8 Dessert Recipes That Smuggle in the Veggies

Dessert Recipes
Veggie Desserts

Some may bristle at the thought of vegetables in dessert-- carrot cake and zucchini bread was as far as many of us have ever ventured. But vegetables have been popping up in all sorts of confections these days, and these sweet treats are not your average carrot cake. Veggies like peas and avocados take on new life in cakes and pies. Beets lend an unexpected depth of flavor to a gluten-free chocolate cake, and corn goes floral with lavender. Try these recipes for an exciting twist on your favorite desserts.

Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread


Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread

Izy Hossack/ The Kitchn

The chocolatey flavor and moist texture make this zucchini bread from The Kitchn super indulgent. 

Eggplant Brownies

Aubergine in a brownie??!!!!

Sylvia/ Peaches and Donuts Blog

This isn't something I would have ever come up with on my own, but Syliva from Peaches and Donuts blog assures us it's magnificent. 

Pumpkin Carrot Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting

Pumpkin Carrot Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting

Alida Ryder/ Simply Delicious

This one makes sense, considering carrot cake and pumpkin cake are both unbelievable.

Lavender Scented Peach And Corn Upside Down Cake


FORGET ME NOT – LAVENDER SCENTED PEACH & CORN UPSIDE DOWN CAKE (GLUTEN-FREE)

Ken/ Hungry Rabbit

The sweetness of the peaches combines with the mellow flavor of corn to create something truly magical.

Chocolate Avocado Pudding

Chocolate Avocado Pudding. Yep, It’s a thing.

Jessica Merchant/ How Sweet It Is

Avocado is a great thickening agent for an indulgent pudding like this one from How Sweet It Is.

Sweet Pea And Vanilla Cake With Lemon Icing

Pea and Vanilla Cake With Lemon Icing and Pea Shoots

Kate Hackworthy/Veggie Desserts

Peas in a cake?! Now we've seen everything. 

Purple Velvet Torte - Chocolate Beet Flourless Cake

Purple Velvet Torte

Elana Amsterdam/ Elana's Pantry

The flavor in this chocolate torte is earth and unctuous. 

Garden FlowerPot Cupcakes

Gardening Cupcakes w/ Oreos, Nutella & STARBURST

My Cupcake Addiction/ Youtube

How adorable are this little verdant concoctions from My Cupcake Addiction!?

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