You can enjoy an incredible variety of vegan desserts. Some of these recipes are vegan versions of traditionally dairy-based desserts, while others are unique and original creations.
Whether you are a chocolate lover or prefer something fruity, you’ll find lots of easy vegan dessert recipes here!
1. Mini Peanut Butter Chocolate Tarts by Vegan Richa
These tarts are a decadent treat. The combination of chocolate and peanut butter is delicious! And they’re also gluten-free since they contain no wheat flour.
This recipe makes three mini tarts, each of which can serve two people. Make the crust using oat flour and almond flour, sweetened with maple syrup.
The creamy, rich filling uses peanut butter and coconut milk. The tarts are topped with melted chocolate and crushed peanuts.
2. Easy Vegan Cinnamon Rolls by It Doesn’t Taste Like Chicken
Cinnamon rolls are a tasty dessert–these vegan ones take just one hour to make, so you’ll be devouring them in no time!
Use vegan butter and your choice of plant-based milk in this recipe. You need just 10 ingredients to make these cinnamon rolls and icing.
We think you’ll eat these the day they’re made, but they will also keep for a couple of days at room temperature.
3. Vegan Chocolate Fudge by Pick Up Limes
For a delicious chocolate dessert, try this vegan fudge! Not only is it vegan, but it is also free from gluten, soy, and nuts.
Incredibly simple to make, this fudge uses just three ingredients. Choose a good-quality vegan dark chocolate for this recipe. You’ll also need sweetened condensed coconut milk and vanilla.
You need just 10 minutes to make this fudge, then let it freeze for two hours. Perfect for holidays and celebrations!
4. Vegan Snowball Cookies by Loving it Vegan
These beautiful cookies are rolled in powdered sugar so that they resemble snowballs. A great choice for serving during the winter holidays!
Easy to make, these cookies take just 30 minutes. The recipe uses simple ingredients like vegan butter, all-purpose flour, and vanilla.
Use whatever type of nuts you like best–some suggestions are walnuts, pecans, or pistachios. This recipe makes three dozen treats.
5. Avocado Pineapple Popsicles by Sweet Potato Soul
These tasty popsicles make a refreshing dessert on hot summer days. Make the day before so that they can freeze overnight.
Use fresh pineapple in these popsicles for the best taste. The avocado adds a creamy texture, while the lime juice makes them nice and tangy!
Toasted coconut gives these popsicles a tropical taste, and a bit of agave gives them just the right amount of sweetness.
6. Vegan Lemon Cookies with White Chocolate Chips by Connoisseurus Veg
For a simple yet elegant dessert, give these vegan lemon and white chocolate cookies a try.
Bursting with flavor, these cookies use lemon juice, lemon zest, and lemon extract. Choose your favorite brand of vegan white chocolate to add to the cookies.
You need just 20 minutes to make these cookies which are sure to be a hit with everyone!
7. Vegan Rhubarb Ginger Upside-Down Cake by Holy Cow Vegan
When fresh rhubarb is in season in the spring or early summer, be sure to try this delicious vegan cake.
When assembling the rhubarb in the bottom of the pan, create a pattern with the fruit. When the cake is complete, you will flip it over and see the design!
The addition of candied ginger gives this cake a unique flavor that all will enjoy.
8. Vegan Battenberg Cake by Veg News Magazine
A vegan take on a classic British dessert, this cake will impress your guests!
When you cut the cake, the inside features a gorgeous pink and yellow checkered pattern.
Marzipan–an almond-based confection–wraps around the outside of this dessert. This cake is a lovely choice for spring gatherings.
9. Vegan Lemon Mousse by Lazy Cat Kitchen
This elegant dessert is full of fresh lemon flavor, making it a refreshing dessert on summer days.
The light yellow color of the dessert comes from turmeric–a small amount is used so as not to alter the taste of the dish.
Top with a dollop of coconut cream and fresh raspberries!
10. Vegan Chocolate Cherry Ice Cream by The Full Helping
It’s simple to make your own vegan ice cream–and it tastes better than anything you’ll find in the store.
You need just a few simple ingredients to make this dessert, including coconut milk, vegan dark chocolate, and fresh or frozen cherries.
This recipe makes about seven cups of vegan ice cream–plenty to share with friends and family!
11. Salted Caramel Chocolate Ganache Tart by Minimalist Baker
Impress your friends with this gorgeous chocolate tart. Vegan and gluten-free, this dessert makes 12 servings.
Although there is no baking required, you will need a bit of time to make this tart. It takes about two hours from start to finish.
