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 easy–to–find ingredients, creative techniques, and, most importantly, a lot of love.
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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.
Our easy cakes cater to diverse dietary preferences and offer a solution for those with allergies or choosing a plant–based 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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
This vegan pound cake with lemon is easy to make, soft, moist, spongy, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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 egg–free pastry creams, offering a luscious alternative to traditional custards.
These recipes ensure a silky and delightful finish without compromising flavor or texture.
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.
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.
We make two versions; sugar-free and super decadent hazelnut spread, take your pick.
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.
Next on our list is a dairy–free 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 crowd–pleasers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A 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.
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 gluten–free version with oat flour pie crust.
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.
This simple, 4-ingredient coffee mousse almost tastes like a tiramisù without the biscuit but is much easier to make.
It’s creamy, soft, light, and sweet but with an irresistible coffee aroma.
Baked pears are sweet, tender, 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 cinnamon–infused flavor.
These light and berry–packed 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.
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.
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.
For much more plant-based dessert inspiration make sure to check out our Dessert Recipes Page!
40 Vegan Desserts
- 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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