Father's Day extra special with our top 10 easy baking recipes. Treat dad to classic cakes, chocolate brownies and indulgent cheesecakes.

Caramel cake

Get baking this Father's Day with our edible gifts and extra special desserts. Treat dad to a classic bake he's sure to love with our cakes, brownies and cheesecakes. 

These scrumptious bakes are made with minimal ingredients and are easy enough for beginners.

For more inspiration, see our Father's Day cake recipes.

1) Father's Day cupcakes

Chocolate cupcakes
These super-chocolatey Father's Day cupcakes are the perfect treat for Dad. Ground almonds and yogurt give the sponges a lovely texture and moistness. If you're accommodating a nut allergy, swap the ground almonds for 100g more plain flour.

See our chocolate cupcake recipes for more ideas.

2) Easy carrot cake

Carrot cake
Boil the kettle and cut a slice of carrot cake this Father's Day. It's full of cinnamon, nutmeg, orange zest, vanilla, sultanas and walnuts. Top it off with a generous layer of tangy soft cheese icing.

Try another variation with these carrot cake recipes

3) Cherry crumble cake

Cherry crumble cake
Make the most of fresh, seasonal fruit with this cherry crumble cake. It uses rich soured cream, ground almonds and juicy summer cherries. Add a crunchy cumble topping for extra texture. Slice the cake into thick wedges and serve with custard or ice cream, if you like.

For more inspiration, see our crumble collection.

4) Coffee walnut millionaire's shortbread

Coffee walnut millionaire's shortbread
Take a classic bake to the next level with this moreish coffee walnut millionaire's shortbread. First bake a shortbread base with ground walnuts, flour, sugar and butter. Then make a gooey caramel layer with a hint of espresso powder for that coffee kick. Top with a layer of dark chocolate and a white chocolate drizzle, chocolate-covered coffee beans and walnuts.

Find more edible gifts with our millionaire's shortbread recipes.

5) Chocolate hazelnut ice cream cheesecake

Chocolate hazelnut ice cream cheesecake
This effortless chocolate hazelnut ice cream cheesecake is guaranteed to impress. You'll only need four ingredients – cornflakes, chocolate hazelnut spread, soft cheese and hazelnuts. Use half the spread to make the base with the cornflakes, the rest mixes with the soft cheese for the filling. Sprinkle over hazelnuts and freeze overnight, simple! 

See our easiest-ever desserts with these no-bake cheesecake recipes.

6) Easy caramel cake

Easy caramel cake
Our foolproof easy caramel cake is a confirmed crowd-pleaser. The fluffy, golden sponge is topped with a rich icing, caramel sauce and toffee pieces. Mix up the decoration with chopped nuts, sprinkles or edible flowers.

Discover even more recipes with our salted caramel collection.

7) Cupcakes

Cupcakes
Bake a batch of classic cupcakes with colourful icing for a fun surprise. The sponges are made up of only five ingredients – perfect for a last-minute edible gift. Try customising the icing to your dad's favourite colour or decorate with sprinkles, chocolate or sweets.

Find a variety of flavours including vanilla, chocolate and red velvet in our cupcake collection.

8) Gin & tonic cake

Gin & tonic cake
Channel the flavours of dad's favourite cocktail with this gin & tonic cake. Add a splash of gin to the cake batter and soak the baked sponge in a sweet tonic syrup infused with juniper berries. Cover in a coat of zingy lime buttercream and decorate with lemon sherbets, lime slices and cucumber ribbons.

Try more cocktail-inspired cakes with our boozy bake recipes.

9) Peanut butter brownies

Peanut butter brownies
These five-ingredient peanut butter brownies are super-simple to make: melt dark chocolate, crunchy peanut butter and soft light brown sugar. Beat in three medium eggs, then add self-raising flour. Pour the batter into a tin then drizzle wirth extra peanut butter and bake. Top with more dark chocolate.

Find even more squidgy traybakes with our brownie recipes.

10) Double chocolate loaf cake

Double chocolate loaf cake
If your dad's a chocoholic, look no further than this double chocolate loaf cake. The cake batter is flavoured with cocoa powder and loaded with chunks of dark chocolate. The topping is a drizzle of white, dark and milk chocolate. Serve thick slices with a cup of tea for a perfect tea break.

See our chocolate cake collection for more recipes.

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