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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. If you’d like to skip directly to the sticky toffee pudding recipe, you can do so here.

Enjoy!

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!

Best vegan desserts: 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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

Chocolate sheet cake

A simple chocolate sheet cake with chocolate ganache frosting.

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!

squares of vegan vanilla cake stacked on top of one another

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!

Chocolate chip banana loaf

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

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.

Biscoff cupcakes

Lightly spiced cupcakes topped with creamy Biscoff buttercream.

Oreo cupcakes

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

Chocolate cupcakes

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

Vanilla cupcakes

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

Carrot cupcakes

Bite-sized versions of the carrot layer cake!

Vegan Carrot Cupcakes On A White Cake Stand

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.

Strawberry cupcakes

Made with real strawberries, these cupcakes would taste delicious with a variety of different frostings.

Gingerbread cupcakes

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

Cheesecakes

Oreo cheesecake

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

Slice Of Oreo Cheesecake On A White Plate

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.

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.

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.

Apple crumble pie

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

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).

Best vegan desserts- Close Up of Banoffee Pie

Chocolate orange tart

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

Caramel tart

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

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.

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!

close up of vegan brownies on a plate

Chocolate orange brownies

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

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.

Mug brownie

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

Cookies

Rainbow chip cookies

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

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.

Overhead Shot Of Cookie Squares With Mini Eggs And Chocolate Chips In Them

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.

Chocolate chip cookies

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

Double chocolate cookies

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

Best vegan desserts- image of double chocolate cookie

White chocolate chip cookies

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

Cinnamon cookies

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

Ginger cookies

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

Chocolate chip shortbread

A chocolatey twist on my classic shortbread recipe.

Empire biscuits

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

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.

Sugar cookies

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

Peanut butter cookies

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

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!

Close Up Of Cookie In A Skillet With Ice Cream On Top

Afternoon-tea style recipes

Scones

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

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!

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!

Overhead Shot Of Scones With Jam And Cream

Mini lemon loaves

Bite-sized versions of a traditional lemon drizzle loaf.

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!

Overhead Shot Of Sides Of Macarons

Sticky toffee pudding

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

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!

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!

Biscoff fudge

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

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.

two Scottish macaroons stacked on top of one another

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!

Chocolate tiffin

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

Oreo tiffin

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

Creme Eggs

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

Rocky road

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

3 slices of Vegan Rocky Road stacked on top of one another

Peanut butter cups

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

Peanut butter fudge

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

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.

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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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Vegan Desserts: Sticky Toffee Pudding

A rich, sticky date pudding topped with toffee sauce.

Course Dessert
Cuisine vegan
Keyword vegan desserts
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 305 kcal

Ingredients

For the sponge:

  • 200 g Pitted and chopped dates (1 + ⅛ cups)
  • 240 ml Hot black tea (1 cup)
  • 80 g Vegan margarine (around 5 tablespoons)
  • 150 g Soft brown sugar (¾ cup)
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla extract
  • 190 g Self-raising flour (roughly 1 + ½ cups)
  • ½ Teaspoon Baking soda

For the toffee sauce:

  • 120 g Vegan margarine (½ cup)
  • 150 g Soft brown sugar (¾ cup)
  • 4 Tablespoons Full-fat coconut milk (the tinned kind)

Instructions

For the sponge:

  1. Preheat your oven to 180°C/350°F (or 160°C/325°F if you're using a fan or convection oven). Line a 9×12" tin with baking paper.

  2. In a small mug or bowl, pour the boiling hot tea over the chopped dates. Let it soak for 5 minutes, then use a fork to mash the dates up a bit. The mixture should be quite lumpy and sticky.

  3. In a large bowl, mix together the margarine and brown sugar. Add the date mixture and the vanilla extract and mix well.

  4. Add half of the flour to the bowl and mix it in gently. Then add the rest of the flour along with the baking soda. Fold it in until you have a thick pudding batter.

  5. Pour the batter into your lined baking tin and spread it out evenly. Bake for 20 minutes.

  6. While the pudding is baking, prepare the sticky toffee sauce.

For the sauce:

  1. Add the margarine and brown sugar into a saucepan over a medium heat. Stir occasionally until the butter has fully melted.

  2. Add the coconut milk and stir it in. Leave the sauce to simmer for a few minutes without stirring. When it starts to bubble, remove it from the heat. The sauce will be a little runny but will thicken as it cools.

  3. As soon as the pudding comes out of the oven, poke small holes all over it using a knife. This will allow the sauce to penetrate the pudding properly.

  4. Pour the toffee sauce all over the pudding and spread it out evenly. Leave a small amount of sauce aside for serving.

  5. Leave it to cool for at least 5 minutes before serving warm with ice cream and the remaining sauce.

Recipe Notes

  • Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days.
  • If the serving sauce becomes too thick when cool, add a splash of boiling water to make it runny again. If it’s too runny, put it back on the heat for another minute or two.
Nutrition Facts
Vegan Desserts: Sticky Toffee Pudding
Amount Per Serving (1 /12th of the pudding)
Calories 305 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Sodium 120mg5%
Carbohydrates 49g16%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 36g40%
Protein 2g4%
* All values are an estimate only and will vary depending on the food brands used.
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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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