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9 Quick, Delicious No-Bake Cake Recipes

Sometimes the desire for dessert strikes hard and you just need something delicious, ASAP. Enter these quick and easy no-bake cake recipes. They not only satisfy your sweet tooth, but also sneak in some nutrients. Think vitamin- and mineral-rich ingredients, inspired by classic dessert flavors you know and love. Toss them together for a bite of heaven that will leave you feeling zero deprivation or guilt — just pure post-meal joy.

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9 Quick No-Bake Cake Recipes

1. No-Bake Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake Bars

Vegans will go nuts for this cashew- and almond-laced cheesecake recipe that’s ultra-creamy thanks to dairy-free yogurt. The bright sweetness of the fruit balances the rich, healthy fat-packed nuts for one divine dessert (one of our fave no-bake cake recipes!). Photo and recipe: Emilie / Emilie Eats

2. 5-Ingredient No-Bake Gluten-Free Cake Bites

Once again, nut butter does decadent things to create textures and flavors you’ll crave. Not to mention, they give you a healthy dose of protein and fat. Here, almond butter and maple syrup act as the “glue” to hold together these yummy single-serving dessert bites. Photo and recipe: Lindsay Cotter / Cotter Crunch

3. Raw Snickers Cheesecake

All this nutty cheesecake needs to create its magical, creamy texture is some time in the freezer. The cold helps set the chocolate-date crust, the peanut butter-cashew filling, the date-caramel layer and the chocolate topping. We know, it sounds similar to heaven. Photo and recipe: Aiofe Howard / The Goodfood Goddess

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4. Cinnamon Roll Microwave Mug Cake

Microwave cakes are the way to go when you want something sweet, stat. Simply stir all of the ingredients together, including flour, cinnamon, brown sugar, coconut oil, and a few other usual baking suspects. Then, nuke for a minute or two, and prepare to enjoy a warm, sweet treat. Photo and recipe: Kim Lee / Kim’s Cravings

5. Raw White Chocolate and Pumpkin Cheesecake

Gluten-free, paleo, vegan, raw…this is the no-bake cake recipe to serve at a dinner party. It looks remarkably like a traditional cheesecake, even down to the crumbly crust. So you’re the only one who needs to know that cashews and dates are the unrecognizable heroes in this creamy pumpkin dessert. No artificial ingredients around. Photo and recipe: Lisa Bryan / Downshiftology

6. Gluten-Free Chocolate Molten Lava Cake

Melted bittersweet chocolate creates the mouthwatering, gooey center of these little cakes. The protein powder-infused recipe has a third of the fat, compared to typical lava cakes — but just as much flavor. And because it calls for dark chocolate, you’ll get antioxidants in every delicious bite, too. Photo and recipe: Perry Santanachote / Life by Daily Burn

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7. Healthy No-Bake Carrot Cake Breakfast Bars

Stir in grated carrots and carrot baby food (the latter for moisture, taking the place of applesauce) for a double dose of beta-carotene- and fiber-rich goodness. The icing on the cake? A muscle-building dream, made with protein powder, nut butter and milk. Photo and recipe: Arman Liew / The Big Man’s World

8. Raw Apple Caramel Cheesecake

When mixed with other dessert ingredients, dates and date nectar make spot-on natural substitutes for caramel. You’ll use the fruit in both forms in this showy no-bake cheesecake recipe, filled with fiber-dense apples. Photo and recipe: Nadia / Nadia’s Healthy Kitchen

9. German Chocolate Protein Mug Cake

Protein powder and an egg white fuel this mug cake’s strong protein content — 13 grams — while a dab of coconut oil makes the texture supremely moist. The best news: It can be yours in about two minutes total. Photo and recipe: Lee Hersh / Life by Daily Burn