Vegan Dessert Recipes

You know, there are so many desserts out there that feature dairy. But going vegan means no traditional cream cheese, no ice cream, no frozen yogurt, no whipped cream.

However, I am the bearer of good news, and I have found some amazing vegan desserts online that anyone can make and enjoy.

So no matter how strict a vegan you are, you don’t ever have to worry about missing out, because you can create your own entirely plant-based desserts that taste either as good or better than more traditional counterparts.

And without further ado, let’s get straight to it – I hope your taste buds are ready!

1. Vegan Chocolate Cake Recipe From Nora Cooks

Let’s kick things off with a nice, easy crowd pleaser. I mean, who doesn’t like chocolate cake? And this one is better than any store-bought vegan chocolate cake I’ve ever tried.

This recipe delivers thick slabs of moist and rich chocolaty cake, topped with an amazing vegan chocolate buttercream frosting.

It’s made with the likes of cocoa powder, almond milk, applesauce, vanilla extract, vegan butter, powdered sugar, and more.

The recipe yields 16 servings at 496 calories each, and can be ready to eat in less than an hour.

2. Vegan Strawberry Upside Down Cake Recipe From From My Bowl

Strawberry desserts don’t get much better than this! 

It features a fruity and refreshing strawberry compote layer made with the likes of fresh strawberries, coconut milk, coconut sugar, flour, vanilla extract and a pinch of salt.

Underneath that you’ve got a lovely moist and fluffy cake, that owes its moistness to ingredients such as coconut milk and apple cider vinegar, and also features vanilla extract as a yummy finishing touch.

The recipe yields up to 8 servings and is ready to eat in 50 minutes.

3. 5-Minute Vegan Coconut Cream Dessert Recipe From Reluctant Entertainer

I just love anything coconut flavored – such a treat! And this is such a simple recipe – you can have it on the table in as little as 5 minutes!

The main ingredients are coconut cream (not coconut milk), shredded coconut, sweet coconut sugar, and vanilla extract. You also get to add some warming spices, including cinnamon, nutmeg and cardamom.

Then you can top it with either a fruit compote or your favorite berries. The recipe yields 8 servings.

4. Vegan Apple Crisp Recipe From Minimalist Baker

An apple crisp dessert is an excellent vegan alternative to apple crumble, which is usually made with butter.

This recipe features such ingredients as apples (obvs), lemon juice, coconut sugar, ground cinnamon, cornstarch, apple juice, grated ginger and a pinch of nutmeg for the filling.

Then for the topping it’s just rolled oats, almond meal, flour, coconut oil, two types of sugar, more cinnamon, chopped pecan nuts for crunch, and a pinch of salt.

It takes a while to make, but it’s absolutely worth the wait!

5. Four-Ingredient Vegan Fudge Recipe From Oh My Veggies

Now, this is what I call an easy recipe! You only need 4 ingredients in total, and it only takes 5 minutes of prep time.

The ingredients include smooth peanut butter, coconut sugar, almond milk, and your choice of chopped nuts, such as cashew nuts, walnuts, pecan nuts, macadamia nuts, peanuts, and so on.

You will have to make the recipe ahead of time, however, since it needs to be left to refrigerate for at least 4 hours, or ideally overnight.

6. Vegan Strawberries And Cream Recipe From Forks Over Knives

OMG – this dessert is amazing! You’re not going to find a better vegan strawberry and cream recipe anywhere else.

You only need 6 ingredients in total, namely fresh strawberries, firm silken tofu, pitted dates, lemon zest, vanilla extract, and ground cardamom.

It’s super simple to make, and I can confirm that it tastes as good as it looks. Better yet, it’s ready in just 20 minutes, so you don’t have to hang around waiting.

I love to serve it in a clear glass and top it with lemon zest!

7. Vegan Nutella Espresso Cheesecake Mousse Recipe From Rainbow Plant Life

If you love coffee and Nutella, I can tell you, this recipe is to die for!

It’s got a wonderfully creamy, chocolaty homemade Nutella on the top made with hazelnuts, vanilla extract, oat milk, dark chocolate and salt.

Meanwhile, the espresso cheesecake mousse is made with cashew nuts, coconut milk, coconut nectar, lemon juice, more vanilla extract, espresso powder, and a pinch of salt.

The recipe yields up to 10 servings, and it’s ready to eat in less than half an hour. I like to serve it with a dusting of ground cinnamon!

