The famous red velvet cake comes from the United States and is considered as a Southern recipe. However, the original recipe of the cake comes from the hotel Waldorf – Astoria hotel in New York. But, before this, the red velvet recipe was spread through the United Stated during the Great Depression, when a company named Adams Extract, was the first to sell red food coloring and other flavor extracts.
No matter what the history says about the origin of the red velvet, we can all agree that is a very delicious dessert! It came out first as a cake, but now there are many other desserts transformed in red velvet. Check out our list of ten red velvet dessert ideas and choose your most delicious one!
1. Peppermint Red Velvet Cookies with Peppermint Kisses
The recipe makes three dozen of the cookies. From ingredients, you need frozen Hershey’s Peppermint Kisses, Hugs or Milk Chocolate Kisses, all purpose flour, unsweetened cocoa powder, baking soda, salt, vegetable oil, granulated sugar, egg, red food coloring, white vinegar, vanilla and peppermint extract. these chewy cookies go so great in a combination of Hershey’s Peppermint Kisses! Experiment with the flavors and see which one you like the most.
2. Red Velvet Cookie Dough Dip
The red velvet cookie dough dip recipe makes four cups, all done in about twenty minutes. This is a healthier version as well! Make sure to buy kidney beans, stevia, roasted beet puree, homemade red walnut butter, vanilla paste, butter extract, unsweetened soy milk or any other by your choice, chocolate brown rice protein powder, oat flour and ground flax seed. Refrigerate it overnight and you can serve it later with fruit, crackers, ladyfingers, or anything you like.
3. Red Velvet Cookie Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting
The recipe makes 12 of these amazing, chewy bars with cream cheese frosting. They are done in 30 minutes, which means you won’t wait too long for a sweet indulgence! For the red velvet bars, you need flour, unsweetened cocoa powder, salt, baking powder, baking soda, butter, sugar, eggs, vanilla and red food coloring. For the cream cheese frosting, you need cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar and vanilla.
4. Red Velvet Brownies with Chocolate Lovers Frosting
What’s better than a red velvet brownie with a chocolate lovers’ frosting? Even the name suggests you share them with someone who adores chocolate! For the brownies, make sure to have all purpose flour, baking powder, salt, chocolate, unsalted butter, granulated sugar, liquid red food coloring, vanilla extract, apple cider vinegar and eggs. For the super tasty chocolate lovers’ frosting, you need bittersweet chocolate or chocolate chips, butter, cocoa powder, corn syrup, vanilla extract and syrup.
5. Red Velvet Sour Cream Bundt Cake
There’s even a bundt cake out of the red velvet recipe and if you like what’s already shown, you are going to love this bundt cake with vanilla glaze as well. From ingredients, you need red velvet cake mix, vanilla or white chocolate instant pudding, eggs, oil, sour cream, milk or buttermilk and vanilla extract. The cake has a chocolate and vanilla glazing. For the first one, you need unsweetened cocoa powder, powdered sugar, butter and milk, while for the vanilla you only need powdered sugar, milk and butter.
6. Red Velvet Trifle
Now, this is a dessert that will be eaten right away! So, if you are preparing it for guests, make sure to prepare some more of it, or just simply for you. However, this trifle is actually a mix of two different recipes. Those are the red velvet brownies and marshmallow fluff fruit dip. Check out the link to see what you need for these two and start your red velvet cooking adventure.
7. Red Velvet Pancakes with Coconut Syrup and Blueberries
The American pancakes are such a delicious classic recipe out of the cuisine. They are fluffy, moist and oh so delicious. You can even make red velvet pancakes and you are going to love them – especially if they are combined with coconut syrup and blueberries. For the pancakes, you need Bisquick, milk, eggs, cocoa powder, powdered sugar and red food coloring. For the coconut syrup you need coconut milk, coconut cream and sugar. Top the pancakes with blueberries, or any fruit by your choice.
8. Small Batch Red Velvet Cupcakes
It’s hard to talk to talk about dessert and not mention cupcakes, when there are so many of them to try. Including the red velvet cupcakes! To prepare them, you need all purpose flour, granulated sugar, cinnamon, unsweetened cocoa powder, baking soda, salt, egg, vegetable or canola oil, buttermilk, red food coloring and vanilla extract. Decorate the cupcakes with cream cheese frosting, or any other by your choice.
9. Red Velvet Cake for Two
Mug cakes are really great because not only they taste great, but they don’t make mess around. It’s all in the mug and they give the needed dose of sweetness. Such an example is the red velvet mug cake for two. You need vegetable oil, buttermilk, unsweetened cocoa powder, vanilla extract, red food coloring, cider or rice vinegar, sugar, self – raising flour and a pinch of salt. Divide the batter in two mugs and put them separately in a microwave for few minutes, until they are firm.
10. Red Velvet No Bake Cheesecakes
Creamy no bake cheese cakes are so delicious and here’s why: they have double stuffed chocolate cookies crushed into crumbs which is the basis of the cake. Then, they have a red velvet cream made of cream cheese, confectioners sugar, melted chocolate, pure vanilla extract and red food coloring. On top of that, vanilla whipped topping and chocolate shavings. Simple to make, looks great and it tastes really delicious!