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68 Best Vegan Desserts

This huge list of vegan desserts includes something for everyone! We’ve got layer, sheet and loaf cakes, cupcakes, cookies, candies and more! Whether you’re a fully committed vegan or just dabbling in dairy-free and eggless desserts, you’ll definitely find a new favourite dessert recipe or two here!

I have been meaning to make this post for THE longest time! I set up this dessert blog a few years ago and since then, I have created hundreds of recipes for vegan desserts. It’s about time that all of the best and most popular ones were together in one place!

I’ve picked out 68 of my favourite vegan desserts for you to try. They are grouped into categories and I’ve included a table of contents below to help you navigate your way through the page a little easier.

Enjoy!

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Layer Cakes

Biscoff cake

This is by far my most popular recipe on the blog, and for good reason! It’s made up of 3 layers of slightly spiced sponge with Biscoff crumbs throughout, and is topped with the most delicious Biscoff buttercream frosting!

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Vegan Biscoff Cake (Eggless)

3 eggless cake layers sandwiched and covered with creamy dairy-free Biscoff frosting. Perfect for any special occasion!
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Vegan Biscoff Cake

Matcha cake

Calling all green tea lovers, this one’s for you! This is a super simple 2-layer matcha flavoured cake with vanilla buttercream. It’s not overly sweet so is perfect for those seeking a more subtle vegan dessert.

Vegan Matcha Cake

Light and fluffy vegan matcha cake with dairy-free buttercream frosting.
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Carrot cake

Of course, this classic just had to be included. It’s a super moist cake filled with nuts and spices, and it tastes fantastic paired with cream cheese frosting.

Vegan Carrot Cake

A lightly spiced, moist carrot cake with chunky walnuts and dairy-free cream cheese frosting on top.
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Chocolate fudge cake

This is one of my family’s favourite recipes of mine. The chocolate icing is super fudgy and tastes great paired with the fluffy chocolate sponge.

Vegan Chocolate Fudge Cake On A White Cake Stand With 1 Slice Missing

Vegan Chocolate Fudge Cake

A moist, 2-layer chocolate cake that's filled and topped with dairy-free buttercream.
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Coffee Cake

Unlike the streusel version of the cake from the USA that you drink with coffee, this one is flavoured with real coffee. It’s filled and topped with a sweet coffee buttercream too.

Vegan Coffee Cake

An eggless coffee cake with fragrant coffee buttercream frosting.
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Eggless Coffee Cake On A Cake Stand

Victoria sponge cake

Another British classic, the Victoria sponge! Fill it with strawberry jam and vanilla buttercream, or try whipped coconut cream as an alternative.

Vegan Sponge Cake

A vegan sandwich cake, filled with dairy-free buttercream and strawberry jam.
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Vegan Sponge Cake With Buttercream And Jam In The Middle

Red velvet cake

The flavour of red velvet is a mix of vanilla and a slight hint of chocolate. It’s also one that goes really well with cream cheese frosting, and the vibrant colour is always a crowd pleaser.

Vegan Red Velvet Cake

An eggless, dairy-free take on the Victorian classic!
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Red Velvet Cake With A Slice Cut Out

Yule log

This one is a little Christmassy, but who’s to say that you can’t eat Yule log all year round?! It’s a rolled chocolate sponge cake that’s filled with vanilla buttercream and covered with chocolate ganache. I have a vanilla and Biscoff version too!

Vegan Yule Log

A chocolate roll cake filled with vanilla buttercream and coated with ganache.
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Vegan Chocolate Yule Log with red berries and a green sprig on top
Chocolate Yule Log With A Slice In Front Of It

Sheet and loaf cakes

Lemon drizzle cake

This one is my second most popular recipe on this blog! It’s a super moist lemon cake baked in a sheet pan, topped with a lemon-sugar drizzle and icing.

Vegan lemon drizzle cake

A deliciously moist eggless lemon drizzle cake that tastes just like the classic!
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Ginger cake

This cake is great all year round but particularly around Autumn/Winter time. Paired with cream cheese icing, this tastes like a richer, more spiced version of carrot cake.

