20 Dessert Recipes You Won’t Believe Are Full of Vegetables

Whether you have extra veggies to use from your garden, or you simply want more vegetables in your diet, adding them to dessert is an excellent option. From decadent chocolate cake to dessert pizza, the following recipes are great ways to include more servings of veggies in your day.

zucchini chocolate cake

1. Dark Chocolate Zucchini Cake

A time-tested classic. The zucchini creates a satisfyingly moist and rich cake.

Zucchini chocolate chip cookies

2. Zucchini Chocolate Chip Cookies†

Another great use for zucchini, where the squash magically disappears into a delicious cookie.

Healthier carrot cake

3. Healthier Carrot Cake

This sugar-free cake gets its sweetness from a combination of agave nectar, pineapple, raisins and of course, lots of fresh carrots.

Chocolate Pumpkin Bundt Cake

4. Chocolate Pumpkin Bundt Cake

Pureed pumpkin replaces most of the fat in this recipe, and pumpkin spices give it a nice flavor.

spiced parsnip cake

5. Spiced Parsnip Cake with Pecans

Getting tired of carrot cake? The parsnips in this cake give it a surprising natural sweetness.

butternut squash cake

6. Butternut Squash Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

You can use any winter squash for this recipe, such as butternut, acorn or hubbard.

Pumpkin Cheesecake

7. Pumpkin Cheesecake

An excellent recipe that will satisfy any cheesecake lover.

pumpkin apple cake

8. Pumpkin Apple Cake

Pumpkin, apple and nuts create a nutritious cake for snacking or entertaining.

vegan pumpkin pecan pie

9. Vegan Pumpkin Pecan Pie

Why choose between pumpkin or pecan pie for dessert? You can have both in one with this creative recipe.

Pumpkin oat cookies

10. Gluten-Free & Vegan Pumpkin Oat Cookies

These fat-free and gluten-free cookies are easy to make with the added health benefits of pumpkin.

vegan pumpkin scones

11. Vegan Pumpkin Scones

Try these scones for breakfast, pack them for work or enjoy them as a tasty dessert.

chocolate beet cake

12. Chocolate Beet Cake

Beets make this cake especially dark and scrumptious, but without any beet aftertaste.

Spiced Butternut Squash Waffles

13. Spiced Butternut Squash Waffles

This is a great recipe if youíre looking for something different for breakfast, with a healthier twist than regular waffles.

Sweet and spicy pumpkin seeds

14. Spicy and Sweet Pumpkin Seeds

After youíve prepared your fresh pumpkin for other recipes, keep the seeds for this sweet and savory treat.

Photo credit: Abbey Sharp

15. Gluten-Free Cauliflower Pizza with Chocolate, Almonds & Berries

A cauliflower crust makes this a low-calorie and low-carb dessert pizza thatís well worth sharing.

Photo credit: Healthful Pursuit

16. Vegan Lemon Pudding

When you think of lemon pudding, do you think of cauliflower? You will after you try this bold recipe.

Photo credit: Almond Corner

17. Tomato Cheesecake with Basil Pine-Nut Crumble

Not only does this sweet cheesecake boast tomato in the filling, it features a spinach crust to add to its vegetable goodness.

Raw beet cashew cake
Photo credit: Amanda Smith

18. Raw Vegan Beet Cashew Cake

Simple raw ingredients blend together beautifully in this vibrant, decadent dessert.

Cucumber basil sorbet
Photo credit: Scaling Back

19. Cucumber Basil Sorbet

This fat-free, vegan recipe only has four ingredients to create a refreshing sorbet you can enjoy anytime.

20. Spinach Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

How often do you eat green cake? This cake is worth making just for its striking color, and of course it tastes great too.

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