I have to warn you straight away, I am teasing a bit.  This IS the perfect cake to make for Fathers Day, but there is a catch.

First, the cake.

Ombre Cake from Surprise-Inside Cakes

 photo credit Susan Powers

While this screams masculine to me, a friend mentioned that she might want try a different technique for the frosting. (What, are petals feminine or something??)

Something like this:

The Perfect Birthday Cake


Recipe Here: The Perfect Birthday Cake

I think either one would look amazing quite honestly!

Ombre Cake from Surprise-Inside Cakes

photo credit Susan Powers

Let me tell you all the reasons Dad is going to love this cake.

1. It’s pretty darn good lookin if I don’t say so myself.

2. It has every flavor of amazing.  Chocolate, Dark Chocolate, and Vanilla.  AND all the accompanying frosting flavors!

3. You made it for him. (awwwww)

So what is the catch?  This handsome cake’s recipes aren’t on my blog, they are only in my book!!

Now seriously, hop on over to amazon (where it is discounted!) and get your very own copy of Surprise-Inside Cakes now!

I PROMISE you, Dad will love it!

Surprise Inside Cakes!

Surprise-Inside Cakes

or where books are sold!


This is the perfect Father's day cake! Learn how to make a father's day cake with the amazing flavors of chocolate and vanilla. Plus, it can also be a birthday cake for dad recipe! Save this pin for an easy idea for father's day!

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Amanda Rettke is the creator of I Am Baker, and the bestselling author of Surprise Inside Cakes: Amazing Cakes for Every Occasion – With a Little Something Extra Inside.Over the course of her 15+ year blogging adventure, she has been featured in and collaborated with the Food Network, New York Times, LA Times, Country Living Magazine, People Magazine, Epicurious, Brides, Romantic Homes, life:beautiful, Publishers Weekly, The Daily Mail, Star Tribune, The Globe and Mail, DailyCandy, YumSugar, The Knot, The Kitchn, and Parade, to name a few.

Reader Comments

  1. This cake looks absolutely stunning! I’m sure my dad would really love a cake like this!

  2. This cake is simply amazing. i luv the use of petals for the decoration. something so feminine yet its very appealing for dad and the colours just nail it. Keep up the great work

  3. I better jump on getting the book now! I cant believe I havent gotten it yet =/. This cake is seriously gorgeous! I happen to love the petals, and Im sure my dad would too! 😉

  4. I love, love, love this cake! Love the frosting colors and design, love the inside three layers in three different colors! And best of all…I have your book. 🙂

  5. Kevin would love that cake any way it is frosted 🙂 Looks amazing! Pinned.

  6. I actually made this cake this weekend and decorated it this evening! My problem, though, is that I followed your chocolate cake recipe instead of mine and the cake completely fell apart when I tried to take it out of the pans. Tasted super yummy, but not sure what happened. Any ideas?

    1. Hi Alison! So very sorry that there were any complications! I have not run into that problem with this recipe at all. I will try to recreate the problem and get back to you, ok? Thanks for letting me know!

  7. Would it be selfish of me to the buy the book “for dad” and then conveniently forget to give it to him?
    And also, to make this cake “for dad” and then conveniently eat it all before I give it to him?
    No? Perfect!
    GORGEOUS CAKE! Pinned 🙂

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