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.

Chocolate Pumpkin Loaf

This loaf is dense, chocolaty, and moist, with undertones of pumpkin and autumnal spices laced throughout. I throw in some chocolate chips,…

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Whole-Wheat Berry Muffins

These are a perfectly delicious breakfast muffin with loads of berry goodness and a tasty, wheaty backdrop. If you can find wild…

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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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Jam Dot Holiday Cookies

These walnutty vegan cookies will disappear as fast as you can make them—so you might want to make a double batch of…

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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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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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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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Perfect Vegan Carrot Cake

Perfectly moist and studded with raisins, this vegan carrot cake is sweetened with dates and banana and gets its rich flavor from…

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Cranberry-Orange Biscotti

These biscotti just personify a crunchy holiday treat! Always have a plate of these citrus-scented cookies at the table for guests to…

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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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Pumpkin Pie Squares

These pumpkin squares are easier to make than pumpkin pie, and they are firm enough to be eaten as finger food. They…

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Almond-Poppy Seed Cake

This festive and hearty cake is not only delicious, but very fragrant. Its few ingredients and steps make for easy preparation, and…

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