Vegan Valentine’s Day Desserts for Everyone

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Valentine's day desserts

Grab your whisk because we’re whipping up a handful of Vegan Valentine’s Day desserts that are perfect, not just for vegans, but for everyone! Valentine’s Day and luscious desserts go hand in hand, but you won’t need a holiday to persuade you to make these.

Even if you are planning a special night out this Valentine’s Day, you may want to consider making a special dessert. Vegan desserts definitely don’t have to be difficult or time-consuming, and many can be made in advance. Vegan desserts made right from recipes like the ones I’m sharing today from star vegan chefs are unapologetically luscious and also downright gorgeous. I am blessed to have many talented friends and colleagues and these seven have generously shared recipes that are perfect for Valentine’s Day. Some are quick and easy and others take a bit of time, but all are easy to follow recipes for next level desserts.

What sweets will you be making for your sweet this Valentine’s? We’d love for you to share a comment below!

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Cashew Cream Truffles

Recipe by Fran Costigan

If you are like me, you don’t want to be stressed or exhausted from making a special Valentine’s Day Dessert to follow a homemade wow-of-a-meal on February 14th. Why not try this quick and easy, three-ingredient, one-pot recipe and make luxurious chocolate truffles. Find more tempting desserts in my book Vegan Chocolate.
Get the recipe here.

Vegan White Chocolate Mousse with Strawberry Compote

Recipe by Amy Chaplin

Creamy, white chocolate mousse topped with sweet strawberries make for a satisfying yet refreshingly healthy dessert option. Transform the way you eat with help from Amy Chaplin. Check out Amy’s cookbooks, including her newest,  Whole Food Cooking Every Day, for recipes that are free of gluten, dairy, and refined sugar. And, New Yorkers, watch for the opening of Amy’s restaurant in Tribeca.
Get the recipe here.

Berries Tart

Recipe by Carolina Molea: L’Artisane in VEGWorld Magazine

Chef Carolina’s fruit-topped, classic French tarts are made here, with blueberries and delicious pastry cream. This match made in heaven is perfect for a romantic dessert.
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Hidden Heart Wild Blueberry Cake

Recipe by Hannah Kaminsky

Indulge in this hidden heart cake this Valentine’s Day. Frozen blueberries never go out of season and provide volumes of robust berry flavor. Surprise someone special or make it for yourself! Check out Hannah’s latest book Sweet Vegan Treats for more cookie, cake, brownie and pie recipes.
Get the recipe here.


Lemon Sponge Bars

Recipe by Sara Kidd

I happen to love lemon and was happy when Sara offered her easy to make but fancy-looking lemon sponge bars. Leave off the chocolate and just use the lemon curd to make an even faster dessert! Sara shows off her baking skills in her new eBook, Bake Vegan Stuff.
Get the recipe here.

Valentine’s Heart Brownies

Recipe by Robin Asbell

These brownies and frosting both have a deep, dark chocolate kick that is sure to woo your sweetheart! Get more yummy recipes in Robin’s book Sweet & Easy Vegan.
Get the recipe here.

“Reprinted with permission from Cool Beans: The Ultimate Guide to Cooking with the World’s Most Versatile Plant-Based Protein, with 125 Recipes by Joe Yonan, copyright © 2020. Published by Ten Speed Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House.”
Photography credit: Aubrie Pick © 2020

Chocolate, Red Bean and Rose Brownies

Recipe by Joe Yonan

You will never guess that the secret to these fudgy and delicious gluten-free treats are the beloved and versatile adzuki (a.k.a. azuki/ aduki) beans. I happen to prefer these little red beans in desserts too. Joe’s brownies are perfect for any special occasion and perfect for Valentine’s Day. The recipe is adapted from Joe Yonan’s must-have, brand new cookbook Cool Beans.
Get the recipe here.

  • What would a good substitute be for the coconut oil in the brownies? And a substitute for the coconut cream in the frosting recipe? I follow a WFPBNO eating plan. Thank you!

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