10 Vegan Easter Desserts
Easter is a holiday with a distinct focus on sweets. Whether it's Easter basket chocolates or hearty slices of carrot cake, those of us with a sweet tooth can't wait for this springtime celebration. If you're vegan or just eating plant-based, there's no reason to miss out on the festivities. We've rounded up our best dairy- and egg-free treats to enjoy this Easter, from cheezcakes to chocolate tarts.
Silken tofu is the secret ingredient for this indulgent "cheese"cake. Once dressed up with some maple syrup and vanilla extract, your guests will never guess what creates the creamy layer underneath the tart cherry topping.
Cupcakes are a beloved dessert, giving everyone their own portable treat. Recipe creator cornfairy recommends switching in your favorite extracts for your own unique twist or you can try try our 4 Fun Ideas for Decorating Easter Cupcakes for a holiday variety.
Vegan Raspberry Chocolate Tarts
Enjoy all the chocolatey glory you're used to on Easter day, but with a more wholesome spin, by baking up these vegan raspberry tarts. The base crust is simply dates and walnuts, layered up with rich coconut milk chocolate and ganache-coated raspberries.
Vegan Carrot Cake
You can't have Easter without a carrot cake! This plant-based version packs in a variety of flavors and textures in every bite, with plenty of spices, dried currants, slivered almonds, and (of course) shredded carrots.
Perfect Vegan Sugar Cookies
Sugar cookies are blank slate, making them perfect for decorating to reflect the Easter holiday. Use cookie cutters shaped like rabbits, carrots, or even springtime flowers, then coat them in a colorful glaze once baked.
Easy to whip up in between hunting for Easter goodies, and ready in under an hour, these simple brownies are a great treat whether you're plant-based or not.
Vegan Apple Pie with Foam
Vegan Lemon-Coconut Cupcakes
Tangy lemon and rich coconut are perfectly paired in these bright vegan cupcakes. As a bonus, they're gluten-free from being made with a base of wholesome brown rice flour.
Raw Vegan Strawberry Pie
You don't even have to take up room in the oven to create this impressive and colorful pie. The raw crust is made from blended almonds, coconut, and dates, with a filling create by blending strawberries, coconut, and coconut oil. Just give it a few hours in the fridge, and you'll be ready to dig in!
Gluten-Free Vegan Carrot Cake
"Do you love carrot cake, but cannot eat dairy or eggs, or even have a gluten allergy? Then this cake is for you," says recipe creator shadelta. Each bite is packed with bold flavor from mix-ins like shredded carrots, crushed pineapple, ground walnuts, and flaked coconut.