Decadent Desserts

Yes, it’s possible to make phenomenal desserts without animal products, oil, or highly refined sweeteners. If you have any doubt, the proof is in the plant-based pudding—and cupcakes, brownies, pies, cakes, nice creams, and crumbles. Our curated collection of vegan dessert recipes offers countless ways to satisfy that sweet tooth while still nourishing your health. Plenty of these treats are even better when prepared a day or two in advance, making them perfect for entertaining.

Fudgy Vegan Brownies

Moist, rich, and seriously fudgy, this no-fuss recipe for vegan brownies delivers big chocolate flavor. Unsweetened applesauce, almond butter, and ground flaxseed…

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No-Bake Cranberry Pear Tart

I created this tasty dessert one holiday when there was no room in the oven to bake one more thing. The filling…

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Purple Potato Cake with Autumn Fruits

Purple potatoes lend tenderness and unexpected color to this rustic cake. If you don’t have purple potatoes, use any sweet potatoes or…

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Fruit-Topped Vanilla Cupcakes

These wholesome homemade cupcakes are subtly sweet and delightfully moist. (They also happen to be gluten-free.) The secret ingredient in the creamy…

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Cranberry-Stuffed Hasselback Apples

For a new twist on stuffed baked apples, cut the fruit hasselback-style and fill the crevices with a ginger-laced fruit-and-nut mixture. You can…

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Cranberry Orange Pumpkin Muffins

When organic canned pumpkin is plentiful, I like to make pumpkin spice oatmeal in the morning. One day I was in a…

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Grape Ice Pops

With just one whole-food ingredient and a few hours of freezer time, you can have an icy and refreshing treat. No ice…

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Pioneer Gingerbread

As a child, I was a big fan of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House on the Prairie series, and some of my…

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Cherry Soft-Serve Ice Cream

This is a vegan version of Ben and Jerry’s Cherry Garcia ice cream. It’s a delicious, refreshing, and guilt-free soft-serve dessert. From…

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Vanilla Pancakes with Strawberry-Cherry Ice Cream and Warm Chocolate Sauce

These delicious vegan pancakes are perfect served with fresh fruit or maple syrup, but if you want to make them into an…

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Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins

These vegan chocolate chip pumpkin muffins are great for a crowd and so delicious. Pumpkin puree and mashed banana add enough natural…

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Almond-Oat Cookie Bars with Pumpkin Frosting

Canned pumpkin puree makes a great base for a luscious, naturally sweet frosting. Look for varieties in which pumpkin is the only…

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