Indulge your sweet tooth with one these 40 vegan dessert recipes! From doughnuts and raw cheesecakes to whoopie pies and macarons, there's enough vegan desserts here to keep you going all month long!
People often mistakenly believe that a vegan diet consists solely of salads and stews. But the truth is that any dessert you can think of can be made vegan with a few simple swaps!
From vegan cakes topped with fluffy buttercream to silky smooth cheesecakes and gooey brownies, these vegan dessert recipes prove that vegan food can be every bit as decadent.
It’s easy to make plant-based puddings by swapping ingredients like eggs for innovative vegan egg substitutes such as aquafaba
If you’re looking to get your bake on and get your sugar fix, here are our favourite vegan desserts that will impress even the most discerning critic.
In this round-up of delicious vegan baking recipes, you’ll find recipes for:
Vegan Desserts & Puddings
If you ask us, dinner isn’t over until we’ve had something sweet! These plant-based puddings are perfect for serving at a dinner party when you’re looking to impress.
1. Vegan Banoffee Crème Brûlée
If you love banana custard then this bannoffe crème brûlée is a must-try vegan dessert. It has a banana toffee layer topped with custard and crispy banana chips to give a great crunch and is finished with a caramelised sugar topping.
2. Tropical Vegan Pavlova with Lime & Coconut Whip
Transport yourself to sunnier climes with this totally tropical vegan pavlova recipe.
This vegan dessert recipe swaps eggs for aquafaba to make the vegan meringue, so make sure you save the water from your next can of chickpeas.
3. Vegan Lemon Panna Cotta with Blackberry-Basil Coulis
If you’re looking for a vegan dessert that’s sure to impress, this vegan lemon panna cotta recipe with a fruity coulis will do the trick. S
erved with a blackberry and basil coulis, the refreshing, summery flavours of this dessert are oh-so tempting.
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4. Quick & Easy Vegan Blueberry Galette
This fuss-free vegan galette is a scrumptious vegan dessert for the summer.
Served plant-based vanilla ice cream on top, it’s so easy to make and you can use your favourite fruits if you want to experiment with different flavours.
5. Vegan Crème Brulée
Vegan crème brulée is one of our all-time favourite desserts. After all, who could resist this silky vegan vanilla custard pudding topped with a satisfyingly crunchy sugar topping?
This vegan crème brulée recipe swaps out dairy for coconut milk to give this vegan dessert its firm but smooth texture.
6. Vegan Salted Chocolate Fondant
Indulge your inner chocoholic with this sumptuous melt-in-the-middle vegan chocolate fondant.
To enhance the rich flavours of the chocolate and give this vegan dessert recipe something a little bit special, the filling includes just a hint of Himalayan salt.
7. Pomegranate and Yoghurt Vegan Panna Cotta
This vegan panna cotta with pomegranate is the perfect blend of sweet and tart flavours as its made with vegan yoghurt to give it a thick and creamy texture.
You can even give it a fancy appearance by holding the glass at a 45-degree angle to create a slanted surface for the jelly topping.
Vegan Pies & Tarts
With a crisp base topped with an endless array of sweet, creamy toppings, there’s nothing we don’t like about vegan pies!
8. Vegan Lemon Meringue Pie
With a crisp and buttery pastry base topped with zesty lemon curd and fluffy vegan meringue, this vegan lemon meringue pie is every bit as delicious as the classic dessert.
9. Vegan White Chocolate Tarts with Raspberries
These fresh and fruity vegan white chocolate tarts with a smooth white chocolate filling and fresh raspberries are perfect for vegan dinner parties.
The tangy raspberries work particularly well in combination with the sweet vegan white chocolate, but you can also use other fruits to shake it up.
10. Vegan Plum Frangipane Tart
The sight alone of this scrumptious vegan plum frangipane makes us lick our lips!
The homemade pastry is layered with a rich frangipane filling and topped with juicy plums for a sweet and juicy vegan dessert.
11. Vegan Cranberry Pecan Pie
This sweet vegan pie recipe is flavoured with orange rind and cinnamon making is a delicious vegan dessert for the autumn.
