Our 24 Best Homemade Red Velvet Recipes
With cocoa undertones and tangy cream cheese frosting, red velvet cakes and cupcakes are typically the highlight of any dessert table. We've rounded up our favorite homemade red velvet recipes that include some incredible red velvet cakes as well as some surprising additions, such as cobblers, fudge, and cookies. Enjoy the best desserts that red velvet has to offer by indulging in any one of these decadent and delicious treats.
Red Velvet Peppermint Cake
Red Velvet-Raspberry Tiramisù Trifle
Red Velvet Crackle Sandwich Cookies
Red Velvet Pancakes
This recipe is our new favorite excuse to eat cake for breakfast (not that we needed one). The Loveless Café, Nashville's famous down-home spot for southern comfort food, is best known for their flakey stacked biscuits--but we absolutely love their festive layer cake-inspired pancakes just as much. Much like traditional red velvet cake, these cocoa pancakes are served with a delightful sweet and tangy cream cheese butter to cushion in between each flapjack.
The Red Velvet Cake
The origin of red velvet cakes came about from the result of baking soda interacting with natural cocoa and other acids in the batter. Through the years, the red velvet craze has only continued, fueled in part by the red velvet cakes that have graced the Southern Living Christmas cover three times. Take your red velvet game up a notch with this show-stopping version that features a sweet strawberry glaze and icing, instead of the traditional cream cheese frosting.
Red Velvet Fudge
Red Velvet Cheesecake
Red Velvet Pudding Shots
Nothing tastes and looks like the holidays quite like a classic red velvet cake. Easier to prepare, these dessert shots capture all of the rich goodness of red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting; it's a boozy treat everyone is sure to love. Make these shots as instructed for a Christmas party, or top with edible metallic sprinkles for a festive New Year's treat.
Red Velvet Beet Cupcakes
Red Velvet Cake Balls
New Classic Red Velvet Cake
This moist red velvet cake is filled with layer upon layer of cream cheese frosting and topped with sweet meringue icing.
Red Velvet Brownies
Red Velvet Cupcakes
Red Velvet-Peppermint Swirl Brownies
Red Velvet-White Chocolate Cheesecake
Molten Red Velvet Cakes
Red Velvet Cake
Red Velvet Soufflés with Whipped Sour Cream
These snazzy red velvet soufflés are not only eye catching, but drool-worthy desserts that will dazzle any holiday table.
Red Velvet Thumbprints
There's no need to use a pastry bag to fill cookies. Just transfer the frosting to a zip-top plastic freezer bag, and snip the corner.
Red Velvet Whoopie Pies
This hand-held version of the classic cake is a yummy favorite for children of all ages--guaranteed to generate smiles.
Red Velvet Cupcakes with Orange Buttercream
These electric magenta cupcakes get their color not from the usual food coloring, but from puréed roasted beets--which also add a subtle flavor. Don't use canned or packaged steamed beets--the cupcakes' color will be drab.
Red Velvet Marble Bundt Cake
Red Velvet Cake with Coconut-Cream Cheese Frosting
This cake bakes best in four pans. If you need additional pans, use 8-inch aluminum foil disposable pans. Just be sure to place them on a baking sheet for stability.