Going vegan can seem daunting -- no milk? No eggs? No BUTTER? But, thankfully, there is one thing you definitely don't have to give up on a vegan diet: Dessert.

Even if you're a proud, meat-loving carnivore, we've found 23 decadent, light and fresh desserts that are sure to win you over. From tarts, to sherbets, to cheesecakes, we're serving up definitive proof that vegan desserts are worth giving a shot.

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  • Vegan Smores Pancakes

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://minimalistbaker.com/vegan-smores-pancakes/" target="_blank">Vegan Smores Pancakes Recipe</a> by Minimalist Baker</strong>

  • Coconut Mango Tarts With Figs, Walnuts, Cinnamon + Ginger

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.thisrawsomeveganlife.com/2013/04/coconut-mango-tarts-with-figs-walnuts.html#.UjoFPSs2s60" target="_blank">Coconut Mango Tarts With Figs, Walnuts, Cinnamon + Ginger Recipe</a> by This Rawsome Vegan Life</strong>

  • Superfood Triple Berry Chia Pudding

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.skinnytaste.com/2013/05/superfood-triple-berry-chia-pudding.html" target="_blank">Superfood Triple Berry Chia Pudding Recipe</a> by Skinny Taste</strong>

  • Brownie Batter Pancakes

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.skinnytaste.com/2011/12/brownie-batter-pancakes.html" target="_blank">Brownie Batter Pancakes Recipe</a> by <a href="http://chocolatecoveredkatie.com/" target="_blank">Chocolate-Covered Katie</a>, via Skinny Taste</strong>

  • Perfect Cinnamon Buns

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://veganyumyum.com/2009/05/perfect-cinnamon-buns/" target="_blank">Perfect Cinnamon Buns Recipe</a> by VeganYumYum</strong>

  • Eggless & Vegan Banana Bread

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.vegrecipesofindia.com/banana-bread-eggless-vegan-recipe/" target="_blank">Eggless & Vegan Banana Bread Recipe</a> by Veg Recipes of India</strong>

  • Snickerdoodles

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://veganyumyum.com/2008/12/snickerdoodles/" target="_blank">Snickerdoodles Recipe</a> by VeganYumYum</strong>

  • Espresso Glazed Vegan Donuts

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://minimalistbaker.com/espresso-glazed-vegan-donuts-no-pan-required/" target="_blank">Espresso Glazed Vegan Donuts Recipe</a> by Minimalist Baker</strong>

  • Vegan Strawberry Chocolate Chip Sherbet

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://glutenfreegoddess.blogspot.com/2008/06/strawberry-chocolate-chip-sherbet.html" target="_blank">Vegan Strawberry Chocolate Chip Sherbet Recipe</a> by Gluten-Free Goddess</strong>

  • Orange & Blueberry Cheesecake

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.thisrawsomeveganlife.com/2012/11/orange-blueberry-cheesecake.html#.UjOXyis2v4d" target="_blank">Orange & Blueberry Cheesecake Recipe</a> by This Rawsome Vegan Life</strong>

  • Vegan Fruit Cream

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.vegrecipesofindia.com/fruit-salad-with-cashew-cream/" target="_blank">Vegan Fruit Cream Recipe</a> by Veg Recipes of India</strong>

  • Eggless Apple Cake

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.vegrecipesofindia.com/eggless-apple-cake-recipe-vegan/" target="_blank">Eggless Apple Cake Recipe</a> by Veg Recipes of India</strong>

  • Jewel Fruit Tart With Caramel Almond Filling

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.thisrawsomeveganlife.com/2013/03/jewel-fruit-tart-with-caramel-almond.html#.UjOX3Cs2v4c" target="_blank">Jewel Fruit Tart With Caramel Almond Filling Recipe</a> by This Rawsome Vegan Life</strong>

  • Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pie

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://glutenfreegoddess.blogspot.com/2008/10/vegan-pumpkin-pie-worthy-of.html" target="_blank">Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pie Recipe</a> by Gluten-Free Goddess</strong>

  • Vegan Jam Print Cookies

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.bloomingonbainbridge.com/2010/10/vegan-jam-print-cookies.html" target="_blank">Vegan Jam Print Cookies Recipe</a> by Blooming on Bainbridge</strong>

  • Mexican Hot Chocolate Snickerdoodles

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.thisrawsomeveganlife.com/2011/11/sometimes-ya-just-need-fresh-baked.html#.UjoDJCs2s60" target="_blank">Mexican Hot Chocolate Snickerdoodles Recipe</a> by <a href="http://www.theppk.com/books/vegan-cookies-invade-your-cookie-jar/" target="_blank">Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar</a>, via This Rawsome Vegan Life</strong>

  • Chocolate Banana Pie With Coconut Whipped Cream

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.thisrawsomeveganlife.com/2012/11/chocolate-banana-pie-coconut-cream.html#.UjOXwCs2v4c" target="_blank">Chocolate Banana Pie With Coconut Whipped Cream Recipe</a> by This Rawsome Vegan Life</strong>

  • Petits Fours

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://veganyumyum.com/2008/01/petits-fours/" target="_blank">Petits Fours Recipe</a> by VeganYumYum</strong>

  • Plum Kuchen

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://veganyumyum.com/2009/07/plum-kuchen/" target="_blank">Plum Kuchen Recipe</a> by VeganYumYum</strong>

  • Candied Clementine Cake

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://veganyumyum.com/2009/02/candied-clementine-cake/" target="_blank">Candied Clementine Cake Recipe</a> by VeganYumYum</strong>

  • Simple Vegan Brownies

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://minimalistbaker.com/simple-vegan-brownies/" target="_blank">Simple Vegan Brownies Recipe</a> by Minimalist Baker</strong>

  • Vegan Berry Pop Tarts

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://minimalistbaker.com/vegan-berry-pop-tarts/" target="_blank">Vegan Berry Pop Tarts Recipe</a> by Minimalist Baker</strong>

  • Vegan Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.abeautifulmess.com/2010/10/tricks-treats-vegan-pumpkin-spice-cupcakes-by-kaylah.html" target="_blank">Vegan Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes Recipe </a>by Kaylah of <a href="http://www.thedaintysquid.com/" target="_blank">The Dainty Squid</a>, via A Beautiful Mess</strong>