Discover our 40 best vegan desserts to satisfy any sweet tooth, kids and adults alike. From heavenly cakes to mouthwatering cookies, luscious pies to decadent donuts, and festive holiday delights that will leave your guests in awe.

Our selection of vegan sweets is made with easytofind ingredients, creative techniques, and, most importantly, a lot of love.

Vegan desserts with donuts, cakes, and pies

Roll up your sleeves, gather your ingredients, and get ready to create a symphony of flavors that will leave everyone, vegan or not, craving for more.

Vegan Cakes

Our easy cakes cater to diverse dietary preferences and offer a solution for those with allergies or choosing a plantbased lifestyle.

We rely on basic staple ingredients to replace traditional eggs and dairy. Our cakes boast a moist and flavorful texture, proving that plant-based desserts can be tasty and please a crowd.

1. Vegan Apple Cake

baked vegan apple cake

This vegan apple cake is soft, moist, and packed with apple pieces.

It’s an easy, 1-bowl recipe made with eight simple ingredients. You can serve or fill the cake with our vegan custard for an even more indulgent experience.

2. Orange cake

Orange cake on a plate

This egg-free orange cake is light and soft and takes just 5 minutes to whip together.

You can eat it as is or fill it with a tangy and velvety smooth orange curd filling.

3. Easy Lemon Cake

vegan lemon cake with lemon zest and a missing slice

This light, airy vegan lemon cake is soft, moist, and easy to make. Whip it up in 5 minutes with a few simple ingredients you probably already have in your pantry.

Upgrade the cake with a tangy, dairy-free frosting, perfect for birthdays and special occasions!

4. Blueberry Pound Cake

lemon blueberry pound cake slices

This lemon blueberry pound cake is the perfect balance of moist and gooey.

It’s made with simple basic ingredients, packed with lemon and blueberry flavor, and whipped up in 5 minutes.

5. Easy cake donuts

cake donuts with a bite

You can whip up the batter for these cinnamon donuts in 2 minutes; our recipe is without eggs and easy to adapt for vegetarians and vegans.

Cake donuts bake in 20 minutes, so you can make them last minute in less than half an hour, which is fantastic.

6. Easy Vanilla cake

Vegan vanilla cake with frosting

Our vegan vanilla cake is easy to make with simple ingredients and is soft, moist, and light.

It’s egg-free, milk-free, and without butter, yet no one will be able to tell.

8. Carrot Cake (egg-free)

vegan carrot cake with frosting

Carrot cake can be easily made vegan (that is, without eggs, butter, or milk) and with straightforward ingredients.

Despite having less sugar, less oil, and no eggs, this cake’s taste is incredible and rich, and the texture is light and moist – a real crowd-pleaser!

9. Egg-free Pear cake

Pear cake with cinnamon and fresh pears

This pear cake is a simple, soft, round cake stuffed and topped with tender pear pieces.

As the cake cooks, the pears release their flavor and juices, keeping the cake moist, adding a pleasantly soft texture, and infusing it with flavor.

10. Easy blueberry lemon cake

blueberry cake with fresh blueberries

This blueberry lemon cake is whipped up in five minutes and is made without eggs and dairy.

The blueberries get juicy and slightly gooey and infuse the cake with their incredible flavor and beautiful purple color.

11. Vegan Coffee Cake

vegan coffee cake

This vegan coffee cake is soft, spongy, moist, and packed with coffee flavor.

Fill it with a layer of coffee custard or homemade hazelnut cream for an indulgent and extra-special vegan dessert.

12. Lemon Pound Cake

Lemon pound cake bite

This vegan pound cake with lemon is easy to make, softmoistspongy, and the perfect treat for a quick breakfast or a light dessert.

It cuts perfectly and is deliciously served with a layer of your favorite jam.

13. Vegan brownies

Vegan brownies stacked on a plate

Technically, it’s not a cake, but this rich double chocolate brownie recipe deserves a spot on this list.

It’s perfectly fudgy, takes just 10 minutes to prepare, and bakes in 30 minutes—a real treat for special occasions and Sundays with chocolate cravings.

Fancy vegan desserts

Impress and satisfy your guests with these fancy vegan desserts that embrace the spirit of celebration while accommodating all eaters around your table.

14. Sweet potato casserole

vegan sweet potato casserole ready to serve

You’ll love our vegan sweet potato casserole recipe because it tastes as delicious (I promise you) as the classic sweet potato casserole you ate growing up for Thanksgiving.

Our recipe is easy to make with simple ingredients.

Also, it’s without eggs, and we replace the marshmallow topping with a crunchy and tasty crumble with pecans, sugar, and oats.

