15 Vegan Baking Recipes That Are Nothing Short Of Decadent

No matter how practiced you are, vegan baking can be a little tough. When it comes to baking, the traditional recipes are basically a who’s who of everything vegans can’t eat. Finding those vegan baking recipes that are decadently delicious isn’t the easiest task in the world.

Thankfully, the wonderful world of food bloggers and increasing number of vegans have finally made it possible to create the ultimate vegan baking recipe roundup so you can satisfy your inner baker and sweet-tooth all in one warm, gooey vegan bite. Using a few brilliant vegan substitutes for things like butter and eggs, these ideas are just as rich and filling as anything non-vegans get to enjoy. There are so many copycat vegan baking recipes out there to satisfy whatever craving you might have.

I especially get cravings when it comes to desserts. A warm piece of chocolate cake with a giant glass of milk is about as iconic as desserts get in my mind. Now you can enjoy that chocolate cake with a few vegan-friendly changes alongside a large glass of almond milk, and you’ll be reliving those treasured childhood memories in no time. Are you ready to get something baking in the oven?

1. Triple Chocolate Vegan + GF Doughnuts

These dense, gooey, and moist vegan doughnuts from Oh She Glows are for self-proclaimed chocoholics everywhere. Start off your morning with dessert, because you can.

2. Sticky Orange Cake with Marmalade Glaze

If you’re craving a lovely teacake, this citrus sticky cake from The Kitchn is your answer for both vegans and non-vegans alike. Plus it only takes five minutes to make.

3. Soft Vegan Pumpkin Cake with Pumpkin Spice Buttercream Frosting

One bowl, no mixer, and a whole lot of pumpkin spice flavor. Averie Cooks makes a swoon-worthy vegan cake that’s thick, moist, and oh-so delicious.

4. Vegan Brownies

Getting the perfect thick and chewy vegan brownie isn’t easy… until now. Oh She Glows gives you not one, but two easy chocolaty and nutty recipes to help you get your chocolate fix.

5. Vegan Chocolate Cake with Creamy Chocolate Almond Butter “Buttercream”

This cake is the most perfect, creamy, moist cake I’ve ever seen and it’s vegan. Take that non-vegans! Half Baked Harvest’s cake will have you eating cake for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, it’s that good.

6. Vegan Soft Baked Pretzels

Who says all baking has to be sweet? Love & Lemons brings a soft baked pretzel recipe to the party that’ll make you forget all about those pretzels you used to get at the mall.

7. Vegan Apple Cranberry Oatmeal Bake

Forget topping your oatmeal with fruit, you should be making this warm, gooey pan of oatmeal goodness from Joy the Baker. The texture, the colors — I’m totally on board.

8. Flourless Vegan Gluten-Free Oatmeal Banana Bread

Banana bread is one of my favorite baked dishes, ever. This recipe from Making Thyme for Health takes only 10 minutes to make, and has a nutty flavor with bits of chocolate throughout to make it truly decadent bread.

9. Vegan Chunky Apple Cinnamon Muffins

You’d never know these muffins from Averie Cooks are actually good for you after the first bite. The chunks of apple spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg taste just like a giant hug for your mouth.

10. Simple Vegan Chocolate Cake

Get back to basics with this simple chocolate cake from Joy the Baker. It’s about as straightforward and comforting as you can get.

11. Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

A chocolate chip cookie is one of the first childhood food memories I have, and with this recipe from Oh She Glows, it's easy to get all that goodness as an adult. Throw these together and enjoy them straight out of the oven with a giant glass of vanilla soymilk. Thank me later.

12. Chewy Almond Spice Cookies

A vegan cookie that’s soft and chewy? The Kitchn makes it happen with these almond spice cookies, a fun twist on a chewy peanut butter cookie that’ll be sure to win you major brownie cookie points.

13. Vegan Mango Banana Bread

Banana bread goes tropical with Joy the Baker's recipe. It’s warm, spiced, and ready to accompany your morning coffee.

14. Soft & Fluffy Strawberry Banana Cake

Averie Cooks takes the classic strawberry and banana combination and turns it into cake. You’ll never miss the eggs and butter in every moist, soft, and fruity bite.

15. Whole-Grain Vegan Carrot Cake Loaf with Lemon Glaze

This carrot cake loaf from Oh She Glows is basically an excuse to eat carrot cake for breakfast, and I’m completely OK with that.

Strap on those oven mitts, and let’s get baking.

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