Vegan Desserts

These vegan desserts are great for vegans and non-vegans alike! Find a sweet treat for all occasions among these 100 desserts. Sweet, simple, delicious…There’s something for everyone. Allergies, sensitives, or simply living the cruelty-free lifestyle of veganism, these recipes have you covered! With over 100 pies, cakes, bars, and treats to choose from, creating vegan desserts has never been easier.

While I didn’t purposefully list healthy vegan desserts (saving that for a separate post), many of these recipes happen to be healthy, plant-based, and/or gluten-free!

 

 

 

100 Vegan Desserts

Cookies

  1. Chocolate Chip Cookies – These chocolate chip cookies are thick, chewy, and loaded with gooey chocolate. No one will guess they’re vegan!
  2. Snickerdoodles – These cinnamon sugared soft, chewy cookies are a great one to include in your next cookie swap!
  3. Easy Macaroons – Vegan macaroons made with aquafaba! Just 6 ingredients required, naturally sweetened, fluffy on the inside, crisp on the outside! The perfect plant-based dessert.
  4. Gingerbread Cookies – Festive and fun, perfectly crispy on the outside, soft and deliciously chewy on the inside, infused with ginger goodness, and easy to make! Vegan desserts have never tasted so wonderful.
  5. 1-Bowl Sugar Cookies – Classic vegan sugar cookies made with 1 bowl in less than 1 hour. Sweet, tender, simple, and perfect for holiday gatherings and beyond!
  6. Almond Biscotti – Straightforward biscotti recipe, vegan style!
  7. Oatmeal Cookies – Sweetened with brown sugar and packed with rolled oats and dried coconut, there is not much that can beat a good oatmeal cookie!
  8. White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies – These delicious white chocolate macadamia nut cookies are so satisfying with just the right amount of chocolate and macadamia nuts!
  9. Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Cookies – What’s better than a chewy vegan peanut butter cookie? Why, a chewy vegan peanut butter cookie dipped in chocolate, of course.
  10. Lemon Cookies – If you love a good lemon bar, you’re going to love these amazing vegan lemon cookies!
  11. Molasses Cookies – Rich and spicy vegan cookies brimming with deep molasses flavor.
  12. Chocolate Spice Cookies – These vegan chocolate spice cookies are similar to a molasses or a gingerbread cookie, but with just a hint of cocoa for a chocolate flavor.
  13. Pumpkin Spice Cookies – Made with whole grain oat flour and almond meal, these cookies are nutritious enough for breakfast while still being delicious enough for dessert.
  14. Oatmeal Raisin Cookies – They are soft and chewy with just barely crisp edges.
  15. Cinnamon Sugar Cookies – These vegan cinnamon sugar cookies are chewy, moist, and delicious.
  16. Raspberry Almond Thumbprint Cookies – Lightly sweet, with a buttery almond flavour and pop of sweet raspberry goodness. If you are a fan of peanut butter and jam, you will love this “grown-up” version.
  17. Almond Lace Cookies – Crispy, refreshing, and nutty with a hint of orange and chocolate.
  18. Chewy Almond Spice Cookies – These almond spice cookies are kind of like a chewy peanut butter cookie, filled with spices and perfect for the holidays (or anytime really).
  19. Chocolaty Black Bean Power Cookies – These no flour, no butter, no chocolate, no egg cookies came out super delicious.
  20. Chocolate Sandwich Cookies – Decadent might not be the first word that comes to mind when most people hear gluten-free and vegan, but it’s exactly the right word to describe these Oreo like cookies.
  21. No-Bake Espresso Cookies – Vegan no-bake espresso cookies? Incredibly simple. Incredibly delicious.
  22. Pumpkin Oat Cookies – Yummy, hearty and satisfying!
  23. Coconut Cookies – Meet the incredible three-ingredient coconut cookies! They are sugar free, gluten free and vegan and ready to eat in about 30 minutes.
  24. Meringue Cookies – Aquafaba is here to save the vegan day in these delicious meringue cookies!
  25. Avocado Chocolate Cookies – They are super easy to make, super healthy and extremely delicious.

