Irish Baking for St. Patrick’s Day

Photography by Matt Armendariz / Recipe Development and Food Styling by Marian Cooper Cairns

6. Cocoa-Stout Cake with Malted Buttercream

Beer isn’t just for drinking. Chocolate, stout, and malt are a stellar match made in heaven in this strikingly tall 2-layer cake. To get more recipes like this, look to our baking with beer feature

Matcha Muffins
Photography by Stephen Devries

7. Matcha-Almond Muffins with Black Sesame Streusel

Green tea fans rejoice! Now you can have your tea and eat it, too. These tender green tea muffins are not only visually striking; they are positively delicious. The savory black sesame streusel perfectly off-sets the sweet matcha. 

Apple Guinness Cheddar Soda Bread8. Apple Guinness Cheddar Soda Bread 

It’s a given: you can’t have Irish soda bread without Guinness. Along with incorporating the signature dry stout, this Apple Guinness Cheddar Soda Bread pairs the earthy tang of sharp Cheddar cheese with the tart crunch of Granny Smith apples.

Guinness Stout Cake9. Guinness Stout Cake

In this stout cake, the combination of the malt and coffee flavors of this stout beer pairs seamlessly with Bourbon Caramel and toasted Meringue. 

Walnut Golden Raisin Soda Bread

10. Walnut Golden Raisin Soda Bread 

Earthy walnuts and sweet golden raisins add texture and a hint of sweetness to this classic, which gets extra depth from whole wheat flour as well as sunflower and pumpkin seeds.



Matcha Battenburg Cake11. Matcha Battenberg Cake

A perfect dessert for anyone who can’t decide on their favorite flavor, the Battenberg is constructed of two different cakes and arranged in an iconic check pattern. For our tea take, matcha and almond sponge cakes form the signature checkered pattern, with a layer of apricot jam sandwiched between the cakes and a cover of homemade marzipan to seal it all together. 



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