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Best Red Velvet Recipes – 27 Recipes to Inspire You

Red Velvet recipes are a fun way to spruce up your usual dessert.

This round-up features everything from Red Velvet Cake, Red Velvet Cheesecake, Red Velvet Cookies, Red Velvet Waffles, Red Velvet Brownies and even Red Velvet Ice Cream. Plus so much more!

If you have ever wondered how to get the beautiful red coloring you see in your favorite red velvet recipes then don’t worry. Before I get into all the delicious recipes I want to share with you I will be answering all of your basic questions about how to make red velvet EVERYTHING!

Frequently Asked Questions

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What does Red Velvet pair well with?

When you think of anything Red Velvet you can probably see the pile of thick and fluffy cream cheese frosting that’s on top of it. That’s because a classic cream cheese frosting, made with cream cheese and powdered sugar, is the perfect amount of sweetness paired with the slight tartness from the cheese to compliment the dessert.

This is true of cakes, cupcakes, brownies, trifles, donuts and so many other red velvet desserts. Just take a look at some of the incredible recipes below and you’ll see why!

What is Red Velvet flavor made of?

This is where a lot of people get confused. You see, Red Velvet is not a flavor it is simply a color. The coloring of the cake or dessert is what makes it Red Velvet. There is no flavor for this. In fact, if anything it is more about the texture of the cake itself. Typically fluffy and quite moist.

Most of the flavor will actually come from the frosting that is used, and any add ins to the batter (like fruit).

Is Red Velvet just chocolate cake?

Basically yes, and I am totally okay with that! It is a mild chocolate cake with red food coloring. And typically topped with, or filled with, a cream cheese frosting.

This is why many times you will see Red Velvet desserts that look a little more brown than red; either not enough food coloring was used, or too much cocoa was used.

Why does my Red Velvet cake taste so bitter?

The reason behind the bitterness is more than likely in the food coloring you use. Red food coloring has a strong flavor to it and it is so important to use one that is a “no taste” coloring to avoid this.

There is nothing worse than expecting a beautiful mouthful of red velvet deliciousness and instead being greeted with the bitter remnants of a poorly picked food coloring.

Why is cocoa added to Red Velvet Cake?

As I mentioned above, it is essentially a chocolate cake just with the addition of red food color and a thick frosting. This is why you will see the addition of cocoa to most of the traditional red velvet recipes.

Red Velvet Cakes and Cupcakes

Best Ever Red Velvet Recipes

If you love everything Red Velvet then this list is for you! It features everything from Donuts, Waffles, Brownies, Martinis, Lattes and so much more.

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