15. Apple crisp

Vegan apple crisp with syrup

From early fall through Thanksgiving and Christmas, this vegan apple crisp is the perfect recipe for holiday meals and as an everyday treat to eat on a cozy evening with your loved ones.

The only difference is that our vegan variation uses non-dairy butter instead of regular butter and brown organic sugar.

16. Vegan lemon tart

Lemon tart with slice

With this easy vegan lemon tart recipe, you can expect a delicious lemon flavor and aroma, both in the crust and in the filling, a flakey and creamy filling.

Make the crust with little effort in about 10 minutes with sugar, vegetable oil, water, lemon zest, flour, and baking powder. It’s dairy-free and without eggs.

17. Acquafaba meringue


These egg-free meringues are light, fragrant, crunchy, and sweet, like regular meringues.

You can eat your meringues plain or top them with chocolate, nuts, and fruits. Our recipe will teach you how to get this easy but tricky treat right on your first try.

18. Vegan Tiramisù

vegan tiramisu inside

This tiramisu with homemade egg-free ladyfingers is developed and tested to recreate the flavor of authentic Italian tiramisù.

It’s light, airy, with a subtle coffee flavor, and incredibly delicious!

19. No-bake Cheesecake

Vegan cheesecake with berries

It is made with no nuts, blending, or cooking; this vegan cheesecake goes straight into the refrigerator to set.

Our dairy-free cheesecake is smooth, fluffy, tangy, and creamy and cuts perfectly.

Vegan Pastry Creams

Try the creamy decadence of eggfree pastry creams, offering a luscious alternative to traditional custards.

These recipes ensure a silky and delightful finish without compromising flavor or texture.

20. Vegan custard

custard variation with vanilla

This 5-minute vegan custard is a smooth, creamy, and delicious recipe that you can make in 10 minutes with five simple ingredients.

Use this custard in cakes and pastries, or serve in a glass with fresh berries.

21. Lemon Curd

Vegan lemon curd in pot

Vegan lemon curd is tasty, tangy, light, and easy to make. It’s a flavor bomb made with five simple ingredients, no eggs, and in just 5 minutes.

Use it in lemon cake, lemon bars, or pastries as a creamy filling or topping.

22. Hazelnut spread

Vegan crepes with hazelnut spread and powdered sugar

This homemade hazelnut spread is perfect for spreading on toast or as a filling for crepes, cakes, and brioche.

We make two versions; sugar-free and super decadent hazelnut spread, take your pick.

23. Pistachio custard

pistachio custard

If you like pistachios, this pistachio custard is an excellent addition to your dessert repertoire.

Made with simple ingredients and unsalted pistachio nuts, this custard takes 10 minutes to complete.

24. Vegan Frosting

Dairy-free frosting

Next on our list is a dairyfree frosting that brings a burst of flavor without the need for traditional milk or butter.

Whether it’s a velvety chocolate ganache or a fluffy coconut cream topping, these alternatives ensure a creamy, sweet finale to your treats.

Vegan Pastry and Brioche

Better than pastries from a box, these homemade yeast dough desserts are brunch-friendly and celebration-worthy.

Follow our step-by-step guides to achieve the fluffiest and airiest pastry results.

25. Cinnamon rolls

Cinnamon rolls with glaze

These vegan cinnamon rolls are easy to make, lightly toasted on the outside, soft and moist inside, and with a tad of caramelized sugar underneath.

Glaze with vanilla icing or a quick vegan frosting for a decadent and sweet brunch idea.

25. Vegan Donuts

vegan donuts with sugar

Vegan donuts are simple to make with simple ingredients and are as delicious as regular donuts.

Our vegan donuts are real yeast donuts and can be deep-fried or baked and topped with chocolate glaze, sugar, or icing.

26. Sweet dough balls

dough balls with custard

These Italian Sweet Dough Balls are an easy and delicious sweet treat you can bake in the oven or deep fry.

They are made without yeast, and they are effortless to prepare.

27. Bomboloni – Italian Donuts

bomboloni in a hand

Bomboloni are Italian doughnuts made with soft leavened dough. 

They are filled with chocolate, jam, or custard and covered in sugar, a great alternative to donuts and guaranteed crowdpleasers.

Vegan Cookies and Pies

Take your pick from biscuits, tarts, and pies – all egg-free and inspired by Italian baking traditions.

They’re made with staple ingredients and perfect for Holidays and special occasions.

28. Biscotti

Almond Biscotti with orange and almonds on the side

Our almond biscotti recipe is easy and made with simple ingredients.

