Father’s Day is fast approaching and if you’re like a lot of people, you’re wondering what to get your father as a gift. Dads are notoriously hard to shop for – do you get him yet another tie, more grilling utensils or another bathrobe that will end up in the back of the closet? For those of us who can’t afford season tickets to Dad’s favorite team, we might think about taking him out for dinner or buying him a cake.
But, before you run out to buy your one and only father a store-bought, mass-produced cake, think about making him one yourself. After all, Dad is special so shouldn’t the cake he gets be special as well? Of course! Whether you’ll be celebrating with your father, son, brother, uncle or any of the special men in your life, you want them to have only the very best. So this Father’s Day, skip the store-bought cake and bake him one of these Dad-tastic vegan cakes instead!
1. Black Forest Cake
Dad doesn’t need to know how healthy this Black Forest Cake is. He doesn’t need to know it’s sugar-free, filled with chia seeds or that the frosting is made with avocados. All he needs to know is that it’s rich, delicious and that you love him enough to have baked it yourself.
2. Marshmallow Cream Cake
Show Dad you remember how he always put extra marshmallows in your hot cocoa by making him this Marshmallow Cream Cake. With a cool mint layer, a vanilla layer and a beet-stained pink layer, this raw vegan cake will be another precious memory of your time together.
3. Amaretto Chocolate Cream Cake
You can buy Dad a bottle of his favorite amaretto or you can surprise him by putting it inside this Amaretto Chocolate Cream Cake. Made with cashews, almonds, dates and raw cacao powder, this is the perfect cake to make a toast to your father with.
4. Blueberry Coconut Cake
You and your Dad get along as well as blueberries and coconut so make him a cake that celebrates your relationship. This Blueberry Coconut Cake has only 6 ingredients and half of those are coconut. Simple to make but the taste is out of this world.
5. DQ-Style Vegan Ice Cream Cake
If your Father’s Day tradition is buying Dad an ice cream cake, this year make a new tradition by making your own. This DQ-Style Vegan Ice Cream Cake has vanilla ice cream, chocolate icing and the fudgy, crunchy center that will everyone forget the store-bought whale cake.
6. Coconut Vanilla Cake
This year give Dad a raspberry…a raspberry cake, that is. This beautiful Coconut Vanilla Cake is filled with rich coconut milk and fresh vanilla bean paste and decorated with a double dose of raspberries for a sweet cake Dad will love.
7. Salted Caramel and Chocolate Cake
Give Dad all his favorite flavors in one exquisite cake. This Salted Caramel and Chocolate Cake is two amazing cakes in one with chocolate ganache and salted caramel buttercream. The decorative pretzels add a decorative touch as unique as he is.
8. Nut-Free, Oil-Free and Tofu-Free Cinnamon Coconut New York Style ‘Cheesecake’
Dad’s a classic so make him a cake that’s a classic as well like this New York Style Cheesecake. Made with coconut butter, this raw vegan cake is firm yet fluffy at the same time – just like Dad.
9. Carrot Cake with Walnuts and Cream Cheese Frosting
Show Dad your love with this gluten-free Carrot Cake with Walnuts. It’s moist and decadent and the rich vegan cream cheese maple frosting is literally icing on the cake.
10. Turkish Delight Cake
If Dad’s a chocolate lover, he’ll go crazy for this Turkish Delight Cake. It’s a rich chocolate layer cake with chocolate ganache poured down over the top and buttercream icing in between the layers and on top – a chocolate lover’s dream.
11. Chocolate Stout Cake
Let Dad sit back and enjoy a cold one…in his cake. This Chocolate Stout Cake has a rich beer in it that brings out the deep chocolate flavor anybody would love.
12. Dried Apple Stack Cake with Molasses Cream Cheese Frosting
Show Dad he’s the apple of your eye with this Dried Apple Stack Cake. Dried apples get rehydrated to form a sweet filling that goes in between 7 layers of delicious cake. It all gets topped with a molasses cream cheese frosting for an amazing celebration cake.
13. Lemon Poppy Seed Cake
Dad will be thrilled with this Lemon Poppy Seed Cake that’s different than the usual cakes he gets. With beautiful blackberries in the center and a lemon glaze frosting, this cake says Happy Father’s Day with zest.
14. Triple-Layer German Chocolate Cake
If one cake shows Dad you care, this Triple-Layer German Chocolate Cake will definitely show him just how much. Three layers of chocolate cake are covered with a chocolate cream frosting and a pecan and coconut topping and stacked on top of each other for an amazing Father’s Day celebration.
15. Raw Matcha Coconut Cream Pie
Maybe Dad likes pie more than cake. That’s ok, you knew he was special. This Raw Matcha Coconut Cream Pie is just like the classic coconut cream pie with lots of coconut cream and superfood Matcha tea to boot.
You know the saying by Anne Geddes – “Anyone can be a father but it takes someone special to be a Dad.” Show your Dad just how special you think he is by baking him a healthy and delicious cake just for him. Happy Father’s Day!
Lead Image Photo: Blueberry Coconut Cake