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Show Dad The Love With Dessert! 8 Father's Day Recipes That'll Win His Heart

This Father's Day, send dad out for a round of golf or a nap in the hammock while you and the kids whip up a special homemade dessert. Whether you go for the chocolate and peanut butter icebox cake or the dark chocolate bread pudding, all of these recipes will show dad the love -- and end the day on a sweet note.
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This Father's Day, send dad out for a round of golf or a nap in the hammock while you and the kids whip up a special homemade dessert. Whether you go for the chocolate and peanut butter icebox cake or the dark chocolate bread pudding, all of these recipes will show dad the love -- and end the day on a sweet note.

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You can never go wrong with chocolate and peanut butter, and this elegant-looking icebox cake is no exception. The best part: you don't even need to turn on the oven! GET THE RECIPE

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This warm banana cake drizzled with hot toffee sauce is a twist on the classic English dessert, sticky toffee pudding. A comforting dessert that looks pretty too! GET THE RECIPE

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If you've been searching for the perfect brownie recipe, look no further. I promise you, this is it! The recipe comes from Nick Malgieri's Chocolate cookbook, an excellent resource for all things chocolate. GET THE RECIPE

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If dad's a lemon lover, this is the cake for him. Doused with a sweet lemon syrup and drizzled with a tart lemon glaze, there's a pop of intense lemon flavor in every bite. GET THE RECIPE

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The cake portion of the recipe is modestly adapted from Magnolia Bakery in NYC and the frosting comes from Cook's Illustrated. Together, they make an old-fashioned chocolate cupcake that is sweet enough for children but also intensely chocolate enough for adults. GET THE RECIPE

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Carrot cakes can be heavy and dense, but this one is light with a fine texture. The secret is finely chopping the carrots in a food processor rather than grating them. This recipe is perfect for feeding a crowd. GET THE RECIPE

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Spiked with bourbon and studded with chunks of dark chocolate, this warm and chocolate-y bread pudding is the ultimate comfort food. Top it with vanilla ice cream and it's like a grown-up brownie sundae. GET THE RECIPE

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For the young at heart dad: silky chocolate pudding sundaes topped with whipped cream and sprinkles. GET THE RECIPE