Celebrate the luck of the Irish with five traditional St. Patrick’s Day Dessert Recipes. Skip the green food coloring trend this year, and focus instead on classically-made desserts.
5 Traditional St. Patrick’s Day Dessert Recipes
As much as we all love food trends, sometimes you just need a classic holiday dessert steeped in history. These five traditional St. Patrick’s Day Dessert Recipes will make you feel like you have the luck of the Irish this holiday. Delight friends and loved ones with these easy-to-make Irish desserts.
Sticky Toffee Pudding is a decadent dessert featuring a moist sponge cake, made with finely-chopped dates, that is smothered in a rich toffee sauce. Serve with vanilla custard or ice cream for a classic Irish dessert.
Irish Apple Cake, also known as Kerry Apple Cake, has a rich, pudding-like texture and is full of tart apples and fragrant cloves. This classic Irish dessert has a crunch sugar topping, and is best served warm, with a drizzle of custard sauce.
Traditional Bread and Butter Pudding is made by layering slices of buttered, stale bread with raisins in a flavorful egg custard mixture. Once baked, this classic dish has a rich, pudding-like consistency with a crisp crust. Spread bread slices with your favorite jelly or jam for a festive variation.
Bold stout beer pairs beautifully with dark chocolate in this Epic Chocolate Stout Cake. Top with a light, fluffy chocolate, bourbon, sour cream frosting for a St. Patrick’s Day dessert your friends will beg for.
This flaky, buttery Traditional Irish Shortbread is made with three simple ingredients you probably already have on hand. Bake these delicious cookies in sheets then break into pieces for a rustic treat, or use your favorite cookie cutters for a more refined treat.
We hope you love these five traditional St. Patrick’s Day Dessert Recipes as much as we do. If you enjoyed these recipes, be sure to stop by our Dessert section so that you’re always ready for the hungry leprechauns in your life. For daily recipe inspiration, like us on Facebook, and follow us on Pinterest. Enjoy!