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Are you excited about St. Patrick’s Day as much as I am?
There’s so much in store during this festive holiday, with all the parades, bar hopping, and celebrations at home.
I’m so thrilled that I even tried these simple St. Patrick’s Day coffin nails filled with glitter and sparkles – oh my, how I love the lucky charms and shamrock designs because they match the cake that I’m about to bake this week!
So, you bet your butt I’ll be preparing a feast exuding all the green, shamrock, and rainbows for St. Paddy’s Day!
With so much St. Patrick’s Day green food, you can do the same for your family and friends.
By the way, don’t forget to save this image to your Pinterest board for the best St. Patrick’s Day cake ideas!
20+ Best St. Patrick’s Day Cake Ideas
From green-colored appetizers to Irish desserts, there are perfect recipes to commemorate the holiday while filling your guests’ stomachs with lots of delicious dishes.
Of course, what’s a celebration without any cake?
For this year, bring out the big guns and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a special cake after all the merrymaking and mouthwatering dishes!
Without further ado, here are St. Patrick’s Day cakes you can try whipping up! Don’t be intimidated because cakes are simple to make with the right recipes and tools.
1. Green Velvet Cake
Green food for St. Patrick’s Day is a must-have for parties, so there’s no reason to skip a green cake like this on St. Patrick’s Day!
What you can skip is the typical store-bought red velvet cake. Just bake your own in green.
Even non-bakers can successfully create an aesthetic green cake everyone will indulge in!
2. Pot of Gold Rainbow Cake
Who needs to search for a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow when you can make your own in the kitchen?
Besides incorporating pots of gold in St. Patrick’s Day appetizers, you can do the same for your cake.
3. Lucky Charms Sprinkle Cake
Move over, St. Patrick’s Day cookies.
We’ve got the ultimate cake that adds more luck with my ever-favorite cereal: Lucky Charms!
This is one of the most attractive cakes, rich with gold goodies, green marshmallow cereal buttercream frosting, and rainbow-sprinkled layers within!
4. Leprechaun Hat Rainbow Cake
Hats off to the baker with this fun cake!
This is an ode to the icon of the Irish holiday, the leprechaun!
If you feel like an entire cake may be too big or challenging for you, don’t worry. There are excellent St. Patrick’s Day cupcake versions of this design you can follow, too.
5. Rainbow Twizzler Cake
This is a fun and whimsical cake that will surely leave the kids and adults impressed. If you’re no cake expert like me, this is an almost no-fail cake using simple ingredients, like a cake mix.
No one’s going to know, and I surely won’t tell your guests the secret to this fantastic-looking cake.
6. St. Patrick’s Day Leprechaun Hat Cake
Here’s another leprechaun hat cake I admire for its detail! The fact that it’s also made with Bailey’s Irish cream liqueur also helps a lot.
The buttercream flavor and richness escalate and pair well with the dark chocolate cake underneath.
7. Peek-A-Boo St. Patrick’s Day Cake
Did someone say lucky rainbow?
No one will know until they cut a slice of your peek-a-boo cake!
It’s a creative way to add more color to what people think is the typical all-green St. Paddy’s Day cake.
8. St. Patrick’s Day Lime Cake
Another exciting way to make your cake more unique?
Besides designing it with green colors, prepare your cake with green ingredients, like lime!
While this cake looks so detailed and intricate, there’s an easy tutorial to get you started.
9. Green Matcha Cake
Raise your hand if you’re a matcha lover like me!
This is another yummy way to add more natural green to your baked goods while elevating the flavor.
Plus points for the drip effect that’s so easy to do!
10. Easy No-Bake Oreo Mint Cheesecake
You don’t need an oven to bake a fantastic cake for special occasions, and this Oreo mint cheesecake is the perfect example.
This fool-proof cheesecake recipe is so easy to do, and everyone will rave about the mint chocolate flavors!
11. Aero Mint Cheesecake
When I tried making this, my family thought I bought this from a popular local bakery!
Imagine their surprise when they discovered I made it myself, with the mint chocolate flavors oozing out. The highlight of their dessert was how the chocolate melts in your mouth!
12. Pistachio & Orange Blossom Raw Avocado Cake
It looks and sounds so fancy because it is! However, that doesn’t mean it’s a challenge to bake.
The creamy avocado and nuttiness of the pistachio blend amazingly. Add orange blossom water and the exotic flavors pop out.
13. Rainbow Bundt Cake
It may look like your typical bundt cake at first but wait until you slice this bad boy up. Out will come a myriad of colors that exude the spirit of St. Paddy’s Day!
If you’re a bit intimidated by this recipe, don’t worry. You’ll be using a boxed cake mix!
14. Chocolate Mint St. Patrick’s Day Cake
Here’s another colorful chocolate mint cake perfect for St. Patrick’s Day!
It’s Instagram-worthy, you can bet all your guests will want a snap to post before enjoying a slice.
15. Mint Chocolate Ice Cream Cake
You scream I scream, we’re all screaming for this ice cream… cake!
Try following this recipe and you’ll see why I’m left drooling over the cold, refreshing mint chocolate ice cream, Oreos, and chocolate cake.
16. Irish Tea Cake
This Irish tea cake is a great dessert paired with coffee. Add a bit of traditional Irish cuisine to your feast with this light and simple recipe!
17. Pandan Chiffon Cake
This chiffon cake got a wonderful light green color for St. Patrick’s Day. Moreover, it’s light and airy yet bursting with refreshing pandan flavors!
Your guests will be left pleasantly delighted with every bite.
18. Lucky St. Patrick’s Day Cake
While there won’t be a pot of gold this St. Patrick’s Day, there will be a cake with a wonderful surprise of chocolate gold coins and green treats within.
And for a chocolate lover like me, that’s just as good!
19. St. Patrick’s Day Chocolate Guinness Cake
This is one of the best vegan cakes I’ve ever had. Okay, while that sounds biased as I made it myself, you’ve got to try making it and you’ll be saying the same yourself.
It’s surprisingly so chocolatey and creamy, you won’t believe it’s vegan-friendly! Add a nice touch of St. Paddy’s Day with a shamrock on top.
20. Matcha Mille Crepe Cake
Trust me when I say it will take time, patience, and dedication when making a crepe cake. But believe me, it’s all worth that hard work!
Out comes one of the fanciest cakes you will ever make, something that everyone will surely rave about for the next St. Patrick’s Day celebrations.
21. Irish Angel Food Cake
Looking for some Angel Food Cake ideas for St. Patrick’s Day?
Fret not, we’ve got one here for you!
You can call this a chocolate Angel Food Cake Made or an Irish Cream Cake. Either way, this gluten-free Angel cake will make a great decadent dessert on St. Paddy’s Day.
Made with Cream Liqueur, this Irish Angel Food cake will please any crowd or guests – guaranteed!
22. Birthday on St. Patrick’s Day, anyone?
Did someone’s birthday fall right on St. Patrick’s Day?
Well, then surprise them with this Green Ombre Oreo Mint Chocolate Cake!
Who can say no to Oreo, mint, and some more chocolate? I know I couldn’t!
Oh, I just love looking at that green ombre effect on this cake.
23. St. Patrick’s Day Lime Jello Poke Cake
Poke cakes like this delish Jello Poke Cake are a delicious dessert that is easy to make and enjoy.
They consist of a moist, dense cake that has been poked with holes, which are then filled with lime-flavored jello or another type of filling.
I particularly love this cake because it turned out super light and airy, which makes it so easy to gobble down.