It's hard to say no to a delicious piece of moist chocolate cake or a bowl of creamy chocolate pudding -- but if you're vegan or milk/dairy free and gluten free, sometimes saying "no thanks!" isn't a choice. When dining out isn't the easiest option, why not bake at home? While substitutions and specialty ingredients can make allergy friendly baking difficult, it is by no means impossible, especially in a world where billions of bits of information are available at your fingertips. Here is a roundup of my 5 favorite vegan and gluten free chocolate dessert recipes --- simple, allergy friendly comfort foods for any occasion!