50+ Easy Vegan Dessert Recipes (V, GF): The ultimate collection of seriously satisfying, easy vegan dessert recipes for sweets lovers everywhere! Vegan, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Paleo.
Happy Valentine’s Day! Well, almost. 😉 Are you going to:
- Celebrate this weekend
- Forget about the whole thing altogether
- Celebrate next weekend
- Eat chocolate, like normal
Erik and I are still kind of up in the air about what to do. Should we go out to eat, stay at home and light some candles, or just go along like normal and ignore the whole thing?
Also, for those of you planning on celebrating it, do you have any ardent opinions on whether weekend plans should happen before or after? I’ve never known how these things work myself. Just curious. 🙂
Meanwhile, V-Day lover or not, I figured it would be the best policy to kick off this weekend with my 50+ Easy Gluten Free Vegan Dessert Recipes list! After all, why wouldn’t we all need a deliciously comprehensive list of paleo vegan and gluten free dessert recipes?
There are so many fun and seriously tasty treats to try! I can’t wait to hear which is your favorite, which you plan to make for whatever reason (V-Day, or it being Sunday), and see the photos/videos you post on Instagram.
Here’s to a weekend (and lifetime, while I’m at it) of love, hugs, and super yummy treats! You ready? Let’s make this!
- No Bake Desserts
- More Vegan Desserts
- Coffee Crinkle Cookies:
- Orange Glazed Orange Cookies:
- Pumpkin Spice Crinkle Cookies:
- Cinnamon Apple Biscotti:
- Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies without Butter or Margarine:
- Oatmeal Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies:
- Peanut Butter Cup Cookies
- Fluffernutter Cookies
- Flourless Chocolate Tuiles
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- How to make Butter-less Chocolate Chip Cookies – Step by Step
- Cookies with oil instead of butter
- What can I use instead of butter in cookies?
- Perfect Butter-free Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Top tips for making Butter-less Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Butter-less Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Classic Fudge
- Oreo Fudge
- Peanut Butter Fudge
- Nutella Brownies
- Nutella Souffle
- Braided Nutella Bread
- Nutella-Stuffed Waffles
- Two-Ingredient Crepes
- Banana Pancakes
- Chocolate Mug Cake
- Banana Ice Cream
- Greek Yogurt Banana Poppers
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Pops
- Chocolate-Covered Strawberries
- Pineapple S’mores
- S’mores Panini
- Peanut Butter and Jelly Panini
- Single Serve Microwaveable Rice Krispie Treat
- Dulce de Leche Rice Krispies
- French Hot Chocolate
- Chocolate Mousse
- Chocolate Peppermint Bark
- Cranberry Pistachio Bark
- Chocolate Bacon Bark
- Rolo and Ritz Sandwiches
- Chocolate-Covered Candy Pretzels
- DIY Butterfingers
- Homemade Mallomars
- Homemade Thin Mints
- Thin Mint Cookie Truffles
- Gingerbread Cookie Truffles
- Oreo Cheesecake Truffles
- Chocolate Truffles
- Dark Chocolate Avocado Truffles
- Vegan Energy Balls
- Chocolate Quinoa Squares
- “Honey Bear” Dip
- Cookies N’ Creme Spread
- Dunakroo Dip
- Boozy Brunch Muffins
- Pumpkin Spice Muffins
- Pumpkin Cookies
- Gluten-free Peanut Butter Cookies
- Gluten-free and Vegan Peanut Butter Banana Cookies
- Coconut Macaroons
- Cake Mix Cookies
- No-Bake Cake
- Cake Batter Milkshake
- Icebox Cake
- Matcha Frozen Yogurt Pops
- Special Diet Notes: Strawberry Fool Dessert
- PIN Vegan Gluten Free Dairy Free Carrot Cake
- Vegan Gluten Free Dairy Free Carrot Cake
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- The Very Best Vegan Desserts
- 1. Vegan Fudge
- 2. Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 3. Gluten-Free Brownies
- 4. Chocolate Avocado Pudding
- 5. Gluten-Free Peach Crisp
- 6. Vegan No-Bake Cookies
- 7. Vegan Pecan Pie
- 8. Peanut Butter Swirled Fudge
- 9. No-Bake Vegan Cheesecake
- 10. Almond Flour Sugar Cookies
- 11. Vegan Cinnamon Rolls
- 12. Pumpkin Bars with Vegan “Cream Cheese” Frosting
- 13. Vegan Peanut Butter Temptations
- 14. Almond Butter Blondies
- 15. Vegan & Paleo Gingerbread Cookies
- 16. Amazing Date Brownies
- 17. Healthy Hot Chocolate
- 18. Vegan Cookie Dough Ice Cream
- 19. Vegan Flourless Fudge Cake
- 20. Chocolate Pecan Crumble Bars
- 21. Peanut Butter Cup Pie
- More Vegan Desserts & Treats
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Here are a few items used to make these recipes. 🙂
2-Tablespoon Cookie Scoop | Baking Pan (8-inch) | Maple Syrup | Cookie Sheet | Coconut Sugar | Cooling Rack | Silicone Spatulas | Coconut Oil | Blanched Almond Flour
Easy Gluten Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies: YUM!!
- Easy Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies (Gluten Free, Healthy, V, Dairy-Free, Refined Sugar-Free)
- Easy Gluten Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies (Healthy, Vegan, GF, Dairy-Free)
- Gluten Free Double Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies (V, GF, Dairy-Free)
- Gluten Free Vegan Oat Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies (V, GF, Dairy-Free)
- Easy Gluten Free Vegan Oatmeal Raisin Cookies (V, GF, Dairy-Free, Refined Sugar-Free)
- Gluten Free Vegan Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies (V, GF, Dairy-Free)
- Vegan Chocolate Brownie Cookies (Gluten Free, Oat Flour, Vegan, Dairy-Free, One Bowl)
- Peanut Butter Coconut Oatmeal Cookies (Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy-Free, Whole Grain)
- Vegan Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Walnut Oat Cookies (Gluten-Free, Oat Flour, Dairy-Free, Vegan)
- Maple Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies (Oat Flour, Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy Free)
- Vegan Cranberry Chocolate Chip Cookies (V, Gluten Free, Oat Flour)
- Almond Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies (Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy Free)
- NEW! The BEST Paleo Vegan Double Chocolate Chip Cookies (Gluten Free)
So fudgy, SO decadent: ULTIMATE Fudgy Paleo Vegan Brownies! .
- Ultimate Fudgy Paleo Vegan Brownies (Gluten Free, One Bowl, Paleo, V)
- Best Vegan Brownies
- Super Fudgy Paleo Maple Pecan Brownies (Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy-Free, One Bowl)
- Chocolate Almond Butter Frosted Fudgy Paleo Brownies (Vegan, Gluten Free, Paleo)
- Double Chocolate Frosted Peanut Butter Brownies (Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy-Free)
- Double Chocolate Pecan Brownies (Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy Free)
- Gluten Free Vegan Peanut Butter Cup Brownies (V, GF, DF)
- Gluten Free Vegan Brownies
- Moist & Fudgy Ganache Peppermint Brownies Recipe (Gluten Free, Vegan, Dairy-Free)
Can you believe it’s just 4 ingredients to make these no bake paleo chocolate almond butter bars? My sis, Penny, just made these for her friends and they LOVED them! .
