Have you ever been to a restaurant with a dessert case full of so many beautiful desserts that you forget you’re looking at food and not at an exhibit at the Guggenheim? We’ve been there. Or, you had a nice meal, you’ve ordered your dessert, and the server brings out the most beautiful vegan cheesecake that you’ve ever seen. You just can’t bring yourself to start digging in until you’ve snapped a picture from every angle possible. It’s okay — we totally understand.
Dessert occupies a permanent space in our hearts, and we can enjoy it at any time of year (or day). For springtime, why not try out desserts that are dressed for the season with Pretty Pastels: 20 Vegan Desserts for Spring? There’s room in every diet for some kind of dessert, and you’ve got to see this list to believe it — Yes, This is for REAL! 10 Low Fat, Low Sugar, Raw Vegan Desserts. And of course, it’s never bad to fall back on classics, like these 15 Vintage Desserts That You Need to Try Now.
At One Green Planet, we have a love affair with gorgeous desserts. In fact, we love them so much that we’ve gone ahead and put together a list of 10 desserts so fabulous, they’re (almost) too pretty to eat.
1. Blueberry Cupcakes With White Chocolate Frosting
These Vanilla Blueberry Cupcakes are divine. Fresh or frozen blueberries are folded into a vanilla cupcake batter, giving you little bursts of fruity goodness in every bite. They’re topped with a thick, rich white chocolate frosting that’s truly decadent. Top with blueberry syrup and fresh blueberries to make the presentation extra special.
2. Vanilla Masala Chai Tea Cake
Delicious, decadent, and fragrant, this stunning Vanilla Masala Chai Tea Cake is artfully composed of cake infused with the fragrant flavors of masala chai. It’s a perfect dessert for a special occasion, or any day you just feel like treating yourself to a richly-spiced treat!
3. Cherry Coconut Cheesecake Bites
These rich and velvety Cherry Coconut Cheesecake Bites are pure and simple, meaning they’re free of processed sugars and dyes! Cherries provide a beautiful magenta layer that makes these mini cakes almost too pretty to eat. The coconut whipped cream is optional, but it certainly creates a more delectable experience, especially when topped with chocolate shavings, edible flowers for an artsy touch, and a cherry on top.
4. Caramelized Banana and Fig Ice Cream Bars
These amazing Caramelized Banana and Fig Ice Cream Bars are made from sweetened coconut cream. Fresh fig is sliced and then masterfully laid in popsicle mould so that its gorgeous pink color shows, and then it’s combined with the flavors of caramelized banana, and even chocolate! The bananas add a sweet and creamy flavor to the already fantastic recipe while the chocolate adds yet another layer of decadence. These ice cream bars will definitely be the talk of the town.
5. Whole Wheat Crepe Cake With Chocolate Mousse
Impress your guests with this Whole Wheat Crepe Cake With Chocolate Mousse! Light and fluffy crepes are carefully layered with whipped coconut cream and creamy chocolate avocado mousse that’s sweetened with dates. This delicate cake is the perfect dessert to serve at spring parties.
6. Raw Fruit and Coconut Ice Cream Cake With Brownie Crust
Coconut milk, frozen fruit, and a raw brownie crust are the features in this stunning Raw Fruit and Coconut Ice Cream Cake With Brownie Crust. It’s so pretty that we could spend all day looking at it as one would observe art hanging on the wall of a museum, but it would probably melt — so we’ll try not to be too captivated by its beauty.
7. Triple Chocolate Cheesecake Bites
These Triple Chocolate Cheesecake Bites are a chocoholic’s dream. There are chocolate cookies in the crust, melted chocolate in the mix, and a chocolate drizzle on top — did we mention that it has chocolate? These literally melt in your mouth, and the different hues of chocolatey brown are a feast for the eyes. The crust is a little chewy from the dates, which add a great texture, then you get the creamy chocolate center and the crunch from the chocolate on top.
8. Raw Strawberry and Kiwi Tart
In this Raw Strawberry and Kiwi Tart, sweet and creamy cashew cream sits on a crumbly pecan crust. That acts as the canvas for an expert arrangement of fresh-sliced strawberries and kiwis to create a dessert that’s vibrantly colored and picturesque. Although strawberries and kiwis are a winning flavor combination, you could also decorate these with any kind of fruit tart.
9. Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream Cupcakes
If you’re worried that the absence of white flour, refined sugar, and dairy will mean the absence of decadence, just take a look at these Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream Cupcakes. Chocoalty gluten-free cupcakes are the base to a heaping scoop of melty, peanut buttery coconut milk ice cream, and then topped with a minimalistic drizzle of chocolate. Take a moment to marvel its gorgeousness before devouring.
10. Strawberry Banana Ice Cream Sundae With Raspberry Mint Sauce
This Strawberry Banana Ice Cream Sundae with Raspberry Mint Sauce is simple to make, but the result is nothing short of a masterpiece. It makes the perfect healthy snack or dessert for this spring and summer, and you only need a handful of ingredients. The best artists can make the best of even the most basic tools.
Now you’re probably inspired to get into your kitchen and get making one of these gorgeous recipes, but before you dig in, be sure to capture it on camera! Post it to Instagram and use #EatForThePlanet so we can see your beautiful creation.
Lead image source: Raw Fruit and Coconut Ice Cream Cake with Brownie Crust