Vegan Ginger Cake

Moist ginger cake without treacle that tastes delicious topped with cream cheese frosting.
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Chocolate sheet cake

A simple chocolate sheet cake with chocolate ganache frosting.

Vegan Chocolate Sheet Cake

An easy chocolate sponge cake topped with creamy ganache.
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Vanilla sprinkle cake

This vanilla cake is perfect for children’s birthday parties. It’s so simple but so delicious and it always tends to be a crowd pleaser!

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Vegan Vanilla Sheet Cake

Easy vegan square sponge cake similar to the popular UK school dinner cake.
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Orange drizzle loaf

This one is very similar to my lemon drizzle cake but it’s made with oranges and baked into a loaf instead!

Vegan Orange Cake

Moist orange loaf cake with icing and orange zest. Dairy-free and egg-free!
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Chocolate chip banana loaf

A vegan, chocolatey twist on the classic banana bread loaf.

Chocolate chip banana bread (vegan)

A classic chocolate chip banana bread recipe that’s eggless and dairy free!
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Cupcakes

Red velvet cupcakes

Light and fluffy vanilla cupcakes with a hint of chocolate and lots of red food colouring! Pair them with cream cheese icing for a beautiful contrast.

Vegan Red Velvet Cupcakes

Light and fluffy vanilla cupcakes that are vibrant in colour with a hint of chocolate.
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Biscoff cupcakes

Lightly spiced cupcakes topped with creamy Biscoff buttercream.

Vegan Biscoff cupcakes (Eggless)

Eggless Biscoff cupcakes topped with dairy-free Biscoff buttercream.
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Oreo cupcakes

Rich chocolate cupcakes with Oreo crumbs throughout, topped with vanilla buttercream and mini Oreos.

Vegan Oreo Cupcakes

Fluffy chocolate Oreo sponge cupcakes topped with creamy vanilla flavoured frosting.
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Chocolate cupcakes

Light, fluffy chocolate sponge cakes with chocolate buttercream on top. A simple, classic dessert that’s super easy to make.

Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes

A basic vegan chocolate cupcake recipe for light and fluffy sponges! No fancy ingredients and super easy to make.
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Vanilla cupcakes

A classic staple that every vegan baker should have in their recipe book! Vanilla cupcakes with vanilla buttercream.

Vegan Vanilla Cupcakes

A simple, elegant cupcake made without eggs or dairy!
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Carrot cupcakes

Bite-sized versions of the carrot layer cake!

Vegan Carrot Cupcakes On A White Cake Stand

Vegan Carrot Cake Cupcakes

Lightly spiced carrot cupcakes paired with dairy-free cream cheese frosting.
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Funfetti cupcakes

Funfetti or confetti cupcakes are essentially just vanilla cupcakes with sprinkles in them! They’re great for birthday parties and other special occasions.

Vegan Funfetti Cupcakes

Light and fluffy vanilla cupcakes with funfetti sprinkles baked inside.
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Chocolate and Biscoff cupcakes

A light, chocolate sponge cake topped with creamy Biscoff buttercream.

Vegan Chocolate Biscoff Cupcakes

Light and fluffy chocolate cupcakes with Biscoff buttercream frosting.
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Gingerbread cupcakes

Filled with warming spices, these cupcakes are great around the festive period!

Vegan Gingerbread Cupcakes

Sweetly spiced cupcakes made with dark brown sugar & topped with cream cheese frosting.
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Cheesecakes

Oreo cheesecake

This cheesecake consists of a sweet Oreo base and a decadent cookies and cream filling.

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Vegan Oreo Cheesecake

A no-bake Oreo cheesecake without cashews. A crunchy, chocolate base topped with a smooth cookies and cream filling.
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Biscoff cheesecake

Biscoff is a caramelised cookie flavour also known as speculoos. The base for this cheesecake is made up of Biscoff cookies and melted vegan butter, and it’s filled with a sweet, cheesy Biscoff filling.