No Bake Desserts
- No Bake Paleo Chocolate Almond Butter Bars (4 Ingredient, Vegan, Gluten Free, Paleo, Dairy-Free)
- No Bake Paleo Chocolate Pecan Bars (Vegan, Paleo, Gluten Free, Dairy Free)
- 4 Ingredient No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies (Vegan, Gluten-Free, Protein-Packed)
- 5 Ingredient No Bake Chocolate Coconut Bars (Paleo, Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy-Free, Refined Sugar-Free)
- Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites (Vegan, Gluten Free)
- No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookie Dough Bars (Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy-Free)
- 4 Ingredient No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars (Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy-Free)
- No Bake Gluten Free Peanut Butter Fruit & Nut Cookies (GF, Vegan, Dairy-Free, One Bowl)
- 4 Ingredient No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Oatmeal Bars (Gluten-Free, Vegan, Dairy-Free)
- No Bake Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Paleo Brownies (Vegan, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Oil-Free, Refined Sugar-Free)
- No Bake Almond Butter Paleo Brownie Bites (Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy-Free, One Bowl)
- 2 Ingredient 5 Minute Homemade Fudge Recipe (Paleo, Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy-Free)
- 3 Ingredient Homemade Crunch Bars (Gluten Free, Vegan, Dairy-Free, One Bowl)
- Paleo Vegan Almond Joy Truffles (Gluten Free, Vegan, Paleo, Dairy-Free)
- Paleo Chocolate Almond Butter Fudge Cups (Vegan, 3 Ingredient, Gluten Free, Paleo, Dairy-Free)
- Gluten Free Vegan Peanut Butter Cups (V, GF, DF)
- Paleo Almond Joy (Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy Free)
- 3 Ingredient Chocolate Pecan Fudge (Easy, Paleo, Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy-Free)
- 4 Ingredient Paleo Chocolate Coconut Cups (Vegan, Gluten Free, Paleo)
- Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles (Vegan, Gluten Free)
- 2 Ingredient Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Freezer Fudge (Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy-Free)
- Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cups (Vegan, Gluten Free)
- Paleo Vegan Chocolate Coconut Truffles (Gluten Free, Vegan, Paleo, Dairy-Free)
More Vegan Desserts
- Vegan Gluten Free Chocolate Cupcakes (V, GF, Dairy-Free, Refined Sugar-Free)
- Just in case you wanted to exclusively lick the frosting out of the bowl: How to Make Homemade Chocolate Frosting (just 2 ingredients, Paleo, Vegan, Dairy-Free, Refined Sugar-Free)
- How to Make Chocolate Dipped Strawberries Recipe (Vegan, Paleo, 2 Ingredient, Gluten Free, Dairy-Free)
- Paleo Almond Joy Milkshake (Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy-Free, Paleo)
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Rice Crispy Treats (Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy Free)
- Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Bars (Vegan, Gluten Free)
- Coconut Chocolate Chip Vegan Ice Cream (Paleo, V, GF, Dairy-Free)
- 4 Ingredient Oven-Roasted Paleo Candied Pecans (Vegan, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Refined Sugar-Free)
- 3 Ingredient Mango Coconut Vegan Ice Cream (Paleo, Dairy-Free, GF, Vegan)
- Paleo Vegan Almond Joy Ice Cream (Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Paleo)
- Toasted Coconut Almond Rice Crispy Treats (Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy Free)
More vegan gluten-free recipe roundups:
15 Amazing Paleo Gluten Free Vegan Candy Recipes
15 No Bake Paleo Vegan Desserts (Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Vegan, Paleo)
15 Gluten Free Vegan Healthy Holiday Dessert Recipes
15 Easy Gluten Free Vegan Homemade Candy Recipes
25+ Healthy Gluten Free Breakfast Recipes
15 Healthy Gluten Free Vegan No Bake Snacks (V, GF, Paleo)
15 Healthy Protein-Packed No Bake Energy Bite Recipes (Gluten Free, Vegan, Paleo, Dairy-Free)
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These 9 amazing cookie recipes without butter or margarine will amaze you!
It’s pretty impressive how much times have changed. In the nearly four years since I started my blog, margarine (the old go-to sub for butter in non-dairy cookie recipes) has gone from totally-acceptable to something that people avoid as much as possible. Yes, I still use margarine – but only in recipes where you simply can’t avoid it – like pie crust, frosting, etc. But lately, because I listen to my readers, I’ve been minimizing my use of margarine as much as possible. In fact, almost all of the cookie (and all!) recipes in my upcoming cookbook call for oil, not margarine, unless I simply couldn’t find a way to make it work.
So I decided to gather my cookies without butter or margarine together into one handy post for y’all. I know you keep asking for it, plus I want to make sure you don’t miss any of these delicious options!
Coffee Crinkle Cookies:
If you love coffee and you love cookies, you need to try these fabulously flavored crinkles. And of course…just oil!
Orange Glazed Orange Cookies:
The texture of these cookies is simply magical – you won’t believe you can get it with oil! Not to mention the amazing citrusy flavor that bursts from these cookies!
Pumpkin Spice Crinkle Cookies:
Pumpkin lends an incredible flavor and texture to any baked goods, and these pumpkin crinkles (made without butter or margarine, of course!) are no exception!
Cinnamon Apple Biscotti:
Delightfully different, you’re going to love the fall flavors of these biscotti.
Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies without Butter or Margarine:
The most popular cookie recipe on this blog, and for good reason. Everyone loves a great chocolate chip cookie recipe, and apparently, over a quarter of a million people are looking for cookie recipes without butter or margarine – and found these!
Oatmeal Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies:
Loaded with so much goodness, you won’t even miss the butter or margarine in these cookies!
Peanut Butter Cup Cookies
The flavors of your favorite candy, all combined into a dense, peanut-buttery, delicious cookie!
Originally meant as hamantaschen, roll these cookies in a ball, stuff them with fluffernutter filling, and bake. You won’t believe how addictive these are!
Flourless Chocolate Tuiles
These wafer-thin chocolate cookies have a fun shape and a great taste. Best of all? They’re gluten-free!
Still looking for cookie recipes? There are a ton of them here.
Useful tools for cookies:
It’s important to use the correct tools in your kitchen, in general, and especially for cookies. Here are my three must-haves:
Medium cookie scoop: As always, when making cookies, I consider this a must-have for your kitchen. (A small cookie scoop is super handy to have around as well.)
Parchment paper: Spraying your cookie sheets can cause your cookies to spread too much – I always use parchment paper instead
Cookie sheets: Good quality cookie sheets are important for cookie baking. Don’t use the dark kind – they can cause the bottoms of your cookies to stick.
Like These Recipes? You will absolutely LOVE my cookbook!
It also makes a great gift!
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Which of these cookie recipes are you going to try? I’d love to hear from you! -Miriam
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You need to try these easy and delicious Butter-less Chocolate Chip Cookies! Baked with oil instead of butter, these cookies come out perfect every time!
Butter-less chocolate chip cookies, what else can I say? I conducted an experiment last night… I tried making chocolate chip cookies without using butter. Why? Because most of the time when I use all butter in my cookie recipe, they turn out flat and cake-like.
I thought about all the different fats I could use in a recipe; butter, crisco or oil… so I opted to give oil a try.
To my amazement, the cookies baked very nicely! They taste delicious and they’re not even close to cakey or dry. Yay for a delicious butter-less chocolate chip cookie recipe!!
How to make Butter-less Chocolate Chip Cookies – Step by Step
In a few simple steps, you will have some delicious butter-less chocolate chip cookies to eat!
First, combine the dry ingredients in one bowl (flour, baking powder and salt).
In another bowl cream together the oil and sugars and add the eggs, one at a time along with the vanilla and almond extract.
Mix the dry ingredients with the wet, and fold in the chocolate chips. Spoon onto a baking tray and bake in a preheated oven for 8 or 9 minutes.
Cookies with oil instead of butter
Making cookies with oil instead of butter is definitely something you need to try if you haven’t already!
The oil gives the cookies a cake-like crumb texture and because of the high-fat content they stay wonderfully moist.
It’s also a great way to enjoy cookies if you have intolerances to dairy.
For this recipe, I used vegetable oil to replace the fat from butter – it has a neutral flavor, and there’s always some hanging around in most kitchens!
Oils have a higher content than butter, so it is often not a straight swap, you only need to use about 3/4 of the amount called for.
If you are into experimenting in the kitchen, here are some other substitutes you can make (note I only used vegetable oil in my recipe and haven’t tried these variations!)
- coconut oil
- olive oil
- soy margarine
Perfect Butter-free Chocolate Chip Cookies
I was so happy with how these delicious butter-free cookies turned out, and with no added effort! It’s so easy to make the dough, and the process is really straight forward so you can whip up a batch in no time at all!
I can’t wait to hear what you think of this recipe!
Top tips for making Butter-less Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Line your baking sheet with parchment or use a silicone mat so your cookies don’t stick to the pan.
- Add the eggs one at a time and mix them well.
