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.
2. Easy baked cheesecake
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.
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.
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.
5. Easy vegan cinnamon scrolls
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.
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.
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.
8. One-bowl chocolate hazelnut cake
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.
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.