 

 

Cakes

  1. Simple Chocolate Cake – 1-bowl vegan chocolate cake made in less than 1 hour with simple ingredients. A 2-layer buttercream-frosted cake that’s moist, fluffy, and rich with chocolate flavor.
  2. Butter Cake – I know a vegan butter cake sounds a bit strange…I mean, butter isn’t vegan after all. Thankfully, there are many vegan substitutes that are just as tasty,  so this cake turns out perfectly!
  3. Black Forest Cake – This black forest cake version is completely vegan, whole grain, and can be made sugar-free. Don’t worry, it’s still delicious. Vegan desserts for the win.
  4. Cheesecake – Amazing baked vegan cheesecake with a simple oat-almond crust that tastes like graham crackers! Easy to prepare, requiring just 1 blender! The closest thing to “real” cheesecake I’ve ever tasted.
  5. Red Velvet Cake – Rich, moist and smooth vegan red velvet cake topped with lemon buttercream frosting and maraschino cherries. Two gorgeous layers of fluffy, gloriously vibrant red cake, ideal for birthdays or other special occasions.
  6. Chocolate Bundt Cake – It tastes like a cross between a rich chocolate cake and a brownie! Chocolaty perfection.
  7. Baumkuchen – This recipe is written in German, but with a little help from Google translate, it’s pretty simple to decipher if you’re not a native German speaker. It’s the best vegan baumkuchen I could find, definitely worth the language barrier (if that’s an issue at all for you).
  8. Coffee Cake – Soft and moist in the middle, with crunchy caramelized cinnamon sugar crumb topping. Paired with strawberries? Whoa! I love vegan desserts.
  9. Chocolate Marble Cake – Tasty spin on the traditional marble cake.
  10. Tres Leches – Inspired by a popular dessert in Latin America, this Vegan Tres Leches Cake uses three different types of plant based milks. The cake is topped with a coconut whipped cream and is best served chilled.
  11. Mint Chocolate Ice Cream Cake – 4-layer vegan mint chocolate ice cream cake, made with 1-bowl vegan chocolate cake and creamy, cashew-based mint ice cream! Mint-chocolate heaven.
  12. Apple Gingerbread Cake -A hearty, 1-bowl vegan apple cake infused with gingerbread flavors and rolled oats. A healthier cake perfect for holiday gatherings and cozy afternoons alongside tea.
  13. Vanilla Sponge Cake –  Simple, fluffly and vegan.
  14. Fruit Cake – Instead of buying a store-bought fruitcake, why not make your own to share with friends and neighbors this holiday season? Or any other season fruit cake is enjoyed!
  15. German Chocolate Cake – Hello, chocolate! A rich chocolate cake is covered in a rich chocolatey frosting and then topped with a nutty coconut layer.
  16. Rum Cake – Having rum cake on special occasions is an old-time favorite tradition for many families.
  17. Dundee Cake – This famous show-stopping Scottish fruitcake is sure to go down a storm with the family. This dairy and egg-free cake is bursting full of cherries, raisins and almonds.
  18. Strawberry ShortCake – Easy quick-bread shortcake, sweet strawberries, and clouds of coconut whip. Delicious, fool-proof (messy) desserts are the best, aren’t they?
  19. Pineapple Upside Down Cake – This vegan pineapple upside down cake is made with a moist coconut milk batter and topped with tender baked pineapple and a sweet baked on brown sugar glaze. The best part? No mixer required!
  20. Spice Cake – Moist and tasty vegan spice cake!
  21. Pound Cake – Wonderfully moist vegan pound cake.
  22. Banana Cake – This is also delicious with some vegan chocolate chips!
  23. Opera Cake – One word: Decadent.
  24. Simnel Cake – A traditional part of Easter celebrations, this vegan Simnel Cake is beautifully moist and delicious to taste.
  25. Hazelnut Almond Dacquoise – This recipe is a little bit tricky and a little bit time consuming…but WORTH IT.