- Space the cookies far enough apart on the baking sheet so they don’t spread into each other when they cook.
- Use an ice cream scooper to portion out the dough on the baking sheet for evenly baked cookies.
- Let the cookies cool on a rack before serving them.
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Butter-less Chocolate Chip Cookies
The best butter-less chocolate chip cookies ever, what else can I say? 4.27 from 46 votes Pin Course: Dessert Cuisine: American Keyword: butter-free recipes, easy cookie recipe, healthier cookies Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 8 minutes Total Time: 23 minutes Servings: 28 cookies (approx.) Calories: 186kcal Author: Eden
- 2 1/2 cups flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 cup vegetable oil
- 1 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 tsp almond
- 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt and set aside.
- In a mixing bowl cream together oil, brown sugar and white sugar.
- Beat in eggs one at a time, then add in the vanilla and almond extract.
- Blend in dry ingredients and fold in the chocolate chips.
- Bake for 8 to 9 minutes and then let them cool on the pan before moving them to a wire rack.
Nutrition Facts Butter-less Chocolate Chip Cookies Amount Per Serving (0 g) Calories 186 Calories from Fat 54 % Daily Value* Fat 6g9% Saturated Fat 3g19% Cholesterol 12mg4% Sodium 95mg4% Potassium 113mg3% Carbohydrates 30g10% Fiber 1g4% Sugar 19g21% Protein 2g4% Vitamin A 25IU1% Calcium 25mg3% Iron 1.5mg8% * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Tried this recipe?Mention @sugarandcharm or tag us #sugarandcharm!
We all have those days. You know THOSE days, when you desperately need a sweet treat to comfort you but even five-ingredient recipes feel like too much effort. When life just smacks your right in the face, you need a homemade dessert that’s just as easy as it is comforting. And now you can quickly find one using our extensive list of simple, 3-ingredient dessert recipes.
Photo by Heather Feibleman
Let’s start off nice and simple. Just grab some chocolate, a can of condensed milk, and the mix-in of your choice, and you’ve got the simplest fudge you could ever imagine.
Photo by Elizabeth Philip
The best part of fudge? It can be easily adapted. You can use white instead of semi-sweet chocolate and add in some Oreos to create the cookies and cream flavor of your dreams.
Peanut Butter Fudge
Photo by Sarah Lossing
If you don’t feel like splurging on sweetened condensed milk, you can also make an easy, customizable fudge out of peanut butter and vanilla frosting. If you’re allergic to peanuts, no worries. Nutella works just as well (if not better).
Photo by Steven Shaltiel
Speaking of Nutella, why not turn it in to a brownie? This dangerously simple dessert only requires flour, eggs, and (obviously) Nutella.
Photo by Alex Furuya
No flour on hand? No worries. To make this soufflé, you only need eggs and Nutella. Seriously, you can make a soufflé with only two ingredients. That’s magic right there.
Braided Nutella Bread
Photo by Eileen Wang
Even counting the powdered sugar garnish, this super simple braided bread only requires three measly ingredients: pre-made crescent roll dough and Nutella. And, sure, you could use whatever sweet spread you like, but I highly recommend Nutella.
Photo by May Sullivan
If you can’t tell, I’m a big fan of Nutella, but I swear I’m done after this. I just couldn’t resist mentioning a waffle made out of biscuit dough. Absolute genius. And if you’re really sick of me talking about Nutella, then stuff your waffle with something else.
Photo by Jennifer Cao
If breakfast for dessert is your jam, then try this recipe for crepes sake. But lay the cheesy puns aside, and pick up some cream cheese (and eggs) instead. That’s all you need to these basic crepes. Top them with whatever you enjoy, like fruit. Or Nutella.
Photo by Caty Schnak
First crepes, now pancakes. Who knew you could make multiple classic breakfast foods with so few ingredients? (I did. Because I’ve made and love both recipes).
Just mix a mashed banana with a couple of eggs, and cook it like you would a pancake. If you’re really intent on adding in a third ingredient, mix in some baking powder for extra fluffiness, vanilla for extra flavor, or chocolate chips for extra comfort.
Chocolate Mug Cake
Photo by Stephanie Schoenster
If you don’t have time to be messing around with the stove, take the same banana/egg mixture, add some cocoa powder, and cook it in a mug in the microwave instead. Voila, your pancake just turned in to a mug cake.
Banana Ice Cream
Photo by Katherine Carroll
If you like your banana desserts chilled instead, puree a frozen banana in a food processor to make the simplest (and healthiest) homemade ice cream ever. You can also mix in almond milk to make the ice cream smoother or add chocolate chips because no dessert should be that simple.
Greek Yogurt Banana Poppers
Photo by Abigail Wilkins
Even without a food processor, you can enjoy frozen bananas for dessert. Step up their sweetness by dipping your banana slices in greek yogurt before freezing them. That leaves you an extra ingredient, so you can top your poppers with chocolate, coconut, or nuts.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Pops
Photo by Hannah Lin
If this string of overly healthy desserts is starting to get on your nerves, then here’s something slightly more decadent for you. This recipe steps up the classic chocolate dipped banana by mixing in peanut butter for an extra level of decadent deliciousness.
PHoto by Sristi Pradhan
You can’t talk about chocolate covered fruit without mentioning strawberries. This is by far the easiest (and most common) dessert to make your valentine’s date. If you want to get a little bit more creative, try making chocolate-dipped apricots instead.
Photo by Sarah Silbiger
You don’t have to top your fruit with chocolate. In fact, why not use use your fruit to replace the chocolate? By swapping the Hershey’s bar with pineapple, this s’mores recipe allows even the chocolate haters amongst us to enjoy everyone’s favorite campfire dessert.
Photo by Tarika Narain
You can also mix up your s’mores game by replacing the graham crackers with bread. It can be made inside and is five times larger than your average S’more. What more could you possibly want?
Peanut Butter and Jelly Panini
Photo by Tarika Narain
Most people don’t think of a PB&J as dessert, but by using cinnamon swirl bread, this recipe pushes everyone’s favorite lunch into the realm of sweet treats.
Single Serve Microwaveable Rice Krispie Treat
Photo by Rebecca Black
That PB&J has me feeling all nostalgic, so let’s talk about everyone’s favorite childhood dessert: Rice Krispie Treats. You don’t need a stove. Or someone to share with. Or even rice krispie cereal. You just need one minute and a love of all things sugary.
Dulce de Leche Rice Krispies
Photo by Alex Furuya
If you have extra time or need more rice krispies, then try this spin on the original. It may sound fancier than your classic rice krispie, but it actually requires fewer ingredients and less effort. Just mix some cereal with some melted dulce de leche and wait for that baby to set.
French Hot Chocolate
Photo by Natsuka Mazany
Not all French desserts require years of pastry experience. If you know how to heat milk, stir chocolate, and scoop brown sugar, then you have every skill that you need to make this classic French hot chocolate.
Photo by Jeanne Kessira
Maybe you like your chocolate more solid. That’s chill. Make a cold, creamy chocolate mousse. You seriously only need chocolate for this recipe (and water, but that doesn’t really count). If you can’t handle that level of simplicity, you can also add salt or cinnamon for extra flavor.
Chocolate Peppermint Bark
Photo by Dylan Barth
Maybe you like your chocolate completely solid. Don’t just eat a handful of chocolate chips. With only two kinds of chocolate, a few candy canes, and the will to do some melting, you could make a pretty peppermint bark.
Cranberry Pistachio Bark
Barks are seriously the best three ingredient desserts, because you seriously only need chocolate and whatever mix-ins you desire. Although this recipe calls for dark chocolate, you could also use white chocolate. The saltiness from the pistachios will help offset the sweetness.
Chocolate Bacon Bark
Photo by Analiese Trimber
If nuts just aren’t quite enough for you, then add in some bacon as well. The salt from the almonds combines with the umami flavor from the bacon and then encased in rich chocolate to create a flavor bomb that will blow your mind.
Rolo and Ritz Sandwiches
Photo by Holly Birchfield
Vegetarians don’t have to miss out on simple sweet and salty desserts. Toast some Ritz crackers and then sandwich a Rolo between two of them. The heat from the crackers will melt the Rolos, making a super cute sandwich. There’s no better dessert than the one you can eat with your fingers.
