You’ve heard the cliché saying “stressed spelled backwards is desserts.” It’s silly, but the truth is desserts make us happy! They’re tasty, comforting, pretty, and fun to make! Also, they don’t always have to be indulgent. You could always make healthy desserts with minimal plant-based ingredients and still feel like you’re eating a luxurious treat. This year we brought you tons of dessert recipes, and now we’re bringing you the ultimate end of year list!
Here’s an ultimate list of 25 of our most delicious vegan dessert recipes from our Food Monster App of 2018!
1. Raw Carrot Cake With Cashew Lemon Frosting
Emily von Euw‘s Raw Carrot Cake is one of those recipes that everybody can enjoy, no matter what their diet preferences are. The cashew lemon frosting adds the perfect amount of tang goodness to the sweetness of the carrot cake base. It is super easy to make; you will just need a food processor and a pan!
2. Blueberry Cake With Coconut Frosting
This Blueberry Cake by Hana Mendes is a gluten-free cake in disguise. By that, we mean that the texture is so amazing, nobody would ever know that it’s gluten-free unless you told them. Fresh blueberries are stirred into the batter, adding little bursts of fruity flavor into every bite. The frosting is a combination of coconut cream and coconut yogurt that works like a dream. Blueberry powder is used to give it a gorgeous purple color.
3. Raw Chocolate and Peanut Butter Fudge
This Raw Chocolate and Peanut Butter Fudge recipe by Pauline Hanuise is not only delicious and decadent but it’s also good for you and super simple! It only takes five minutes to prepare and you only need five ingredients!
4. Pistachio Cake
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Gabrielle St. Claire‘s Pistachio Cake is amazing in every way. It has good-for-you ingredients like pistachios and spinach, is easy-to-make, doesn’t require any fancy devices, and looks absolutely beautiful! Despite the short list of ingredients and minimal sugar, this cake bursts with flavor.
5. Matcha Green Tea and Mint Cheesecake
This stunning Matcha Green Tea and Mint Cheesecake by Tiana Haines combines the refreshing flavors of green tea and mint with a hint of chocolate. If you are a green tea lover, you must make this recipe!
6. Raw Chocolate Caramel Pecan Cake
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Emily von Euw‘s Raw Chocolate Caramel Pecan Cake is probably one of the best recipes you’ll ever make. The cake is comprised of a dense, dark chocolate pecan cake base topped off with a sweet, creamy, spiced caramel sauce and covered in pecans: can you go wrong here? No. Serve this over the holidays to your loved ones and they will all be shocked when you tell them it is raw, vegan, gluten-free, and super healthy. Praise pecans!
7. Soft Chewy Gingerbread Cookies
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Not only are Wendy Irene‘s Soft Chewy Gingerbread Cookies delectable, they are vegan and gluten-free! The proportion of the spices that give the cookie warmth and luscious flavor, along with the soft texture of the cookie is so great! The gingerbread cookies taste what Christmas should taste like, and we’re certain you’ll be singing in no time too while you bake and enjoy these with your loved ones. Sending giant gingerbread hugs and smiles your way!
8. Peanut Butter Banana Cheesecake
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This creamy Peanut Butter Banana Cheesecake by Amanda Smith is composed of three awesomely delicious elements. First, a dense cashew-based peanut butter filling rests on a crust of dates and almonds. The finishing touch is a topping of homemade dark chocolate peanut butter cups that are drizzled with even more peanut butter, because you can never have too much.
9. Double Decker Carrot Cake
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No-bake Carrot Cake with a silky cashew cream cheese frosting? Yes please! If you like carrot cake, you will love this cake by Michaell Johnson that has zero consequences. You can eat this vegan carrot cake for breakfast, lunch dinner, or dessert, guilt free!
10. Creamy Raw Chocolate Espresso Pie
Your guests will never believe Erin Druga‘s Raw Chocolate Espresso Pie is healthy! The crust is made from almonds and dates and the filling is made from soaked cashews, brewed coffee and espresso beans — it’s a coffee lover’s dream!
11. Pumpkin Cobbler
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We all love pumpkin pie, but branching out and exploring how pumpkin can be infused into other desserts is oh so rewarding. This Pumpkin Cobbler has all the crispy, crumbly goodness of a classic cobbler with the soft, warming feel and taste of pumpkin. If you love no-fuss desserts that can be made with little prep and work, you need to try this recipe by Gabrielle St. Claire.
