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    Posted on Jul 27, 2014

    29 Delicious Summer Vegetable Desserts

    Sometimes, three meals a day aren't enough to consume all of those CSA vegetables.

    1. Chocolate Orange Zucchini Donuts

    2. Flourless Chocolate Chip Zucchini Oat Brownies

    3. Nutella Swirl Zucchini Bread

    Zucchini bread is fantastic, but you had me at "Nutella." Recipe here.

    4. Zucchini Sandwich Cookies

    Two cookies are better than one, and cream cheese filling is better than none! Recipe here.

    5. Zucchini Cake with Crunchy Lemon Glaze

    I know it seems a little too ~crunchy granola~ to fill a CAKE with nuts, olive oil, and a green vegetable. But David Lebovitz has never, ever led me astray. Recipe here.

    6. Chocolate Zucchini Cake with Brown Sugar Streusel

    So dark and chocolate-filled that you can't even see the vegetable. Recipe here.

    7. Oatmeal Zucchini Cookies

    I would like to go on the record to say that I don't actually endorse that garnish. Recipe here.

    8. Eggplant Brownies

    Actually, the recipe calls for "aubergine." That just means eggplant in British. Recipe here.

    9. Eggplant Chocolate Cake

    Puréed eggplant mixed with chocolate, almond flour, sugar and other typical baking ingredients makes for a richly textured cake that then gets wrapped in a bonus layer of pastry crust. Recipe here.

    10. Eggplant Tarte Tatin with Black Pepper Caramel

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    So many intersections of savory and sweet in a single dessert. Recipe here.

    11. Vegan Heartache Cake

    Who needs animal products when you have... eggplant? Hey, I guess so. Recipe here.

    12. Sweet Corn Bacon Ice Cream with Cacao Nibs

    Corn, bacon, and ice cream is a trinity that I can get behind. The cacao nibs are just a bonus. Recipe here.

    13. Corn Ice Cream Shortcakes with Blueberry Compote

    14. Spicy Maple Corn Fritters

    Hush puppies are one of America's greatest culinary triumphs, in my opinion. Thus, they should also be eaten for dessert. Recipe here.

    15. Sweet Corn Crème Brûlée

    A good lesson here is that there actually a lot of sweet, starchy juice where the corn kernels attach to the cob. If ever you're cutting the kernels from the cob for a recipe, remember that scraping some of that juice will add flavor to whatever you're cooking and act as a thickening agent. Recipe here.

    16. Creamed Corn Popsicles

    17. Lavender-Scented Peach and Corn Upside-Down Cake

    18. Popcorn Panna Cotta

    Yes, there's fresh corn in the panna cotta. No, popcorn doesn't count. Recipe here.

    19. Vegan Red Velvet Brownies

    "It tastes the same!"

    "...If you close your eyes."

    Really, though, these taste great. Recipe here.

    20. Chocolate Beet Cake with Beet Cream Cheese Frosting

    The original red velvet. Recipe here.

    21. Chocolate and Roasted Beet Pudding Cakes

    The relationships between beets and chocolate is getting really grown up and serious. Recipe here.

    22. Paleo Red Beet and Carrot Cookies

    A twofer. Recipe here.

    23. Healthy Red Velvet Fudge Bites

    24. Raspberry-Lemon-Beet Blondie Wedges

    Vegan, gluten-free, and filled with fruits and vegetables. Recipe here.

    25. Beet Ice Cream with Mascarpone, Orange Zest and Poppy Seeds

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    Recipe here.

    26. Pineapple Jalapeño Popsicles

    Hot and cold. Recipe here.

    27. Raspberry Jalapeño Chocolates

    28. Tex Mex Ice Cream Sandwiches with Chocolate Jalapeño Ice Cream

    29. Jalapeño Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Spicing up the classic. Recipe here.