Chocolate-Covered Candy Pretzels
Photo by Isabelle Langheim
While we’re on the topic of simple sweet and salty desserts that you can eat with your hands, we might as well discuss chocolate-covered pretzels. Better yet, we could actually go make them. And then roll them in candy.
Photo by Jennifer Prechtl
Instead of dipping pretzels in candy, you could just try making your own. Candy making doesn’t have to be a complicated process. This recipe owes its simplicity to one odd ingredient: candy corn. You might love it. You might hate it. But I can guarantee you will enjoy these homemade butterfingers.
Photo by Addison Skaggs
With all these simple DIY recipes, you’ll never have to go to the store again. These simple bite sized s’mores will leave you wondering why you ever bothered with the mess of toasting marshmallows over the campfire.
Homemade Thin Mints
Photo by Meghan Morris
Yes, you can even make Thin Mints at home. Use Ritz crackers to achieve the crunch and mint chocolate to get the flavor. You’ll never have to buy from another girl scout again (unless, of course, you’re actually a good person).
Thin Mint Cookie Truffles
Photo by Morgan Weinstein
If you already bought your Thin Mints, they don’t have to go to waste. With some cream cheese and chocolate, you can easily turn them in to truffles. They may sound sophisticated, but truffles actually require very few ingredients to make.
Gingerbread Cookie Truffles
Photo by Elizabeth Philip
You don’t need Thin Mints to make cookie truffles. Replace the thin mints with gingersnaps for a whole different flavor profile.
Oreo Cheesecake Truffles
Photo by Christine Pritula
This variation of cookie truffles calls for Oreos. The true genius of this recipe comes from its name. Throwing cheesecake in the title makes it sound far more difficult and time consuming than it actually is.
Photo by Mimi Takano
Even truffle recipes that aren’t made from cookies can be quite simple. This recipe only calls for chocolate, heavy cream, butter, and optional coatings, such as nuts or cocoa powder.
Dark Chocolate Avocado Truffles
Photo by Emily Hu
Truffles don’t have to be that decadent. This recipe calls for avocados, which makes the truffles extra creamy and provides you with lots of essential vitamins.
Vegan Energy Balls
Photo by Becky Hughes
More proof that ball-shaped desserts can actually be good for you. The dates and chocolate give these bitesized goodies their sweet flavor, while the almonds make them crunchy and a good source of protein.
Chocolate Quinoa Squares
Photo by Lily Lou
This good-for-you dessert also relies on dates for a natural and healthy source of sugar, but it uses quinoa instead of almonds to give you that protein-punch.
“Honey Bear” Dip
Photo by Kathryn Stouffer
You can also sneak protein in to your dessert using greek yogurt. Flavor it with some honey and peanut butter to make it sweet enough to call a dessert.
Cookies N’ Creme Spread
Photo by Jayna Goldstein
To make a more indulgent dessert dip, use cream cheese, powdered sugar, and Oreos instead. Technically, you’re supposed to smear this spread on to bagels, but that would be a fourth ingredient. So we’re just going to pretend that it’s a dip.
Photo by Aarthi Chezian
If you haven’t heard of Dunkaroos, you had no childhood. This snack pack of cinnamon cookies and vanilla frosting dip made its way in to quite a few lunch boxes throughout the 90’s, and now you can enjoy it at home. Just mix some Funfetti cake mix, greek yogurt, and cool whip to bring back all of your favorite childhood memories.
Boozy Brunch Muffins
Photo by Catherine Ku
For days when you’re in a more adult mood, ditch the Dunakroos and pick up the booze. The carbonation from the beer turns pancakes into muffins without the need for oil or eggs. It’s perfect recipe for those Sunday mornings when you’re feel too lazy and hungover to make a real brunch.
Pumpkin Spice Muffins
Photo by Katherine Carroll
Even if you don’t have beer on hand, you can still make super simple muffins using cake mix. By adding pumpkin and applesauce, you can easily turn your cake mix into extra flavorful and super moist muffins.
Photo by Catherine Ku
No muffin tin available? Just ditch the applesauce in the above recipe and turn it in to a cookie instead. Just as good. Just as easy.
Gluten-free Peanut Butter Cookies
Photo by Jamie Cantor
For those of you who don’t dig pumpkin or can’t handle the gluten, we have the cookie recipe that you need. For this recipe, you only need peanut butter, eggs, and brown sugar.
Gluten-free and Vegan Peanut Butter Banana Cookies
Photo by Kelly Logan
If you’re allergic to gluten AND you’re vegan, you may think you’re straight out of luck. But even you can enjoy simple, three-ingredient desserts. Mix some bananas, oats, and peanut butter, and after 10 minutes in the oven, you’ve got yourself one hell of a cookie.
Photo by Gabby Phi
I included these to make sure to cover all dietary restrictions. Let’s say you can’t eat gluten or peanut butter. Meet the coconut macaroon, the naturally gluten-free cookie that only requires coconut, sweetened condensed milk, and chocolate. Even people without any allergies love these things.
Cake Mix Cookies
Photo by Maggie Lees
When you’re short on time and supplies, you can also make cookies by using cake mix. You can easily customize this recipe by using the cake mix flavor of your choice and adding in your favorite goodies (like chocolate chips or nuts).
Sometimes, even baking cake mix cookies is too much effort. For those days, this recipe makes cake mix even easier. You just need some soda and a microwave. Sounds weird. Tastes great.
Cake Batter Milkshake
Photo by Andrea Kang
Let’s say you don’t even have access to a microwave. You can still turn cake mix into a perfectly delicious frozen dessert by mixing it in to a milkshake.
Photo by Kaitlyn Thayer
Icebox cakes serve as yet another way to get your cake and ice cream fix all in one. Well, technically it’s just layers of chocolate (or vanilla) cookies and whipped cream, but it is frozen and called cake.
Matcha Frozen Yogurt Pops
Photo by Sam Cicatello
Frozen treats don’t have to be bad for you. Almond milk, yogurt, and matcha powder make a perfectly creamy and sweet popsicle that can cool you down and boost your immune system all at once.
Begging to be made fun of, a fool is actually a traditional English dessert worthy of whipping up for your very wise mother. This vegan strawberry fool is a dairy-free spin on the more modern version, which involves folding cooked fruit into whipped cream.
To make a strawberry fool sans dairy, good quality coconut milk is a must. I read so many complaints regarding dairy-free desserts made with coconut milk that don’t “set up”, but that’s no fault of the recipe. The cook is using a poor quality ingredient, or the wrong ingredient altogether.
Coconut milk is a rich milk made simply from the water and flesh of coconuts. It’s extremely creamy, available in cans or little aseptic packages (like my favorite brand shown below) and sometimes sold with milk alternatives, but more often sold in the Asian section of grocers. It should not be mistaken with coconut milk beverage, which is sold in large cartons, more akin to 2% milk, and definitely will not “set up” in recipes.
For recipes like this vegan strawberry fool, you want a coconut milk with very minimal ingredients that will separate and form a very thick cream when chilled. I use So Delicious Original Culinary Coconut Milk (don’t let the fancy title or unique packaging confuse you – this is straight up, high-quality coconut milk, like the cans, but better). It contains just 3 ingredients (water, organic coconut cream and organic guar gum), and when chilled, it’s almost ALL thick cream. In fact, I only need 1 little package to get the entire 1 cup of coconut cream called for in my dairy-free strawberry fool recipe.
Any leftover coconut milk that didn’t thicken can be tossed into smoothies, used in baking, or thinned for a quick coconut milk beverage to used on cereal or oatmeal.
Be sure to use sweet, ripe strawberries for optimal flavor when making this strawberry fool dessert. If not sweet enough, you can up the sugar to taste. In this recipe, the lemon helps to brighten the overall flavor, the chia seed thickens the fruit just a little more once cooked, and the vanilla helps to keep the coconut flavor from overpowering the fresh fruit. Please note that since the vanilla is added to the fresh coconut cream, I prefer to use pure organic vanilla flavoring, rather than extract, since it’s alcohol-free. The flavor just works better in my opinion, but extract can be used.
