VegNews Dessert Contest with Chloe Coscarelli: Winner & Finalists

After receiving countless delicious entries, we present the VegNews Dessert Contest winner and finalists!

We asked, and you delivered. After reviewing hundreds and hundreds of dream vegan dessert submissions from readers around the world, VN editors and Chloe Coscarelli had the tough task of narrowing down our favorite dessert submissions to 10 finalists and one winner. 

Congratulations to Deborah Biggs, our Grand Prize Winner, who will receive a KitchenAid Mixer, signed copies of Chloe's Kitchen and Chloe's Vegan Desserts (which hit shelves February 19), and her dream dessert come to life in our September+October 2013 food issue. Chloe is already hard at work on developing a mouthwatering recipe for Deborah’s entry. The 10 finalists each receive a signed copy of Chloe's Vegan Desserts. Thank you to all who entered and here’s to dream (vegan) desserts!

WINNER: Derby Pie
(Chocolate, walnut, and caramel tart with Kentucky bourbon and a pastry dough crust)
By Deborah Biggs


Apple Crisp Caramel Cupcake
By Kristen Lyall Dodge

Chocolate Flan Cake with Dulce de Leche Sauce
By Jeannette Morse

Chocolate Hazelnut Angel Food Cake
By Charmaine Leyenaar

Meringue Pavlova with Whipped Cream & Fresh Berries
By Michele Blevins

Meyer Lemon & Pear Meringue Pie
By Abbie Tumbleson

Nanaimo Almond Ice Cream Bar
By Erika Sullivan

Pancake Cupcake with Maple Bacon Frosting
By Erin Trauth

Salted Caramel Cashew Pretzel Bread Pudding
By Emily Hobbs

Swedish Princess Cake
By Lydia Claire Greenfield 

Tiramisu Cake with Coffee Frosting
By Kelly Garbato


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