Want a dessert with impact? Our favorite no-fail stunner is red velvet cake. Dense with cocoa and topped with buttercream or cream cheese frosting, classic red velvet cake recipes always make a delicious statement. If you feel like breaking tradition, try one of our clever red velvet-inspired dessert recipes.
Here it is, folks: the queen of red velvet cakes. Our classic recipe bakes into a dramatic three-layer cake, or you can make more than two dozen cupcakes.
Cocoa and food coloring give red velvet cake its deep red color. To get the most vibrant hue, check out our video.
One of our favorite cooks, Trisha Yearwood, loves red velvet cake as cupcakes. Her favorite recipe features a sprinkling of crispy pecans in the cream cheese frosting.
Crispy red velvet shortbread cookies have the cocoa-loaded goodness of a red velvet cake with less prep time and fewer ingredients. Chopped pistachios sprinkled on the white chocolate frosting add a colorful flourish.
The over-the-top chocolate flavor of red velvet cake meets a worthy match in this creamy vanilla filling. The timeless duo (and a dousing of chocolate ganache) updates traditional red velvet cake.
Lush raspberry liqueur in the batter and frosting adds ambrosial notes to these otherwise classic red velvet cupcakes. Dot each one with a juicy fresh raspberry.
Decked with rows of fresh fruit, nuts, and piped frosting, this red velvet cake could entice even the grumpiest sweetheart. The heart shape is easy to make with one square cake and a round cake split in two.
This molten red velvet cupcake is so decadent, it's really a no-brainer. Handmade truffles fill each cake and become melty masterpieces in the oven. Serving these cupcakes warm is a necessity.
Rich mascarpone frosting and moist red velvet cake are just the start of these dreamy desserts. Whipped white chocolate cream piped into the cupcakes makes them utterly indulgent.