Chocolate, peanut butter & avocado pudding

Vegetarian dessert recipes

Treat yourself to a dessert that's free of gelatine and other meat-based ingredients. From gooey brownies and puddings to cheesecakes and ice cream, we've got lots of sweet ideas.

8 ratings 3.0 out of 5 star rating

Avocado's neutral flavour and creamy texture makes it a wonderful substitute for dairy in desserts or smoothies. These little pots will keep for a few days in the fridge - a great make-ahead dessert!

10 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
149 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Need a simple, zingy dessert you can make with minimal fuss? Try this creamy lemon cheesecake, made with just a few basic storecupboard ingredients

25 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
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14 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

A low-fat chocolate ice cream? It really does exist! Our blitzed banana creation is gluten and dairy-free and ready in minutes

5 mins
Easy
Vegan
Gluten-free
27 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

A lighter version of sticky toffee pudding, rich with dates and spices, and the juicy texture of poached pears, this vegan dessert is sure to please a crowd

1 hr and 15 mins
More effort
Vegan
39 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Know the secret to gooey brownies? Don’t overcook them, and dot through caramel or chocolates filled with liquid caramel or ganache to help add moisture

50 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
18 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Slide this pudding into the oven after the Sunday roast has come out. It's classic comfort food and the cobbler topping can be used on any stewed fruit

1 hr and 25 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
26 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Edd Kimber gives us an irresistible new take on the seventies classic. This stunning upside-down cake makes a great cooking project for teen cooks

1 hr and 20 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
2 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

An easy dessert you can whip up for Sunday lunch entertaining. They only get better in the fridge, so make ahead and get one job out of the way!

40 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
40 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Add custard powder to blondie mix for an extra fudgy texture. Pair with rhubarb for a classic flavour combination, or try swirling in some jam or compote

1 hr and 10 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
106 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Bake an impressive dinner party dessert with minimum fuss – these chocolate puddings, also known as chocolate fondant or lava cake, have a lovely gooey centre

35 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
21 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Make this speedy fruit crumble for when guests pop over. It takes 20 minutes to prep, then you can leave it in the oven while you entertain

1 hr and 10 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
30 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Eloise Shardlow creates a delicate, floral twist on the classic sponge cake. Dried rose petals, rose icing and raspberries make for a showstopping decoration

1 hr
Easy
Vegetarian
39 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

This quintessentially British pud, packed with juicy summer berries, is so much easier than it looks, perfect for beginners

30 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
298 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Master the chocolate cake with an airy, light sponge and rich buttercream filling. It's simple enough for an afternoon tea but special enough for a party too

55 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
4 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Combine the heady flavours of rhubarb and ginger to make a crème brûlée with a real flavour punch. It's a stunning dessert at the end of a special dinner

40 mins
More effort
Vegetarian
5 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Combine fruit pie with apple crumble to get the best of both – a warming dessert that slices neatly and delivers two textures of pastry

1 hr and 30 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
58 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Need to make a celebration cake at short notice? This foolproof, showstopping caramel cake uses storecupboard ingredients and is quick to whip up

1 hr
Easy
Vegetarian
14 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Condensed milk is the secret to this super snappy Italian dessert. Coffee and chocolate are a classic combo, simply layer them up and enjoy

15 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
33 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Transform a classic lemon drizzle cake into a self-saucing pud for a cheap, comforting dessert. Serve with cream or custard

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
37 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Making your own, individual citrus set puddings is even more impressive when served with homemade biscuits for scooping out the cream

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
18 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

This dairy-free dessert is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser and is even freezer-friendly

1 hr and 35 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
11 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Sweet summer raspberries folded into cream flavoured with honey, whisky and toasted oatmeal - what could be more delicious?

20 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
6 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Conjure smiles from family and friends with easy chocolate fairy cakes – they have a lovely light sponge and buttery icing

40 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
9 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Create a delicious Italian-style topping for peaches and nectarines for a simple summer dessert

1 hr
Easy
Vegetarian
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