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9 Delicious Dessert Recipes Made with Vegetables

  • Yummy Healthy Easy

    Healthy Desserts: Red Velvet Beet Cupcakes

    A puree of roasted beets gives these amazingly moist red velvet cupcakes their natural ruby hue.

    Get the recipe: Yummy Healthy Easy

  • Cooking Classy

    Healthy Desserts: Pumpkin Cake

    Think pumpkins are only good for jack-o'-lanterns and Thanksgiving pies? If this spiced pumpkin cake doesn't convince you to eat the gourd (which, okay, is technically a fruit) all year 'round, nothing will.

    Get the recipe: Cooking Classy

  • Two Peas and Their Pod

    Healthy Desserts: Chocolate Zucchini Coconut Cake

    From fritters to pasta, the versatile zucchini is the J-Lo of the squash world—is there anything it can't do? Add cake to the list with this chocolate coconut concoction from Two Peas and Their Pod.

    Get the recipe:. Two Peas and Their Pod

  • Golubka

    Healthy Desserts: Parsnip Cake with Candied Kumquats

    Sweet and succulent parsnips also happen to be rich in vitamins, minerals, and fiber. If you can't find kumquats, substitute with Meyer lemons, sour oranges, or any other candied citrus fruits.

    Get the recipe: Golubka

  • Sprinkle Bakes

    Healthy Desserts: Chocolate Mashed Potato Cupcakes

    Add last night's leftover mashed potatoes to cake mix to create these super-moist chocolate cupcakes.

    Get the recipe: Sprinkle Bakes

  • NellieBellie

    Butternut Squash Cake

    Butternut squash never tasted so good as in this delightfully light cake from NellieBellie (and that says a lot, butternut squash is always a crowd-pleaser). Bonus: Both the cake and frosting are free from refined sugar, but you won't miss any of the sweetness thanks to maple syrup.

    Get the recipe: NellieBellie

  • A Sunshiny Day

    Healthy Desserts: Mint Chocolate Chip Fudge

    This no-cook fudge gets its green, minty tint from fresh spinach.

    Get the recipe: A Sunshiny Day

  • Love & Olive Oil

    Healthy Desserts: Sweet Potato Layer Cake

    Molasses, nutmeg, cinnamon, and cloves perfectly complement subtle sweet potatoes (which have beta-carotene to keep your vision sharp).

    Get the recipe: Love & Olive Oil

  • Amy's Healthy Baking

    Healthy Desserts: Carrot Cake Oatmeal Cookies

    Each cinnamony bite contains a mouthful of oats and grated carrots, both of which reduce cholesterol.

    Get the recipe: Amy's Healthy Baking