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10 of the best vegan desserts

by Lottie Huckle

published on 28 November 2016

Armed with these clever and indulgent recipes, you’ll be able to indulge in the likes of pavlova, sticky toffee pudding, and cheesecake, minus the animal products.

Aquafaba Chocolate Mousse

Aquafaba Chocolate Mousse

by Elly Pear

Made using magic (ok, chickpea water, but what’s the difference really?) to achieve a cloud-like texture and intensely chocolately flavour, Elly Pear’s vegan chocolate mousse more than competes with its non-vegan counterpart.

Nadiya Hussain’s Banana Ice Cream Cheesecake with Blueberry Compote

Nadiya Hussain’s Banana Ice Cream Cheesecake with Blueberry Compote

Nadiya’s easy no-bake cheesecake is made with an oat and nut base, creamy banana cheesecake centre and sweet blueberry topping. 

Vegan Apple Berry Crumble

Vegan Apple Berry Crumble

by Rachel Ama

Your favourite dessert for a blustery Sunday afternoon but make it vegan. Featuring a sweet, crunchy nutty topping and a tart apple and berry filling, it’s the only crumble recipe you’ll ever need.

Nigella Lawson’s Warm Chocolate Tahini and Banana Pudding

Nigella Lawson’s Warm Chocolate Tahini and Banana Pudding

Nigella’s mouth-watering pudding not only features the triumvirate that is tahini, chocolate and banana, but also includes easy-to-follow swaps to make this recipe fully vegan. All hail Nigella.

Raw Lemon ‘Cheesecake’ (Dairy-free)

Raw Lemon ‘Cheesecake’ (Dairy-free)

by Olivia Wollenberg

A cheesecake may not sound particularly vegan, but Olivia Wollenberg has found a way around the dairy with her raw lemon cheesecake, which is a dairy-free nod to the classic family favourite dessert. Light and fresh, this delicious zesty cake is one for everyone to enjoy.

Vegan Pavlova Meringue Tower

Vegan Pavlova Meringue Tower

Another winner from The Happy Pear duo, this time from their cookbook The World of The Happy Pear, this recipe for a vegan pavlova will defy any beliefs that you can’t make a meringue without egg whites. Take a look at the recipe to find out the secret ingredient!

Sticky Toffee Pudding

Sticky Toffee Pudding

by Saskia Gregson-Williams

Saskia Gregson-Williams’s vegan twist on the famous British pudding is guaranteed to become a family favourite, especially as it only takes fifteen minutes to prepare. 

Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies

Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies

by Roxy Pope & Ben Pook

Chocolate and peanut butter are the ultimate pairing in this gooey brownie that takes minimal effort but really looks the part. 

Vegan Mousse au Chocolat Raspberry Cake

Vegan Mousse au Chocolat Raspberry Cake

by Jérôme Eckmeier, Daniela Lais

Chocolate mousse in cake form… what could be better? This no-bake dessert combines a delicious biscuit base with a layer of indulgent vegan chocolate mousse and juicy fresh raspberries.

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