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12 desserts that make dietary requirements taste delicious

Paleo, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free - these delicious dessert recipes ensure you don't have to miss out on the sweeter things in life

  • 1

    Raw chocolate and raspberry layer cake

    This is for the serious chocolate lover, a rich chocolate cake base layered with chocolate cream frosting. If you like, serve with coconut whipped cream and raspberry coulis. Raw desserts are one of the best ways to showcase the amazing flavours you can achieve with raw ingredients. It’s hard to imagine when eating this cake how it could possibly be raw; it just tastes insanely decadent and chocolatey. What is really brilliant about it, other than being full of chocolate, is that you now have a use for all that nut pulp you have left after making nut milk.

    New Zealand Taste|

  • 2

    Flourless Paleo chocolate cake

    This decadent, indulgent flourless chocolate cake is perfectly topped with crunchy hazelnuts. A fantastic Paleo-friendly recipe you can enjoy for a scrumptious afternoon tea treat or dessert

    Woman's Day (NZ edition)|

  • 3

    Raw raspberry, vanilla and macadamia cake

    Nici Wickes' raw raspberry, vanilla and macadamia cake is an indulgent dessert made for special occasions. Punctuated with tart raspberries and topped with crunchy macadamias, this recipe is so luxurious yet incredibly simple to make!

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|

  • 5

    Sugar-free chocolate cherry hazelnut bark

    This sweet and creamy chocolate 'bark' is studded with crunchy hazelnuts and chewy dried cherries to create a delicious, healthy treat for after dinner. It's easy to make, and refined sugar-free - bonus!

    Australian Women's Weekly|

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    Gluten-free chocolate indulgence cake

    Baking is one of the hardest things for people who follow gluten-free diets to enjoy but with this delicious recipe you won't have to feel like you're missing out anymore. They’re so good we challenge you to taste the difference!

    Australian Women's Weekly|

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    Raw choc maple peanut butter slice

    Chocolate, maple syrup, peanut butter – what’s not to love? Nici Wickes' raw slice is a winner. This recipe isn’t too heavy with coconut oil and tastes just like a Snickers bar

    New Zealand Woman's Weekly|

  • 10

    Vegan banoffee pie

    Calling all Banoffee Pie lovers! This rich, indulgent banana and maple pie is fully vegan and absolutely delicious!

    Australian Women's Weekly|

  • 11

    Vegan brownie and strawberry frozen cheesecake

    This sweet, creamy no-bake cheesecake is delectable and simply moreish. This recipe will need to be started the day before to give adequate setting time.

    Australian Women's Weekly|

  • 12

    Dairy free almond and sticky strawberry ice-cream

    Indulge in this sweet and sticky almond and sticky strawberry ice-cream! Delicious, dairy-free and full of natural ingredients - this is an ice-cream you can feel good about eating!

    Woman's Day|