Looking for St. Patrick’s Day dessert inspiration? You’ll love this collection of our favorite St. Patrick’s Day desserts, featuring 23 fun, easy and festive sweet treats.

These magical recipes include rainbow desserts, pots of gold, shamrock sweets, and enough green treats to keep you from getting pinched! You’re guaranteed to find a recipe you’ll love to complete your St. Patrick’s Day menu.

Rainbow Desserts for St. Patrick’s Day

Pot of Gold St. Patrick’s Day Cake Cups

Find the magic at the end of the rainbow with these Pot of Gold Cake Cups! These dessert cups are served in mini black kettles, filled with cake cubes and frosting, and decorated with gold sprinkles and buttercream rainbows. Since the decorations are the star, you can use a cake mix to make this even easier.
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Single Pot of Gold St. Patrick's Day Cake Cup on a white cupcake stand in front of a blue background.
Cupcake with colorful rainbow icing and a piping bag next to it

Rainbow Frosting

This swirled rainbow frosting adds a bright, cheerful pop of color to all kinds of St Patrick's Day desserts. It’s perfect for birthday cakes, cupcakes, brownies, cookie sandwiches, and so much more.
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Rainbow Cake with Rainbow Frosting

This gorgeous Rainbow Cake has a surprise inside! The fluffy white cloud-like meringue frosting, made with egg whites, hides bright stripes of rainbow buttercream frosting. Make it for a special birthday, party, or St. Patrick’s Day!
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Rainbow cake with a rainbow cake topper, cut open to reveal stripes of rainbow buttercream inside.
Rainbow Mousse Cake on a white cake stand with colorful lollipops and sprinkles around it.

Rainbow Mousse Cake

The only thing luckier than a four-leaf clover? This Rainbow Mousse Cake, with seven gorgeous layers of cake and mousse in vibrant, fruity flavors. This rainbow cake recipe is a festive desert that's perfect for a St. Patrick's Day party or any celebration!
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Gold-Topped Rainbow Cake

If you’re looking for an over-the-top St. Patrick's Day celebration cake, this Gold-Topped Rainbow Cake is your new good luck charm. It features eight layers of lemon cake, seven layers of rainbow frosting, and one incredible assortment of edible golden goodies.
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Gold-Topped Rainbow Cake on a white cake stand in front of colorful bunting in the background.
Three Rainbow Cake Push-Up Pops in front of a white background with striped straws sticking out.

Rainbow Cake Push-Up Pops

Rainbow Cake Push-Up Pops are bright, cheerful, and a fun twist on the usual cake and buttercream. Layers of rainbow cake and vanilla frosting are served in push-up pop containers. They're small, single-serving, and portable, perfect for parties!
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Buttercream Rainbows

Give your desserts a splash of color with these 3-D Buttercream Rainbows! These fun frosting rainbow toppers are surprisingly easy to make, and they look SO fun on top of cakes and rainbow cupcakes.
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Close up of a Buttercream Rainbow.
Fondant Rainbow Cake Topper on white frosting in front of a blue cloud background.

Fondant Rainbow

Want to make a rainbow cake? Then you might want a rainbow cake topper as well! This homemade fondant decoration is easy, bright, colorful, and such a fun idea! Make it for parties, St. Patrick’s Day, or a rainbow party!
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Fun Green Treats for St. Patrick’s Day

Mint Chocolate Chip Layer Cake

This Mint Chocolate Chip Layer Cake is a mint lover's dream come true! Chocolate cake layers with Andes mint pieces and mini chocolate chips, plus a silky-smooth mint buttercream with lots of flecks of mint chocolate chips. Peppermint extract gives this cake a nice punch of mint flavor.
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Slice of Mint Chocolate Chip Layer Cake on a white plate with chocolate ganache.
A slice of Pistachio Marzipan Brownie Tart on a white plate covered with Pistachio Ice Cream and Hot Fudge.

Pistachio Marzipan Brownie Tart

This Pistachio Marzipan Brownie Tart starts with a chocolate brownie tart crust that is filled with homemade pistachio marzipan. It makes a fantastic St. Patrick's Day dessert when topped with pistachio ice cream and warm hot fudge sauce!
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Shamrock Shake Shots

Shamrock Shake Shots are the BEST way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! Everyone’s favorite minty green milkshakes get a big buzz from the addition of crème de menthe and whipped cream vodka. Top them with a pinch of fold or green sprinkles for the perfect finishing touch!
You can also make them without alcohol, or fill the cups with pudding, mousse, or hot chocolate.
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Two hands making a toast with Shamrock Shake Shots.
Group of Mint Chocolate Chip Mousse Brownies lined up on a white platter with green linens underneath.

