Eggless, easy to transport, dessert
April 27, 2018 4:24 AM   Subscribe

I need to make dessert for a dinner party of 8. One of the guests is allergic to eggs and none of my googling has inspired me. Give me your ideas for delicious, eggless desserts!

I do not want to make crumble/cobbler as I prepared this the last time we met. Also, I know the hosts do not enjoy cheesecake, so that is out as well. I would also prefer to make a dessert that does not call for an egg substitute.

We will be going by scooter, so it needs to not spill when put under the seat.

Please help me come up with the perfect dessert! :)
posted by Blissful to Food & Drink (24 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
I've never tried transporting this by scooter but this is my default egg free chocolate mousse recipe.
posted by halcyonday at 4:32 AM on April 27, 2018

Vegan cupcakes, which are everywhere in my town's many hipster cafes, taste better to me than regular cupcakes. It's the coconut oil. And as I've never made anything by Nigella Lawson that wasn't delicious, here is her vegan "dark and sumptuous chocolate cake," which looks great and also uses coconut oil.
posted by flourpot at 4:36 AM on April 27, 2018 [2 favorites]

Chocolate sorbet - add a little cinnamon and cayenne to give it an extra kick
posted by kittydelsol at 4:41 AM on April 27, 2018

Banoffee pie.
posted by EndsOfInvention at 4:47 AM on April 27, 2018

Panna cotta
posted by gakiko at 4:56 AM on April 27, 2018 [3 favorites]

Chocolate Eclipse from one of Molly Katzen's Moosewood cookbooks. Delicious and fun chocolate upside down cake.
posted by donnagirl at 5:27 AM on April 27, 2018 [1 favorite]

No bake oatmeal cookies.
posted by joycehealy at 5:44 AM on April 27, 2018 [1 favorite]

Crazy (Depression-era) cake. Vegan cake, shelf-stable ingredients, and it's ridiculously good - way better than box mix. (Up the vegetable oil a bit more than what's called for in the recipe above -- try 6T rather than 5T -- and add in a bit of vanilla.)

I usually finish with a ganache icing.
posted by steady-state strawberry at 5:45 AM on April 27, 2018 [13 favorites]

Cherry pie! It's delicious at any temperature, the strips of dough across the top hold everything together nicely, and use a milk/cream wash instead of an egg wash over the top.
posted by DoubleLune at 5:58 AM on April 27, 2018 [4 favorites]

Rice krispie treats!
posted by Green Eyed Monster at 6:05 AM on April 27, 2018 [1 favorite]

Any fruit pie will work. Also chocolate cake made with coke instead of eggs is delicious even though it sounds terrible.
posted by jeather at 6:24 AM on April 27, 2018 [3 favorites]

Middle eastern desserts! Examples:

I would suggest baklava too, but a standard recipe makes way more than 8 servings, and it may be hard to scale down because of the size of phyllo sheets. But if you're okay with making a lot, then that's great too.
posted by methroach at 6:46 AM on April 27, 2018

Upside down chocolate Cherry cake here. I serve with whipped cream or cool whip.

I often make it with sour cherries that I sauce up with corn starch and sugar
If using canned pie filling, it's better with two cans
posted by Ftsqg at 6:59 AM on April 27, 2018 [1 favorite]

Oh yes, a baked apple in phyllo!

I have a specific recipe for this one (though it doesn't feel very much a spring/summer dessert):

3 T butter, melted
1/2 c walnuts
1/2 t cinnamon
1 T lemon juice
3 T honey
3 T brown sugar
4 sheets phyllo
2 T superfine sugar
4 tart apples, peeled and cored (NB take ones that keep their shape when cooked)

Preheat oven to 375, butter an ovenproof dish.

Pulse blends walnuts in food processor until coarse. Stir in cinnamon, lemon juice, honey, brown sugar.

Work with one sheet of phyllo at a time. Brush sheet with butter, sprinkle with sugar. Fold single sheet in half to make a square. Sit an apple in the middle of the sheet, fill core with 1/4 nut mixture. Bring the corners of the sheet up around the apple, buttering as you go. Brush the surface with more butter, sprinkle with more sugar. Put seam side up in the baking dish. Repeat with other apples. Bake 25-30 minutes, serve warm. Serves 4.
posted by jeather at 6:59 AM on April 27, 2018 [2 favorites]

These lime pie bars are amazing (or you can go lemon as well). I get raves every time I make them.
posted by Empidonax at 7:11 AM on April 27, 2018 [1 favorite]

Banana Pudding
English Trifle
posted by Comrade_robot at 7:14 AM on April 27, 2018

Pie. Pillsbury crusts are very good if you don't feel up to making your own. I like apple, with a mix of apple varieties. This recipe looks pretty good, just don't add the egg wash on top. Blueberry and peach pie are also delicious, pretty much all pie is so good.
posted by theora55 at 7:25 AM on April 27, 2018 [2 favorites]

Dump Cake! Easy; transport as you would any other cake via scooter.

Alternatively, a nice fruit salad. Always light and the mint makes it extra refreshing (in the vein of a nice mint tea).
posted by vignettist at 7:50 AM on April 27, 2018

These vegan lemon cupcakes are fantastic. They're very light in texture and pretty too.
posted by FencingGal at 7:53 AM on April 27, 2018

Easiest possible option: Sweet potato/peanut butter brownies. I keep these in my back pocket because they tick so many dietary restriction boxes.

Only slightly more complicated and egg free without being practically-everything-else-free-too, but requiring a specialty item: Cuban guava pastries. If you can't find guava paste, you can substitute the jam of your choice.
posted by solotoro at 7:57 AM on April 27, 2018 [1 favorite]

It ain't easy or cheap, but something like I Am Bliss Hazelnut Chocolate Cream Pie from the Cafe Gratitude cookbook, or Cafe Gratitude's raw vegan key lime pie are both amazing (you don't have to go entirely raw, you can do things like sub canned coconut cream for the young coconut flesh).
posted by straw at 9:04 AM on April 27, 2018

Peanut butter blondies - half bar cookie, half fudge. Super easy and very delicious, and also sturdy! They're my go-to picnic dessert.
posted by snaw at 11:09 AM on April 27, 2018

Not sure if this edges too close to cheesecake territory, but I love this chocolate peanut butter tart from Smitten Kitchen.
posted by Aleyn at 4:56 PM on April 27, 2018

Thank you everyone, I am going to make the crazy cake. It looks delicious!
posted by Blissful at 6:17 AM on April 28, 2018

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