Vegan desserts make for a superb end to special occasions. Whether it’s Valentine’s Day, a birthday, an anniversary, another holiday, or a time to celebrate, this list contains the best vegan chocolate dessert recipes that you can find. There are classic recipes with vegan-friendly ingredients that even non-vegans will absolutely love. These sweet treats are for everyone to enjoy, so add them to your list!

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Chocolate Cake and Cupcake Recipes

If you are looking for the best vegan chocolate cake or cupcake recipes, here they are!

1. Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes

These vegan chocolate cupcakes are rich, creamy, and perfect for chocolate lovers!

Two vegan chocolate cupcakes on a black surface.

2. Vegan Chocolate Cheesecake 

You can whip up these mini vegan chocolate cheesecakes with cashews and cocoa powder any time!

Five personal sized chocolate cheesecakes topped with strawberries.

3. Vegan Gluten-Free Chocolate Cupcakes

These chocolate cupcakes are vegan and gluten-free! So tasty! Topped with vegan buttercream frosting, it doesn’t get better than that!

Chocolate cupcakes topped with chocolate frosting on a white speckled plate.

4. Best Vegan Chocolate Sheet Cake (GF)

This vegan chocolate sheet cake is also gluten-free. This means all can enjoy this tasty vegan dessert.

Large square piece of chocolate vegan cake with creamy chocolate frosting on top.

5. Vegan Chocolate Cherry Cupcakes

Vegan black forest cupcakes for the win! These chocolate cupcakes have cherry-filled centers made with homemade cherry purée!

Several chocolate cherry cupcakes with creamy vanilla frosting and cherries on top.

6. Vegan Chocolate Oreo Cake

Simply delectable vegan chocolate Oreo cake. This triple-layer chocolate cake with vegan buttercream, Oreos, and chocolate ganache will impress!

Slice of a triple layer chocolate Oreo cake on a white plate with the full cake in the background.

Chocolate Pudding and Mousse Recipes

You can’t go wrong with a good vegan chocolate pudding or mousse recipe!

7. Vegan Chocolate Mousse 

The secret tofu in this delicious vegan mousse is a nice bit of healthy protein and fat for a dairy-free chocolate treat you won’t be able to put down.

Creamy vegan chocolate mousse in a clear glass bowl on a white plate with a spoon of mousse on it.

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8. Blackberry Chocolate Mousse Cups

This creamy vegan chocolate mousse has a blackberry cream base layer for a bite of berries!

Clear glass jars with blackberry cream on the bottom and chocolate mousse on top with fresh berries.

9. Vegan Chocolate Mousse (Made With Aquafaba)

Using just a few simple ingredients, you can assemble this amazing chocolate mousse that is naturally gluten and dairy-free.

three small glass containers of vegan chocolate mousse with berries for garnish

10. Chocolate Peanut Butter Chia Pudding

The perfect combination of chocolate and peanut butter! This chia pudding is a healthy dose of healthy fat, plant-based protein, and sweetness all at once.

Several glass jars filled with chia pudding topped with chocolate chunks, peanuts, and pb drizzle.

11. Vegan Chocolate Pudding 

You only need four ingredients and minimal prep time to make this easy vegan chocolate pudding.

Three chocolate puddings in glass cups with spoons sticking out and berries in bowls.

12. Vegan Chocolate Crème Brûlée

Tasty as heck vegan crème brûlée. It doesn’t really get better than this. Made with just four ingredients and a caramelized top!

Three white ramekins filled with chocolate creme brûlée topped with chocolate shavings and edible flowers.

13. Tiramisu Chia Pudding

Vegan tiramisu chia pudding with three layers. A chocolate layer, coffee, and vanilla layer, for the perfect protein-packed dessert.

This recipe uses chis seeds. Are you familiar with chia seeds? You can usually find them at your local grocery stores. Otherwise, these are my favorite chia seeds.

Triple layer tiramisu chia pudding with three layers.

