40 indulgent vegan desserts and puddings that everyone will love

Author: Rachel Smith

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.

Vegan Banoffee Crème Brûlée

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.

Tropical Vegan Pavlova with Lime & Coconut Whip

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.

Lemon Panna Cotta with Blackberry-Basil Coulis - vegan dessert recipes

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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.

Quick & Easy Vegan Blueberry Galette - vegan dessert recipes

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.

Vegan Crème Brulée

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.

Vegan Salted Chocolate Fondant

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!

7. 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.

8. 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.

9. 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.

10. 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.

11. 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.

12. 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.


13. Vegan Mocha Tart

This mocha tart is an incredibly deep, rich, and indulgent dessert.

The combination of dark, decadent flavours from the mocha and light, mild sweetness of the crème, perfectly balance and mellow out each other to create pure food alchemy.

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14. 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!

15. 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.

16. 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.


17. Vegan Apple Crumble Custard Bars

These Autumnal sweet treat feature a crisp, biscuity base topped with a layer of sautéed apples and vanilla custard, all topped off with a buttery crumble.

They’re one of our all-time favourite vegan dessert recipes for a good reason!

Vegan Apple Crumble Custard Bars - vegan dessert recipes

18. Vegan Creamy Lime Bars

These vegan bars are made from wholesome ingredients like nuts, oats and coconut cream , making them ideal for when you fancy a healthier vegan dessert.

They’re creamy, zesty and totally tropical!


19. Vegan Tiramisu Brownies

The rich flavours of cocoa and coffee are a match made in heaven in these delectably dark and grown-up brownies.

20. Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

These sweet and salty bars are a crowd pleaser with three tasty layers: a gluten-free chocolate base, creamy peanut butter filling, and dark chocolate topping.

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.

21. 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!

22. Vegan Caramel Brownie Cake

This rich chocolate fudge brownie cake is swirled with caramel and coated with a rich chocolate ganache and extra caramel sauce to finish.

You won’t be able to resists cutting yourself a huge great slice of this wickedly chocolatey cake!


23. Vegan Strawberry Vanilla Cake

Despite it’s striking appearance, this vegan cake is actually easy to make and is nut-free and completely vegan so everyone can enjoy a piece!

It’s an absolute showstopper and is great for when you want to impress your family and friends with vour vegan baking skills.

24. 1-Bowl Pumpkin Cake

Love baking but hate all the washing up involved? This one-bowl pumpkin cake is a cinch to make and clean up after, but it certainly doesn’t scrimp on flavour!


Vegan Cheesecake Recipes

Vegan cheesecakes are one of our favourite vegan desserts to make!

25. Raw Triple Chocolate Orange Cheesecake

Raw cheesecakes look impressive but they’re so simple to make as you simply blend the ingredients together and allow each layer to set before adding the next.

This super rich vegan chocolate orange cheesecake topped with silky ganache tastes every bit as good as it looks!

vegan dessert recipes

26. Vegan Pink Dragon Fruit Layer Cake

Topped with a layer of tangy gelatine-free jelly, this vibrantly coloured vegan cheesecake is like nothing you’ve ever tasted before!

It gets its bright colour from dragonfruits and is a striking vegan dessert recipe for the summer.


27. Vegan Brownie Bottomed Cheesecake

Can’t choose between making vegan brownies or a cheesecake? Combine them together to make this mouth-watering brownie bottomed vegan cheesecake instead!

It features a rich brownie base topped with a traditional New York Cheesecake and is both vegan and gluten-free so suitable for the whole family.

vegan dessert recipes

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.

28. 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.

29. 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!

Vegan Chocolate & Peppermint Whoopie Pie Recipe

30. 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!


31. 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!

32. Raw Wagon Wheels

Your favourite childhood biscuits just got as vegan makeover – raw style!

This healthier version of the classic cookie features a deliciously oaty biscuit with melt-in-the-mouth coconut butter cream and raspberry chia jam, coated in a rich dark chocolate.


Vegan Chocolate Recipes

Channel your inner Willy Wonka with these chocolatey delights! These vegan chocolates can be stored in the freezer ready for when you need your chocolate fix.

33. Raw Raspberry Ruffle Bars

If you’re looking for a sweet treat that’s made without refined sugar then try these raw vegan raspberry ruffle bars!

They’re less sweet than the original, but the fresh flavours of the raspberries combined with proper dark chocolate make them every bit as tasty as the original.


34. Vegan Dark Chocolate-Covered Peanut Butter Dates

Dates are nature’s candy, so why not use them in your desserts! Dipped in dark chocolate, they’re great for when you want a boost of energy as well as something sweet.


35. Vegan Chilli Chocolate and Raspberry Cups

Turn up the heat with these fiery chocolates! The blend of flavours from the chocolate, tangy raspberry with a kick of chilli at the end makes these so moreish.

Vegan Doughnuts

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!

36. 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…

Custard Doughnuts - vegan dessert recipes

37. 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.

Hot Cinnamon Jam Doughnuts - vegan dessert recipes

38. 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.

Banana Bread Doughnuts - vegan dessert recipes

39. Vegan Fluffy Apple Cider Doughnuts

Enjoy the most delicious flavours of Autumn in doughnut form with these fluffy apple cider doughnuts.

Fluffy Apple Cider Doughnuts - vegan dessert recipes

40. Vegan Doughnut Profiteroles

Carry a plate of these to the dinner table and watch your guests eyes shine with delight at the sight of these mouth-watering vegan dessert!

Although not technically a doughnut, the inspired choux pastry is inspired by doughnut dough to make these extra delicious.

VEGAN DOUGHNUT PROFITEROLES - vegan dessert recipes

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Written by

Rachel Smith

Having launched the brand's digital presence in 2015, Rachel shares her love for animals and the planet through her work as Vegan Food & Living’s Digital Editor. As a passionate vegan for over eight years, Rachel loves creating delicious vegan dessert recipes for her award-winning blog, Rawberry Fields. Rachel's recipes and photography have been featured in numerous international print and digital publications including the Daily Mail, Huffington Post, Thrive, and Buzzfeed. You can follow Rachel at @rawberryfields

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