You need only seven ingredients for this dessert, including coconut cream, vegan chocolate, dates, pecans, and cocoa.
12. Vegan Strawberry Cheesecake by Nora Cooks
This classic dessert is given a vegan makeover–and the results are incredibly tasty!
Oreo cookies form the crust of this cheesecake. Use a combination of coconut cream and vegan cream cheese to make the delicious filling.
Make a sauce from fresh strawberries to top this cake with. Perfect for summer birthdays and other celebrations!
13. The Absolute Best Vegan Brownies by Rainbow Plant Life
Rich and decadent brownies make a delicious choice for a sweet dessert.
You can make these vegan brownies in under an hour. In addition to being vegan, they are also gluten-free and contain no nuts or soy.
The secret ingredient in this dessert is espresso powder–it really brings out the chocolate flavor of the brownies!
14. Southern Blackberry Cobbler by Simple Veganista
Cobbler is a southern comfort food that is easy to make. This vegan version uses just seven simple ingredients.
While the recipe calls for blackberries, you could also use raspberries, strawberries, or blueberries in this dessert.
This cobbler tastes great topped with a scoop of vegan ice cream. It will keep for up to five days and is easy to reheat in the microwave.
15. Gluten-Free Chocolate Zucchini Cake by Ela Vegan
If you’ve got an abundance of fresh zucchini from your garden, this dessert is a great way to use some of it up!
A healthy version of chocolate cake, this recipe contains no refined sugar, oil, or gluten.
You will love the chocolate frosting, which incorporates cooked sweet potatoes, nut butter, and cocoa.
16. Healthy Vegan Carrot Cake by Running on Real Food
Carrot cake is a favorite dessert–this vegan version is deliciously moist and tasty!
The cake has the fall flavors of cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg and also uses applesauce to sweeten it.
Walnuts and toasted coconut add texture and flavor to the cake, which is topped with vegan cream cheese.
17. Vegan Gluten-Free Donuts by Namely Marly
Enjoy homemade donuts that are a healthier version than what you can find in stores. These desserts are baked, not deep-fried.
Choose from either pink or chocolate glaze, then add sprinkles or other toppings of your choice.
This recipe makes half a dozen donuts–feel free to double it to make more. The donuts will keep for up to a week in the fridge.
18. Vegan Lemon Bars by Simple Vegan Blog
Lemon bars are an ideal dessert for spring or summer celebrations. These ones are ready in under an hour!
Start by making a flaky shortbread crust, followed by a tangy lemon filling. You can use either food coloring or a small amount of turmeric to turn the filling a brilliant yellow.
Quick and easy to make, with under ten ingredients, these bars are sure to become one of your favorites!
19. Chai-Spiced Cranberry Apple Pie by Oh My Veggies
Need a dessert for your next Thanksgiving or Christmas gathering? Look no further than this cranberry apple pie!
A light and flaky crust pairs with a delicious apple-cranberry filling. Enjoy the flavors of cardamom, ginger, cloves, and cinnamon in this dessert.
Topped off with a tasty crumble, this pie goes well with vegan ice cream or whipped cream.
20. Vegan Chocolate Orange Cheesecake by The First Mess
The combination of chocolate and orange is a surprisingly good one! Try this cheesecake and discover it for yourself.
Make a tasty crust using dates, oats, and cocoa. The flavorful filling uses cashews, coconut milk, cocoa, and orange juice.
Create a gorgeous presentation by drizzling melted chocolate on top and arranging orange slices.
21. Vegan Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookies by The Foodie Takes Flight
There’s something about a skillet cookie that makes it so much more fun to eat! This recipe makes two 6-inch skillet cookies.
These deliciously chocolatey cookies will melt in your mouth. They take about half an hour to make, so you don’t need loads of time.
Top them with vegan whipped cream or ice cream for an extra treat!
22. Black Sesame Orange Loaf Cake with Chocolate Tahini Glaze by Okonomi Kitchen
This Japanese dessert combines the unique flavor of sesame with classic chocolate goodness!
Soy milk, orange juice, and vanilla oat yogurt make this cake nice and moist while adding additional flavor.
Top it off with a glaze made from vegan dark chocolate, cacao butter, and tahini!
23. Vegan Creme de Menthe Squares by The Hidden Veggies
These mint chocolate squares make an ideal dessert for the holidays. You can make them ahead of time and store them in the freezer until needed.
Make the crust of these squares using chocolate and graham crackers. Creme de menthe liqueur is the key ingredient in the middle layer.
Top with vegan chocolate, and enjoy! This recipe makes three dozen tasty squares.