For the smoothest results, I do recommend blending the coconut cream before whipping (I typically skip this step, as we find it creamy enough!), and straining the seeds from the strawberry puree.
Special Diet Notes: Strawberry Fool Dessert
For a paleo strawberry fool, swap in your favorite paleo-friendly sweetener, such as honey.
5.0 from 1 reviews Vegan Strawberry Fool Dessert Prep time 15 mins Cook time 10 mins Total time 25 mins Please note that the prep time does not include chilling. Plan ahead as you will want to chill full fat coconut milk in advance. Author: Alisa Fleming Serves: 4 servings Ingredients
- 1¼ cups fresh sliced sweet strawberries, plus additional for garnish
- ¼ cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- ½ tablespoon ground chia seed
- 1 cup coconut cream (see below)
- 1¼ teaspoons pure vanilla flavoring or extract
- Place the strawberries, sugar and lemon juice in your blender and puree until smooth.
- Press the strawberry mixture through a fine mesh sieve into a pot to remove most of the seeds.
- Bring the mixture to a boil over medium heat, reduce the heat to medium-low, and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and whisk in the ground chia seed. Let cool completely. Can be made ahead and refrigerated.
- Place the coconut cream and vanilla in a mixing bowl (optionally chilled) and beat with a hand mixer on low until relatively smooth, about 1 minute. Fold in the cooled strawberry mixture.
- Spoon into serving dishes and chill until ready to serve. Best if allowed to chill for an hour or more. Can be made ahead. Optionally garnish or layer with fresh chopped or sliced strawberries.
Notes Coconut Cream: Chill full-fat coconut milk for several hours or overnight; I use 1 package of So Delicious Original Culinary Coconut Milk (see post above). Scoop the very thick cream only and use in this strawberry fool recipe. Nutrition Information Calories: 190 Fat: 13g Carbohydrates: 18g Sugar: 14g Sodium: 19mg Protein: 2g 3.5.3208
Just wanted to let you know that this tasty vegan gluten free dairy free carrot cake is sponsored by my friends at XOBY Organics!
This one bowl healthy carrot cake is SO moist and tender, you’ll never know it’s plant based and made without eggs! Perfect for Easter!
PIN Vegan Gluten Free Dairy Free Carrot Cake
It’s my FAVORITE TIME OF YEAR.
The time where we get to eat our vegetables in the form of CAKE.
And all the people who secretly wish they could eat cake for breakfast, lunch and dinner instead of vegetables went AMEN. <–Which you CAN if you eat carrot cake Instant Pot french toast casserole. Just sayin’
Don’t lie. Sometimes you look at those trendy bowls on Instagram, where people have roasted EVERY VEGETABLE KNOWN TO MAN (and sometimes, liiike, without even cutting them up?) and you go “nah. I’ll take some gluten free carrot cake cupcakes thank you very much.”
Real life talk. You know I’m all about it.
Well, internet friends. It’s the countdown to Easter which means that gluten free CARROT CAKE is up in the HOUSE.
Cannot wait to blow your minds with the fact that is vegan gluten free dairy free carrot cake is
- SO SUPER moist and tender even WITHOUT EGGS.
- The lack of eggs we mentioned comes from some kind of magical-baking-wizardry that happens when you stir together water, coconut oil and vinegar. Literally ZERO ideas how that makes sense, but you do not question science. Right?
- Has no actual strands of grated carrot. This cake has – wait for it – CARROT BABY FOOD.
Stop it. Stop it RIGHT NOW.
Do not put your baby-food-judgement on a tender, spicy-sweet, pineapple-licious and crazy coconut-y slice of carrot cake perfection. Just like the gluten free vegan carrot cake blondies, the pureed carrot situation is also a MAIN reason why this cake is even able to nix the eggs, while still HOLDING TOGETHER.
The baby food acts like the VRY VRY needed binder AND is hugs all the ingredients in tastes-exactly-like-the-normal-carrot-cake-made-with-non-baby-food-carrots hug.
Can we talk about the DAIRY FREE cream cheese frosting that is basically my newest obsession? Literally have been putting it in my morning oatmeal recipe with blueberry cheesecake swirl every day.
When I got my package from XOBY Organics and Mr. FFF saw the frosting (context: he is OBSESSED with cream cheese frosting but, due to being lactose intolerant, has not had it in ages) he just assumed that I randomly ordered it for him and started GOING TO TOWN ON IT.
I’m like “NOPE. NOT FOR YOU.”
He was sad.
Until I made him this vegan carrot cake recipe.
Life tip: if you accidentally make some sad/hurt someone’s feelings/just do something not-nice-human-like, just make them this vegan gluten free dairy free carrot cake. PROBLEM SOLVED.
XOBY Organics saved the day on the how-to-make-dairy-free-cream-cheese-frosting situation that was at hand <– I couldn’t live with myself if I made you carrot cake WITHOUT that VRY VRY necessary, swirly-twirly CREAMY frosting. But, if you want to MAKE your own dairy-free frosting, you can check out my Paleo Carrot Cake with Almond Flour!
They also saved the day, as per usual, on the WHOLE almond flour carrot cake situation because, just like in the peanut butter chickpea chocolate chip cookies, gluten free magic cookie bars A-N-D strawberry gluten free chocolate lava cakes, the (organic! Wholesome!) cake ingredients were delivered RIGHT TO MY DOOR. And in only a couple days after I ordered them!
Cake that comes right to you?
YEP. SIGN ME UP.
Things I am also signing up for:
- Vegetables disguised as dessert
UHHH, is there anything else in life worth signing up for?
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Vegan Gluten Free Dairy Free Carrot Cake
Note that total time does not include cooling the cakes or chilling between frosting layers.
This vegan gluten free dairy free carrot cake is SO moist and tender, you’ll never know it’s healthy, plant based and made without eggs! Perfect for Easter!
Course Dessert Cuisine American Keyword carrot cake, dairy free, gluten free, holiday desserts, vegan Prep Time 45 minutes Cook Time 35 minutes Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes Servings 16 People Calories 493 kcal
- 3 Cup Almond flour (270g) *
- 1 1/4 Cups Tapioca starch (152g)
- 1 Cup Coconut sugar, packed
- 5 tsp Ground cinnamon
- 2 tsp Baking soda
- 1/2 tsp Sea salt
- 1/2 tsp Ground nutmeg
- 1/2 Cup Unsweetened coconut flakes
- 1/2 Cup Pecans, diced + additional for garnish
- 1 Cup Carrot baby food
- 1/2 Cup Crushed pineapple, drained well
- 1/4 Cup Coconut oil, melted
- 2 Tbsp Apple cider vinegar
- 2 tsp Vanilla extract
- 1/4 Cup Water
- 2 Cans Miss Jones Baking Co. Organic Cream Cheese Frosting
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and line two 8 inch cake pans with parchment paper, greasing the sides with coconut oil.
In a large bowl, stir together all the ingredients up to the pecans (including the pecans) until well mixed. Add the baby food and pineapple into the bowl, but don’t mix. Let them sit on top of the dry ingredients.
Make 3 wells in the dry ingredients and put the coconut oil in one, the apple cider vinegar in the other and the vanilla in one. You don’t want them to mix together yet.
Pour the water over top of everything and use a fork to stir everything together until well mixed.
Divide between the 2 cake pans, spreading out evenly. Bake until golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 33-35 minutes. Let cool COMPLETELY in the pan.
Place one of the cakes, bottom side up, on a cake pan. Gently spread 1 cup of the frosting ** (an offset spatula helps A LOT here) all over it, letting some hang off the sides. Gently place the other cake, bottom side-up on top and gently press to secure.
Spread a heaping 3/4 cup of frosting very thinly over the rest of the cake, to seal in the crumbs. It doesn’t have to look pretty yet! Refrigerate for 20-30 minutes, or until the frosting is hard.
Spread the rest of the frosting all over the cake and decorate with pecans.
