22 Mouth-Watering Red Velvet Recipes

Love red velvet cake, but looking for a way to make the decadent dessert even more special? Check out these twists on the Southern favorite. From brownies to biscotti and ice cream to icebox cakes, these 22 indulgent red velvet recipes are too amazing to resist.

Red Velvet Deep Dish Cookies

Red Velvet Deep Dish Cookies

Courtesy of Created by Diane

A boxed red velvet cake mix is combined with white chocolate and dark chocolate chips in this thick cookie from Created by Diane. Baked in a deep-dish cookie pan or muffin-top pan, the resulting confection has a crispy edge and chewy center.

Get the recipe: Red Velvet Deep Dish Cookies

Red Velvet Twinkies

Red Velvet Twinkies

Courtesy of Crave by Random House

Check out this upscale version of the convenience-store treat from Crave by Random House. Dark cocoa powder gives the cake a decadent flavor while goat cheese adds tang to the cream cheese filling.

Get the recipe: Red Velvet Twinkies

Red Velvet Cupcake Ice Cream

Red Velvet Cupcake Ice Cream

Courtesy of Drizzle and Dip

This ice cream from Drizzle and Dip is as dramatic as the cake that inspired it, thanks to crumbled red velvet cupcakes and cream-cheese frosting swirled into the mix before and during the churning process.

Get the recipe: Red Velvet Cupcake Ice Cream

Red Velvet Icebox Cakes

Red Velvet Icebox Cakes

Courtesy of Sugar Hero

At just 5 inches tall and 2.5 inches around, these miniature icebox-style cakes from Sugar Hero are made with a crunchy red velvet-inspired wafer cookie and layered with a whipped cream and cream-cheese frosting. Letting the cakes chill overnight lets the cream soak into the cookies, softening them into a cake-like texture.

Get the recipe: Red Velvet Icebox Cakes

Red Velvet Oreos

Red Velvet Oreos

Courtesy of Krissy’s Creations

Krissy’s Creations combines an Oreo’s texture with red velvet flavor in this twist on the name-brand sandwich cookie. To get the cookie’s shape and size just right, bake one large red velvet cookie on a baking sheet and use a round cookie cutter to create uniform cookies. A homemade cream filling completes the Oreo homage.

Get the recipe: Red Velvet Oreos

Red Velvet Brownie Truffles

Red Velvet Brownie Truffles

Courtesy of Cookin’ Cowgirl

For a fun and fancy dessert, try Cookin’ Cowgirl’s red velvet-inspired truffles. Cover dense brownie-batter balls with whipped cream-cheese frosting and sprinkles for a drool-worthy bite.

Get the recipe: Red Velvet Brownie Truffles

Red Velvet Milkshake Shooters

Red Velvet Milkshake Shooters

Courtesy of The Cake Merchant

Need dessert in 10 minutes? Try this sweet and sassy shooter from The Cake Merchant. Dip the rims of shot glasses in melted white chocolate and coat with sprinkles. Blend ice cream, milk, vanilla extract, red velvet cake mix, and some red food coloring together, pour into the rimmed glasses, and add some cute straws. Voila!

Get the recipe: Red Velvet Milkshake Shooters

Red Velvet Baked Donuts

Red Velvet Baked Donuts

Courtesy of Taste and Tell

If you don’t already own a donut pan, this recipe from Taste and Tell makes buying one worth the $10 investment. These baked donuts taste almost as good as the fried kind—and are topped with a light sugar glaze.

Get the recipe: Red Velvet Baked Donuts

Mini Red Velvet Bundt Cakes

Mini Red Velvet Bundt Cakes

Courtesy of Overtime Cook

Traditional red velvet cake gets a mini makeover when baked in little bundt cake pans, like in these cute creations from Overtime Cook. Top them with cream cheese glaze and white sugar pearls (dragees) for an elegant evening look.

Get the recipe: Red Velvet Mini Bundt Cakes

Healthy Red Velvet Cheesecake Smoothie

Healthy Red Velvet Cheesecake Smoothie

Courtesy of Food Wanderings in Asia

In this all-natural smoothie from Food Wanderings in Asia beets are the secret to the bold color. Cottage cheese adds a cheesecake-like twist to the rich and creamy shake with a light cocoa taste.