Vegan Biscoff Cheesecake

No-bake, dairy-free Biscoff cheesecake recipe.
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Easter egg cheesecake

This one is fun to make with children at Easter! It’s a vegan vanilla cheesecake made inside of a chocolate egg shell.

Vegan Easter Egg Cheesecake

Dairy-free chocolate eggs filled with no-bake cheesecake.
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Pies and tarts

Cherry bakewell tart

This is a British classic that’s perfect for any occasion. It’s a short-crust pastry base filled with eggless frangipane and cherry conserve.

Vegan Bakewell Tart

A dairy-free tart filled with cherry conserve and eggless frangipane.
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Apple crumble pie

Also known as Dutch apple pie, this apple pie is covered with crunchy streusel topping!

Vegan Dutch Apple Pie

Dairy-free apple crumble pie. A sweet, cinnamon flavoured apple pie with crumbly streusel topping!
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Banoffee pie

A no-bake pie with a Digestive biscuit base, a toffee/caramel filling, a layer of bananas and a layer of fresh cream (dairy-free in this case).

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Vegan Banoffee Pie

A dairy-free, vegan alternative to traditional banoffee pie. A crunchy biscuit base filled with caramel, bananas and whipped cream.
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Chocolate orange tart

A chocolate orange ganache-filled pastry tart that’s super easy to make!

Vegan Chocolate Orange Tart

An easy shortcrust pastry tart with a no-bake chocolate orange filling.
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Caramel tart

This tart uses “cheat’s” caramel to make a dessert similar to the retro school caramel tart!

Vegan Caramel Tart

A dairy-free twist on school dinner caramel tart with chocolate sprinkles. A nostalgic British classsic.
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Mini strawberry tarts

Strawberry tarts are a Scottish classic. They’re so easy to make vegan by using whipped coconut cream and dairy-free butter.

Mini Strawberry Tarts

A dairy-free and egg-free version of traditional Scottish strawberry tarts.
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Brownies

Double chocolate chip brownies

These brownies are super fudgy and chewy, with that classic “papery” brownie top. They’re filled with a mix of white and dark vegan chocolate chips and you’ll never be able to tell they’re made without eggs or dairy!

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Chewy Vegan Brownies (Best Ever!)

Eggless chocolate brownies that are dense and chewy with a shiny, papery crust.
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Chocolate orange brownies

The same as the brownies above, just with a hint of orange!

Vegan Chocolate Orange Brownies

Chewy, fudgy orange brownies without eggs or dairy!
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Black bean brownies

If you’re looking for a healthier version of vegan brownies, this is the recipe for you! These don’t have the exact same texture as traditional brownies but they definitely taste delicious enough to fill the brownie-shaped hole in your heart if you’re eating healthier.

Vegan Black Bean Brownies

A fiber-packed, protein-filled vegan chocolate brownie made with healthy ingredients!
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Mug brownie

A quick, single serving brownie that can be made in the oven or a microwave.

Vegan Mug Brownie

Easy, single serving brownie in a mug recipe.
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Cookies

Rainbow chip cookies

A fun and colourful vegan-friendly alternative to Smarties cookies!

Vegan Rainbow Chip Cookies

Chewy vegan cookies with added "Smarties" and chunks of dark chocolate.
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Cookie bars

These cookie bars are something a little different to the standard cookie. I made them with dairy-free chocolate eggs for Easter but you can swap those for any other mix-in that you like.

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Vegan Mini Egg Cookie Bars

Chewy square-shaped cookies filled with dairy-free chocolate Mini Eggs.
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Scottish shortbread

This vegan shortbread is about as close to the traditional version you can get without using dairy. It’s crumbly, crunchy and has just the right amount of sweetness.

Vegan Shortbread

Dairy-free shortbread biscuits that are crunchy, crumbly and authentically Scottish.
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Chocolate chip cookies

The most classic vegan dessert out there! Chewy chocolate chip cookies.

Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

Dairy-free milk chocolate chip cookies that are soft and chewy with a crispy edge.
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Double chocolate cookies

Technically, you could call these triple chocolate cookies. These chocolate flavoured cookies are filled with both white and dark chocolate chips.

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Vegan Double Chocolate Cookies

Eggless double chocolate chip cookies with big chunks of white and dark chocolate.
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White chocolate chip cookies

One of my most popular cookie recipes, these white chocolate cookies taste just like the bakery style!

Vegan White Chocolate Cookies

Soft and chewy bakery style cookies with white chocolate chips throughout.
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Cinnamon cookies

Crunchy cinnamon flavoured cookies that can be rolled and cut into any shape you like.

Vegan cinnamon cookies

Crunchy, eggless cinnamon biscuits with icing on top.
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Ginger cookies

Soft and chewy ginger flavoured crinkly cookies! Great for ginger lovers.

Vegan Ginger Cookies

Chewy, buttery vegan cookies with a subtle spiced flavour. No molasses required!
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Chocolate chip shortbread

A chocolatey twist on my classic shortbread recipe.

Vegan Chocolate Chip Shortbread

Buttery vegan shortbread cookies with dark chocolate chips.
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Empire biscuits

Another Scottish dessert, Empire biscuits are jam-filled shortbread rounds topped with icing and a jelly sweet.

Vegan Empire Biscuits

Dairy-free crunchy shortbread rounds sandwiched together with strawberry jam and topped with icing and jelly sweets.
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Red velvet cookies

If you love red velvet desserts, you’ll love these cookies! They’re packed with white chocolate chips which make a beautiful contrast.

Vegan Red Velvet Cookies

Soft and chewy, dairy-free red velvet cookies with chunks of white chocolate throughout.
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Sugar cookies

A basic, neutral-tasting cookie that makes the perfect base for decorating with royal icing.

Vegan Sugar Cookies

Dairy-free sugar cookies decorated with vegan royal icing.
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Peanut butter cookies

Perfectly sweet peanut butter cookies with a nice chewy bite. These are so easy to make with just 8 basic ingredients.

Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies

Soft and chewy peanut butter cookies without eggs or dairy.
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Pizza Hut cookie dough copycat

If you miss Pizza Hut’s skillet cookie dough, I’ve got you covered! Served warm with vanilla (dairy-free) ice cream, this copycat recipe tastes almost identical. And the best part is, when it cools down, it turns into a chewy cookie!

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Vegan Pizza Hut Cookie Dough Copycat

An eggless and dairy-free replica of the classic Pizza Hut cookie dough. Soft, warm and gooey.
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Afternoon-tea style recipes

Scones

Basic, fluffy scones that are great for serving with vegan cream and jam.

Vegan Scones

An easy recipe for plain scones that taste lovely served with vegan whipped cream and strawberry jam.
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White chocolate raspberry scones

Filled with chunks of raspberries and drizzled with vegan white chocolate, these scones bring something a little different to an afternoon tea!

Raspberry White Chocolate Scones

A fluffy vegan scone recipe with raspberry chunks and a white chocolate drizzle!
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2 ingredient scones

If you’re looking for oil-free scones, these are the ones for you. They’re made only with coconut cream and self-raising flour and they are super easy to make!

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2 Ingredient Scones (Oil-Free)

Vegan oil-free scones made using just 2 basic ingredients.
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Mini lemon loaves

Bite-sized versions of a traditional lemon drizzle loaf.

Vegan Mini Lemon Loaf Cakes

Moist mini lemon loaves that are free from eggs and dairy.
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Macarons

French-style macarons made with aqua faba instead of eggs. These are tricky to make even the traditional way but these detailed step-by-step instructions will help you get there!

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Vegan Macarons

An eggless alternative to the traditional French dessert!
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Sticky toffee pudding

A rich, sticky date pudding with toffee sauce. Tastes delicious served warm with ice cream or whipped cream.