*As with all gluten free baking, PLEASE weigh your flour to ensure accurate results
**If the frosting isn’t spreadable, microwave for 6-10 seconds.
***If you chill the cake before serving, let it come to room temperature before serving so that the frosting isn’t hard.
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These 9 Desserts Prove Dairy-Free Is Still Delicious
If you avoid milk-based products, you probably think it’s slim pickings when it comes to desserts. Time to moo-ve those thoughts aside, because the world of dairy-free sweets is just as chocolaty and satisfying as those heavy cream-steeped treats your friends are eating. Just keep in mind that “dairy-free” doesn’t necessarily mean “vegan,” so if you stick to a specific diet, check the recipe ingredients.
1. Fig, Cocoa, and Almond Cookies
These chocolaty fig and almond cookies are a dairy-free marvel. Chewy and super satisfying, they make a perfect snack along with a cup of tea. Good luck eating just one.
2. Vanilla Caramel Doughnut Holes
These doughnuts need neither dairy nor frying oil. Whip together a mixture of oats, add dates and soaked nuts to bind everything together, and roll into balls. Freeze the baby doughnuts, then dunk in a vanilla glaze. Finger licking not optional.
3. Peanut Butter Cookies
Look in your kitchen cabinet. If you have nut butter, maple syrup, coconut oil, salt, and flour, you’re ten minutes away from cookies that taste so buttery you’ll think it’s a joke that they’re dairy-free. But we wouldn’t lie to you!
4. Roasted Wine-Soaked Stone Fruit
If you can’t have dairy, why not add a little wine to your fruit? This riff on peaches and cream uses fresh fruit right from the farmer’s market. The whipped “cream” is actually aquafaba, also known as chickpea water (it’s a thing). If you’re not about this garbanzo bean whip, you can easily use coconut whipped cream, vegan yogurt, or any other dairy-free alternative.
5. Chocolate Olive Oil Cake
If you’ve never used olive oil in baked goods before, we strongly recommend you pick up a bottle (or just use the one sitting in your pantry). An alternative fat to butter or canola oil, its savory flavor also pairs perfectly with chocolate. Eggs make the cake light and airy, and a shower of salted maple almonds on top gives a satisfying crunch. Go ahead, get out that cake pan—who cares if it’s not your birthday?
6. Chocolate Chunk Nut Butter Blondies
Nut butter and chocolate are at it again—and we’re not mad about it. Combined with eggs that give these bars their fluffy texture and coconut sugar for that touch of sweet, these blondies really do have more fun. Use nut butter in place of a richer fat (the darker the butter, the more caramel-colored the blondie!) and super-dark chocolate for a bar to pack for lunch… or to munch on after you pass through the kitchen.
7. Rainbow Carrot Cake Muffins
These carrot muffins are so rich and cakey they might as well be cupcakes. And what’s the point of eating carrot cake without a tall smear of cream cheese frosting? (Answer: no point.) Dairy-avoiders need to try this cream cheese-free frosting—it tastes like the real deal thanks to cashews, apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, and maple syrup.
8. Mint-Cayenne Mango Gelato
Instead of focusing on what you can’t have when you’re dairy-free, embrace the fruity, spicy, and creamy elements of this gelato. Blend frozen mango and coconut cream with mint and a dash of cayenne. Squeeze in some lemon to balance the pepper and fruit.
9. Dark Chocolate Avocado Mousse
Dairy-free chocolate mousse isn’t just something you dreamed about last night. With a little help from avocado, a lighter-than-air chocolaty dessert is in your near future. And while we wouldn’t necessarily encourage eating dessert for breakfast, this recipe is so good for you we’ll let it go just this once…
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Chocolate Depression Cake-this recipe originates from the Great Depression. Also known as a Crazy Cake or Wacky Cake, it’s also egg-free and dairy free for those with allergy issues
My grandparents were all born in 1917/1918. When the Great Depression hit, they were old enough to understand why they had to ration and do without many things we take for granted today. They drank their coffee black because they learned to do without the luxury of cream and sugar.
It’s funny, but I don’t remember them talking much about that time period as a hardship. They were young, in their teens. I remember the stories of them walking to school in the snow, having to help out around the house with chores. No TV, just a radio to listen to in the evenings.
I sometimes envy the simplistic values of that time. Family, faith and hard work.
This Chocolate Depression Cake comes from that time. Just one bite and you’d never realize that there are no eggs, or milk. It’s moist, with a rich chocolate flavor.
The original recipe didn’t have frosting, and it doesn’t need it. You can just dust a little powdered sugar on top. Me, I like frosting, and we’re not in a depression, so why do without it?
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- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon white vinegar
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
- 1 cup water
- 2 Tablespoons butter
- 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1 Tablespoon milk (or cream)
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Combine flour, sugar, cocoa powder, salt and baking soda in a large mixing bowl.
- In a separate bowl, combine vanilla, vinegar, oil and water. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix until completely combined and no lumps remain.
- Pour batter into a greased 8×8 square pan.
- Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 30-35 minutes, until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
- Let cake cool completely before frosting.
for the frosting
- Melt butter in a small saucepan (or in the microwave using a microwave safe dish.) Stir in cocoa powder, mixture will form a thick paste.
- Transfer chocolate mixture to a medium size mixing bowl. With mixer on low speed, add in powdered sugar, milk and vanilla.
- Once ingredients are incorporated, turn mixer to medium high speed and beat about 5 minutes, until frosting is smooth and creamy. Spread on top of cooled cake.
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Chocolate Overload Cake from Real Housemoms
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This dairy free pound cake is sure to fool you. It’s dense, sweet and just as “buttery” as the real thing. Top it with fresh berries and coconut whipped cream for a perfect summer dessert.
Pound cake is one of those dessert staples that you automatically associate with butter. I mean the name implies how much butter goes into the cake. So it’s kind of hard not to, but luckily, butter is easily swapped with dairy free margarine, vegan butter or vegetable shortening.
My normal go-to is butter flavored vegetable shortening. I mostly choose it because it’s shelf stable, which means it doesn’t need to be refrigerated. I normally stock up on it when my usual grocery store has a deal going (they literally put the coupons on the display for you, so you don’t have to do any work at all).
The recipe I adapted this one from makes one large tube pan cake, but I just wanted to make one simple loaf cake. I cut the recipe in half, which normally doesn’t work, but it did this time. If you want to go back to the larger version, feel free to double it and bake two loaf pans. You could even freeze one loaf and save it for another occasion. But, I only wanted to make one, and only because I needed a sweet cake base for my summer berries.
We skipped out on the whipped cream with our dairy free pound cake this time, and opted for some simple powdered sugar (not pictured), but you can go whichever way you want. Or, you can eat the cake the way it is with no toppings or whipped creams. You don’t really need it.
More dairy free cake recipes:
- mini lemon bundt cakes
- one layer cake with chocolate buttercream
- peach almond cake
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon coarse salt
- 1 cup butter-flavored vegetable shortening
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 5 large eggs
- Preheat oven to 350˚F and grease 1 loaf pan.
- In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
- In a large bowl with an electric mixer, cream shortening and sugar at medium speed until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.
- Add lemon juice and vanilla extract. Beat until incorporated.
- Add eggs, one at a time, beating until each egg is incorporated before adding the next.
- Add flour mixture, about 1/2 cup at a time, scraping sides as needed. Beat at medium speed until each addition is incorporated.
- Pour batter into prepared loaf pan. Bake for 1 hour or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
- Remove from oven and allow to cool to room temperature before removing cake from pan.
- Calories: 0
- Sugar: 0 g
- Sodium: 0 mg
- Fat: 0 g
- Saturated Fat: 0 g
- Unsaturated Fat: 0 g
- Trans Fat: 0 g
- Carbohydrates: 0 g
- Fiber: 0 g
- Protein: 0 g
- Cholesterol: 0 mg
Recipe adapted from Call Me PMC.
Last Updated on December 1, 2019
Collection of 20 popular eggless desserts recipes. after a lunch or a dinner, no matter how much we eat, there is always some space for desserts for foodies like me who have a sweet tooth.
In this post I am sharing a Collection of top 20 dessert recipes made without eggs. usually these sweet desserts are made with eggs, but I make them without eggs. So far I have shared many egg-free desserts and sweets.
