Red (Velvet) Hot Valentine’s Day Dessert Ideas

by Sarah Richter 9:30 AM, February 13, 2017


Aired February 13, 2017

Chocolate tends to steal the attention in the Valentine’s Day dessert game, but red velvet is here to take what it deserves.

After all, it’s RED, sweet and decadent and, yes, has a hint of cocoa.

From cookies to cake, we’ve got you covered with these recipes.

Rachel Beller’s Raspberry Red Velvet

This sweet breakfast bowl gets its ruby hue from beets. It’s vegan, loaded with nut butter and cacao nibs and is the ideal way to get your healthy honey in the Valentine’s Day mood.

Red Velvet Brownies

Cake mix gets an update with a can of sweetened condensed milk and suddenly becomes brownies. Serve au naturel or with a creamy icing topping to really guild the lily.

Buddy Valastro’s Red Velvet Cake

This old fashioned red velvet cake is made from scratch and includes just a hint of cocoa. Buttermilk keeps the crumb tender and whether it’s topped with cream cheese icing or eaten as-is, it’s a surefire hit.

Red Velvet Blueberry Cobbler

This warm dessert is chock full of blueberries and red velvet cake mix before it gets topped with an almond crumble. You could always top it with white vanilla ice cream to make feeling patriotic taste absolutely delicious.

Red Velvet Scones

Red velvet cake mix gets the scone treatment. These large, fluffy scones are delicious when served warm with tea or room temperature with cream cheese icing for dipping.

Red Velvet Cookies

Cream cheese and cake mix make soft, crackly cookies that are ideal with just a light dusting of powdered sugar.

Red Velvet Waffle with Cream Cheese Drizzle

Cousin Johnnies Red Velvet Whoopee Pies

Sunny Anderson's Red Velvet Swirl Brownies