Vegan Sticky Toffee Pudding

An eggless sticky toffee pudding recipe made with dates and brown sugar for extra indulgence!
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Pavlova

Another aqua faba dessert, this pavlova is crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside. Fill it up with whipped cream and fresh fruit for a real show-stopping vegan dessert!

Vegan Pavlova

A light, eggless meringue with a fluffy, marshmallow centre. Topped with vegan whipped cream and fresh fruit.
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Fudge, chocolate and candies

Oreo truffles

All you need for these truffles is Oreo cookies, vegan cream cheese and some chocolate for coating! They’re one of the most child-friendly vegan desserts you’ll find on this page!

Vegan Oreo Truffles

3 Ingredient Oreo cheesecake truffles made with dairy-free ingredients. No baking required!
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Biscoff fudge

Another super simple recipe, this fudge requires only 2 ingredients!

Vegan Biscoff Fudge

2 ingredient white chocolate and Biscoff fudge without condensed milk of any kind!
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Macaroon bars

A Scottish chocolate bar, coated in toasted coconut and filled with fondant made from mashed potatoes! Don’t be alarmed though, they don’t taste anything like potatoes.

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Scottish Macaroons

A traditional Scottish chocolate bar made with mashed potatoes!
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Chocolate coconut bars

Want a dairy-free version of the Bounty chocolate bar? Try this recipe! It’s a creamy, coconut mound covered in chocolate. So tasty!

Dairy-free Bounty Bars (Vegan Chocolate Coconut Bars)

A vegan remake of the classic, coconut chocolate Bounty bars. No-bake, dairy-free and gluten-free.
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Chocolate tiffin

Chocolate digestive biscuit fridge cake with just 6 ingredients. A great, no-bake tray dessert that everyone will love.

Vegan Chocolate Tiffin

Dairy-free tiffin bars made with Digestives and raisins.
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3 Vegan Chocolate Tiffin Slices

Oreo tiffin

Similar to the dessert above, just made with Oreos instead!

Oreo Tiffin

A vegan twist on the classic Scottish fridge cake.
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Creme Eggs

A vegan twist on Cadbury’s Creme Eggs. No unusual ingredients needed!

Vegan Creme Eggs

A dairy-free twist on the classic Cadbury chocolate Creme Egg!
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Rocky road

A chocolate fridge cake filled with vegan marshmallows, popcorn, pretzels and more! A sweet and salty delight.

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Vegan Rocky Road (Dairy-Free)

A dairy-free & vegetarian version of a crunchy, chocolatey no-bake treat!
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Peanut butter cups

An easy, no-bake peanut butter cup recipe without dairy.

Vegan Peanut Butter Cups

Easy 5 ingredient peanut butter cups that can be made quickly at home!
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Peanut butter fudge

3-ingredient peanut butter fudge that’s creamy, soft and flavourful.

3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Fudge

Easy vegan peanut butter fudge that melts in your mouth.
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Biscoff truffles

These truffles are very similar to the Oreo truffles I mentioned above, just made with Biscoff cookies instead. Another easy child-friendly vegan dessert.

Vegan Biscoff Truffles

Cheesecake-inspired bites with a cookie-cream filling and coated in vegan chocolate!
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I hope you love my list of vegan desserts! Let me know which is your favourite by leaving a comment below!

If you fancy something healthier that will still satisfy your sweet tooth, check out my healthy vegan desserts round-up post, featuring recipes from some fabulous bloggers!

And for those who like simplicity when it comes to food, or for anyone who has little helpers around, take a look at my easy vegan desserts round-up, where all of the featured recipes contain 5 ingredients or less.

If you make any of the recipes at home, you can tag me in your pictures on Instagram @bakedbyclo. I love seeing your creations!

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Jan

Monday 10th of May 2021

Great list of treats. I have saved the pudding recipe for later :-) Jan

Chloe

Tuesday 11th of May 2021

Thank you Jan!

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