Everything You Can Do With Red Velvet: A Look At 30 Different Red Velvet Dessert Recipes

Red velvet is a flavor that has become synonymous with the infamous dessert that is the red velvet cake.

The popularity of red velvet cake has put the red velvet flavor in a box of sorts, normally only associated with cake, but this doesn’t need to be the case as there is so much that can be done with it when it comes to desserts.

Everything You Can Do With Red Velvet: A Look At 30 Different Red Velvet Dessert Recipes

From cookies to cupcakes, crêpes, and beyond, the possibilities are endless when it comes to what kind of delicious desserts you can create using red velvet as the main flavor. The only real limitations are your imagination.

With this in mind, we are going to be looking at thirty tasty red velvet desserts that will show that it’s not all about cake when it comes to red velvet! Let’s get started.

1. Red Velvet Sugar Cookies

If you are a fan of red velvet cake and sugar cookies, then this is sure to be the perfect dessert for you, as it brings together the best of both sweet treats.

These cookies are as aesthetically pleasing as they are delicious, thanks to the bright red color of the cookie itself along with the white peanut butter chocolate heart that sits on the top of them.

2. Red Velvet And Raspberry Supreme Cake

Whilst we are looking at desserts that are different from red velvet cake, we have to mentioned this combination cake that brings together red velvet with raspberries and chocolate in one decadently delicious recipe.

The cake is encased in a luscious chocolate icing, but the interior is all red velvet. The cake is then topped off with raspberries and icing sugar to bring all the flavors together.

3. Red Velvet Swirl Fudge

As well as being a super sweet treat, this red velvet swirled fudge also has a beautiful and appealing look thanks to the combination of the bright red color with the white, marble-like swirls.

These bite-sized dessert treats are also really easy to make as they only need a few ingredients, those being cocoa powder, milk and white chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk, a pinch of salt, and some red food coloring.

4. Red Velvet Shortbread Cookies

These unique, red velvet shortbread cookies are delicious, but they are also a creative choice of a red velvet dessert as they are designed with a wedge cut out of them so that they can fit snugly on your coffee mug!

This allows you to enjoy your cookie as you sip your tea, coffee or hot cocoa, all of which are perfect accompaniments to this fluffy and tasty treat.

5. Red Velvet Whoopie Pies

Whoopie pies are a classic pie/cookie dessert snack, so of course, there is a red velvet take on the recipe.

Filled with silky cream cheese, the batter of these whoopie pies combine butter with cocoa and vanilla to create that red velvet flavor, leading to a dessert that has the feeling of a handheld and individually portioned red velvet cake.

6. Red Velvet Ice Cream

This decadent ice cream not only incorporates the red velvet flavor into the frozen treat itself, but also includes crumbled pieces of actual red velvet cake!

The result is a dessert that mixes and matches smooth ice cream with soft and spongy cake textures to create the ultimate red velvet dessert for ice cream lovers and cake lovers alike.

7. Red Velvet Cheesecake

If cheesecake is your thing, then this red velvet cheesecake is sure to be a dessert that takes your fancy!

As well as featuring a thick and creamy layer of cream cheese frosting and a rich, red velvet filling, this recipe also includes Oreos, which are used to create the crunchy crust.

The Oreo crust combines with the red velvet filling and frosting to emphasize that red velvet cake-like taste, thanks to the chocolatey goodness of the Oreos.

8. Red Velvet Cake Pops

Red velvet flavors not only make for a delicious cake, but they also make for great cake pops too! Cake pops are a great bite-size party treat that is delicious as well as fun to eat thanks to being lollipop-like in nature.

The moist, red velvet cake balls are covered in thick, red, and white icing, making for a delectable bite of soft sweetness with every cake pop you eat (which is probably going to be a lot as they are incredibly moreish!).

9. Mini Red Velvet Cheesecake

We mentioned red velvet cheesecake before, but if you are throwing a party and want some small versions of the treat for your guests to snack on, then this mini red velvet cheesecake recipe is a perfect choice.

These bite-sized cheesecakes feature a chocolate crust, a red velvet topping, and a dollop of fresh and sweet whipped cream to finish everything off.

The chocolate crust is another that is made from Oreos as well, making for a delicious chocolate and red velvet treat that works fantastically as party finger food.

10. Baked Red Velvet Donuts

Donuts are a beloved snack all over the world, so if you are a fan of them and are looking for a way to bring a new flavor to your donuts, then these baked red velvet donuts are an amazing choice that can be a dessert as well as a special breakfast treat.

The main ingredients of these donuts are melted chocolate, vanilla extract, red food coloring and buttermilk to achieve that red velvet flavor, whilst the icing for the donuts is also made from vanilla extract, hot water, milk and confectioners sugar.

11. Red Velvet Popcorn

Looking for a way to bring some red velvet taste into your movie night snacks? Then this red velvet popcorn is guaranteed to be a delicious choice.

This is a really simple snack to make, as all you need to do is bake up a red velvet cake and then turn it into crumbs before melting some white chocolate.

Pour the melted chocolate over your popcorn and stir it up, then sprinkle the cake crumbs over the popcorn and voilà! You have yourself a unique and delicious popcorn flavor.

