Discover our 43 best plant-based desserts that will satisfy any sweet tooth, kids and adults alike. This list includes cakes, cake fillings, biscuits, muffins, and sweets, they're great for birthdays, Holiday celebrations, and special occasions.
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1. Vegan Apple Cake
This vegan apple cake is soft, moist, and packed with apple pieces. It's an easy, 1-bowl recipe, made with 8 simple ingredients. You can serve or fill the cake with our vegan custard for an even more indulgent experience!
2. Orange cake
This egg-free orange cake is light, and soft, and it takes just 5 minutes to whip together. You can eat it as is or you can fill it with a tangy and velvety smooth orange curd filling.
3. Easy Lemon Cake
This light and airy vegan lemon cake is soft, moist, and incredibly easy to make. Whip it up in 5 minutes with a few simple ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry. Upgrade the cake with a tangy dairy-free frosting, it's perfect for birthdays and special occasions!
4. Blueberry Pound Cake
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 it's whipped up in just 5 minutes.
5. Carrot & Orange Cake
This carrot and orange cake is an easy Italian recipe made with carrots, orange juice, and almond flour. Although this is probably one of the easiest cakes you’ll ever make, its flavor is absolutely outstanding.
6. Vegan Vanilla cake
Our vegan vanilla cake is easy to make, with simple ingredients, and it's 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)
Carrot cake can be easily made vegan (that is, without eggs, butter, or milk) and with very simple 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
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
This blueberry lemon cake is whipped up in 5 minutes! The crumb's texture is soft, moist, and light. The blueberries get juicy and slightly gooey and infuse the cake with their incredible flavor and beautiful purple color. Try it for a lighter yet delightful cake
11. Easy Brownie Cake
This chocolate brownie cake is an easy recipe made with 5 simple ingredients. Packed with chocolate flavor, it can be served warm, with ice cream, or at room temperature.
12. Chocolate Pound Cake
This vegan chocolate pound cake is moist, soft, and packed with chocolate flavor. If you love chocolate, you are going to love this 100% plant-based chocolate pound cake.
13. Vegan brownies
Technically 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.
14. Vegan Coffee Cake
This vegan coffee cake is soft, spongy, moist, and packed with coffee flavor. And if you like, you can even fill it with a layer of coffee custard or with homemade hazelnut cream.
15. Banana Bread
One-bowl, one-fork, 7-ingredient vegan banana bread. With this recipe, you can make the best, easiest vegan banana bread any time you feel like it, with no need for complicated ingredients.
16. Lemon Pound Cake
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 it's delicious served with a layer of your favorite jam.
Special Occasions Dessert
17. Acquafaba meringue
These egg-free meringues are light, fragrant, crunchy, and sweet just 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
This tiramisu with homemade egg-free ladyfingers is developed and tested to recreate the flavor of real Italian tiramisù. It's light, airy, with a subtle coffee flavor, and incredibly delicious!
19. No-bake Cheesecake
Made with no nuts, no blending, no cooking, and goes straight into the refrigerator to set. This vegan cheesecake is smooth, fluffy, tangy, and creamy and it cuts perfectly.
20. Vegan custard
This 5-minute vegan custard is a smooth, creamy, and delicious recipe that you can make in 10 minutes with 5 simple ingredients. Use in cakes, pastries or serve in a glass with fresh berries.
21. Lemon Curd
Vegan lemon curd is so tasty, tangy, light, and easy to make. It's a flavor bomb made with 5 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
Impossible to resist! This vegan Nutella has a consistency and 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
If you like pistachios, this pistachio custard is a great addition to your dessert repertoire! Made with simple ingredients and with unsalted pistachio nuts, this custard takes just 10 minutes to make.
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.
24. Cinnamon rolls
These vegan cinnamon rolls are easy to make, lightly toasted on the outside, soft and moist on the 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.
24. Vegan Donuts
Vegan donuts are simple to make with simple ingredients and they 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.
25. Sweet dough balls
These Italian Sweet Dough Balls are an easy and delicious sweet treat that you can either bake in the oven or deep fry. They are made without yeast, and they are very easy to prepare.
26. Bomboloni - Italian Donuts
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!
Take your pick from biscuits, tarts, and pies - all of which are plant-based and taken straight from 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, and nutty biscotti, perfect to dip in sweet wine or to eat on their own.
28. Red wine Cookies
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.
29. Lemon Tart
This vegan lemon tart is a popular recipe that everyone will love. Sweet, crusty on the outside, and made with really simple ingredients that you already have in your pantry.
30. Lemon bars
These vegan lemon bars are easy to make, delicious, and full of lemon flavor thanks to finger-licking good lemon curd.
31. Fruit Tart
This beautiful and delicious fruit tart is a classic Italian pastry recipe that everyone loves. We make a light, crunchy, and easy pie crust that we then fill with our homemade custard. It's great for summer, picnics and as a putlock dessert.
32. Blueberry tart
Our blueberry tart is made with 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
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 plant-based apple tart is without eggs and butter, but yields a comforting and whole sweet treat.
34. Italian Crostata
A crunchy Italian crostata with a customizable filling. Make it with strawberry jam, or apricot jam, or try a gluten-free version with oat flour.
35. Ricotta Pie
This ricotta pie is an easy recipe made with a few simple ingredients. We make a sweet shortcrust pastry, and fill it with a velvety smooth and chocolate-infused ricotta cream, mixed with dark chocolate chips and orange zest.
With less than 10 minutes of preparation time, these desserts are easy and quick to make. They're great as weeknight treats, and you might already have most of the ingredients in your pantry.
36. Coffee Mousse
This simple, 4-ingredient coffee mousse almost tastes like a tiramisù, without the biscuit, but is a lot easier to make. It's creamy, soft, light, and sweet, but with an irresistible coffee aroma.
37. Baked Apples
Hasselback apples look pretty, taste delicious and they require just 10 minutes of preparation. Top them with a quick cinnamon streusel that makes them extra crunchy and irresistible, and serve with plant-based vanilla ice cream for a comforting dessert.
38. Baked Pears
Baked pears are sweet, tender, and so easy to make. All you need is 4 ingredients and 30 minutes in the oven. The result is a plant-based and wholesome dessert with fruity and cinnamon-infused flavor.
39. Blueberry muffins
These light and berry-packed blueberry muffins are made without eggs and butter but are wonderfully delicious and fun to eat. They're great as a plant-based breakfast, sweet treat, and for Sunday brunch.
40. Lemon muffins
Light, tangy, and perfectly sweet, these lemon muffins take just 5 minutes of preparation time and 25 minutes in the oven! Upgrade them to party status with a streusel topping or cream cheese frosting; they are great for parties and birthdays.
41. Zucchini muffins
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.
42. No proofing chocolate glazed donuts
Try these soft and rich chocolate glazed donuts, they whip up in 5 minutes and bake in just about 20 minutes. It's a cozy and special breakfast treat that the whole family will love!
43. Easy vegan pancakes
Light, airy, fluffy, and perfectly sweet. These vegan pancakes are wonderful for breakfast, brunch, and desserts with a drizzle of maple syrup, fresh berries, and whipped cream.
How to store plant-based desserts
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 them soft and moist.
How to reheat: If you want to reheat the cakes or sweets, you can do so in a preheated oven for 5-7 minutes in order to make them softer.
NOTE: It is important to limit airflow to the cakes and sweets in order to preserve their softness.
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45 Plant-Based Desserts with few ingredients
- 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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