Get the recipe: Healthy Red Velvet Cheesecake Smoothie

Red Velvet Brownies

Red Velvet Brownies

Courtesy of Smells Like Home

Treat yourself to a lesson in contrast: A chewy, dense, bright red brownie is topped with a fluffy white chocolate buttercream frosting in this indulgent dessert from Smells Like Home

Get the recipe: Red Velvet Brownies

Red Velvet White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Red Velvet White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Courtesy of Cooking Classy

If red velvet cupcakes and chocolate chip cookies had a baby, the bundle of joy would be this cookie from Cooking Classy. The gorgeously red concoction is lightly chocolately and deliciously chewy.

Get the recipe: Red Velvet White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Red Velvet Sandwich Cookies

Red Velvet Sandwich Cookies

Courtesy of Let’s Dish

A modified boxed cake mix helps create this modern version of a whoopie pie from Let’s Dish. The slightly chewy red velvet cookies are just the right thickness to perfectly sandwich the cream cheese-based filling.

Get the recipe: Red Velvet Sandwich Cookies

Red Velvet Pancakes

Red Velvet Pancakes

Courtesy of Cooking Classy

Looking for a decadent and delicious breakfast? These from-scratch red velvet pancakes with a cream cheese glaze from Cooking Classy will put dessert course flavors at the top of your day.

Get the recipe: Red Velvet Pancakes

Red Velvet Martinis

Red Velvet Martinis

Courtesy of The Crafty Hostess

You don’t have to choose between cocktails or dessert with this libation from The Crafty Hostess. Dip the rims of martini glasses in frosting and red sugar, and drizzle chocolate syrup in bottom of each glass. Shake vodka, crème de cacao, buttermilk, and red food color over ice before serving up a drinkable dessert.

Get the recipe: Red Velvet Martinis

Red Velvet “Nutella” Spread

Red Velvet “Nutella” Spread

Courtesy of Diary of a Mad Hausfrau

This homemade chocolate, almond, and hazelnut spread from Diary of a Mad Hausfrau is reminiscent of the Italian spread. It’s unique tangy flavor combines red velvet, chocolate, and nuts and is perfect for Nutella fans.

Get the recipe: Red Velvet "Nutella" Spread

Red Velvet Waffle

Red Velvet Waffle

Courtesy of Not Your Momma’s Cookie

Your waffle iron won’t know what hit it when you pour this batter in. The traditional red velvet recipe from Not Your Momma’s Cookie includes buttermilk, cocoa powder, and white vinegar, and there’s no syrup necessary; a cream cheese glaze completes the standard flavors. Get the recipe at Not Your Momma’s Cookie

Get the recipe: Red Velvet Waffle

Red Velvet Biscotti

Red Velvet Biscotti

Courtesy of Something Swanky

For a super-easy confection you can enjoy with coffee morning, noon, and night, try this biscotti from Something Swanky. Made with a boxed red velvet cake mix, the dry cookies can be dipped in white chocolate and pecans—or whatever your taste buds prefer.

Get the recipe: Red Velvet Biscotti

Red Velvet Popsicles

Red Velvet Popsicles

Courtesy of Sandy Toes and Popsicles

Think it’s too hot outside to dig into a rich red velvet cake? Try this popsicle version from Sandy Toes and Popsicles. Layer red-tinted chocolate pudding and a sweet cream cheese mixture in small Dixie cups, freeze, and revel in the frosty flavors on a sultry summer day.

Get the recipe: Red Velvet Popsicles

Red Velvet Cake Batter Popcorn

Red Velvet Cake Batter Popcorn

Courtesy of Icy Violet’s Kitchen

The mix of sweet and savory makes this red velvet popcorn concoction from Icy Violet’s Kitchen a winning combination. It tastes like cake and frosting poured onto slightly salty popcorn. The crumbly result is perfect for snacking or can easily be molded into popcorn balls.

Get the recipe: Red Velvet Cake Batter Popcorn

Red Velvet Ice Cream Sandwiches

Red Velvet Ice Cream Sandwiches

Courtesy of Kerstie Pederson

Beat the heat with these red velvet ice cream sandwiches from Kerstie Pederson. Sandwich cheesecake ice cream between red velvet sugar cookies for a deliciously cool dessert.

Get the recipe: Red Velvet Ice Cream Sandwiches

Red Velvet Cheesecake

Red Velvet Cheesecake

Courtesy of The Recipe Girl Cookbook

You can have your cake—cheesecake and red velvet—and eat it, too, in this two-for-one treat from The Recipe Girl Cookbook. A thick velvety cheesecake layer is stacked between two red velvet cake rounds, all topped with a coat of cream cheese frosting.

Get the recipe: Red Velvet Cheesecake

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