24. Raw Fruit Pizza by The Conscientious Eater
Pizza for dessert? This fruit version will have you wanting more!
Make the simple crust with just dates, nuts, and a bit of sea salt. Top with a cashew-based frosting that is sweetened with maple syrup.
Use your favorite type of fruits on this pizza–bananas, strawberries, kiwi, and peaches work well!
25. Vegan Double Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies by Yup, It’s Vegan
Toasted hazelnuts and two types of chocolate make these cookies a tasty treat!
This recipe is vegan as well as gluten-free as it uses a combination of gluten-free flour and oats.
Use coconut sugar and maple syrup to give these cookies a natural sweetness!
26. Vegan Gluten-Free Churros by Full of Plants
If you have a churro maker, you can recreate the classic fall fair dessert at home!
These vegan churros use rice flour, so they are also gluten-free. Deep-frying this dessert creates a soft inside and slightly crunchy outside.
Roll them in cinnamon sugar and enjoy!
27. Vegan Key Lime Pie by Vegan in the Freezer
This refreshing vegan pie is quick to make and great to serve as a summer dessert.
You need just seven ingredients for this key lime pie. The simple crust uses a mixture of digestive cookie crumbs and vegan butter.
Make the filling using vegan condensed milk and coconut cream; lime zest and lime juice give this pie its signature flavor. Top with vegan whipped cream!
28. Vegan Pumpkin Pie by Veg Kitchen
Pumpkin pie is a classic holiday dessert, but we think you can enjoy this any time of year!
Cinnamon, vanilla, and maple give this pumpkin pie a delicious taste. You can make your own vegan pie crust or save time with a store-bought one.
Serve this pumpkin pie on its own, or top it with vegan coconut cream!
29. Vegan Chocolate Pudding by Delicious Everyday
This decadent chocolate dessert can be served warm or cold.
Vegan pudding is fast and easy to make–this recipe takes just 10 minutes! If desired, you can chill the pudding in the fridge for about an hour before serving.
Be sure that your coconut milk is full-fat; otherwise, your pudding will be thin and runny.
30. 2-Ingredient Watermelon Gelato by Dreena Burton
When you’re looking for a refreshing dessert on a hot summer day, try this watermelon gelato!
All you need is watermelon and banana–it’s that easy. Freeze cubes of watermelon ahead of time, then blend with banana to make it slightly creamy.
Since the fruit is naturally sweet, there’s no need to add any sugar to this dessert.
31. Simple Vegan Baklava by Healthy Happy Life
A traditional Greek dessert gets a vegan makeover with this tasty baklava recipe!
Make this dish by layering vegan phyllo dough and a walnut mixture, then pouring lemon juice and a sugar mixture over the dessert.
Top with pistachios for a lovely presentation that your guests will be in awe of.
32. Gingerbread Snowflakes by Hot For Food
There are hundreds of Christmas cookie recipes, but we like this classic gingerbread cookie.
Cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and blackstrap molasses give this dessert its warm, spicy taste. Be sure to refrigerate the dough after making it so that it is easy to roll out.
Royal icing and flood icing are easy to make and give your cookies a next-level presentation.
33. Matcha Butter Mochi Cake by Veggiekins
This unique dessert is based on a traditional Hawaiian recipe but altered to be vegan. It also incorporates matcha powder, a Japanese tea.
The creaminess of this dessert comes from the combination of coconut milk and silken tofu.
The end result is a beautiful green square that you can garnish with pistachios and coconut.
34. Lemon Blueberry Cupcakes by Vegan Action
These summery cupcakes are a lovely dessert to serve at a bridal shower or baby shower.
Use both lemon peel and extract for lots of citrusy flavor in these cupcakes. Fresh blueberries make a colorful and rich frosting.
Garnish with additional blueberries or top with a candied lemon slice.
35. Vegan Tahini Truffles by Dianne’s Vegan Kitchen
Truffles are a special dessert that is great for gift-giving or serving on anniversaries.
These vegan truffles combine the taste of dark chocolate with the nutty flavor of tahini.
Much simpler to make than you might expect, these truffles are rolled in cocoa powder, sesame seeds, and cacao nibs.
36. Vegan Apple Crisp by Kathy’s Vegan Kitchen
Apple crisp is a classic comfort food. This vegan version will have you coming back for seconds.
Use a crisp apple such as Fuji for best results. This dessert is full of flavors, including pumpkin spice, nutmeg, and cinnamon.
Maple syrup and brown sugar give just the right amount of sweetness to this fall dessert.
