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These amazing plant-based and vegan desserts are so good for holidays and celebratory occasions. Bring one of these along to a special celebration or a family meal and everyone will thank you!

1. Double Chocolate Cupcakes

double chocolate cupcakes recipe

Rich and moist, these chocolate cupcakes are topped with a fudgy date frosting. Feel free to dress these up for different holidays with fruit (think red, white, and blue berries for Independence Day or tangerines for Halloween). Get the recipe.

2. Chewy Lemon-Oatmeal Cookies


Perfect for family desserts, school bake sales, or even a thoughtful gift, our lemon-oatmeal cookies are chewy and brightly flavored with apples and lemon zest. Get the recipe.

3. Strawberry Cupcakes

strawberry cupcakes recipe

These berry cupcakes are pink and pretty, and they’ll make any birthday or holiday more festive. Get the recipe.

4. Raspberry Truffle Brownies

raspberry brownie recipe

These decadent brownies are super fudgy and loaded with raspberries, and they are easy to make because they call for frozen berries. Get the recipe.

5. Cherry and Chocolate Soft Serve Ice Cream


This is not a potluck dish, but one that you should reserve for a summer treat or for when you’re hosting a dinner party. Smooth, creamy, and perfectly sweet, this ice “cream” is the perfect ending to a special meal. Get the recipe.

Find more of our plant-based dessert recipes here.

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Darshana Thacker Wendel

Darshana Thacker Wendel is a whole-food, plant-based chef and former culinary projects manager for Forks Over Knives. A graduate of the Natural Gourmet Institute, she is the author of Forks Over Knives: Flavor! She created the recipes for Forks Over Knives Family and was a lead recipe contributor to the New York Times bestseller The Forks Over Knives Plan. Her recipes have been published in The Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease Cookbook, Forks Over Knives—The Cookbook, Forks Over Knives: The Plant-Based Way to Health, and LA Yoga magazine online. Visit and follow her on Instagram for more.

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