Pies and Bars

  1. Key Lime Pie – A deliciously tart cashew and avocado based key lime pie with blackberries and a graham cracker crust.
  2. Apple Pie – Need a simple homemade vegan apple-pie recipe? Look no further! All you really need in order to make apple pie is a few apples, some vegan margarine and some sugar, along with a pie crust, of course.
  3. Blackberry Pie – Whoa! Homemade lattice-top vegan blackberry pie? That sounds amazing
  4. Pumpkin Pie – For vegan desserts, why not try THE best Pumpkin Pie that requires just 10 ingredients and is both vegan and gluten-free! Crisp crust, flavorful pumpkin center – the perfect pumpkin pie for your holiday meals.
  5. Chocolate Cream Pie – Whip up this silky chocolate pie at the holidays, and all of your guests—even your vegan and gluten-free ones—will be able to enjoy it (and trust us, they’ll devour it).
  6. Banana Cream Pie – Rich banana cream pie paired with a golden Oreo pie crust. VEGAN DESSERTS ARE THE BEST.
  7. Pecan Pie – This is a classic recipe given a southerntwist with a little rum. Don’t worry, it will evaporate while baking, leaving a richly flavored, gooey dessert. This is an intensely sweet pie with a vanilla base.
  8. Lemon Meringue Pie – Enjoy this Vegan Lemon Meringue Pie on your holiday dessert table with a simple list of ingredients and delicious lemon custard sure to please everyone!
  9. Chess Pie -Vegan chocolate chess pie with the flavor and texture of the real deal!
  10. Chocolate Dragon Bars -A truly magical chocolate dessert – these are shockingly EASY to make! Decadent vegan desserts were never so simple.
  11. Rainbow Unicorn Cheesecake Bars -These whimsical unicorn cheesecake bars are like something straight from a fairytale.
  12. Chocolate Mousse Cheesecake Bars -Lightened Up Chocolate Cheesecake Bars – the perfect healthy dessert for both chocolate lovers and cheesecake lovers!
  13. Lemon Bars -With a crispy oat cracker crust and a luscious veggie-laced lemon filling, these tasty Vegan Lemon Bars are like no citrus dessert you’ve had before! My, they’re unlike any other vegan desserts.
  14. No-Bake Almond Buttercup Bars -Fudgy, rich, No-Bake Almond Butter Cup Bars in just 20 minutes! Salty-sweet date-nut crust, gooey almond butter center, and ganache topping!
  15. No-Bake Coconut Crack Bars -These no-bake bars are completely addictive – and you can make them in less than 10 minutes!
  16. S’mores Bars – Easy, 10-ingredient, vegan, gluten-free s’mores bars with an almond-pecan-oat crust, chocolate ganache layer, and toasted vegan marshmallows!
  17. Cookie Dough Bars – Soft, unbaked chocolate chip cookie dough bars… like a warm & gooey chocolate chip cookie, but even better!
  18. No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars -4 Ingredient No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars (V, GF, DF): an easy recipe for thick, decadent peanut butter bars that taste like Reese’s.
  19. Magic Cookie Bars – These easy Vegan Magic Cookie Bars are twice as enchanted, made without sweetened condensed but still all the same delicious sweet layers!
  20. Brown Sugar Bars – Soft, buttery, gooey brown sugar bars so sinfully melt-in-your-mouth delicious…
  21. Dark Chocolate Almond Bars – Easy, 6-ingredient dark chocolate bars made from scratch and topped with toasted almonds and sea salt. Refined sugar free, vegan and gluten-free, and seriously satisfying.
  22. Sugar Cookie Bars -Love sugar cookies but short on time? Try these gluten free and vegan sugar cookie bars!
  23. Ice Cream Bars – An 8 ingredient recipe for the BEST decadent chocolate-dipped vegan ice cream bars made with whole ingredients.
  24. Mint Chocolate Nanaimo Bars – A vegan spin on this Canadian treat.
  25. Peanut Butter Brownie Bars – 2-layer no-bake dessert bars with a brownie “crust” and a peanut butter top!

