39 vegan desserts
Our plant-based puds really hit the spot, from sticky toffee pudding to apple crumble and rich chocolate cheesecake
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Best vegan dessert recipes
Vegan chocolate mousse
Silken tofu is the secret ingredient in this smooth, creamy and totally plant-based chocolate mousse. It's just as indulgent as the classic version, so everyone at the table will love it, vegan or not.
Vegan apple crumble
All you need to do is swap butter for melted coconut oil to make a comforting vegan apple crumble. This one is flavoured with warming cinnamon.
Vegan sticky toffee pudding
Let warming spices and a rich toffee sauce (made with homemade cashew cream) do the talking with this vegan sticky toffee pudding recipe.
Vegan chocolate cheesecake
Top a fudgy Oreo biscuit base with silken tofu and dark chocolate for a rich, plant-based cheesecake.
Vegan eton mess
Who'd have thought aquafaba (the liquid found in a tin of chickpeas) could make such glossy, chewy meringue? Pair it with coconut yogurt and lots of berries for a great vegan mess.
Try chef Rishim Sachdeva’s delicious vegan version of a tiramisu – the sponge is made with soy milk and apple cider vinegar.
Vegan French toast
A maple-cinnamon glaze helps crisp up the toast and caramelise the edges in this sweet french toast recipe which just happens to be vegan.
Vegan lemon meringue pie
Now everyone can enjoy a slice of lemon meringue pie, thanks to Tom Adams’s impressive vegan recipe.
Vegan banana ice cream
Dairy-free, no-churn, no-effort ice cream. What’s not to love? Once you’re confident with the process, try experimenting with different flavours.
Whole roasted pineapple in spiced caramel
Check out this impressive whole roasted pineapple with caramel sauce. Try to find a ripe pineapple (make sure the outside is golden, not green) but if you can’t, keep one near bananas for a couple of days to ripen it.
Vegan lemon drizzle cake
A delicate, zingy lemon cake made without eggs, milk or butter! The key to that lemony tang is a decent lemon extract (we use Nielsen-Massey).
It sounds mad, but it does work, believe us! The brine from a tin of chickpeas (called aquafaba) takes over from eggs in this meringue recipe.
Rum-roasted pineapple and spice pie
Try our impressive pie recipe for an easy vegan dessert. The vegan pastry is deliciously crisp and crumbly, with extra texture from the chia seeds. Plus, it's packed with rum-soaked roasted pineapple and plenty of spice.
Dairy-free coconut, mango and turmeric fool
These are light and delicate puddings. The coconut and mango combination is really refreshing and you don't even notice it's dairy-free because of the creaminess of the coconut cream. Also, the addition of turmeric adds a zingy flavour.
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Thyme, elderflower and lemon ice lollies
These thyme, elderflower and lemon ice lollies make great grown-up desserts in the summer. You can make this recipe into a cordial too, just reduce the water to 750ml and strain into sterilised jars.
We've come up with these soft, fluffy vegan versions so no one misses out. Serve with a plant-based spread or coconut whipping cream and jam.
Bake a batch of our decadent vegan chocolate brownies for an indulgent teatime. Our unique recipe is super chocolatey, so vegan and non-vegan friends and family will enjoy.
Vegan lemon sheet cake
Use olive oil in place of butter and chia seeds instead of eggs in this lighter, grown-up version of lemon cake.
Vegan chocolate cupcakes
A batch of these dairy-free cupcakes, topped with a swirl of rich chocolate frosting, are guaranteed to go down a treat after dinner.
Classic vegan carrot cake
Made with a surprising vegan ingredient, this classic frosted carrot cake guarantees a moist sponge every time.
Vegan banana bread
This recipe for vegan banana bread is both super moreish and moist, plus, it's super easy to make.
Vegan shortbread biscuits
Follow expert baking tips from School Night Vegan to ensure you get lovely crumbly biscuits every time.
Vegan birthday cake
You'd never guess this super chocolatey cake is made without any dairy or eggs. It makes for a stunning birthday centrepiece that everyone can share.
Vegan chocolate cookies
Everyone can enjoy these gooey double chocolate chip cookies, that just happen to be vegan. Made with dark chocolate and coconut oil, they are both dairy-free and egg-free.
Vegan pumpkin pie
Cut corners with ready-made pastry and a tin of pumpkin purée to make this sweet, spiced treat that's perfect for autumn.
We use agave syrup for a vegan version of these dairy-free breakfast bars, with dates and nut butter used to help hold together.
Vegan cinnamon rolls
Tahini, cardamom and dates give these vegan rolls a lovely creamy twist. Best served with a hot cup of coffee.
Recreate this vegan spin on blondies, using coconut sugar for a caramelised flavour, coconut milk for a creamy texture and blueberries for a fruity zing.
These vegan crumble muffins make a moreish teatime treat, bursting with banana and pineapple, and gently spiced with cardamom and cinnamon.
Sugar-free banana bread
Wonderful served with dairy-free yogurt, we've used silken tofu in place of eggs in this vegan banana berry traybake.
These small vegan cookies are a real family treat — ground almonds provide a nutty flavour and a burst of natural sweetness comes from raspberries.
Banana split ice lollies
Bananas, dark chocolate and non-dairy yogurt are used to make an easy dessert which everyone at the table will enjoy.
Avocado chocolate mousse
Use avocado instead of cream or egg white to make this rich, healthy and vegan version of classic chocolate mousse. Top with cocoa nibs for an extra chocolate hit without the added sugar.
Rhubarb is paired with zesty orange and aromatic cardamom to make a vegan compote which can be served with desserts.
Vegan banana loaf
This egg-free, dairy-free banana bread is kept moist and moreish thanks to the use of oat milk, tahini and super-ripe bananas.
Avocado, kiwi and lime ice lollies
Our bright and zesty super green lollies are made with vitamin-packed fruits and refreshing coconut water for a nutritious summer snack.
Instant mango fro-yo
This easy vegan recipe only uses three ingredients (lime, mango and coconut yogurt) and takes minutes to make.
Banana malt loaf
Use up left over bananas in our moist loaf with tea-infused dried fruit and malt extract. Malt adds an extra nutty caramel taste to this tea time treat which just happens to be vegan.
Vegan hot chocolate
Check out our recipe for vegan hot chocolate, it's silky, sweet and topped with whipped plant-based cream. You can use oat or almond milk alternatives in this warming drink.
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