Vegan Chocolate Donuts

When it comes to the best vegan chocolate dessert recipes, sometimes you just need donuts, and sometimes for breakfast, not just dessert!

14. Black Chocolate Vegan Brioche Donuts

Bold, vibrant, and rich black chocolate brioche donuts that are vegan!

Tray stacked horizontal with dark chocolate chocolate stuffed chocolate donuts.

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15. Chocolate Baked Donuts

These chocolate cake donuts are full of chocolate flavor, dark chocolate frosting, and rainbow sprinkles! (Did you know that you can get beautiful rainbow sprinkles that are vegan, gluten-free, USA-made, and free from artificial dyes? These are my go-to Rainbow Sprinkles!

Several baked chocolate donuts covered in rainbow sprinkles.

16. Baked Chocolate Donuts With Peanut Butter Glaze

Are you looking for classic peanut butter cups but in donut form? Look no further! These chocolate peanut butter vegan donuts are winners!

Four chocolate donuts with peanut butter glaze stacked on top of each other on a white plate.

17. Baked Vegan Chocolate Donuts (with Pumpkin Nut Frosting)

These easy vegan donuts are gluten-free and oil-free. Ready in under 30 minutes; they can’t be beat!

Chocolate baked donuts on a marble board in a straight line with pumpkin frosting on half of them.

18. Vegan Chocolate Glazed Donuts

Easy vegan glazed donuts that are ready in less than 30 minutes. Does it get better than that!?

Several chocolate donuts dipped in chocolate glaze with shaved chocolate on top.

Talk about mouth-watering! These vegan chocolate cookies and brownies and simply delicious!

19. Vegan Chocolate Brownies 

Classic brownies made vegan. It’s that simple. (This vegan brownie recipe has over 700 reviews! They won’t disappoint.)

Several square brownie slices spread out on a white surface.

20. Vegan Double Chocolate Cookies

These double chocolate cookies are everything you want and more! Rich chocolate on rich chocolate on rich chocolate. If you are looking for the ultimate chocolate dessert, these are for you!

Loaf pan lined with a cloth napkin with double chocolate cookies stacked inside.

21. Peanut Butter Date Bar “Brownies”

These aren’t your average brownies. These PB & chocolate bars are made with dates! (This means they are added sugar-free!)

Six date bars topped with chopped pecans.

22. Vegan Zucchini Brownies 

These vegan brownies are easy to make and are super fudgy with adding vegan chocolate chips.

Tray of 15 vegan zucchini brownies with tons of chocolate chips on top.

23. Vegan Truffle Brownie Crackle Cookies

If you’re a chocolate lover, you are bound to love these vegan chocolate cookies. This recipe makes two dozen, so they are perfect for a party!

Large chocolate crackle cookies with a bite taken out.

24. Flourless Sweet Potato Brownies

Dairy-free and full of fiber, these delicious brownies are perfect with a glass of plant-based milk.

Sweet potato brownies stacked three high on a white surface.

25. Vegan Chocolate Sugar Cookies

Chewy, soft, chocolatey, and sweet! These vegan chocolate sugar cookies are perfect for your sweet tooth!

Several chocolate sugar cookies close together, one with a bite taken out.

Vegan Chocolate Candy, Bars, & Sweets Treats

Take your vegan chocolate dessert recipes to the next level with sweet treats like homemade Snickers, peanut butter cups, or chocolate bark! If you’re looking for refined sugar-free options, date balls (bliss balls) are the way to go!

26. No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Bars 

These vegan and low-carb protein bars are made with only five healthy ingredients and are perfect for a filling dessert.

no bake chocolate peanut butter protein bar cross section

27. Chocolate Chickpea Bark

This vegan chocolate treat is vegan and oil-free. It is easy to make, so all can enjoy! All you need is a can of chickpeas and some vegan chocolate chips.

Large chunks of chocolate covered chickpeas.

28. Vegan Snickers Bars

Easy vegan Snickers bars that are made with the best whole foods ingredients!

Three vegan snickers stacked on top of each other with the end cut off so you can see the layers inside.

