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The Best Vegan Dessert Recipes Even Non-Vegans Will Love

From brownies to choc chip cookies, here are all your favourites.

01/11/2017 1:01 PM AEDT | Updated 01/11/2017 1:01 PM AEDT
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Today is World Vegan Day which means it's the perfect day to try out some vegan meals or, if you're already vegan, celebrate together and eats loads of your favourite treats.

Either way it's a good time to make these incredible vegan desserts, which will knock your socks off. They're easy to make, great for sharing (or not, it's up to you) and you won't even notice they're vegan.

Along with more and more vegan cafes, restaurants, food blogs and meat and dairy alternatives, these recipes prove being vegan is not a difficult (or boring) lifestyle.

Here are nine of the best vegan desserts for everyone to enjoy on World Vegan Day -- or any other day.

1. The best chocolate chip cookies

From Daily Rebecca.

Chocolate chip cookies are a dessert staple and you don't need butter or eggs to make them. These cookies are buttery, golden, packed with chocolate chips, and perfectly soft in the middle and chewy on the outside. Seriously, you won't even be able to tell the difference.

Here's the recipe.

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2. Easy baked cheesecake

From Minimalist Baker.

This dairy-free authentic-style baked cheesecake uses vegan cream cheese (available at independent supermarkets and health food stores) cashews and coconut cream for the creamy filling. It's perfectly sweet, slightly tangy and insanely satisfying -- just like the real thing.

Try the recipe.

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3. Chocolate cupcakes with chocolate avocado icing

From Love and Lemons.

With a rich and fluffy chocolate base, these cupcakes are topped with a decadent chocolate icing made with a secret ingredient: avocado. Just give it a go before you knock it.

Get the recipe.

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4. Vegan chocolate brownies

From Jamie Oliver.

Gooey, rich, fudgy and seriously chocolatey, these vegan brownies are a joy to eat and will win you lots of, well, brownie points. And you only need a handful of everyday ingredients to make them. Serve with ice cream for extra tastiness.

Here's the recipe.

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5. Easy vegan cinnamon scrolls

From Minimalist Baker.

These easy cinnamon rolls made with just seven ingredients also happen to be one of the most delicious. They're soft, fluffy, cinnamon-y, sweet and satisfying. Serve as is or with dairy-free cream cheese frosting or a simple two-ingredient glaze.

Try the recipe.

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6. Vegan pumpkin pie

From Jessica in the Kitchen.

If you love pumpkin pie and its comforting cinnamon and ginger flavours, try this vegan version made with homemade pumpkin puree, maple syrup, coconut milk and spices. It's easy to make and bakes just like classic pumpkin pie.

Get the recipe.

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7. Vegan peanut butter and jelly cups

From Love and Lemons.

If peanut butter cups are your jam, give these vegan PB and J cups a go, which are made with five simple ingredients. Just picture tucking into one of these chocolate cups and biting into a pillow of gooey peanut butter and strawberry jam.

Here's the recipe.

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8. One-bowl chocolate hazelnut cake

From Minimalist Baker.

For when you need a birthday cake (or just feel like cake, no judgement here), this one-bowl chocolate hazelnut cake is the answer. Rich, moist, mega chocolatey and hazelnutty, this is basically like Nutella in cake form, which we have no problems with whatsoever.

Try the recipe.

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9. Gluten-free apple tart

From Cookie and Kate.

If you love a good apple tart, try this delicious gluten-free and vegan recipe featuring an easy crust made with almond and oat flour. Serve with vanilla ice cream and maple syrup.

Get the recipe.

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