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7 Vegan Recipes for Delicious Desserts


7 Vegan Recipes for Delicious Desserts

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Indulging in sweet treats and desserts is one of life’s greatest joys, and choosing a vegan lifestyle doesn’t mean you have to miss out on all the fun. In fact, vegan desserts can be just as decadent and delightful as their non-vegan counterparts, if not more so. Whether you’re a full-time vegan, exploring plant-based eating, or simply looking to reduce your dairy and egg intake, these vegan recipes for delicious desserts are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth without compromising on taste or texture.

From the classic comfort of cinnamon rolls to the exotic flavors of coconut and mango, these desserts prove that vegan baking is not only possible but also incredibly rewarding. Let’s dive into the sweet world of vegan baking.

1. Vegan Chocolate Cake

Starting strong, this vegan chocolate cake is moist, rich, and utterly irresistible. Begin by preheating your oven to 350°F (175°C) and greasing two 8-inch cake pans. In a large bowl, whisk together 1 and 3/4 cups of all-purpose flour, 3/4 cup of cocoa powder, 2 cups of sugar, 1 and 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder, and 1 and 1/2 teaspoons of baking soda. Add 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk, 1/2 cup of vegetable oil, 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract, and 1 cup of boiling water to the dry ingredients and mix until well combined. Pour the batter into the prepared pans and bake for 30-35 minutes. Let the cakes cool completely before frosting with your favorite vegan chocolate frosting. This cake is perfect for birthdays, celebrations, or any day that calls for a chocolate fix.

2. Vegan Cinnamon Roll

Another great addition to this list is the vegan cinnamon roll recipe. To make vegan cinnamon rolls, begin by warming soy milk to 98°F and mixing it with melted butter, sugar, and yeast. Transfer this mixture to a stand mixer, sift in flour and salt, then knead until the dough is soft, elastic, and not sticky, adding more flour if necessary. Allow the dough to rise in a warm environment until it doubles in size, using an oiled bowl to prevent sticking. Prepare the filling by mixing brown sugar and cinnamon, and spreading softened vegan butter over the rolled-out dough, leaving the edges clear. Sprinkle the sugar mixture over the butter, roll the dough tightly, seal the edge with water, and cut into 12 rolls. Place the rolls in a greased baking dish, allowing them to rise again if desired, then bake in a preheated oven at 350°F for 20-30 minutes for softness. Finally, glaze with a mix of powdered sugar, vegan butter, dairy-free milk, and flavor extract spread over the lukewarm rolls.

3. Vegan Lemon Bars

For a tangy and refreshing treat, vegan lemon bars are the way to go. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and line an 8×8-inch baking pan with parchment paper. For the crust, combine 1 cup of almond flour, a quarter cup of coconut oil (melted), a pinch of salt, and a quarter cup of maple syrup. Press the mixture into the bottom of the pan and bake for 20 minutes until slightly golden. For the filling, blend 1 cup of raw cashews (soaked overnight and drained), 1/2 cup of lemon juice, 1/2 cup of coconut cream, 1/2 cup of maple syrup, and the zest of 2 lemons until smooth. Pour the filling over the baked crust and refrigerate for at least 4 hours. Dust with powdered sugar before serving for a visually stunning and deliciously zesty dessert.

4. Vegan Mango Coconut Tarts

For a tropical twist, these vegan mango coconut tarts are light, fruity, and perfect for summer. Begin by preheating your oven to 350°F (175°C). To make the crust, process 1 cup of dates and 1 cup of unsweetened shredded coconut in a food processor until it forms a sticky mixture. Press this mixture into the bottoms and up the sides of muffin tins to form mini tart shells. Bake for 10 minutes, then let cool. For the filling, blend 2 ripe mangos, 1/2 cup of coconut cream, and 2 tablespoons of agave syrup until smooth. Spoon the filling into the cooled tart shells and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Garnish with sliced mango and a sprinkle of toasted coconut flakes for an extra touch of elegance. These tarts not only look stunning but also offer a refreshing burst of tropical flavors that are sure to impress.

5. Vegan Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

No dessert list is complete without cookies, and these vegan peanut butter chocolate chip cookies are a dream come true for peanut butter lovers. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a large bowl, mix together a half cup of peanut butter, 1/3 cup of coconut oil (softened), and 3/4 cup of brown sugar until smooth. Mix in 1/4 cup of almond milk and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract. In another bowl, whisk together 1 cup of all-purpose flour, 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda, and 1/4 teaspoon of salt. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, stirring until combined. Fold in 1/2 cup of vegan chocolate chips. Drop tablespoon-sized balls of dough onto the prepared baking sheet and slightly flatten them with your fingers. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the edges are golden brown. These cookies are irresistibly soft and chewy, with a perfect balance of peanut butter and chocolate.

6. Vegan Berry Compote

A versatile dessert topping that’s both easy to make and incredibly delicious is this vegan berry compote. In a saucepan over medium heat, combine 2 cups of mixed berries (fresh or frozen), 1/4 cup of water, and 1/4 cup of maple syrup. Bring the mixture to a simmer, stirring occasionally, and let it cook for about 10 minutes until the berries have softened and the sauce has thickened slightly. Add a splash of lemon juice and a pinch of lemon zest to brighten up the flavors. This compote is perfect for drizzling over vegan pancakes, waffles, or even a bowl of dairy-free ice cream for an added touch of sweetness and a pop of color.

7. Vegan Avocado Chocolate Mousse

For a decadent yet healthy dessert, try this vegan avocado chocolate mousse. Begin by blending together 2 ripe avocados, 1/2 cup of cocoa powder, 1/2 cup of maple syrup, 1/4 cup of almond milk, and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract. Do so until the mixture is smooth and creamy, scraping down the sides as needed. Chill the mousse in the refrigerator for at least an hour before serving. Garnish with fresh berries, vegan whipped cream, or a sprinkle of cocoa powder for a luxurious treat that’s rich in healthy fats and antioxidants.


These simple vegan recipes for delicious desserts demonstrate that embracing a plant-based lifestyle doesn’t mean sacrificing flavor or indulgence. From warm, gooey cinnamon rolls to cool, creamy chocolate mousse, there’s a vegan dessert here to satisfy every craving and occasion. Whether you’re a seasoned vegan baker or just starting to explore plant-based cooking, these recipes are sure to bring joy and sweetness into your life.

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