29. Healthy Peanut Butter Cups

Filled with all-natural peanut butter and coated in vegan dark chocolate. Does it get better than that?

Chocolate peanut butter cups stacked two tall with the top one broken in half showing the inside.

30. Vegan Creme Eggs 

If you’re missing the taste of sweet creme eggs, now you can make your own that are naturally vegan with this easy recipe.

Several chocolate creme eggs with a couple cut in half showing the creamy center.

31. Superfood Dark Chocolate Bark

An easy last-minute dessert idea, you can’t go wrong with this easy chocolate bark recipe that can be made vegan. (This recipe calls for goji berries which are a nutritional powerhouse! If you’re not sure where to get them, these goji berries are a great option.)

Tray of superfood dark chocolate bark pieces.

32. Vegan Chocolate Date Balls 

No added sugar and gluten-free make this the perfect truffle-like recipe for any chocolate craving. (This tasty recipe calls for cacao powder. This is my favorite go-to cacao powder in case you are out!)

Decadent chocolate date balls in a pile, coated in cocoa powder.

33. Homemade Vegan Twix 

Making your own homemade Twix bars is easier than you think with this easy copycat recipe.

Several homemade twix bars laid out on parchment paper with finishing salt sprinkled on top.

34. Tahini Chocolate Date Balls

Chocolate tahini date balls that are oh-so-good! Coated in toasted sesame seeds or black sesame seeds, their sweetness is perfectly balanced.

Enamel tray with chocolate tahini date balls in rows of black sesame and toasted sesame.

35. Vegan Milky Way

This recipe is a #winner! Easy 6-ingredient vegan milky way candy bars.

Stack of homemade milky way bars with the top one cut in half showing the caramel inside.

36. Chocolate Lunch Lady Peanut Butter Bars 

Go back in time to your childhood to make these easy no-bake dessert bars with your kids or for yourself!

A small stack of chocolate lunch lady peanut butter bars.

Vegan Chocolate Ice Cream Recipes

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37. Homemade Caramel and Cashew Mini Ice Cream Pops

These homemade caramel and cashew mini ice cream pops are coated in dark chocolate.

Several chocolate crunk coated vegan ice cream bars.

38. Healthy Chocolate Protein “Milkshake”

Made without ice cream or banana, you won’t believe how delicious this plant-based milkshake is.

2 glass jars with healthy chocolate protein milkshakes

39. Chocolate Cauliflower Popsicles

Mix up veggies and cacao powder to make your own vegan-friendly popsicles that are loaded with veggies.

Seven chocolate cauliflower fudgesicles laying diagonal across the surface.

40. Vegan Chocolate Ice Cream Recipe

Easy no-churn chocolate vegan ice cream recipe. Vegan, gluten-free, and refined sugar-free, so all can enjoy!

Metal loaf pan filled with vegan chocolate ice cream and an ice cream scoop scooping some out.

41. (Bonus Recipe!) Vegan Fudgesicles

These tasty vegan fudgesicles are silky smooth, chocolatey, and super easy to make!

Eight vegan fudge pops on a black plate drizzled in chocolate.

What Chocolate Desserts Are Vegan?

You can turn any type of chocolate dessert into delicious vegan chocolate recipes. A vegan diet doesn’t mean you have to give up sweet and rich flavors like these. Some of the ingredients change, of course, but this list has all the vegan chocolate dessert recipes you need.

You can serve them at parties, and no one will know they’re completely vegan. Chocolate lovers will adore vegan chocolate cheesecakes, vegan cookies with dairy-free chocolate chips, vegan double chocolate muffins, chocolate pudding recipes, and so much more. 

Measuring ingredients can be a bit tricky when you have to do conversions. Here are some helpful guides that I made just for you!

What Are Some Common Vegan Dessert Ingredients?

When it comes to making vegan chocolate dessert recipes, many of the ingredients will remain the same as in classic dessert recipes. Flour, baking powder, baking soda, and vanilla extract are common ingredients used in baking that are completely vegan.

