Going vegan does not mean cutting cookies, cakes, donuts, brownies and pies out of your life! There are remarkably good versions of all of these foods that contain not a single speck of animal products. You can find fantastic vegan desserts locally at natural food stores, coffee houses, and restaurants.

Vegan Desserts: Cakes, Cookies, Pies, and More

By Erik Marcus

Going vegan does not mean cutting desserts out of your life. You’ve got all sorts of exciting vegan dessert possibilities, including cookies, cakes, donuts, pudding, ice cream, brownies and pies. You can find all of these locally at natural food stores, coffee houses, and restaurants.

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Vegan dessert perfection from Sue Bites Bar in Amsterdam.

If you want to prepare your own desserts, you’ve got many phenomenal vegan dessert cookbooks to choose from, listed in the next section. You can also veganize most existing recipes by making a few simple substitutions. In particular, check out our guide to Egg Replacer and our list of vegan alternatives, which includes vegan milk and whipped cream products.

vegan cheesecake
Vegan cheesecake goes wonderfully with coffee. From La Cabra Iluminada in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.

Vegan Dessert Cookbooks

A raw foods dessert made with black poppy seeds, served by BistRAW & Tea in Prague.

Packaged Vegan Treats on Amazon.com

vegan crepes
Vegan (egg-free) crêpes with baked apple filling.

Vegan Baking

If you want to prepare vegan desserts at home, check out our guide to vegan baking, as well as our coverage of vegan egg replacers.

No matter what you bake, whipped cream is the perfect topping for just about any dessert. It’s also fantastic on ice cream. Several companies make excellentvegan whipped cream. Also, you can also make vegan whipped cream from scratch in minutes using canned coconut cream.

For further reading: Vegan Baking Guide, Vegan Chocolate, and Vegan Cakes.

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