Red velvet cake is as popular for its looks as it is for its flavors. Known for its bright red color, subtle chocolate flavor and cream cheese frosting, it is a go-to dessert for many special occasions. And for those of you who can't get enough of red velvet cake, you’re in for a real treat - literally! The classic components of red velvet cake can be enjoyed in many different foods. That’s right! The addition of cocoa powder and cream cheese frosting can turn almost any sweet into a tribute to red velvet cake.
In fact, here are seven tasty examples of ways to enjoy red velvet that go beyond the traditional cake, including:
- Rice Krispies™ Treats
- Whoopie Pies
- Oreo Trifles
Want to give them a try? Let’s take a closer look at how you can make these delicious red velvet recipes at home.
Red Velvet Recipe #1: Donuts
The next time you want to indulge in the morning, try a donut with a red velvet twist. Glazed and oh-so-tasty, these classic donuts only take about 30 minutes to make and the steps are fairly simple. Just mix, roll, cut, fry and glaze!
Find the full red velvet recipe here and satisfy your morning sweet tooth!
Red Velvet Recipe #2: Macarons
Are you and your family big fans of these French sandwich cookies? Traditionally made with almond flour (and therefore gluten-free), with the simple addition of a tablespoon of cocoa and red food coloring, these filled cookies can be easily transformed into a red velvet treat.
Plus, by filling the cookies with a cream cheese frosting, they will definitely remind you of traditional red velvet cake with every bite.
Red Velvet Recipe #3: Pancakes
Besides donuts, there’s another to start your day with red velvet for breakfast; and it’s as decadent as dessert. The best part is that you can alter any of your favorite pancake recipes to taste like red velvet cake.
All you have to do is mix in a tablespoon of cocoa powder and enough red food coloring to reach your desired color. Then, substitute a dollop of homemade or store-bought cream cheese frosting for the maple syrup.
TIP: Add milk or heavy cream to the cream cheese frosting to make the consistency thinner so you can drizzle it on top of your red velvet pancakes.
Red Velvet Recipe #4: Rice Krispies Treats
The classic treat made from Kellogg's Rice Krispies cereal, butter and marshmallows is made even more delicious with the addition of red velvet flavors. When following the traditional Kellogg's recipe, in order to transform this kid-approved dessert, simply add some red velvet cake mix. Then voila! You have red velvet Rice Krispies treats that your family will love.
Red Velvet Recipe #5: Whoopie Pies
The whoopie pie is a delightful treat that sandwiches a sweet filling between two cookies. They can be made in a variety of flavors, but your new favorite will surely be red velvet. Want to give them a try? Our recipe is super simple and uses a boxed red velvet cake for quick and easy cookies.
And for the filling, all you’ll need is cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar and vanilla extract. That’s it!
Red Velvet Recipe #6: Milkshakes
Who doesn’t love a frosty vanilla, chocolate or strawberry milkshake for a sweet treat? It’s true - these traditional flavors are tasty, but how about trying a new twist - red velvet milkshakes. This recipe is made with five ingredients and a blender, of course. Ready to start blending? Here’s what you will need:
- Prepared Red Velvet Cake Mix
- Vanilla Ice Cream
- Cream Cheese
- Vanilla Extract
- Whipped Cream
Get all of the details on how to make this red velvet recipe on our recipe portal.
Red Velvet Recipe #7: Oreo Trifles
This layered dish is a combination of some of our favorite desserts - Oreos, red velvet cake and cheesecake. Sound like something you may want to try? You’ll need a baked red velvet cake, cream cheese, sugar, whipped topping, Oreos and chocolate sauce.
Check out the full recipe to start preparing this decadent red velvet dessert!
Grab Your Ingredients
We’ve now covered seven red velvet recipes that reimagine the classic cake dessert. Now, grab your shopping list and head to your local Food Lion to pick up the ingredients you’ll need - all at affordable prices. We know you’ll love the sweet savings when making these tasty confections!