20 indulgent vegan Easter ideas for spring celebrations

Author: Rachel Smith

Discover a delicious array of dairy-free sweet treats to tempt you in our round-up of the most indulgent and egg-citing vegan Easter recipes.

There’s plenty of sweet treats to tempt you in our round-up of the most indulgent vegan Easter recipes. With a longer weekend to enjoy, you have plenty of time to get stuck into some egg-citing egg-free and diary-free bakes.

From vegan chocolate eggs filled with caramel to hot cross buns and showstopping cakes, these vegan Easter recipes will have you hopping for joy!

1. Vegan Easter Cheesecake

This epic cheesecake is one of the most indulgent vegan Easter recipes ever! Featuring a nutty base topped with two layers of silky smooth vegan cheesecake and a thick layer of dark chocolate, this decadently rich vegan Easter cheesecake is a chocolate lover’s dream!

vegan Easter cheesecake with mini eggs

2. Vegan Hot Cross Buns

We’ve given these vegan hot cross buns a bit of twist by adding tropical dried fruit mix to give this classic Easter treat extra sweetness and a delicious chewy texture.

Vegan Hot Cross Buns

3. Vegan Easter Bunny Trifles

Enjoy a very hoppy dessert with these delightfully sweet Easter bunny trifles. They’re comprised of layers of fluffy vegan sponge cake, fresh raspberry jam, vegan whipped cream and topped with white chocolate and marshmallow bunnies.

Vegan Easter Bunny Trifles

4. Vegan Chocolate Fudge Easter Cake

This seriously chocolatey cake means business! This rich vegan chocolate fudge cake is smothered in a silky chocolate ganache frosting and topped with a crunchy ‘nest’ filled with marzipan eggs for a decadent Easter dessert.

Vegan Chocolate Fudge Easter Cake with Marzipan Eggs

5. Vegan Carrot & Almond Cake

With its sweetly spiced flavour and temptingly moist texture, carrot cakes are one of our all-time favourite cakes to bake (and eat!). This vegan carrot cake recipe has ground almonds in the batter to give it an even moister crumb and sweet flavour, and it’s topped off with marzipan carrots and cream cheese frosting.

Vegan carrot cake with marzipan carrots

6. Vegan Pesto Easter Bunny Swirls

Looking for some savoury snacks to munch on this Easter? These super simple bunny swirls are made with ready-made puff pastry swirled with pesto with a dollop of mayonnaise to make the bunny tail.

You only need 4 ingredients to make these delightful bunnies, and we bet you probably already have them at home!

Vegan Pesto Easter Bunny Swirls

7. Chocolate Tahini Vegan Easter Eggs

Planning an Easter egg hunt? Why not try your hand at making your own vegan Easter eggs as a fun springtime activity? This recipe uses tahini to make rich and nutty chocolate eggs that are far healthier than the store-bought versions, but way more delicious.

Mildreds Chocolate Tahini Easter Eggs

8. Reduced Sugar Simnel Swirl Cake

While this cake may be free from refined sugar, you wouldn’t be able to tell as it is every bit as delicious as the classic cake. Figs, bananas, apricots and goji berries ensure it’s packed with sweetness and flavour while the sugar-free marzipan is the icing on the cake.

Reduced Sugar Simnel Swirl Cake

9. Triple Layer Vegan Easter Chocolate Cake

Looking for a project to keep you busy over the bank holiday weekend this Easter? This showstopping vegan chocolate cake is the perfect centrepiece for your dinner table and is made with natural plant-based ingredients so it’s healthier than it looks.

Triple Layer Vegan Easter Chocolate Cake

10. Easter Nest Mini Cheesecakes

These individually-sized Easter nest cheesecakes have a a crunchy biscuit-like base and are topped with a creamy cheese filling made from cashews and vegan yoghurt to give them a creamy texture and tangy flavour.

The ‘nests’ on top are made from toasted coconut and finished off with a chocolate egg for maximum indulgence.

Easter Nest Mini Cheesecakes

11. Vegan Chocolate Orange Hot Cross Buns

If you’re looking to break from tradition this Easter, this chocolatey twist on the classic hot cross bun recipe is a must-make. They’re absolutely irresistible served warm from the oven with their tempting blend of chocolate and zesty orange flavours.

Vegan Chocolate Orange Hot Cross Buns

12. Chocolate Cornflake Crisp with Marzipan Eggs

Cornflake crisp bars were one of our favourite childhood recipes to make, and they’re so easy to make vegan. We’ve topped this tasty vegan snack with marzipan eggs and a drizzle of pink icing to give them a vibrant pop of colour.

Vegan chocolate cornflake crisp with marzipan eggs

13. Vegan Double Chocolate Fig Loaf Cake

This super chocolatey chocolate fig cake features vegan chocolate cake topped with the fluffiest of vegan buttercreams, finished off with a sprinkling of dairy-free chocolate eggs to make it even more enticing.

Vegan Double Chocolate Fig Loaf Cake

14. Fruity Vegan Egg Baskets

These fruity little baskets might look like they contain eggs, but they use apricots instead, with delicious results!

Fruity Vegan Egg Baskets

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15. Chocolate Easter Egg Nests

These vegan Easter egg nests are a slightly healthier twist on the classic and are raw, vegan and gluten-free. The mini eggs are made from raw marzipan instead of chocolate, and you can let your imagination run wild with the colours you choose to use.

Vegan Chocolate Easter Egg Nests

16. Vegan Creme Eggs

A copycat version of that oh so popular Easter treat from Cadbury minus the animal ingredients. Rich, sweet, fondant filling encased in rich chocolate makes these Vegan Creme Eggs irresistible!

Vegan Creme Eggs

17. Carrot Cake Doughnuts 

These vegan carrot cake doughnuts would make a delicious and light dessert or even a sweet treat for brunch. The icing is practically guilt-free since it’s made with only a few ingredients and a base of cashew cream.

Vegan Carrot Cake Doughnuts

18. Hot Cross Cinnamon Rolls

Make the most of the long Easter weekend with a brilliant brunch. Nothing says brunch more than cinnamon rolls, and these ones are infused with hot cross bun flavour. Perfect for Easter!

Vegan Hot Cross Cinnamon Rolls

19. Chocolate Chip Easter Bun Brownies

If you have leftover chocolate from Easter then this is the perfect recipe to use it in!

20. Chubby Easter Bunny Cookies

These sweet treats really are almost too cute to eat!

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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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