8. Vegan Peanut Butter Cookie Bars Recipe From Love And Lemons

If there are any two flavors that pair well together, they are peanut butter and chocolate, as this recipe shows. It has a peanut butter cookie layer, topped with a thick and yummy cacao layer.

The bottom features creamy peanut butter, coconut oil, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and vegan chocolate chips. Meanwhile, the cacao layer is made with walnuts, medjool dates, cocoa powder, water and a sprinkle of sea salt.

The recipe yields up to 25 servings, and is ready in just 40 minutes.

9. Easy Vegan Tiramisu Recipe From BBC Good Food

Tiramisu is hands down one of Italy’s best and most popular desserts. It’s a boozy dessert with a rich coffee flavor, sponge and plenty of cream. However, I have discovered this amazing vegan version!

The sponge part is made with the likes of dairy-free spread and milk, self-raising flour, sugar, and vanilla extract, while the rest is made with plant-based cream, powdered sugar, vanilla bean paste, coffee and coffee liqueur (or dark rum), golden caster sugar, and cocoa powder.

The recipe yields 6 servings and is ready in half an hour.

10. Vegan Brownies Recipe From The Big Man’s World

Chocolate brownies are yet another great crowd pleaser – you just can’t go wrong with them!

This award-winning recipe gives wonderfully gooey, fudgy, chocolate brownies, and you can make them in a simple sheet pan.

Aside from the vegan butter, vegan chocolate chips, and coconut sugar, all the ingredients are easy to get hold of. They include ground flaxseed, brewed coffee, vanilla extract, baking powder, cocoa powder, flour, and salt.

The recipe yields 12 brownies and is ready in half an hour.

11. No-Bake Vegan Raspberry Cheesecakes Recipe From Bianca Zapatka

I can confirm that these super cute raspberry cheesecakes taste as good as they look!

For the cookie crust all you need is oatmeal cookies and vegan butter, and despite the two layers looking decidedly different, they use much of the same ingredients, namely dairy-free whipped cream, coconut milk, agar powder, sugar, and vanilla extract, while the pink layer also has frozen raspberries.

I like to garnish them with fresh fruit, mint leaves, and a sprinkle of shredded coconut.

12. Vegan S’mores Icebox Cake Recipe From Go Dairy Free

There are few things that taste as good as toasted s’mores around a campfire. Except maybe this recipe! It’s chock-full of crispy and creamy flavorful layers, tastes amazing and is easy to make.

The chocolate pudding part is made with sugar, cornstarch, cocoa powder, and vanilla coconut milk, and there are vegan mini marshmallows and dairy-free CocoWhip for the marshmallow filling.

And you will also need some graham crackers and dairy-free chocolate syrup.

13. Vegan Salted Chocolate Cream Tart Recipe From Rainbow Plant Life

And just when you thought this shortlist couldn’t possibly get any better, it does! This recipe is amazing.

It features a no-bake brownie base, followed by an exceedingly rich, creamy, and indulgent chocolate cream, with added salt to bring real depth of flavor. 

It’s made with only vegan ingredients, including coconut cream, dairy-free dark chocolate, medjool dates, smooth almond butter, cocoa powder, and nuts.

The recipe yields up to 10 slices and is ready to eat in just 40 minutes.

14. No-Bake Vegan Coconut Mango Tart Recipe From From My Bowl

Now, how about something to take you to the tropics? (Not literally, I’m afraid.)

This easy, fuss-free coconut and mango tart is sweet, creamy, and fruity to boot. Not to mention 100% vegan.

There’s a crust made with medjool dates, rolled oats, and shredded coconut, while the filling is made with fresh or frozen mangos, agave, coconut milk, lemon or lime juice, vanilla extract, with a dusting of ground cardamom to serve.

15. Rainbow Piñata Cake Recipe From BOSH

And now to go out with a bang! If you decide to go with this one, you’re going to want to get your camera out – such a great looking cake!

This pretty rainbow-colored cake packs a secret surprise in the middle when it’s cut, since it’s loaded with plant-based candy in the middle and on top. It also features a really nice frosting and the most amazing chocolate ganache.

This is one to make ahead of time, so you have time to get it perfect.

Wrap Up

There’s no doubt in my mind that you’ve spotted one or two recipes in my shortlist that you’d love to try! Well, go for it, enjoy! Bon appétit!