This collection mostly includes cakes, ice creams, mousse and some chocolate and fruit based desserts which are popular. You will find a few vegan desserts also in this collection.
Top 20 eggless desserts recipes:
1. Eggless tiramisu recipe – tiramisu is a famous Italian dessert. The recipe shared here is an eggless tiramisu recipe and does not use liquor. For the sponge cake, I have used the recipe of my Eggless sponge cake in pressure cooker. you can also make this sponge cake in oven. With this eggless cake recipe, you can also make sponge fingers too.
2. Cheesecake recipe – creamy and soft baked eggless cheesecake recipe. I have made a chocolate sauce for the cheesecake. you can skip this if you want. But a sweet chocolate sauce complements the slightly sour taste of the cheesecake very well. You can also check these recipes of:
- Biscuit cake recipe (no bake)
- Mango cheesecake recipe.
3. Vanilla ice cream recipe – creamy, soft and delicious eggless vanilla ice cream recipe. if you like Kulfi and Ice creams, as a dessert then you can also have a look at these easy and quick recipes of:
- Mango ice cream
- Malai kulfi recipe
- Tutti frutti ice cream
- No cook mango kulfi recipe
- Easy vanilla ice cream (made with just 3 ingredients)
4. Eggless black forest cake recipe – classic black forest cake made easy with step by step photos. to make this delicious black forest cake, you need an Eggless basic chocolate cake or a chocolate sponge cake.
5. Eggless chocolate mousse recipe – this chocolate mousse is made in just 20 minutes. The refrigeration takes 4 hours and your chocolate mousse is ready.the recipe is completely vegetarian as it does not use any gelatine. Few more delicious egg-free mousse recipes you can have as a dessert are:
- Mango mousse
- Pomegranate mousse
- Chocolate avocado mousse recipe
6. Fruit custard recipe – easy recipe of delicious custard made with mixed fruits. fruit custard can be made with dairy milk as well as almond milk. I make both ways. fruit custard can be served chilled or immediately. other fruit based desserts which you can make are:
- Orange cake
- Orange muffins
- Pineapple cake
- Amaranth yogurt parfait
7. Eggless vanilla cake recipe – an easy and delicious recipe to make a basic vanilla cake. The cake is moist, soft and makes a good base for frosted cakes & gateau – like Pineapple cake or Strawberry cream cake.
8. Chocolate ice cream recipe – easy recipe of a creamy and smooth chocolate ice cream. Does not need any ice cream maker. the best part of this recipe is that there are no ice crystals in the ice cream. If you love chocolates based recipes then there are many Egg-free chocolates recipes posted on blog like:
- Eggless doughnut
- Chocolate chip cookies
- Chocolate chips muffins recipe
- Chocolate chip cookies recipe
- Chocolate marzipan recipe
9. Trifle pudding recipe – easy to prepare trifle pudding with mixed fruits, custard and whipped cream. trifle pudding makes for an excellent dessert in parties. It quite easy to assemble, chill and then serve. This is a kid friendly recipe as I have not used sherry or any other alcohol.
10. Eggless chocolate brownie recipe – an easy vegan recipe of chocolate brownie made with whole wheat flour (atta), cocoa powder, sugar, baking powder and oil.
11. Caramel bread pudding recipe – this is a smooth, melt in the mouth pudding made with caramel and bread slices. the pudding is steamed and hence does not need an oven. You can also make this Eggless bread butter pudding recipe.
12. Pista ice cream recipe – easy to prepare delicious pistachios ice cream made in an ice cream maker. you can have the ice cream plain as a dessert or can also add it to various dessert recipes like Kulfi falooda or Kesar pista falooda and Falooda with ice cream.
13. Eggless choco lava cake recipe – easy vegan recipe of preparing delicious eggless choco lava cake. The recipe is very simple and makes use of whole wheat flour and cocoa powder.
14. Eggless apple pie recipe – easy to make delicious vegan apple pie spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg. Apple pie is best had warm plain or with some glazed syrup or even whipped cream. few more apple based desserts you can make are:
- Apple halwa
- Eggless apple cake
- Eggless apple muffins recipe
- Eggless apple upside down cake
15. Chocolate fudge recipe – a quick, easy and tasty recipe of preparing chocolate fudge with just 3 ingredients. chocolate fudge can be made on any celebratory or festive occasion.
16. Mango panna cotta recipe – creamy and smooth Italian dessert made with mangoes, cream and milk. A vegetarian recipe using agar agar.
17. Strawberry mousse recipe – no cook and quick strawberry mousse made with just three ingredients. Many people are fond of strawberries. I personally like them if I get a sweet version of strawberries. Few more desserts you can make with strawberries are:
- Strawberry cream
- Strawberry cream cake
- Strawberry shortcake recipe
- Chocolate covered strawberry
- Strawberry ice cream recipe
18. Eggless banana cake recipe – a one bowl cake recipe of delicious banana cake which is eggless as well as vegan. A quick and easy recipe which gives light, soft and moist cake. Few more delicious Banana recipes you Can make for desserts are:
- Banana mousse recipe
- Banana muffins recipe
- Banana chocolate mousse recipe
19. Chocolate pudding recipe – this is a 15 minute delicious chocolate pudding made with 4 ingredients. Yes, this pudding can be made very quickly. The 15 minute time includes getting the ingredients together and cooking the pudding mixture.
20. Eggless butter cake recipe – this delicious butter cake recipes yields a soft butter cake with a light crumb. This is a heavy and filling cake as its rich with butter, so there is no need to do any kind of icing or add powdered sugar on top.
You’d never guess this moist Eggless Chocolate Cake is dairy free and vegan friendly. Made without eggs, butter or milk, its rich flavour and tender texture rivals any regular chocolate cake.
Introducing the ultimate chocolate cake with NO eggs, NO butter and NO milk.
An Eggless Chocolate Cake that’s dairy free and vegan AND DELICIOUS? Right here my friend 👇🏻 This is a seriously fudgy, moist and tender chocolate cake that everyone will love.
Covered in a drippy chocolate icing, it’s the perfect dessert.
Who knew it was possible to make a delicious chocolate cake without eggs? Not me.
If you would have asked me a few weeks ago, if I could make a cake without any eggs or butter that still tasted amazing, I would have probably said no. But now, my answer would be a resounding YES.
This is the cake of all cakes.
Seriously, this cake is everything. Sometimes referred to as a Wacky Cake or Depression Cake, this super simple style of cake was first born back in the day, when ingredients like butter and eggs were scarce.
But today, a cake like this is super handy because of food intolerances and dietary choices. Because even if you are lactose intolerant, allergic to eggs or following a vegan diet, you can still enjoy a rich piece of chocolate cake
Because what is life without cake anyway?
What you will love about this cake is how easy it is to throw together. You don’t even need an electric mixer – just a bowl and spoon.
In fact, this very cake could be baking in your oven in just 20 minutes. And I bet you have all the ingredients sitting in your pantry right now. #justsayin
What you will end up with is a super soft cake, in fact, it almost melts-in-your-mouth. The cocoa flavour is strong but sweet.
For the perfect dairy free frosting, I also added a delicious drippy icing made with cocoa powder and maple syrup. It’s the perfect pairing. The icing literally melts into the cake and makes it mouthwateringly moist.
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A soft and moist chocolate cake made without eggs or butter.
Eggless chocolate cake
- 175 grams (1 and 1/4 cups) plain flour
- 40 grams (1/2 cup) cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 200 grams (1 cup) caster sugar
- 240 ml (1 cup) water
- 120 ml (1/2 cup) vegetable oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 125 grams (1 cup) icing or powdered sugar
- 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- 2 tablespoons water
- Preheat oven to 180 C (360 F). Grease an 8 inch round cake tin with oil spray and line with baking or parchment paper.
- In a large mixing bowl, add flour, cocoa powder. baking soda and sugar and stir briefly. In a separate mixing bowl, add water, oil and vanilla.
- Add water mixture to dry ingredients and stir to combine. Pour into prepared cake tin and bake for 28-30 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean. Carefully remove from cake tin and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
- To make the frosting, sift together sugar and cocoa. Add maple syrup and water and stir until smooth. Pour over cooled cake and serve immediately.