12. Amaretto Chocolate Cream Cake
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Is alcohol raw? Probably not. But that’s the only not raw ingredient in Clémence Moulaert‘s Amaretto Chocolate Cream Cake, sooo … that does count, right? Raw vegan desserts are often promoted as ‘healthy’ and compared to all traditional desserts — laden with dairy, eggs, oil, sugar, white flour, preservatives and chemical food colorings — they arguably are. But dessert is still dessert, and that means you sometimes just want something indulgent that hits the spot. Cue the alcohol.
13. Raw Mini Chocolate Cream Cakes
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Lori and Michelle‘s Mini Chocolate Cream Cakes are not only healthy and easy to make, they are raw and gluten free too! Raw desserts are so much fun to make and anyone can make them. No baking required. It’s a great recipe to make with your kids too. Plus this recipe can be easily changed to your taste preference. There are pecans in the crust, but any nut would work. The filling is made with cashews as they provide the best cream, but macadamia nuts would be okay. There isn’t much sugar in these chocolate cream cakes, so adjust to your liking.
14. Triple Decker Carrot Cake
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This looks like a traditional Carrot Cake with walnuts, cinnamon, and of course cream cheese frosting… but it’s more than that. This cake by Gretchen Price is super-moist and loaded with carrots, plus the addition of tart Granny Smith apples for more moisture and flavor. The spices in combination with the perfect amount of toasted walnuts is going to send you and your guests to carrot cake paradise.
15. German Chocolate Cake
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Hello, chocolate! This German Chocolate Cake by Bridge Rose is covered in a rich chocolatey frosting and then topped with a nutty coconut layer. This gorgeous dessert is the ultimate birthday cake and is sure to be a hit with everyone!
16. Raw Chocolate Walnut Brownies
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Renee Sexton‘s Chocolate Walnut Brownies are really easy to make. As long as you have a food processor you’re all set to go. You can easily leave out the chocolate topping if you wish, but it adds another layer of goodness that makes you so thankful cacao is healthy and that you can eat this brownie without ANY guilt.
17. Decadent Raw Tiramisu With Coffee Ladyfingers
18. Sandwich Cookie Peanut Butter Pie
Crazy Vegan Kitchen‘s Sandwich Cookie Peanut Butter Pie is like a big peanut butter cup, but better. A light and fluffy peanut butter filling is set over a chocolate sandwich cookie crust that requires no baking at all. It’s then covered with a smooth, rich chocolate peanut butter ganache and sprinkled with a topping of chopped peanuts. The textures all work together in harmony to create a decadent dessert that’ll have you dreaming about this pie.
19. Quinoa Chocolate Chip Cookies
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Is anything easier, more comforting, and amazing than chocolate chip cookies? Juhea Kim‘s vegan, gluten-free Quinoa Chocolate Chip Cookies are lightly crispy on the outside and soft and chewy on the inside. Quinoa provides a dose of high-quality vegan protein, as well as riboflavin, Vitamin B6, and magnesium. It’s also one of the best grain alternatives for your digestive system, acting as a prebiotic by encouraging the good flora in your intestines. Chocolate and banana bring mood-boosting benefits with tryptophan and zinc. Finally, coconut oil is immune booting, antiviral, antimicrobial, and antifungal. It also is metabolized quicker by the body, normalizes blood sugar levels, and promotes healthy weight loss. In short, this is one cookie that you can feel great about!
20. Dark Chocolate Avocado Truffles
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21. Classic French Crepes With Vanilla Cashew Cream
This is a delicious, delicate and super easy Classic French Crepes recipe by Anna Miller that works every time! These crepes are great for breakfast, or a tasty dessert since they can be made sweet or savory!
22. Semolina Coconut Cake
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23. 5-Ingredient Creamy Mango Pudding
24. Pumpkin Spice Donut Holes
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When you’re looking for a special treat to make, may we suggest these scrumptious Pumpkin Spice Donut Holes? The donut holes are made with pumpkin and the delicious spiced flavors of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and all-spice that accompany it so perfectly. We hope Wendy Irene‘s recipe adds to many good memories, and slow moments of happiness!
25. Raspberry Oat Bars
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In Mary Callan‘s delicious Raspberry Oat Bars, the wholegrain spelt flour and old fashioned oats are a great source of fiber. The combination of pumpkin, sunflower, hemp and chia seeds add a nice nutritional punch that you won’t find in traditional desserts. So yes, it’s a little indulgent but it’s wrapped up in a lovely nourishing package which allows you to satisfy that sweet craving without derailing your good intentions.
We hope you enjoy these delicious desserts! For more incredible recipes, download our Food Monster App where we have over 15,000 vegan and allergy-friendly recipes.
Lead Image Source: Decadent Raw Tiramisu With Coffee Ladyfingers