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10 Best Irish Desserts To Try

Are you looking for the best Irish desserts to try? 

Ireland is noted for its hearty stews, fresh seafood chowder, traditional roast, and potato-based delights such as the boxty. All of these dishes are savoury, flavorful, and uniquely Irish.

But, for dessert, what do the Irish have?

After-meal treats for the Irish include everything from centuries-old recipes to St. Patrick’s Day treats to cakes laced with some of the country’s famous drinks.

10 Best Irish Desserts To Try

Read on and discover some of the tastiest and most authentically Irish desserts. 


1. Guinness Cake

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This delectable delight — a rich chocolate cake with a distinctively Irish flavor – is a must-try on any list of Irish desserts.

It is one of the more popular sweets on the list, with just the proper amount of Guinness. It results in a traditional chocolate cake with an Irish twist.

If you’re visiting Ireland and don’t want to drink too much Guinness, this cake is a great substitute.

2. Car Bomb Cake


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This is a cake that looks like a cocktail called the “Irish Car Bomb.”

It’s similar to Whiskey shots, made using Irish whiskey and Irish cream liqueur, which are placed into shot glasses and then poured into a glass of Guinness beer.

This fun cake, meanwhile, can be made in a variety of ways. It can be prepared as a huge cake or in little cups to give it a more realistic Irish-shot appearance.

The flavor is a unique combination of sour cream, chocolate, and butter with a kick. Depending on where you acquire this dessert, though, you may notice a difference in taste.

3. Baileys Cheesecake


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This cheesecake is made with Baileys, an Irish cream liqueur, and is another excellent Irish treat with a hint of alcohol. Bailey’s in itself is a delicious way to end a dinner.

But it changes into a uniquely Irish delicacy when combined with zesty and creamy cheesecake, making it ideal for dessert or a celebration.

If you’re vegan and want to attempt this dessert, you can use a vegan Baileys and other vegan cheesecake ingredients.

4. Potato Cheesecake with Irish Chocolate

Potatoes have been known to Irish people for ages, and the natives used them to keep their bread and cakes wet. This dessert is quite old, dating from the early 1800s.

The chocolate arrived in the country in the 1600s and was first used in pastries in the early 1700s.

This cake can be served in various ways, such as with cheese icing, powdered sugar, or an additional dash of lemon glaze.

If you’ve never had potato in a cake, this Irish potato is a must-try. This Potato Cheesecake is known for its characteristic chocolate flavor, coupled with nutmeg, cinnamon, and other spices. 

5. Irish Cream Brownies


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These famous, classic choco cookies are created traditionally, baked in the oven, and served when fudgy and crispy.

This Irish dessert can be served as a starter for a holiday meal or tea party or just for a large group. Variations, such as the substitution of coffee for chocolate, are common.

The aroma of Irish cream, eggs, butter, and chocolate fills the kitchen as you make Irish Cream Brownies.

The flavor is robust and excellent, with a balance of sweetness that appeals to both children and adults.

6. Irish apple cake with custard sauce


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This dessert is as traditional as it gets, having been served at Irish dinner tables for years.

This Irish delicacy is an explosion of flavors, with a hint of nutmeg and vanilla, delicious juicy apples, and warm custard sprinkled on top.

Most Irish families have their unique recipe for this filling dish, passed down through centuries. It’s a popular Irish dessert after a hearty meal. It’s also fantastic with tea or coffee.

If you wish to make this apple cake with custard sauce, use good apples and Irish ingredients (such as butter) to have a genuinely Irish flavor.

7. Luck of the Irish Dessert Squares


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One of the dishes designed specifically for St. Patrick’s Day is this mint and chocolate cheesecake treat.

This is regarded as incredibly lucky in and of itself, and it is cooked especially for the country’s most important event.

It is frequently topped with green gourmet decorations to represent the color of the holy festival, which is made using various flavors and food colorings.

This is a superb combination of cheese, and chocolate, which, combined with the cool mint, makes for an excellent ending for a meal.

8. Peppermint and chocolate smoothie

This is the smoothie version of the Luck of the Irish dessert squares, a traditional green treat for St. Patrick’s Day.

This smoothie is a themed dessert with a lucky green color ideal for Saint Patrick’s Day, the country’s largest festival.

Since it is a part of the Irish culture, visitors should have this delicious delicacy at least once while in the country. The leafy greens used — spinach and mint – provide the majority of the color.

It’s customary to serve the dessert cold. Bananas, cream, mint, avocado, chocolate chips, and coconut cream are all flavors you’ll get when you take a scoop of the smoothie into your mouth.

All of these ingredients combine to create a dessert that is both distinct in flavor and unmistakably Irish.

9. Irish shortbread toffee bars


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How about shortbread and toffee in one bar? For those who enjoy sweets, it’s a little piece of heaven.

Everyone will like this rich decadent crumbly cookie-style treat. It’s made out of thick Irish chocolate, sticky caramel in the middle, and crunchy shortbread.

This winning combo is a favorite among Irish people.

This tasty dish can easily be made by those who want to bring a little bit of Ireland with them.

To ensure that homemade shortbread toffee bars taste as lovely as those sold in Ireland, make sure you use ingredients made in Ireland.

10. Irish Goody dessert

This traditional Irish, sweet dish is made with only three ingredients: bread, milk (or water), and sugar. Certain spices are added to these to enhance flavor. 

Intriguingly, it’s frequently served to children with gastrointestinal problems.

On St. John’s Eve, the dish is primarily consumed by youngsters and older adults.  The Irish Goody has recently been enhanced with cocoa, chocolate drops, and other ingredients. 

The flavors of cinnamon, pumpkin, and fresh milk blend wonderfully shortly after cooking, releasing a delightful aroma and giving this healthful dish a fantastic taste.

This Irish goodie can be served right off the oven or after it has been allowed to cool slightly.


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