- Serving Size: 1 slice
- Calories: 320
Keywords: Vegan chocolate cake, Eggless cake, Dairy free chocolate cake
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If you’re trying to incorporate more plant-based recipes into your routine, or need to prepare a recipe for vegan friends or family members, I think dessert is always a great place to start. These vegan desserts taste incredible, but even more importantly, they’re made with ingredients that you probably already have on hand. No tofu or fancy egg substitutes required!
What Desserts Can Vegans Eat?
People following a vegan diet can eat any dessert that is not made with animal products. That means besides avoiding meat, you need to avoid using butter, eggs, milk, and honey when making vegan desserts, too.
It’s also important to know that some granulated sugar is processed using bone char, so be sure to look for sugars that are either labeled vegan, raw, organic, or unfiltered to avoid that type of processing. The following recipes all meet these standards, so the work is done for you!
Are Vegan Desserts Better For You?
Just because a recipe is vegan, doesn’t mean it’s better for you. Vegan recipes can be made with refined flour and sugar, and vegan butter substitutes that are mostly oil. However, the recipes below are made with mostly simple, whole food ingredients, so I do think they make a better choice!
The Very Best Vegan Desserts
I’ve posted hundreds of vegan recipes and desserts over the years, but I’ve narrowed this list down to only my very favorites below. They are a HUGE hit when I bring them to parties, or serve them to my picky kids, so I’m confident that you’ll love them, too.
1. Vegan Fudge
This Vegan Fudge recipe is vegan and Paleo-friendly, calling for just 6 ingredients! All you have to do is stir them together, then pour the batter in a pan and let it freeze until firm. (Kids can help make this, too!) This recipe is best served chilled, from the fridge or freezer, so don’t bring it to a party and let it sit in the sun for too long. However, it will disappear fast once people taste it!
2. Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies
These cookies are gluten-free and vegan, made with protein-rich almond flour! I love how quickly you can stir them together, and how they get lightly crisp on the outside and tender on the inside. Be sure to look for chocolate chips that are dairy-free, to make sure this recipe remains vegan.
3. Gluten-Free Brownies
These Brownies are gluten-free, nut-free, and vegan, making them perfect for those with special diets or allergies. I purposefully developed this recipe with a gluten-free flour blend that you can find at every grocery store (it’s even at Target!), so it’s easily accessible and tastes unbelievably good– even with a sneaky veggie in there, which acts as the egg replacement! If you like your brownies topped with frosting, try my Easy Vegan Chocolate Frosting.
4. Chocolate Avocado Pudding
This dairy-free chocolate pudding features avocado as the base, but don’t worry– you can’t taste it thanks to the rich chocolate flavor! Because avocados can vary, be sure to taste this one as you go and add more cacao powder or sweetener, as needed until the flavor is perfect. I sometimes like to add in some frozen cherries or raspberries for an extra-flavorful treat!
5. Gluten-Free Peach Crisp
This vegan dessert is topped with a nutrient-rich topping, made from walnuts, and the peach filling is lightly sweetened with maple syrup. I love how you can use fresh or frozen peaches for this recipe, both with delicious results! Serve it with a scoop of coconut milk ice cream or coconut whipped cream to make it extra special
6. Vegan No-Bake Cookies
These vegan cookies taste even better than the ones my mom used to make. I love that they’re sweetened with coconut sugar, and you can make them with vegan butter (I like Miyoko’s brand best) or with coconut oil. They taste amazing, with or without cocoa powder added in.
7. Vegan Pecan Pie
This Pecan Pie is naturally sweetened, but you can’t tell because it tastes so good! Unlike traditional recipes, this one is made without corn syrup, and it pairs perfectly with my vegan pie crust. (Which is also gluten-free!)
8. Peanut Butter Swirled Fudge
This impressive-looking dessert is deceptively simple to make! All you need is 5 easy ingredients to get started, and the tutorial will walk you through how to make those beautiful (and easy) homemade chocolate swirls.
9. No-Bake Vegan Cheesecake
This dairy-free cheesecake is unbelievably creamy, with a texture remarkably similar to the real thing. You’ll never guess the secret healthy ingredient inside, and neither will your guests!
10. Almond Flour Sugar Cookies
These Vegan Sugar Cookies taste just as good as a recipe made with refined flour and sugar. They are buttery tender on the inside, without using any butter! Try them with my Coconut Sugar Icing for a vegan topping, or just roll them in some sugar for a festive treat!
11. Vegan Cinnamon Rolls
These cinnamon rolls are totally irresistible! They are soft and gooey on the inside, while being gluten-free, nut-free, and vegan. Top them with a traditional icing made with powdered sugar, or my cashew icing for a naturally-sweetened treat.
12. Pumpkin Bars with Vegan “Cream Cheese” Frosting
These Vegan Pumpkin Bars are naturally gluten-free, and are packed with Fall spices! I love topping them with a vegan “cream cheese” frosting, which is made with pureed sweet potato (I use white sweet potatoes when I can find them) instead of fake cream cheese substitutes. You’ll be amazed by the flavor when you try it!
13. Vegan Peanut Butter Temptations
This is probably the most decadent dessert I’ve made, featuring a tender peanut butter cookie stuffed with a peanut butter cup! You can make your own vegan peanut butter cups, or buy them store-bought for convenience. (Justin’s brand is dairy-free!)
14. Almond Butter Blondies
These flourless blondies are one of my favorite desserts ever! They’re like a deep-dish chocolate chip cookie, but better. I love that they are naturally gluten-free without using any special ingredients, and that they can be in the oven with just 10 minutes of effort. Be sure to check the label on your chocolate chips to make sure they don’t contain dairy, to keep these vegan.
15. Vegan & Paleo Gingerbread Cookies
These cut-out cookies are a fun holiday activity to make with kids and grandchildren! They have the perfect balance of sweetness and spice, and can be decorated with your favorite dairy-free icing or a sprinkle of sugar.
16. Amazing Date Brownies
If you’re looking to reduce the added sugar in your life, these brownies will leave you feeling so satisfied! They are fruit-sweetened, but taste like the real thing. Make sure you bake them in a mini muffin pan for the best texture, and fun bite-sized portions!
17. Healthy Hot Chocolate
This dairy-free hot chocolate takes just minutes to stir together on the stove, and it tastes just as satisfying as the kind I grew up making! You can even make your own hot chocolate mix to keep on hand in your pantry, or give it as a gift.
18. Vegan Cookie Dough Ice Cream
Did you know that frozen bananas have almost the same texture as ice cream? That’s why they make the best healthy ice cream alternative! This quick & easy recipe uses banana ice cream as the base, with chunks of homemade “cookie dough” stirred in.
19. Vegan Flourless Fudge Cake
If you love rich, chocolate desserts, this one is for you. It tastes like the center of a dark chocolate truffle, and is made with only 4 ingredients! I like to serve it with coconut whipped cream and fresh raspberries for a party.
20. Chocolate Pecan Crumble Bars
This dessert comes from my first cookbook, Everyday Detox, and is still one of my favorites! I love how you make the crust and crumble at the same time, and the rich chocolate filling requires just 3 ingredients.
21. Peanut Butter Cup Pie
This easy no-bake pie tastes like a giant chocolate peanut butter cup! I make this one for my husband’s birthday every year, because it’s such a hit. If you’re not a peanut butter fan, you can use almond butter for an equally delicious result!
More Vegan Desserts & Treats
If you don’t mind using a few weird ingredients, like agar-agar (which is vegan “gelatin”) or aquafaba (the liquid from a can of chickpeas) try the following options for fun!
- Vegan Pancakes
- Vegan Strawberry Cream Pie
- Vegan French Silk Pie
- Vegan Butterfingers (no special ingredients needed, just a little extra effort!)
If you try one of these dessert recipes, please leave a comment directly below the recipe you try and let me know how you liked it. I love hearing your feedback! If you make a substitution, it’s also really helpful to other readers when you share what you tried. We can all benefit from your experience!
Reader Feedback: What’s YOUR favorite vegan dessert? Let me know if I missed something, and feel free to share links in the comments below.