Whole Food Plant Based Desserts You’ll Love

Vegan Whole Food Plant Based Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Frosting

Humans need many things to live happy, healthy lives: food, water, shelter, exercise, relationships of various kinds, emotional support, etc. As a society, we talk about these needs a lot. There are dozens of industries set up to help people meet each of them. However, there’s one genuine need that we don’t spend enough time discussing: pleasure. Yes, humans need pleasure as part of a well-rounded, joyful life. 

Pleasure can take many forms. It can be the relief of taking off your shoes after a long day, the comfort of a loving hug from a friend, an earth-shaking orgasm, and the full-body relaxation that follows, or it can be the simple zing of delight a delicious sweet treat gives us. Of course, there are types of pleasure that can be bad or harmful for us. But dessert doesn’t have to be one of them. 

To that end, we’ve put together a list of whole food plant based desserts you’ll love and that love you back. These beauties are deeply tasty and free of dairy, eggs, oil, and highly processed ingredients. We’ve got favorites from our blog and yummy selections from Plant Fueled Life. Let’s get started!

Whole food plant based desserts from the blog

These incredible treats are free and ready for your table.

Whole Food Plant Based Chocolate Cake + Creamy Chocolate Frosting

whole food plant based chocolate cake recipe

First up, probably the all-time favorite Clean Food Dirty Girl dessert ever! This cake is the Beyoncé of whole food plant based desserts. Creamy chocolate frosting takes it over the top. Come with us on a journey to chocolate heaven.

This is the best CDFG dessert I’ve ever had. I recommend putting berries on top!
– Amanda

I love this recipe so much. It’s super rich without being overly sweet. Also, the frosting makes a TON more than I ever need for the cake but I make it anyway to eat by the spoonful.
– Tracy

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Dark Chocolate Almond Truffles

dark chocolate almond truffles plant based recipe

Next, these sweet little bites of love. Decadent dark chocolate and nutty almond butter become elegant truffles. Stunning on any dessert table, they also make a great gift.

Whole Food Plant Based Chocolate Chip Cookies

whole food plant based chocolate chip cookies

Who doesn’t love cookies? These are classic-style plant based chocolate chip cookies utilizing peanut butter and almond flour.

Delicious, especially warm from the oven! Yum.
– Susan

Gluten-Free Rich Cacao Almond Brownies

Did you know that black beans are delicious in brownies? Now you do. When you’re craving something sweet, these will do the trick without making you feel guilty.

Plant Based Flourless Chocolate Cupcakes

plant based cupcakes

You’re never too old for cupcakes. These cupcakes were meant to be muffins, but they just didn’t work. So Molly gave the recipe to her mom, who made a couple of tweaks, and they turned out beyond awesome. They also went from muffins to cupcakes. Win!

Whole food plant based desserts from Plant Fueled Life

Our members have access to the best plant based recipes around. Just take a look at these drool-worthy treats. Get in on this sweet action with a free 10-trial to Plant Fueled Life

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies

These classic treats have a five-star rating from our members for a reason. Rich, chewy brownies are swirled with peanut butter drizzle. They’re what dessert dreams are made of!

My favorite way to consume black beans!!
– Amanda

These are delicious. I was skeptical—not so much worried about the black beans as I was about the complete lack of oil (my past experience with oil-free brownies has not been good). However, to my surprise, these have a good texture and flavor. Don’t taste “healthy” at all. I would consider these to be more like a dense cake than a brownie.
– Tara

Chocolate No-bake Cheesecake with Raspberry Coulis

Into dessert but not into baking? We got you. This omni-friendly no-bake dessert is great for a special occasion or just Tuesday. 

Joyful Almond Coconut Cake with Ganache Glaze

Joyful Almond Coconut Cake with Ganache Glaze

Inspired by familiar flavors, rich chocolate ganache covers a delicious almond cake topped with toasted coconut and almonds. Your favorite candy bar grew up and grew up well. Gen Z would call this a glow-up.

Cinnamon Spice Coffee Cake

Cinnamon Spice Coffee Cake

Our favorite kind of sweet treat: one that can pass for breakfast. This moist, traditional-style coffee cake makes a perfect morning or afternoon delight.

Mardi Gras Mousse

Mardi Gras Mousse

A delicious dessert that won’t leave you feeling too full. This light and creamy citrusy treat is super easy to make with just a few simple ingredients. The colors are inspired by Mardi Gras, but this mousse can be enjoyed for any occasion!

German Chocolate Cupcakes

German Chocolate Cupcakes

Toasted coconut and pecan frosting caps off our cupcake version of the classic chocolate cake. These are cupcakes that both you and your kids will enjoy (and if not, more for you!). 

I have made these like 10 times since they first came out. They are absolutely delicious and really satisfy cravings and are filling too!
– Alexandria

Pineapple Upside Down Cake with Toasted Coconut & Macadamia Sprinkle

Pineapple Upside Down Cake with Toasted Coconut & Macadamia Sprinkle

This well-loved, kid-friendly classic is a delightful dessert for birthdays, holidays, or any day! We love a dessert that doesn’t take itself too seriously.

Peanut Butter & Dark Chocolate Scones

Peanut Butter & Dark Chocolate Scones

With the classic flavor combo of chocolate and peanut butter, these scones are perfect for serving at afternoon tea, brunch, or any time. They’re sure to please every member of the family.

My husband thinks these should be a staple in his diet.
– Nancy

Creamy Peanut Butter Fudge Dip

Creamy Peanut Butter Fudge Dip

This family-approved peanut buttery fudgy dip is flipping amazing on apple slices, spread on toast, pancakes, and waffles, added to oatmeal, or right off the spoon!

My go-to treat when I am craving something thick, chocolatey, and delicious. Put it in your freezer to enjoy without waiting as long. Plus, you probably already have these ingredients on hand. Try it!
– Marcia

Mexican Hot Chocolate Cupcakes

The warm and enticing flavors of Mexican hot chocolate shine in these irresistibly rich and chocolatey cupcakes. Moist and delicious, they’re amazing on their own, or take it to the next level and top with our Orange Cinnamon Cashew Cream or Coconut Whipped Topping!

BEST vegan cupcakes I ever made! I did make the frosting. It didn’t turn out very thick, so I put the cupcakes on plates and drizzled it on top.
– Cynthia

Pumpkin Pie

This pie has become a holiday favorite for many Dirties! Simple and full of the sweet, spiced, pumpkin custard flavors you love. Use our crust recipe, or store-bought if you’re short on time, and top with a dollop of Coconut Whipped Topping to make it extra special. 

Making time for pleasure

We hope that we’ve inspired you to indulge and enjoy the simple pleasures available to you every day. We believe that the world would be a happier place if everyone had their whole food plant based dessert and ate it, too. Got a favorite Clean Food Dirty Girl treat we didn’t mention here? Tell us about it in the comments below.

If the whole food plant based desserts from Plant Fueled Life got your mouth watering, become a member to get immediate access to these and thousands of other handcrafted, taste-tested recipes.

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  1. Annamaria Castiello on May 13, 2023 at 6:09 pm

    Mi piacciono I dolci vivo in Miami FL ma sono vegana e diabetica ,mi piacerebbe domani mangiare uno a base di pianta, ma vivo sola trister pensando il dia ho 2 figli uno vive in Brasile e altro in mesico percio’ felice giorno della mamma da Annamaria

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