The very thought of desserts makes you think that it’s loaded with butter, milk cream and of course eggs. But with Veganism on the rise  and being the fad these days and vegan desserts are a proof that that you don’t need butter, eggs, or cream to create something that’s sweet, rich, and desirable. Replace the butter with coconut oil, substitute flaxseeds in place of eggs and get that fresh vanilla or maple syrup to give your dessert a life and hola it’s ready. Even you would be surprised how delicious it can turn out to be. Plant-based foods like the fruit and vegetable purees or nut butter have easily replaced the old school butter on the baking table. Also the fact that vegan dessert make for great replacement for those who are lactose intolerant or allergic to eggs. 

No matter what you’re craving for this festive holiday season, once you have got a hang of baking them the vegan way you would think twice before going back to old ways. Here are two simple and rather much easy vegan cupcake and cookies recipe by Chef Chef Rahul Gurav from Le Meridian Gurgaon to enjoy this season

Both simple to make and incredibly moist, this is a failsafe recipe for a rich and boozy festive banana cup cake. Packed with your choice of chocolate chips and walnuts - no one will ever guess it is vegan.

If you think soaking the fruit overnight is the only way to make a traditional Christmas cake, think again! This unique method with soya milk and almond flour which makes them very soft and moist, infused with chocolate and banana flavor. Yes, that's right - you can make this cake in just one afternoon!

Banana Bread 

Baking time: 20-25 minutes, Baking temperature: 160 degree, Yield per mould: 100gm


    Over ripe Banana’s -2 pieces

    Vegetable/ Sunflower oil 150ml

    Lemon Juice 30ml

    Brown Sugar 150gm

    Non Dairy Milk 4

    Vanilla 0.5ml

    Flour 225gm

    Almond Flour 60gm

    Baking Powder 1 teaspoon

    Baking Soda ¾ teaspoon

    Salt ¼ teaspoon

    Cinnamon ¾ teaspoon

    Nutmeg 1 pinch

    Walnut 75gm

    Chocolate Chips    90gm – 175gm


1) Whisk the ripened bananas and brown sugar together till sugar dissolves completely.

2) Add almond milk, then mix in the dry ingredients together.

3) Slowly start adding the mixture is whisking.

4) The batter is now ready to be baked in greased moulds.

5) Enjoy it warm with a drizzle of icing sugar.  

Fudgy Brownie Cookie

Baking temperature: 160degree, Baking time: 15 minutes , Yield per cookies: 20gram


    120gm Dark Chocolate (60% to 70%)

    50ml Sunflower Oil

    140gm Castor Sugar

    80ml Water

    130gm All Purpose Flour

    30gm Cocoa Powder

    1tsp Baking Powder

    ¼ teaspoon Salt


1) Melt chocolate and slowly add in oil into it.

2) On the side dissolve water and sugar together.

3) Mix in the chocolate mixture with water and finally, add in all the dry ingredients.

4) Bake it @160’C and enjoy warm for the perfect Christmas evening.