Get ready for a sweet holiday season with these 25 delicious Irish dessert recipes.
From classic apple tarts to rich chocolate cakes, you’ll find a variety of treats that are perfect for any occasion.
These recipes are easy to follow and are sure to impress your guests. So whether you’re celebrating St. Patrick’s Day or simply looking for a new dessert recipe to try, you’ll find the perfect one here.
1. Authentic Irish Apple Cake
This is a true Old Fashioned Irish Apple Cake. This version has a delicious custard that can be used as a topping or drizzle, many choose not to use the custard.
This great tasting apple cake has an oat streusel topping. The best apples to use in this dessert would be Granny Smith apples.
2. Chocolate Potato Cake with Irish Potato Candy
As odd as it may sound to some, this Chocolate Potato Cake with Irish Potato Cake is one of the best I have ever tasted. Made with shaved chocolate and cocoa, this cake is rich in flavor.
There is a block of cream cheese within the mix that makes this super moist.
3. Vegan Irish Oatmeal Layer Cake
You will think this is similar to a German Chocolate Cake, however, this is even better. It is oatmeal the way it should be, in a delicious dessert. That also makes a dessert that is healthier than many others.
This cake is relatively easy to make, just be sure to oil the pan, even if you use parchment paper.
4. Irish Cream Mousse Cake
Chocolate mousse mixed with Irish Cream, what could be better than this? Nothing! When you top it with an Irish Cream Buttercream frosting, there is no comparison to a specialty shop cake.
Rich in flavor, creamy and delicious, made with a fudge brownie mix that sets this above all others. A triple dose of chocolate for those who love the idea of chocolate.
5. Irish Cream Cupcakes
A decadent cupcake is the perfect ending to a delicious meal. This is a cupcake that uses both coffee and Irish Cream. It is like morning coffee in a treat. Super moist, chocolatey and tasty, and so easy to make.
6. Irish Potato Cakes
I love this recipe when I have a small amount of mashed potato left, but not enough for a meal.
This is a versatile recipe that can be added to with a choice of spices or other ingredients. For me, these are best when topped with smoked Salmon.
7. Irish Tea Cake with Whiskey Butter
Dried fruits and nuts is what makes this tea cake the best you can serve for morning, afternoon or evening tea. The fruit gives a satisfying taste, while the cake is moist, with the perfect pecan taste.
8. No Bake Irish Dessert
This is also known as Irish Fifteens. This only takes minutes to prepare, then toss it in the refrigerator to chill.
There are not just fifteen ingredients, the name comes from the fact that you use 15 marshmallows, 15 candied cherries, and 15 graham crackers. This dessert is rolled into the shape of a log and then sliced.
9. Irish Potatoes Candy
No, there are no potatoes in this treat. They look like miniature potatoes when they have been made. These are more like a miniature cream cheese no-bake cookie that is then rolled in cinnamon.
You could also roll these in chocolate for more of an Easter Treat.
10. Irish Apple Cake with Custard Sauce
I love a good spice cake and this one brings it one level better than a plain cake. The Irish Apple Cake has crisp apples in the batter and cinnamon to bring more of a fall taste to the mix. Top this with a delicious custard sauce to really make it special.
11. Irish Porter Cake
A spicy, dark cake filled with delicious fruit and spice. This cake is moist and that is because it is made with porter ale.
The flavor of this cake always tastes better the second day. But, do not wait to have a good slice of this cake as soon as it cools down a little.
12. Irish Affogato
Irish Affogato is a delicious combination of coffee flavored ice cream, Irish Cream, and cold brew coffee.
It is the perfect pick me up when the afternoon doldrums hit and you need that lift, but want a delicious flavor with it.
13. Shamrock Irish Cream Dessert Shots
A perfect little dessert for St. Patty’s Day. Not only is it tasty, it is one of those treats that is truly lovely to look at.
Simply this dessert is made of brownies, cool whip, and pudding mixed with green food coloring and sprinkled with gold colored Sprinkles or sugar once these are ready to serve.
14. Irish Shortbread Cookies
Shortbread cookies are loved all over the world. There are so many great recipes that include shortbread. This recipe turns out to be flaky and super rich. What makes this good is that it is even easier to make.
15. Traditional Irish Soda Bread
Irish Soda bread is a traditional quick bread. It is a quick bread because there is no yeast in the recipe. For bread, this is a very easy bread to make from scratch and you can have it ready in less than an hour.
Irish soda bread came to be at a time when ingredients were not easily accessible financially. The cross is made on the top to ward off the devil, according to legend.
16. Grandma’s Irish Soda Bread
This bread has a golden outer crust with a dense texture on the inside. The inside is actually quite soft, even when it does not look like it would be.
This bread is super tasty with just a hint of sugar. Buttermilk is an essential ingredient, so I advise you not to skip on it.
17. Traditional Irish Scones
For me, scones are like a buttery biscuit. When you make scones, there is a wide variety of ingredients that could be added to the mix to make them blueberry, apple or cinnamon scones. They could be left plain, which for me is my favorite.
18. Baileys Jelly And White Chocolate Mousse
A simple and quick dessert that is made quicker when using corn flour. This white chocolate mousse has a bit of Bailey’s on top with a couple of raspberries. This makes a great dessert made with a great winter drink.
19. Irish Bread Pudding With Whiskey Caramel Sauce
St. Patrick’s Day is a day that has so many different choices for desserts, it is unbelievable. This Irish Bread Pudding is one of those.
Allowing the Irish Soda bread or french bread to soak up the flavors in the custard ahead of time will give it an extra creamy texture and flavor. Top it with a delicious Whiskey flavored caramel sauce for a warming and delicious dessert for anytime of the day.
20. Irish Cream Fudge Brownies
Fudgy brownies covered with a creamy Irish cream buttercream frosting and then covered with a thick chocolate ganache. This dessert will have the wildest tastebuds calmed down when they want chocolate. This is one of the best desserts that I have tasted.
21. Gort’s Reprieve Irish Coffee
A wonderful coffee drink that will not only wake you up, but it will also warm you up at the same time. The great taste of Irish cream in my favorite morning beverage. This would be the perfect way to spend the lazy weekend enjoying your favorite television shows.
22. Vegan Green Irish Soda Bread Recipe
St. Patrick’s Day just is not the same without the green foods, the green drinks and the wonderful flavors included. The Soda bread uses green spinach to color the bread the perfect green coloring.
The bread then also has an extra delicious flavor when the spinach is added. One of my favorite treats and I love the color.
23. Bailey’s Truffles
Using milk chocolate and dark chocolate these are the truffles that you would think are illegal to sell, but they are perfectly legal!!
These are super rich in flavor and quite easy to make. They, of course, have the delicious Bailey’s flavor that sets them apart from other truffles.
24. Irish Oat Cookies
These cookies are loaded with the great taste of oats. They become the perfect biscuit to use as a snack for a long drive, as I learned too easily.
These are delicious, crunchy and very traditional. These are available everywhere in Ireland, which is where I fell in love with them.
25. Delicious Irish Plum Pudding
A perfectly flavored Plum pudding just in time for the Holidays. The tradition of plum pudding is based a lot on Superstition and when is the best time to make it.
The true Irish Plum Pudding includes thirteen ingredients to represent Christ and His disciples. The true Plum Pudding that has spices, fruits and nuts. This is meant to be eaten warm and fresh.