You’ll get beautiful, crunchy, nutty biscotti, perfect for dipping in sweet wine or eating alone.

29. Red wine Cookies

wine cookies on a plate

These red wine cookies are traditionally made with grape must, red wine, or white wine.

The result is a light, crunchy, and sweet wine cookie that can be enjoyed as it is or dipped in your favorite red wine.

30. Lemon bars

Lemon bars with powdered sugar

These vegan lemon bars are easy to make, delicious, and full of lemon flavor thanks to finger-licking good lemon curd.

These bars balance citrus tang and sweet indulgence and offer a plant-based twist on this classic dessert.

31. Fruit Tart

fruit tart

This beautiful and delicious fruit tart is a classic Italian pastry recipe everyone loves.

We make a light, crunchy, easy pie crust filled with homemade custard. It’s great for summer, picnics, and as a putlock dessert.

32. Blueberry galette

Blueberry galette with ice cream and powdered sugar

Our blueberry galette has a crunchy pie crust topped with fresh blueberries and tangy lemon zest.

It’s a great autumn and winter tart when you feel like a fruity and refreshing treat.

33. Apple tart

apple tart just baked

flaky melt-in-your-mouth crust, a crunchy texture on the sides, and a sweet and cozy apple filling make this autumn-winter dessert hard to beat.

This vegan apple tart is without eggs and butter but yields a comforting and whole sweet treat.

34. Italian crostata

Crostata with slice on a white plate

Next on our list is a comforting Italian crostata with an apricot jam filling.

Make it with any jam of your liking, or try a glutenfree version with oat flour pie crust.

35. Vegan pumpkin pie

Vegan pumpkin pie with whipped cream

This vegan pumpkin pie is our egg-free and dairy-free take on one of the most classic fall and Thanksgiving desserts.

You’ll love this recipe because it represents the essence of autumn, with warm and cozy spices, a rich pumpkin filling, and a flakey pie crust.

Easy Vegan Desserts

With less than 10 minutes of preparation time, these desserts are easy and quick to make.

They’re great as weeknight treats; you might already have some ingredients in your pantry.

36. Coffee Mousse

coffee mousse and spoon

This simple, 4-ingredient coffee mousse almost tastes like a tiramisù without the biscuit but is much easier to make.

It’s creamysoftlight, and sweet but with an irresistible coffee aroma.

37. Baked Pears

half pear on a plate with nuts and ice cream

Baked pears are sweettender, and easy to make.

All you need is four ingredients and 30 minutes in the oven. The result is a plant-based and wholesome dessert with fruity and cinnamoninfused flavor.

38. Apple muffins

cut open apple muffin with apple chunks and grated apples

These light and berrypacked apple muffins are made without eggs and butter but are wonderfully delicious and fun to eat.

They’re great for a plant-based breakfast, sweet treat, and Sunday brunch.

39. Zucchini muffins

Zucchini muffins after baking in the oven

These vegan zucchini muffins are easy to make, moist, light, and super tasty.

We use grated zucchini, chocolate chips, cinnamon, and walnuts to make a sweet and wholesome muffin batter. Once baked, they’re perfect as a light snack or a quick breakfast on the go.

40. Chocolate glazed donuts

Chocolate donuts with bite

Try these soft and rich chocolate glazed donuts; they whip up in 5 minutes and bake in about 20 minutes.

It’s a cozy and special breakfast treat that the whole family will love!

How to store Vegan desserts

Most of these desserts are kept out of the fridge for 2-3 days, covered in a cake container, or stored in a plastic bag to keep them soft and moist.

How to reheat: If you want to reheat the cakes or sweets, you can do so in an oven for 5-7 minutes to make them softer.

NOTE: Limiting airflow to the cakes and sweets is vital to preserve their softness.

slice of vegan cheesecake

For much more plant-based dessert inspiration make sure to check out our Dessert Recipes Page!

Vegan desserts for any occasion

40 Vegan Desserts

By: Nico Pallotta
5 from 4 votes
We've got you covered with these 45 sweet recipes including cakes, biscuits, custards, pies, tarts, pastries
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 14 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American Italian


  • Pick your favorite dessert from the list
  • Read the recipe for ingredients required
  • Make the recipe by following the instructions


  • How to store: Most of these desserts keep for 2-3 days out of the fridge, covered in a cake container or you can even store it in a plastic bag to keep it soft and moist.
  • How to reheat: If you want to re-heat the cakes or sweets, you can do so in a preheated oven for 5-7 minutes in order to make it softer.
  • NOTE: It is important to limit airflow to the cakes and sweets in order to preserve their softness.


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