Mint Chocolate Chip Mousse Brownies

Mint Chocolate Chip Mousse Brownies just might be the best brownie variation ever! A dark, fudgy brownie is topped with light and fluffy mint chip mousse, then finished with chocolate glaze and green candies for good measure. 
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Fresh Mint Grasshopper Pie

Nothing is more refreshing than a Fresh Mint Grasshopper Pie. This frozen, minty pie has a light, herbal mint filling and a thick chocolate Oreo crust! It's an easy dessert and tasty treat that everyone will love.
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A slice of Fresh Mint Grasshopper Pie on a white plate.
Pistachio Pie with Lemon Whipped Cream on a white cake platter.

Pistachio Pie with Lemon Whipped Cream

This Pistachio Pie with Lemon Whipped Cream is one of our favorite unexpected St. Patrick's Day desserts. It’s mild with a mellow sweetness and an almost floral flavor, paired amazingly with the lemon cookie crust and slightly sweet lemon whipped cream. Perfect for people who love pistachio pudding or cream pies.
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Pistachio Orange Cake

This Pistachio Orange Cake has pistachio cake layers, rich pistachio buttercream, and a hidden layer of orange frosting! It's wonderfully light and springy!
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Close up of the Pistachio Orange Cake on a white cake platter.
Close up of Mint Chocolate Chip Whoopie Pies on a wooden surface.

Mint Chocolate Chip Whoopie Pies

Why settle for the usual chocolate chip cookies when you could feast on Mint Chocolate Chip Whoopie Pies instead? These classics feature moist, cakey chocolate cookies and a rich mint chocolate chip buttercream filling. They make a perfect dessert for St. Patrick's Day or any day of the year you feel like getting lucky.
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Chocolate Profiteroles with Fresh Mint Chip Ice Cream

Chocolate Profiteroles with Fresh Mint Chip Ice Cream are a festive treat for St. Patrick's Day. If you've been looking for a reason to bright out the ice cream maker, this gourmet homemade ice cream gives you a great excuse! Enjoy it plain, or take it to the next level by sandwiching it in chocolate profiteroles.
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A stack of Chocolate Profiteroles with Fresh Mint Chip Ice Cream on a light green plate with chocolate sauce being poured on top.
Side view of a Toasted Coconut Lime Meringue Tart on a white cake plate.

Toasted Coconut Lime Meringue Tart

This Toasted Coconut Lime Meringue Tart is full of all kinds of good stuff, like a buttery crust, a tangy lime filling, and clouds of toasted meringue on top. Keep it natural, or use a touch of green food coloring to boost the St. Paddy's Day vibe.
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Pistachio Cake with Blackberry Sauce

This Pistachio Cake with Blackberry Sauce has a strong nutty flavor, an unbelievably tender crumb, and just a hint of orange zest. I served it with a chunky, tart blackberry sauce and mounds of softly whipped cream, what more could you ask for!? Bonus: it's naturally gluten-free, so it's a great option for a variety of dietary needs.
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Slice of Pistachio Cake with Blackberry Sauce on a white plate.

Pear Pistachio Tart with Rosemary Crust

This Pear Pistachio Tart with Rosemary Crust starts with a buttery, flaky sweet crust with just a hint of rosemary, followed by fresh herbs that a little floral flavor without over-doing it.
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Lime-Coconut Pie

If the idea of bright green foods doesn't appeal to you, this Lime-Coconut Pie has more subtle green touches. It's part of a long tradition of Southern-style baked custard pies. The filling is baked until it’s firm enough to slice, but it still has a creamy, custardy texture with a chewy top layer from the shredded coconut.
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Outside edge of Lime-Coconut Pie, finished with whipped cream, lime slices, and green Sixlets.
Close up of a Fresh Mint Semifreddo embellished with chocolate.

Fresh Mint Semifreddo

This Fresh Mint Semifreddo is refreshing without being overwhelmingly minty. It’s an elegant frozen dessert that is simple to make and makes a stunning presentation. Just try not to eat the whole thing!
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Peppermint Patty Flourless Chocolate Cake

This refreshing Peppermint Patty Flourless Chocolate Cake recipe has fudgy chocolate cake, a surprise layer of rich, white-chocolate-mint ganache, and a shiny chocolate glaze. It's ultra moist texture is pure decadence!
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A slice of Peppermint Patty Flourless Chocolate Cake on a small white plate next to a fork holding a bite of cake.
Chocolate Pistachio Sandwich Cookie on a marble board with pistachios scattered around

Chocolate-Pistachio Sandwich Cookies

These Chocolate Pistachio Sandwich Cookies are a pistachio lover’s dream come true! Chewy, soft chocolate cookies are paired with pistachio frosting to make gourmet Pistachio Oreos.
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More St. Patrick’s Day Treats

Baileys Chocolate Caramel Tarts

No St. Paddy's Day would be complete without boozy desserts! These chocolate caramel tarts showcase Bailey's Irish cream liqueur in both the chocolate and caramel tart filling. With their crispy and buttery tart shell, luscious caramel filling, and glossy chocolate topping, they are absolutely gorgeous and packed with Irish cream flavor.
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Baileys Chocolate Caramel Tart on a white plate with caramel dripping out
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