Some Irish desserts that are relatively simple and easy to make include shortbread, bread pudding and Irish tea cakes. Some Irish cakes and scones go well with tea or coffee for a decadent snack or dessert.
Additional ideas for traditional Irish desserts include country rhubarb cake, porter cake, chocolate orange Guinness cake, apple barley pudding and Irish whiskey cake. Recipes for Irish baked desserts may include variations with fruits and nuts. Experimenting with spices lets the chef adjust the taste if desired. Irish desserts are often rich and buttery and may be served on St. Patrick's Day or any time of the year.