The cinnamon and ginger bring warmth and spice, and vegan brandy adds richness to the filling. This is a dynamic but harmonious vegan pecan pie recipe that is fit for special occasions.
12. No-Bake Chocolate Tart with Vegan Meringue
Having chickpeas for dinner? Don’t pour the liquid down the sink because it’s perfect for making vegan meringues!
If you’re planning on baking something decadent this weekend, put your aquafaba to good use with this no-bake chocolate tart topped with fluffy vegan meringue and raspberries.
13. Vegan Raspberry, Hot Cocoa & Almond Tartlets
The gooey chocolate and almond filling studded with raspberries in these vegan chocolate and raspberry tarts is absolute bliss.
14. Vegan Latticed Raspberry Bakewell
Bakewell tarts are such a treat for almond lovers! This vegan version of the classic British tart has the perfect combination of a sweet and gooey filling encased in crisp pastry.
15. Vegan Pumpkin Pie
There’s something so delicious about pumpkin pies – we wish we could eat them all year round!
Baked into a crisp pastry crust with a sweetly spiced pumpkin filling, this vegan pumpkin pie is a must-make when the leaves start to fall.
Vegan Brownies & Bars
When you need a pick-me-up, nothing quite hits the spot like a rich and gooey brownie. Whether you make a beeline for the middle pieces or prefer those crispy edges, one thing’s for sure – we all love a good chocolatey brownie!
16. Vegan Oreo Brownies
Many people wonder ‘are Oreos vegan?‘ and the good news is they are which means you can use them to make these awesome vegan brownies. They’re fudgy, chewy and totally chocolate – just like a good brownie should be.
17. Skillet Brownie
Nothing beats a warm gooey brownie with the smell of melted chocolate filling the kitchen with its delicious scent. This skillet brownie is designed to be eaten hot from the oven so there’s no waiting around to get your chocolate fix. Serve it with a dollop of vanilla ice cream for extra decadence.
18. Vegan Almond Butter Brownies
Wickedly moist and chocolatey vegan brownies are swirled with a generous helping of almond butter to give them a delicious twist you won’t be able to resist.
19. Vegan Coffee & Macadamia Nut Blondies
Transform cannellini beans into not so naughty but very nice sweet treats with these vegan white chocolate and macadamia blondies.
Vegan Cake Recipes
You might think that making a cake without eggs is impossible, but these vegan cake recipes will prove you wrong!
Simply swap them for a vegan egg substitute and you’ll soon discover just how easy making vegan cakes really is.
20. Classic Vegan Victoria Sponge Cake
When it comes to cakes, a classic Victoria sponge is hard to beat! This recipe is simple to make and tastes just like the iconic British cake we all know and love.
21. Vegan Lemon Drizzle Cake
This zesty vegan lemon drizzle cake has a moist crumb and a crisp sugar coating, just like a good lemon drizzle should. It’s so moreish we guarantee you’ll want another slice!
22. Vegan Blueberry Lemon Cupcakes
Bite into these vegan cupcakes and you’ll discover a soft centre oozing with luscious lemon curd. They’re topped with a vibrant swirl of vegan buttercream and studded with blueberries to make a fantastically fruity bake that is the perfect mix of sweet and zesty flavours.
23. Vegan Pecan Caramel Nut Cake with Cream ‘Cheese’ Frosting
Caramel, pecans and lashings of cream ‘cheese’ frosting – this wonderfully autumnal vegan cake has got it all!
24. Vegan Chocolate Cake
This rich vegan chocolate brownie cake is coated with a rich chocolate ganache with a sticky date filling in the centre, plus it’s gluten-free too.
You won’t be able to resist cutting yourself a huge great slice of this wickedly chocolatey cake!
25. Vegan Genoa Cake
This vegan Genoa cake originates from Genoa, Italy and has a temptingly moist texture due to the fruit, while the almonds on top give the cake a great crunchy texture.
Vegan Cheesecake Recipes
Vegan cheesecakes are one of our favourite vegan desserts to make! Whether you yours baked or prefer the simpler no-baked version, these vegan cheesecake recipes won’t disappoint.
