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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.

Persimmon Cake with Pistachios

Fuyu persimmons are best for these picture-perfect baby cakes. These fruits are similar to tomatoes in appearance and feel the same when…

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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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Polenta Cake with Apples and Cherry Compote

Applesauce and polenta form the base of this naturally sweet and perfectly moist vegan cake, which makes a gorgeous addition to any…

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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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Easy Purple Sticky Rice Pudding

Purple sticky rice, a classic Thai dessert ingredient, is ideal for rice pudding. If you can’t find purple sticky rice, you can…

Easy Purple Sticky Rice Pudding see recipe

Triple Apple Cake

This apple cake is so delicious, sweet, and moist that people won’t believe it’s free of sugar, oil, and flour. It can…

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Vegan Peach Ice Cream

This vegan peaches and cream ice cream lets me enjoy a favorite dessert from my childhood while still eating healthfully. A drizzle…

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Berry-Swirled Corn Ice Pops

These pretty fruit pops harness the goodness of sweet, creamy corn for a naturally delicious treat. Straining out the corn pulp makes…

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Mixed Fruit Soup

This refreshing treat was inspired by FOK Head Chef Darshana Thacker’s childhood memories of India. Every year for Diwali, Darshana’s mother served…

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Mexican Chocolate Nice Cream

Cocoa powder, cinnamon, and ancho chile powder give a basic banana nice cream the rich, decadent flavor of spiced Mexican hot chocolate….

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Mango-Lime Tart

This easy no-bake tart gets its richness from pureed raw cashews and its bright flavor from mangoes, lime juice, and fresh raspberries….

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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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