Saint Patrick’s Day is a wholesome holiday celebrated on March 17th, and it’s one of the most widely celebrated national festivals in the whole world! The day marks the known death of Ireland’s patron saint, Patrick, whose legendary life story inspired many generations.
The holiday is often celebrated by dressing in the color green, but today we’re taking a look at special desserts you can conjure up in the spirit of the holiday. We’ll use the color green, as well as the four leaf clover and other typical elements from Irish history and culture!
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1. Easy quick bread
This delicious quick bread takes only about an hour and thirty minutes to cook and goes incredibly well with beef. The list of ingredients is pretty basic too, so you can set this to cook and focus on the rest of your St. Patrick’s Day meal while it’s baking!
2. Irish apple cake with custard sauce
This apple cake recipe is so dense and rich that it almost feels like bread. Combined with the delicious apple bites inside, the crusted crunchy sugar topping and covered with creamy custard, it creates an amazing combination of flavors and textures.
3. Sweet Shamrock Cupcakes
This wouldn’t be a proper list of dessert ideas for St. Patrick’s Day without any mention of a lucky clover, would it?
Making these clover cupcakes is surprisingly easy – in fact, a lot easier than it looks! The cupcake recipe itself is no different from what you’re used to, the only secret is that you’ll use tinfoil on the mini muffin pan to create the “heart shape we want. Check it out!
4. Pot of gold
Hey, would you look at that – it seems you found the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow and it’s delicious! The cupcakes are easy enough to make, you can even follow your own family recipe, but the star of the show is the rainbow candy belt to top it off. Sparkle it with gold sugar for good luck!
5. Rainbow cake
Create a wonderful rainbow cake by simply arranging pound cake cubes in a rainbow format and topping it with whipped cream and fruits. Looks really charming and you’re basically free to customize with the colors you want by picking different types of fruit, depending both on the taste and colors you prefer.
6. Bailey’s cheesecake
Bailey’s is one of the best liqueurs for desserts and it’s also a great ingredient to bust out on a holiday, even if just for a sip. But what if I told you can use it for a cheesecake with Oreo crusting? I can’t think of a more irresistible combination!
7. Beer mug cupcake
OK, it’s important to note that the “drunk irish stereotype is harmful and outdated, caused mostly by old prejudices in the country. The Irish love their beer, sure, but most people do as well!
Regardless, drinking is a way to celebrate all around the world and there’s no reason why we can’t enjoy some beer. Or in this case, a cupcake shaped like a mug of beer! They’re much easier to make than it looks, and a tray full of these simply looks astonishing. They’re well worth your time!
8. Lime pie cupcakes
Who doesn’t love lime pie? Arguably a serious contender for “the best pie, what if we took this delightful flavor and made it mini – a lime pie cupcake! Check the full recipe to learn about the cupcake and frosting ingredients, and don’t forget to share with friends and family!
9. Mint chocolate brownies
Let’s take basic chocolate brownies and add a little something special for a St. Patrick’s Day dessert. The secret is adding the frosting of creamy vanilla with mint extract, giving it a holiday themed look as well as a twist on the flavor!
10. Mint frozen yogurt
A simple but deliciously fresh frozen yogurt recipe perfect to celebrate the holiday. You will take greek low-fat yogurt and add a few touches of lemon juice, fresh mint, vanilla and sugar for a light, healthy and yummy dessert.
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