10 Vegan Easter Desserts

whole carrot cake on a silver cake stand
Photo: Mackenzie Schieck

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.

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Cherry Cheezecake

Cherry Cheezecake on a white plate
Mackenzie Schieck

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.

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Vegan Cupcakes

Vegan Cupcakes

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.

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Vegan Raspberry Chocolate Tarts

Vegan Raspberry Chocolate Tarts on a blue plate
Isabel Carlisle Storolis

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.

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Vegan Carrot Cake

whole carrot cake on a silver cake stand
Mackenzie Schieck

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.

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Perfect Vegan Sugar Cookies

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.

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Vegan Brownies

Vegan Brownies being sprinkled with cocoa powder
kevin chavarria

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.

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Vegan Apple Pie with Foam

Vegan Apple Pie with Foam on a blue plate

Don't let the word "foam" scare you off. Whipped aquafaba is layered atop this vegan apple pie before baking, resulting in a crunchy meringue-like topping.

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Vegan Lemon-Coconut Cupcakes

Vegan Lemon-Coconut Cupcakes on a white plate
Rebecca McHargue

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.

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Raw Vegan Strawberry Pie

raw strawberry pie with slices of strawberries on top

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!

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Gluten-Free Vegan Carrot Cake

slice of gluten-free carrot cake with thick layer of frosting
Buckwheat Queen

"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.

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Get More Vegan Easter Ideas

Honey Roasted Carrots on aa plate with greens

If you need something to serve before your dessert on Easter, try one of these meals:

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