5 New Red Velvet Treats

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Brian Kennedy, 2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

When it comes to red velvet, think beyond cakes and cupcakes. After all, you can now find red velvet ice cream and even red velvet tea in the grocery store. Inspired by this beloved flavor, the chefs in our Food Network Kitchen came up with five all-new red velvet recipes that are perfect for Valentine’s Day — or any day, really.

These fluffy red pancakes are great on their own and even better decked out with sweetened cream cheese, a drizzle of maple syrup and toasted pecans. For a sweet wake-up on Valentine's Day, make them heart shaped.

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Brian Kennedy , 2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Get all the flavors of fluffy red velvet cake in a snappy sugar cookie, and then make cookie sandwiches with cream cheese filling.

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Brian Kennedy , (C) 2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Or, fill these bright and festive red velvet cookies with ice cream.

Classic red velvet cupcakes get extra moist and flavorful when baked into a creamy bread pudding. You can start with cupcakes and frosting made from scratch as instructed below, or use frosted cupcakes from the bakery.

Photo by: Brian Kennedy ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Brian Kennedy , 2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

This easy-yet-impressive cake layers red velvet cookies, sweetened cream cheese and shaved milk chocolate. The cookies soften up nicely as the cake sits overnight.

Photo by: Brian Kennedy ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Brian Kennedy, 2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Check out more sweet (and savory) ideas for Valentine's Day.

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