37. 2-Ingredient Vegan Mango Ice Cream by Elephantastic Vegan
Craving something sweet and creamy? Give this vegan mango ice cream a try!
Freezing the mango and banana the night before means this ice cream is ready to eat after blending in the food processor.
The fruit contains all the natural sweetness you need–no added sugar necessary. Enjoy this vegan ice cream all summer long!
38. Perfect Vegan Snickerdoodle Cookies by Veganosity
Snickerdoodles are a good choice when you want a cookie that’s not too sweet.
This dessert has a lovely, delicate cinnamon flavor. It is also very simple and quick to make.
Using just 9 ingredients, these cookies are ready in about 20 minutes. This recipe makes two dozen cookies that can be frozen for as long as three months.
39. Easy Vegan Tiramisu by Vegan on Board
This elegant dessert is a vegan take on the classic Italian dish, tiramisu.
You can use graham cracker cookies or other biscuits for this dessert. They are soaked in coffee and then layered with a creamy filling made with silken tofu and coconut cream.
You will want to chill the tiramisu for at least eight hours or overnight before serving.
40. Vegan Sugar Doughnut Strawberry Shortcake by Liv B
This fun dessert is a unique version of strawberry shortcake–it’s made with doughnuts instead of the usual cake layer.
Homemade baked doughnuts are dipped in cinnamon sugar, then topped with coconut whipped cream and fresh strawberries.
A perfect dessert for any summer gathering!
41. Baked Apple Cinnamon Sundaes by Vegan Yack Attack
These baked apple sundaes take a little bit of work, but they are well worth the effort!
Apples are baked in the oven, then filled with homemade vegan ice cream. You can make this vanilla cinnamon ice cream without an ice cream maker.
Top the sundaes with coconut sugar and chopped pecans!
42. Vegan Lemon Meringue Pie by The Viet Vegan
Full of citrus flavor, this lemon meringue pie is great for serving at summer parties.
Start with a graham cracker crust, then add the lemon filling–get the bright yellow color by using turmeric.
Use agar agar and aquafaba to make the meringue. Heat under the broiler to get toasted peaks.
43. Vegan White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies by Cupful of Kale
Unlike many cookie recipes, this one makes just 16 cookies–great when you just want a few desserts instead of dozens.
Make sure to chill the dough before rolling out, so it holds together well.
The combination of macadamia nut and white chocolate is quite decadent!
44. Chocolate Chip Coconut Cookies by The Glowing Fridge
Ready in just 20 minutes, these vegan cookies are easy to whip up for dessert.
This recipe makes nine cookies; however, you can easily double or triple the ingredients to make more.
Vegan chocolate chips and coconut flakes give these cookies a great taste and texture!
45. Ultimate Vegan Coffee & Walnut Cake by The Veg Space
This gorgeous cake will have your guests thinking you spent all day on dessert.
In fact, you can have this decadent three-layer cake ready in just one hour.
Delicious coffee buttercream is the highlight of this cake which you top with chopped walnuts.
46. Chocolate and Passionfruit Bars by School Night Vegan
Try these decadent bars for a vegan, gluten-free treat.
Top the nutty base with a tangy passionfruit curd, then layer with a dark chocolate coconut ganache.
Use cocoa powder and cacao nibs to garnish these dessert bars.
47. Vegan Sticky Medjool Date Pudding by Vegan Lovlie
In just one hour, you can have this vegan pudding ready to serve.
Flavor this date pudding with cinnamon and vanilla, then top with a delicious homemade caramel sauce.
If you want extra sweetness, add a scoop of vegan vanilla ice cream on top.
48. Pumpkin Coffee Vegan Halloween Cupcakes by Bohemian Vegan Kitchen
These vegan cupcakes feature the colors of Halloween, but we think they’re great any time of year.
The cupcakes have a delicious chocolate coffee flavor and a hint of pumpkin spice.
Top these cupcakes with a tasty pumpkin frosting–add food coloring to get the bright orange color.
49. Easy Vegan Apple Almond Cake by Heartful Table
Almonds and apples are a great combination; this dessert cake is ideal for fall.
You only need one bowl to make this cake, so cleaning up is quick and easy.
You’ll love all of the nutty flavors in this cake which uses almond extract, flaked almonds, and almond flour.
50. Banana Split Mini Bundt Cakes by Ann Arbor Vegan Kitchen
These adorable little cakes are perfect for kids and adults alike!
Make mini cakes with bananas, almond butter, oats, and dates. Top with homemade chocolate sauce.
Add your favorite toppings like sliced strawberries and bananas.