12. Red Velvet Cinnamon Rolls

Much like donuts, cinnamon rolls are a sweet baked good that is enjoyed for both breakfast and for dessert. If cinnamon rolls are your treat of choice, these red velvet cinnamon rolls are a unique and delicious choice.

The dough in these cinnamon rolls features a package of red velvet cake mix, offering that soft and spongy texture along with the chocolate and vanilla flavor associated with red velvet.

13. Red Velvet S’Mores With Cream Cheese Marshmallows

This recipe takes the red velvet formula and turns it into delicious s’mores by using cream cheese marshmallows and red velvet graham crackers.

The s’mores are then finished off by being dipped in chocolate and sprinkled with a mixture of cardamom, dark brown sugar, or cinnamon to emphasize the richness of the dessert and the plentiful plethora of flavor combinations.

14. Red Velvet Hot Chocolate

If you prefer a sweet drink for dessert over the likes of cakes and cookies etc., then this red velvet hot chocolate is sure to become a new addition to your hot beverage line up.

This hot chocolate has an eye catching red coloring- much like the cake it is inspired by- thanks to utilizing red food coloring in the recipe.

The ingredients also include granulated sugar, vanilla extract, white chocolate chips, heavy cream and milk. Top it off with some mini marshmallows or crushed peppermint for the perfect red velvet themed winter drink.

15. Red Velvet Trifle

A trifle is a great way to change up a red velvet cake in a simple yet effective way, creating a whole new dessert with relative ease.

You need to whip yourself up a red velvet cake first and then create the creamy mixture- that will be layered amongst the cake to create that layered trifle style- by beating some cream cheese and then slowing adding in sugar and heavy cream.

Once that is done, create another sugary and creamy mix of powdered sugar and heavy cream, then make a chocolate ganache by melting chocolate chips and then pouring that sugar and cream mixture over the top.

Assemble your trifle by repeating layers of cream cheese and cake before adding a layer of pure whipped cream, and your decadent red velvet trifle is complete!

16. Red Velvet Bars

Easy to make and delicious, red velvet bars are simply sweet dessert bars made from a red velvet cake mix along with some homemade buttercream frosting and white chocolate chips.

The great thing about this recipe is how versatile it is, as you can change it up to please your personal tastes, such as by reducing the frosting topping if you prefer a lighter frosting or switching the white chocolate chips for milk chocolate chips.

17. Red Velvet Stuffed Cookies

These cookies are a bit difficult to get right due to the creamy filling, but if you take your time and are delicate when encasing the cream cheese mixture inside the dough, then you are sure to be whipping them up with ease!

The filling of the cookie is that aforementioned cream cheese along with a pinch of salt and some powdered sugar, leading to a cheesecake like filling that combines with the crunchy, red velvet exterior for the perfect red velvet cookie.

18. Red Velvet Fudge Pie

Chocoholics are sure to fall in love with this next recipe, which combines that vanilla and chocolate red velvet flavor with a fudge pie to create a decadent and rich dessert.

This pie is made using a red velvet cake mix for the filling, which offers that well known squidgy and sweet red velvet cake taste.

This cake filling is then topped off with a chocolate fudge glaze and plenty of chocolate chips, making for a dessert that is a must-try for those with a chocolate addiction as well as a love for red velvet cake.

19. Red Velvet Waffles

Looking for a red velvet treat that can be used as a breakfast meal or a sweet and decadent dessert? Then these red velvet waffles are a delicious and awesome choice!

This waffle recipe uses a lot of the same ingredients that are found in a standard red velvet cake, such as buttermilk, eggs, flour, cocoa powder, sugar, red food coloring and vinegar.

The only difference is that once you have your batter, you cook it in a waffle iron instead of baking it to create your red velvet waffles. To emphasize the red velvet flavor, top off the waffles with some cream cheese frosting and whipped cream.

20. Red Velvet Cookie Cake

Can’t decide between baking some red velvet cookies and a red velvet cake? Then bring them both together in this red velvet cookie cake recipe.

Much like with the aforementioned waffle recipe, a good deal of the ingredients to be found in this red velvet cookie cake are the regular ingredients that are found in the traditional red velvet cake, so it isn’t that difference in terms of baking.

The cake is then finished off with cream cheese frosting and garnished with sprinkles. To emphasize the cookie nature of the cake, bake yourself some red velvet cookies- with one of the recipes above-, crumble them up and then sprinkle them over the top.

You can even sprinkle the cookie crumbs into the batter if you want the spongy cake base to have a bit of a cookie crunch.

21. Marbled Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies

This dessert brings together three delicious desserts into one, those being brownies, red velvet cake and cheesecake.

The brownies are soft and moist and feature the best of the tastes of red velvet cake and cheesecake by baking swirled layers of both of these flavors into them.

Due to the red and white coloring and the marbled look, these would make for great treats to whip up on Valentine’s Day.

22. Red Velvet Cream Cheese Muffins

Muffins are another sweet treat that are able to eaten for breakfast as well as dessert, and these red velvet cream cheese muffins are no exception.

