Friday, June 14, 2013

Special Father's Day Desserts

It's almost time for Father's Day and since my Dad has quite a sweet tooth, I'll be busy making some special desserts for him. When I asked him which desserts he wanted for his special day, he said to surprise him. Here is a recipe for a sinfully good cheesecake, topped w/ Reese's peanut butter cups (his favorite candy), and chocolate bourbon sauce, and some heavenly cupcakes with coconut and pineapple, (his faves) that are sure to please your family and guests too. And when I tell you that they are both out of this world, then you know that I mean it, cher. Bon appetit!

Peanut Butter Cheesecake w/ Chocolate Bourbon Sauce


1 (1/4) cups graham cracker crumbs
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup Oreo cookies, crushed
3 tbs.'s butter, melted

6 tbs.'s peanut butter, melted
3/4 cup creamy peanut butter


3 (8 oz.) pkg.'s cream cheese, softened
1 cup sugar
1 cup sour cream
1 tsp. vanilla extract
3 eggs, lightly beaten

1 bag of peanut butter cups, chopped and divided
1 cup chocolate bourbon sauce (recipe below)

Combine the cracker crumbs, sugar, cookie crumbs, and butter in large bowl. press into bottom  and up 1 inch the side of a greased 9 inch spring form baking pan. Place on a larger baking sheet and bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 7 to 9 minutes. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes.  Heat the peanut butter in the microwave for 30 seconds on high and spread over crust.

In large bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Beat in sour cream and vanilla. Add eggs and beat on low speed until combined. Spread filling over peanut butter layer and top with half of the peanut butter cups . Return pan to baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 55 to 60 minutes or until set. Cool for 1 hour and top with chocolate bourbon sauce and remaining peanut butter cups and chill.

 Chocolate Bourbon Sauce

1/2 cup whipping cream
1 cup chocolate chips
1 tbs. bourbon

In small saucepan, bring the whipping cream to a boil over medium high heat. Remove from heat and stir in chocolate chips and bourbon and stir until melted.


 Coconut Dream Cupcakes

1 box white cake mix
1 small pkg. instant coconut pudding
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup water
4 eggs
1/3 cup cream of coconut
1 can (8 oz.) crushed pineapple, undrained
1 cup flaked coconut
Pineapple chunks and maraschino cherries for garnish

In large bowl, mix together with electric mixer, cake mix,  pudding, oil,  water, eggs, and rum for 2  minutes on medium speed. Stir in pineapple and mix well.

Fill lined muffin cups with batter, 3/4 full. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 20 to 25 minutes. Cool completely before frosting, recipe below.

Coconut Rum Frosting

3 oz.'s cream cheese
3 tbs.'s butter, softened
1/3 cup confectioner's sugar
3 tbs.'s cream of coconut
1 tbs. rum
1/3 cup sweetened grated coconut

Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl and beat well until desired consistency is reached.  Frost cupcakes and garnish with more grated coconut,  pineapple chunks, and maraschino cherries.

 I am sharing these at ~
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Wishing all of you wonderful Dad's, a funtastic weekend and a very Happy Father's Day! Merci  beaucoup for passing by!


Velva said...

Holy cow! Desserts will rock this Father's Day. Your dad is a lucky guy.


Kittie Howard said...

Noooooo, I'm on a diet -- well, okay, just a little bit. Have a great weekend, cher!

Eddie Bluelights said...

Happy Father's day to your dear dad. Go on spoil him something rotten.

Terry said...

The hubby would love that cheesecake with chocolate bourbon sauce!

A Kitchen Witch said...

Swoon. Your desserts are a dream! Thanks for sharing and thanks for popping by my blog. ;) It's always great to hear from a friend!

California Girl said...

My teeth hurt!

Marguerite, how are you? I've been off the grid so long I'm hesitant to get back on. Medical issues.

Good to see you're at it with the food. Are you writing a cookbook? You should be. I'm sure you hear that often.

Cheers to you, m'dear. xo

Michelle said...

Wow! Not only does this sound delicious, you really outdid yourself decorating. My dad's favorite thing is chocolate & peanut butter. Will have to make this for him. Thanks you for sharing!

Martha@SeasideSimplicity said...

I sure bet your dad was happy with your choices. Wish I had a slab of that cheesecake for breakfast this morning - yum!!

Susanna Powers said...

Those coconut cupcakes look so appetizing to me! thanks, very beautiful, sp

Cloudia said...

Those cupcakes are calling me!