Father’s Day Desserts for a Special Father

BY HELEN S. FLETCHER, ON
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Turtle Cake for Father's Day DessertsFather’s Day Desserts seems to be a more casual celebration than Mother’s Day, but just as important.  I have gathered some blogs that will fit right into a barbecue, brunch or just a special treat.

Several of these Father’s Day Desserts are Gluten Free or can be made to be GF by substituting GF cookies for the bases.  Most of them are easy enough to have the children help so it is a very special treat for a very special dad made by those who made him a dad.

Gluten Free Turtle Cake is everything a special dessert should be. How could you possibly go wrong with chocolate cake, caramel, pecans and chocolate ganache whether you are gluten-free or not.  Turtle Cake for Father's Day Desserts

Unbelievable Cheesecake – The Easiest Ever – Cheesecake is always a favorite and this one is so easy you won’t believe how creamy it is.  Substituting gluten-free graham crackers makes this a GF dessert.  Cool and satisfying on a hot summer’s day, this cheesecake is perfect served with fresh fruit.Unbelieveably Easy Cheesecake for Father's Day Desserts

Bananas Foster Ice Cream – This is a no machine, easy ice cream that is also gluten-free.  It can compete with the best of bought ice creams. All the flavors of the classic Bananas Foster dessert, only much easier.Bananas Foster Ice Cream for Father's Day Desserts

Lemonade Cake with Blueberry Sauce – Lemon and blueberries are a favorite combination and this doesn’t disappoint.  Since it can be made a day or two ahead, you will be free to join in the festivities.Lemonade cake for Father's Day Desserts

Goat Cheese Pesto Tart – I snuck this in because it is the perfect brunch dish.  It can be made ahead and just reheated to serve.  This was always a popular dish at the takeout shop.

Goat Cheese Tart for Father's Day Desserts

Whatever Father’s Day Dessert you decide to make, the most important thing is to make the day memorable for a very special father.

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6 thoughts on “Father’s Day Desserts for a Special Father

  1. Hillary

    Hi! I’m making the GF turtle cake for father’s day today. I’m a little confused on how much butter to use in the ganache. 60 grams is more than 1 tablespoon.

      1. Hillary

        Thanks! I eventually figured it out and just took the recipe that you linked to the how to photos for the ganache and halved the recipe – I think there was another measurement off as well. It turned out great. Rave reviews for father’s day gluten free turtle cake! I had to make the caramel twice because the first time it took forever for it to cook to a medium golden color, but it never really got to a the right color and it was too light, not flavorful enough or the right consistency. I made it again on a different burner on my stove and it came together much better and the right color and consistency.

        1. hfletcher Post author

          Hi Hillary – I checked the recipe after you pointed out the gram problem. There are different measurements from the original and I often change them slightly depending upon what I want the recipe to accomplish. The recipe was not a direct cut in half. The bottom line is I am happy it worked and you are great for starting the caramel again. You are right. If the color isn’t there, neither is the taste. Good job!

  2. Lynette Pruett

    Wow! Although we don’t have anyone in the family who has any issues with gluten, I am anxious to make your Gluten Free Turtle Cake! Since it will be a small group celebrating Father’s Day this year, do you think I could make a half recipe of each part and use a 6” cake pan?
    Thanks for your help! I think I’ll start making the parts this evening… And on second thought, I’m going to make a full recipe of the Carmel Sauce, and of course the ganache! Always yummy on ice cream, or even a plain cake.

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