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Boy, am I constantly surprised by how yummy oil-free, plant-based desserts can be. If you’re a chocolate lover, like me, or if you just want to make something that’ll wow friends and family this holiday, then you’ll love these decadent vegan Easter desserts. Here’s to healthy chocolate goodness that tastes even better than the traditional versions!

Incredible Chocolate Sweet Potato Cake

Got a hankering for chocolate? This crowd-pleasing cake from Dreena Burton offers a healthier way to satisfy your cocoa cravings. Sweet potato helps add wholesome sweetness to both the base and frosting. If you’re short on time or want to keep this dessert lighter, you can skip the frosting; it will still be delicious. If you have fresh berries on hand, sprinkle some over this decadent-tasting cake just before serving. You will not be disappointed. One happy baker writes, “This recipe is delicious! Very moist. Almost like a brownie. I have already made it twice!”

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Vegan Double Chocolate Instant Pot Cake

Who knew you could use your multicooker to create the world’s most moist and luscious vegan chocolate cake! For the full chocolate effect, drizzle with a gooey frosting made from date paste, plant milk, cocoa, almond butter, and vanilla.

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Chocolate Cherry Vegan Cobbler

Light, chocolatey dumplings sit atop a fruity mix of sweet and tart cherries in this wholesomely decadent cobbler that takes less than 30 minutes of active prep time. Eat as it is, or top with Aquafaba Whipped Cream.

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Outrageously Healthy Brownies

Seriously easy to make, this scrumptious brownie only has four ingredients: black beans, oats, date syrup, and cocoa (plus raising agents).  It’s gluten-free and healthy enough to eat any time you like, but also a perfect crowd-pleasing dessert.

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Double Chocolate Cupcakes

The frosting on these rich and delicious chocolate cupcakes is made with dates and is surprisingly fudgy. You can top each cupcake with a berry to make them extra special.

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Raw Chocolate Caramel Dip

Ever wanted to dip your favorite fruit—strawberries, melons, apples, pears, banana—into gooey, yummy, chocolate and not have to worry about how much you eat? Well, with this luscious low-fat chocolate dip, you can. It’s ready in less than 10 minutes.

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Fudgy Vegan Brownies

If gluten isn’t a problem, then you’ll love these rich vegan brownies. They deliver big chocolate flavor, and unsweetened applesauce, almond butter, and ground flaxseed add chewy tenderness. Watch as your guests keep coming back for more.  As one reader says, “These were to die for. So So So delicious!”

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Chocolate Chia Pudding

You know how you sometimes get to the end of a meal and think, “Hmm, I could use a little something else”? This scrumptious pudding is perfect for those moments. It’s quick and easy to make, incredibly healthy, and because it tastes rich and creamy it’s also ideal for serving at any fancy dinner party. My life changed a little bit when I discovered this one.

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Chocolate Pancakes

A quick homemade vegan buttermilk helps create fluffy pancakes that the whole family will love. This recipe is gluten-free.

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Cranberry Carrot Cake with Chocolate Ganache

Carrot cake is perfect for Easter. Here, chocolate ganache takes the place of vanilla frosting for a tasty twist on the traditional cake.

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Lisa Esile, MS

Lisa Esile is an author, illustrator, blogger, vegetable gardener, and whole-food enthusiast with a special fondness for potatoes. She has a master’s degree in human nutrition and is passionate about showing people how to live happier, healthier lives. She is the author of Reach Your Big Calm and the co-author of Whose Mind Is It Anyway? Find her on Facebook.

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