This recipe will lead to some fluffy and soft red velvet muffins that feature a swirl of cream cheese baked into the batter to get that red velvet flavor. The muffins are finished off with a crumbly and crispy butter topping to create a superbly tasty treat.

23. Red Velvet French Toast

Whilst we are on the topic of red velvet tastes with your breakfast, this red velvet French toast is an amazing way to enjoy the flavors of red velvet cake via a morning treat.

This recipe features a creamy vanilla bean cheesecake filling which is light and super creamy, making for the perfect and most delicious accompaniment to your red velvet toast.

The toast is finished off with drizzled melted chocolate or Nutella spread, adding an extra sweet chocolate twist to the dish.

24. Red Velvet Rice Krispie Treats

If rice krispie treats are a snack that you are fond of, or if you have kids that love them, then these red velvet rice krispie treats are sure to be a treat that the whole family will enjoy.

Bake up a red velvet cake mix, melt some marshmallows and butter and then once melted, stir it into the cake mix.

Add in your rice krispies, layer it into a baking pan, and let it cool, then spread your cream cheese frosting over the top of the rice krispie sheet.

Put another layer of red velvet rice krispies over the top of the frosting and then cut it up into squares to create a delicious and unique treat.

25. Red Velvet Loaf Cake

This next recipe is a thicker and indulgent take on the usual red velvet cake, making for a great dessert to serve up at parties or during the holiday season when rich and decadent foods are a must.

As well as being baked in a similar way to a standard red velvet cake, this loaf cake recipe also features a thick and creamy cream cheese frosting that is topped off with red velvet cake crumbs.

26. Red Velvet Pancakes With Cream Cheese Glaze

Fluffy, tender and perfect for breakfast and dessert, these red velvet pancakes feature a festive bright red color and are finished off with a sweet and irresistible cream cheese glaze,

Much like some of the other recipes here, these red velvet pancakes are made with similar ingredients to a red velvet cake, but the batter is then used as pancake batter rather than cake batter.

27. Red Velvet Crêpes With Raspberry And Sweet Cream Cheese Filling

If you are a fan of that pancake recipe, then these red velvet crêpes are sure to catch your eye. These crêpes are a little lighter than the pancakes, but are just as potent in terms of the red velvet flavor.

Pair them with a sweet cream cheese filling and then drizzle some Nutella over the top for a perfectly indulgent dessert or breakfast.

28. Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies

Fudgy, thick and crunchy, these red velvet crinkle cookies make for the perfect Christmas cookie thanks to their red color and the powdered sugar topping.

The hint of cocoa to be found in the cookies means that they aren’t going to be too overpowering when it comes to the chocolate taste. This subtle chocolate flavor blends perfectly with the sweet powdered sugar to make a decadent cookie treat.

29. Red Velvet Truffle Bark

Another treat that is well suited for the festive season, this red velvet truffle bark is sure to be a smash hit at your Christmas party this year!

Topped off with chocolate chips and pretzel pieces whilst also featuring a red velvet cake base and cream cheese frosting, there is nothing not to like about this indulgent sweets!

30. Red Velvet Oreos

Last but not least, this red velvet take on the classic Oreo cookies are a delicious change to the usual Oreo flavors.

To make your own red velvet Oreos, you will need vanilla, all-purpose flour, softened butter, corn starch, powdered sugar, salt, and red food coloring.

For the creamy Oreo filling, you will need powdered sugar and granulated sugar along with vanilla, vegetable shortening and hot water.

Can I Use Liqueur or Wine in Red Velvet Dessert Recipes?

Want to add a delightful twist to your red velvet dessert recipes? Try incorporating liqueur for a boozy twist! Whether it’s a splash of red wine or a dash of fruity liqueur, these boozy cake recipes with liqueur will elevate your desserts to a whole new level of indulgence. Embrace the rich flavors and textures that only a hint of alcohol can bring, and surprise your guests with a red velvet dessert that’s both sophisticated and delicious.

Final Thoughts

So there you have thirty different desserts that incorporate the red velvet flavor in a tasty and unique way.

No matter what your preferences might be in terms of desserts, you are sure to find something that suits your tastes with our extensive list of red velvet recipes!

Frequently Asked Questions

What Flavor Is Red Velvet Exactly?

Red velvet could be described as a cross between vanilla and chocolate with a bit of tartness thrown in.

This slight bitterness- brought about by the red food coloring that gives the flavor that distinctive red tinge- combines with the sweetness perfectly to make for a well-balanced mixture of tastes.

What Does The Red Velvet Flavor Consist Of?

As well as that aforementioned vanilla along with cocoa powder- which makes for the chocolate and vanilla flavors- red velvet also tends to be made up of cream cheese, buttermilk, and vinegar.

The vinegar can be found in the food coloring, which- as mentioned- gives the flavor that tart tang.

Everything You Can Do With Red Velvet: A Look At 30 Different Red Velvet Dessert Recipes

Everything You Can Do With Red Velvet: A Look At 30 Different Red Velvet Dessert Recipes

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If you are a fan of the red velvet flavor, but want to do more with it than simply bake it in a cake, then have a read of our list of thirty unique red velvet dessert recipes.

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