Whether you’re vegan, lactose intolerant or are simply craving something sweet, these indulgent plant-based and dairy-free dessert recipes promise to please any palate. Read up on Anna Olson’s top five vegan baking substitutions for an extra helping hand!
Vegan Blood Orange Chocolate Cake
When it comes to vegan cake, it doesn’t get more indulgent than this dessert. Layers of chocolate cake and blood orange cake are combined with a rich dark chocolate-date frosting.
No-Bake Vegan Strawberry Lemon Tart
Nothing says spring like a strawberry lemon tart! Plump Medjool dates are the special ingredient to this sweet and chewy nut-based crust.
Vegan Ice Cream Cake
Win over your non-vegan friends with this decadent, dreamy frozen cake. Coconut milk ice cream, chocolate and vanilla sandwich cookies and a homemade chocolate shell come together perfectly for one of the most heavenly vegan desserts.
Keto Salt and Pepper Tahini Cookies
These vegan cookies are the perfect combination of sweet and savoury. Made with tahini, dark chocolate, flaky sea salt and black pepper, serve them with coffee or tea after dinner or for a midday snack.
Peanut Butter Vegan Mug Cake
You don’t need to forgo dessert just because you’re dining solo. This single-serving gooey, chocolatey, peanut butter mug cake is made in the microwave in just under a minute.
Vegan Raspberry Cashew Cheesecake
In this gorgeous plant-based cheesecake, a homemade cashew cheese mixture is layered on a cacao, date and sunflower seed base, then topped with a raspberry swirl topping. While it’s the perfect ending to a celebratory meal, it’s also simple enough to whip up for Sunday dinner.
Peanut Butter Cup Pie
This dairy-free no-bake confection is the stuff of dessert dreams. All of the healthy ingredients (like natural peanut butter, coconut milk, and maple syrup) amount to a rich and creamy pie that still tastes decadent.
No-Bake Chocolate Oat Bars
This sweet treat also works well as a quick morning meal or an afternoon snack. The bottom oat shortbread cookie layer is the perfect base for smooth chocolate and almond butter.
Vegan Carrot Cake with 'Cream Cheese' Frosting
Rich and delicious, this vegan carrot cake is filled and topped with a thick layer of dairy-free cream cheese frosting for extra creaminess in every bite.
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No-Bake Vegan Chocolate Truffles
The base of these decadent vegan chocolate truffles requires only five simple ingredients. Make them your own by adding additional toppings like shredded coconut, crushed cookies or nuts.
Apple Pie Oatmeal Bake
This vegan baked oatmeal recipe is ideal for breakfast or as a nutrient-packed dessert. Featuring apples, walnuts, cinnamon and chia seeds, it’s a warm and nourishing must-bake.
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Vegan Cookie Dough
We’re making your childhood dreams come true with this safe-to-consume vegan cookie dough you can eat by the spoonful. Its secret powerhouse ingredient? Chickpeas!
No-Churn Vegan Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
This easy, no-churn vegan ice cream is going to become your new go-to treat this summer; it’s creamy, minty, refreshing and totally dairy-free.
Vegan Pumpkin Pie Cups with Coconut Whipped Cream
Classic pumpkin pie gets a plant-based adorable spin thanks to these miniature vegan tarts. The dairy-free coconut whip might just become your new favourite whipped-cream alternative.
No-Bake Chocolate Crunch Brownies
It’s hard not to love these no-bake fudgy brownies. Made with good-for-you ingredients like dates, raw cocoa and natural peanut butter, they’ll fuel your body instead of tiring it out.
The Best Vegan Cheesecake Recipe Ever
Sitting on a homemade maple graham crust is a decadent, delicious filling made from silken tofu. This fully vegan cheesecake feels rich, yet is light and can be finished with whichever topping you love.
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Blueberry Chocolate Ganache Bonbons
Chocolate and blueberry just might be one of the most under-rated dessert pairings. For the perfect post-dinner bite, these irresistible blueberry chocolate ganache bonbons never disappoint.