St. Patrick's Day Dessert Recipes

Shamrock cookies, whiskey-frosted cupcakes, Irish cream desserts: find a sweet treat worth dancing a jig over.

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Irish Tea Cake

Rating: 4.65 stars
This is a simple butter cake that is great with tea or coffee. Easy to make, pretty and very delicious.

Chocolate Cupcakes with Bailey's Creme Frosting

Rating: 4.42 stars
Perfect for that St. Patrick's Day party or if you want something chocolatey and delicious!

Baileys® Chocolate Chip Cheesecake

Rating: 5 stars
I received this Baileys® cheesecake recipe over 20 years ago from a local caterer. I have made it several times over the years and everyone who tasted it enjoyed it. Remember this is not for the diet conscious!

Mum's Irish Apple Pie

Rating: 4.66 stars
As a little boy I grew up helping my mother make apple and fruit pies. She was from Cork in southern Ireland so I'm guessing the recipe is Irish and possibly the same one her mother taught her. Sadly my mum is no longer with us, but her legendary apple pie lives on in my memory. I promise you will love this pie!

Dublin Drop Cake

Rating: 4.42 stars
A Dublin Drop is a drink that has a shot of Irish cream liqueur and Irish whiskey dropped in the shot glass, down into a glass of Guinness® beer. There are several recipes that replicate this flavor out there, but this is different in that there is no icing and lends itself to being taken to the pub easier.

Irish Cream Ice Cream

Rating: 4.88 stars
I LOVE Irish cream ice cream, so when I got my own ice cream maker I went looking for a recipe to duplicate it. To my horror after an extensive search of the internet I could only fine one, and it was WAY to large for my 2-quart maker. So I came up with one of my own. The result was a surprisingly good substitute for the expensive brand! Because of the liqueur it takes a bit longer to harden than the recipes without liqueur, but the wait is worth it!

Irish Soda Bread Cookies

Rating: 4.71 stars
All the flavors of Irish Soda Bread in a quick and easy cookie!

Rainbow Cookies

Rating: 4.71 stars
Moist, mellow, and full of almond flavor.

Irish Potato Candy

Rating: 4.37 stars
A cute little confection that looks just like little potatoes. This kind does not contain potatoes; they are made using cream cheese and coconut.

Irish Bananas

Rating: 4.64 stars
Bananas are simmered in brown sugar, butter and Irish whiskey for a delicious warm treat to serve with vanilla ice cream.

St. Patrick's Day Shamrock Pie

Rating: 5 stars
I will warn you, if you dare put this in your mouth, you won't be able to stop! That won't be to great for your health, but I think most of you can indulge in a simple guilty pleasure such as this one. With the recipe comes a story... Once upon a time a fairy and a troll had a child they later named Leonardo, he was short and loved rainbow, gold, and green. He wants this pie! Serve with whipped cream and ice cream. Sprinkles don't hurt either!

Luck o' the Irish Brownie

Rating: 4.31 stars
This decadent dessert is perfect for a St. Patrick's day celebration full of green!

Inspiration and Ideas

10 St. Patrick's Day Cupcakes
You're not going to show up with any old cupcakes on St. Patrick's Day, are you? No way! You, my friend, are going for the green. Get inspired by these recipes.
Grandma Mottle's Blarney Stones
Rating: Unrated
"Yum, what a treat! This is such a cute idea for St. Patrick's Day." – jrbaker

Rainbow Cookies

Rating: 4.71 stars

Moist, mellow, and full of almond flavor.