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Our favourite vegan Christmas dessert recipes

by Francesca Sleet

published on 9 December 2022

If you are planning your plant-based Christmas dinner menu and struggling for dessert inspiration, we have the collection for you. From molten-in-the-middle chocolate lava cakes and an easy tiramisu trifle to chocolate mousse and a creamy vegan pavlova, this is the ultimate guide to the best vegan Christmas dessert recipes to serve up this festive season. So whether you’re catering for a vegan guest or the whole table will be enjoying a vegan feast this year, read on to find the perfect plant-based dessert to serve.

Vegan Chocolate Lava Cakes

by Holly Jade

With a subtle coffee flavour and a molten chocolate middle, these easy but decadent vegan lava cakes are the dream vegan dessert recipe.

Vegan Tiramisu Trifle

Vegan Tiramisu Trifle

by Lauren Toyota

The perfect make-ahead vegan dessert for Christmas, this rich and luxurious tiramisu-inspired trifle features coffee soaked vanilla cake layered with chocolate mousse.

Aquafaba Chocolate Mousse

Aquafaba Chocolate Mousse

by Elly Pear

For an indulgent plant-based dessert, try this chocolate mousse recipe from Elly Pear; it’s made with aquafaba instead of egg whites for a celestially light texture.

Nigella Lawson’s Warm Chocolate Tahini and Banana Pudding

Nigella Lawson’s Warm Chocolate Tahini and Banana Pudding

Inspired by her equally delicious tahini and chocolate banana bread recipe, Nigella transforms this winning combination into a light but intense pudding. Check out the introduction for the two substitutions that make this dish fully vegan.

Vegan Mousse au Chocolat Raspberry Cake

Vegan Mousse au Chocolat Raspberry Cake

by Jérôme Eckmeier, Daniela Lais

A show-stopping dessert for chocolate lovers, this easy no-bake mousse cake is light and creamy with fresh pops of sweetness from the addition of raspberries.

Vegan Pavlova Meringue Tower

Vegan Pavlova Meringue Tower

This super simple pavlova sees meringues topped with generous heaps of whipped cream and plenty of fresh fruit. For a seasonal fruit topping, switch out the summer berries for citrus fruits, cranberries, redcurrants or pomegranate.


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