Miscellaneous Treats

  1. Chocolaty Chia Pudding – Creamy, rich, and HEALTHY! This 4 ingredient pudding is equally perfect for dessert and breakfast.
  2. Tiramisu – Kahlua and coffee soaked sponge layered with vegan vanilla and coffee mascarpone filling.
  3. Cinnamon Rolls – These cinnamon rolls are an outstanding recipe to make if you’re hosting a big breakfast or brunch and want to show off your baking skills and show everyone just how delicious vegan baking can be.
  4. Tahini Chocolate Banana Soft Serve -Insanely creamy and naturally sweetened banana soft serve infused with tahini paste and raw cacao powder! A healthier and delicious way to indulge in a plant-based dessert or snack.
  5. Baked Doughnuts – Delicious doughnuts can now be called vegan desserts. YES.
  6. Peach Tart – Delicate and ‘buttery’ pastry enclosing a simple filling of succulent peaches and a sprinkle of sugary crumble to absorb all the beautiful juices that the fruit releases during baking.
  7. Cupcakes – These are super easy, with no “weird” ingredients, and you don’t have to be a vegan to make them. Maybe you’re eliminating dairy from your diet. Or a loved one has an egg allergy. Or you simply want to taste the best cupcake. Ever.
  8. Chocolate Fudge – This sweet recipe is lighter than some fudge recipes with a milkier, creamier finish. Perfectly vegan, of course.
  9. Chocolate Truffles – These vegan chocolate truffles are the perfect energizing treat that you can even add to your kids’ lunch boxes.
  10. Peanut Butter Cups – A simple, 5-ingredient recipe for rich, chocolate cups stuffed with peanut butter filling.
  11. Lollipops – Make your own vegan homemade lollipops with this DIY lollipops recipe. Grab your jam thermometer, grow heatproof skin and live dangerously (and deliciously).
  12. Almond Joy Bites – These Vegan Almond Joy Coconut Bites are made with less than 10 ingredients and all natural, whole foods. Enjoy these sweet, creamy treats any time!
  13. White Chocolate Truffles – Creamy, perfectly sweet, vegan white chocolate truffles made with 5 ingredients! Low sugar, easy to make, and entirely plant-based!
  14. Chocolate Chip Muffins – OH the double chocolate chocolaty deliciousness is here! Vegan chocolate chocolate chip muffins at your service! Deliciously warm fudgy brownie style muffins that is.
  15. Apple Pie Sundaes – Easy, stove-top caramelized apples over cinnamon-sugar pecans and vanilla bean coconut ice cream! A naturally-sweetened, 30-minute dessert for fall!
  16. Milky Way – Decadent vegan milky way made with date-coconut-almond nougat, date caramel, and a dark chocolate shell! 6 ingredients, 30 minutes, so delicious!
  17. Banana Split – This vegan banana split is a lovely special dessert for two. One dish, two spoons…what could be better?
  18. Pina Colada Popsicles – Easy, 4-ingredient Piña Colada Popsicles with creamy coconut and rum-soaked pineapple! Tastes just like a piña colada, perfectly sweet, and ideal for summer!
  19. Pumpkin Pie Parfaits – Easy, 10-ingredient Pumpkin Pie Parfaits with pumpkin butter, coconut whipped cream, and cinnamon-maple granola and pecans!
  20. Oreo Milkshake – 3 Ingredients, super easy, rich, creamy, and packed with oreo cookies! Vegan desserts have never been so mouthwatering.
  21. Chocolate Mousse –  Enjoy this simple yet indulgent vegan chocolate mousse.
  22. Ice Cream Sandwich – A plant-based recipe for thick, creamy ice cream sandwiches made with chocolate chip cookies!
  23. Chocolate Pudding – This is a simple, smooth and creamy vegan chocolate pudding.
  24. Cherry Crisp – A truly incredible treat on the list of vegan desserts!
  25. Candied Apples – Apples with a hard candy coating, like you can get at fairs. Vegan desserts can be tricky to find while out at events like the fair, but these make up for the gooey goodness of the real thing.

As I hope you can see, finding vegan desserts is simple! There are so many wonderful options for vegan desserts, I hope you’re inspired to try some of these mouthwatering sweets and treats.

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