26. Baked Vegan Cheesecake with Berry Coulis
This baked vegan vanilla-flavoured cheesecake uses a combination of cashews and silken tofu to give it that classic cheesecake texture without the dairy. It’s baked to perfection and topped with a sweet berry coulis that pairs perfectly with the tartness of the cheesecake.
27. Vegan Biscoff Chocolate Cheesecake
Can’t get enough of the moreish taste of Biscoff spread? Then this tasty recipe is for you! The cheesecake has a light, mousse-like filling with a rich, spiced flavour thanks to the heavenly blend of chocolate and Biscoff.
It is topped with melted chocolate, biscuits and popcorn to make it extra decadent.
28. No-Bake Vegan Blueberry Cheesecake
This fresh and fruity no-bake vegan blueberry cheesecake is made from cashews so it super smooth and creamy, with a deliciously nutty, gingernut biscuit base. In fact, it’s made with a whole bunch of wholesome ingredients to make a healthier vegan dessert that tastes anything but.
Vegan Cookies & Biscuits
When the hunger strikes, that’s a sign that you need more vegan cookies in your life! Whether you like a crunchy vegan biscuit or a soft-centred cookie, a cup of tea simply isn’t complete without one.
29. Vegan Salted Almond Biscotti
This tempting vegan biscotti recipe has chunky toasted almonds and a little sea salt for a contemporary twist.
These vegan biscuits are a perfect sweet treat to enjoy with your morning coffee.
30. Vegan Chocolate Peppermint Whoopie Pies
These tasty vegan whoopie pies with a creamy whipped coconut cream centre will make you shout ‘whoppie! because they’re also gluten-free!
31. Vegan Candy Floss Macarons
These pretty pastel candy floss macarons would be perfect for a bridal shower or a girly birthday party.
And you won’t believe what the secret ingredient in these macarons are!
32. Vegan Viennese Whirls
This vegan take on the classic tea-time treat tastes so much better than the original.
Give this vegan dessert recipe a ‘whirl’ and you’ll never go back to the store-bought version again!
33. Vegan Chocolate Chip Oat Cookies
These chunky chocolate cookies boast the perfect balance between crunch and chewiness because they’re made from oats. We love them warm from the oven with a cold glass of oat milk.
Perfect for brunch or a sweet treat, these vegan pastries are absolutely delightful. You don’t need to master making your own pastry either as they can all be made with pre-made pastry which makes baking them as easy as pie!
34. Vegan Danish Fruit Pinwheel
These delicious Danish pinwheel bites are filled with fruit and are extremely quick to make as they’re made from ready-made puff pastry, which just so happens to be accidentally vegan.
35. Vegan Lemon Mille-Feuille
With its luscious layers of flaky pastry, fluffy cream filling, zesty lemon curd and a sprinkling of fresh berries, this vegan Mille-Feuille recipe is light, airy, flaky and delicious.
36. Vegan Cannoli
Cannolis are a classic Italian pastry with a crisp, fried pastry casing filled with a creamy filling. This simple vegan cannoli recipe has a sweet centre with freeze-dried raspberries and pistachios to give them a burst of flavour and crunchy textures.
Do-nut miss these epic vegan doughnut recipes whatever you do! Whether you like ’em fried, baked or filled with jam, you can’t say no to a vegan doughnut!
37. Vegan Custard Doughnuts
Custard doughnut. So simple, but so impressive. Although this vegan custard doughnut recipe requires a dollop of patience, it’s well worth it.
This is actually a super easy recipe that doesn’t require any fiddly equipment and is easy to jazz up in any way your sweet tooth so desires…
38. Vegan Hot Cinnamon Jam Doughnuts
You’ll go nuts for these vegan hot cinnamon and jam doughnuts! They’re sweet, sugary and filled with sticky, oozing jam, just like good doughnut should be.
39. Vegan Banana Bread Doughnuts
This spectacular vegan banana bread doughnuts recipe combines two of our most favourite vegan desserts – banana bread and doughnuts!
Topped with sweet cinnamon and maple caramel topping and chopped pecans, they’re utterly irresistible.
40. Baked Vegan Apple Doughnuts
Enjoy the most delicious flavours of Autumn in doughnut form with these fluffy apple doughnuts.
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