51. Coconut Tapioca Pudding by The Flexitarian
Make this delicious, creamy tapioca pudding with pearl tapioca, coconut milk, sugar, and vanilla.
Top with passion fruit, banana, and flaked coconut.
This dessert tastes best if you chill it for a couple of hours before serving.
52. Tofu Chocolate Mousse by The Penny Pantry
This chocolate dessert is easy to make and can be customized with your choice of toppings.
Combine silken tofu with cocoa powder, sugar, and vanilla to make the mousse.
Top with fresh fruit, coconut cream, or crushed cookies.
53. Chocolate Raspberry Bars by Artistic Vegan
Vegan, gluten-free, and sugar-free, these vegan dessert bars will satisfy your craving for sweets.
A tasty date and almond crust gets topped with a raspberry coconut center and sweet chocolate.
Top these pretty bars with fresh raspberries, coconut, and cacao nibs.
54. Vegan Chai Poached Pears with Orange-Habanero Sauce by Happy as a Yam
Poached pears are combined with a spicy citrus sauce in this unique vegan dessert.
Once cooked, fill the pears with coconut yogurt, granola, vegan honey, and orange zest.
This easy vegan dessert recipe is ideal to make in the summer or fall when pears are in season.
55. Vegan Butterscotch Ice Cream by The Vegan 8
This creamy, delicious ice cream has a smooth texture and fantastic butterscotch flavor.
The key to getting the butterscotch taste is using molasses and coconut sugar.
This ice cream can be made using an ice cream maker, though it is not required.
56. Vegan Rice Crispy Treats by Cadry’s Kitchen
A classic treat that may remind you of your childhood, these rice crispy squares are entirely vegan.
You need just three ingredients: rice crispy cereal, vegan butter, and vegan marshmallows.
Using the stove or microwave, this dessert is ready in under 10 minutes!
57. Raw Banana Cream Pie Recipe by The Rawtarian
This delicious dessert starts with cashew, coconut, and date crust.
Make the creamy filling with bananas, cashews, and vegan honey. Some vegan honey is made from agave nectar, while others are made using sugarcane juice.
Once the pie is assembled, just freeze it overnight to set and enjoy the next day!
58. Vegan Peanut Butter Chocolate Eggs by Fragrant Vanilla Cake
If you need a quick and easy dessert for Easter, try these vegan peanut butter chocolate eggs.
You need only vegan chocolate, peanut butter, peanut flour, maple syrup, and salt to create these tasty treats.
You can store these in the fridge for a couple of months, but we think they’ll disappear pretty quickly!
59. Peach Cream Pie by Gretchen’s Vegan Bakery
Savor the taste of summer with this delicious vegan peach dessert. This pie is a nice addition to any picnic or barbeque.
For the best flavor, use fresh peaches to make this pie. You can use a pre-made vegan pie crust or make your own.
Vegan whipped cream tops this fruity dessert, along with a peach compote.
60. No-Bake Cookies Without Peanut Butter by Texanerin
When it’s too hot to turn on the oven, make a batch of these no-bake cookies.
Just six simple ingredients are required for this dessert, including cocoa powder, oats, and coconut oil.
Let them set in the refrigerator for about an hour after making, then enjoy these chocolatey treats!
61. Blood Orange Tart by Unconventional Baker
This citrus dessert tastes great all year round and has a beautiful presentation.
It’s also gluten-free and free of refined sugars. Make the crust using a blend of nuts, coconut, dates, and maple syrup.
Coconut milk and blood orange juice make a tangy, creamy filling. Top this tart with a combination of cacao nibs, dried or candied citrus peel, and flower petals.
62. Vegan Strawberry Cake by Rainbow Nourishments
Fresh strawberries provide loads of flavor and color in the beautiful vegan dessert.
The light and fluffy cake batter gets its pink color from beetroot powder. Use your choice of strawberry or cream cheese frosting to decorate the cake.
Arrange sliced or whole strawberries on top of the cake to create a lovely presentation.
63. Homemade Zebra Cakes by Feasting on Fruit
This vegan version of a classic childhood favorite is sure to bring back happy memories.
Make the vanilla cake, then cut it into rounds. Put a layer of vegan cream filling in between the cake rounds.
Coat with vegan white chocolate, then drizzle with chocolate and let it harden before serving.
Easy Vegan Dessert Recipes, Final Thoughts
From cakes, pies, and squares to gelato and baked fruit, this list of easy vegan dessert recipes has something for everyone. Many of these recipes are also gluten-free or can easily be made so.