But of course, butter and milk are examples of ingredients that are not vegan. Read on to find out more about proper vegan replacements that you can make when baking to ensure you’ve got a healthy dessert that is free of animal-based ingredients. 

Common Butter Replacements

If you’re new to a vegan diet or you’re trying to make a dessert for all your guests to enjoy, including your vegan visitors, butter is a common baking ingredient. You can swap it out for coconut oil or vegan butter. Earth Balance Original and Miyokos Butter are just a couple of vegan butter brands that work really well in baking. 

Nine image grid of different vegan chocolate dessert recipes.

Go-To Egg Replacers

When baking any dessert, the ingredients need to bind together. This is why eggs are traditionally used. But if you’re on a vegan diet, you can’t eat eggs. These replacements for eggs are my go-to options when baking traditional dessert recipes with a vegan spin. 

  • Applesauce: Applesauce adds moisture and binding when baking vegan desserts. For every egg called for in a recipe, use ¼ cup of applesauce. 
  • Flax Egg: Mixing flaxseed meal and water together creates the vegan egg known as a flax egg. This is a wonderful way to swap out eggs for healthy desserts. 
  • Chia Egg: You can also make a vegan egg substitute with chia seeds. The same way you mix water with flaxseed meal can be used with chia seeds. 
  • Mashed Banana: Using one ripe banana for every egg that is called for in a recipe is another way to bind and add moisture to vegan desserts. 
  • Aquafaba: The water in which chickpeas and other legumes have been cooked is called aquafaba, and believe it or not, it is so similar in function to egg whites that it is one of the best replacements for vegan recipes. 
  • Pre-Made Vegan Egg Alternatives: If you don’t want to try to figure an egg replacement out on your own, you can simply buy one ready to go at your grocery store. Good options for store-bought egg replacements include Vegan Egg Replacer By Ener-GNeat Egg, and Just Egg.

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Alternative Milk Options

I recommend using whatever plant-based milk you have on hand. I tend to use almond milk or oat milk because those are the two dairy-free milks we usually have at home. However, other plant milk options like soy milk, hemp milk, and coconut milk can all work well. Any dairy-free milk you have in your fridge will be great for these vegan chocolate dessert recipes. 

FAQ

What desserts can you eat on a vegan diet?

You can eat any desserts on a vegan diet that don’t contain eggs, milk, butter, or honey. Fortunately, with vegan-friendly substitutes, there are many ways to make classic desserts in a vegan way. 

What pastries can vegans eat?

Shortcrust pastry is one that is usually vegan. You can find recipes on my site to make pastries that are vegan, or you can also buy vegan pastry dough or pie crusts that make it super simple, a perfect option for new bakers. 

Is dark chocolate vegan?

Here’s some good news! Most dark chocolate is vegan. Cocoa, sugar, and lecithin are the primary ingredients, though sometimes it includes vanilla. But vanilla is also vegan, so no worries there. Read all labels to be sure, but remember, milk chocolate is not vegan. 

Is Ghirardelli chocolate vegan?

Not all of Ghirardelli’s chocolates are vegan. There are dark chocolates that contain milk derivatives. This is why you should always check labels for the ingredients to be certain of what you’re getting. The 72% Cacao Twilight Delight Bar by Ghirardelli is an entirely vegan option and is labeled as such on the packaging.

Is Hershey’s special dark vegan?

Nope, Hershey’s special dark chocolates contain milk and milk fat, making them not suitable for a vegan diet. 

Final Words

Hopefully, you’ll find all the vegan desserts you want to make to bring bliss to all the chocolate lovers you know. From vegan chocolate cheesecakes to vegan ice cream and everything in between, these desserts will satisfy everyone’s sweet tooth in a great way!

If you are craving cake, make sure to check out this blog post 50 Vegan Cake Recipes. Once you’re done with dessert, let’s make something savory! 75 Best Vegan Soup Recipes or 40 Vegan Jackfruit Recipes For Easy Meatless Meals are great places to start!

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