16 Red Velvet Desserts to Make This Valentine's Day

Treat your special someone to something sweet—decked out in the holiday’s most iconic color.

January 27, 2023

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Valentine’s Day is one of our favorite food holidays—it’s the perfect excuse to treat ourselves to a big box of chocolates, add some heart-shaped accents to whatever we’re cooking up and, of course, indulge in plenty of swoon-worthy desserts. And, while chocolate tends to get most of the attention on February 14th, we’re here to remind you that red velvet (which only contains a little bit of cocoa!) is every bit as festive and delicious. From Valentine’s day cookies and cupcakes to creamy-dreamy cheesecakes, there are plenty of ways to turn your favorite red velvet-inspired sweets into a festive dessert—starting with this gorgeous Valentine’s Day cake. Adding strawberries to a red velvet cake is a fun twist on the classic chocolate-and-strawberry combo. Whole strawberries hidden inside the cream cheese filling make a dramatic reveal when the cake is sliced open.

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Red Velvet Swirl Brownies

What could be more tempting than a layer of red velvet-swirled cheesecake on top of a rich, chocolately brownie?

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Red Velvet Pie

This pie reveals two lovely layers when sliced: A smooth cream cheese layer on the bottom and sweet red velvet cake batter on top. Be sure to let the pie cool completely before slicing and serving. It’s delicious finished with whipped cream, but you can always slather on a thin layer of your favorite cream cheese frosting if you’re feeling extra-decadent.

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Mini Red Velvet Cheesecakes

Thse bite-sized cheesecakes are perfect for sharing with your all of your loved ones.

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Red Velvet Cream Cheese Bundt Cake

Amp up your regular Bundt cake with a surprise filling. The cream cheese frosting is in the center!

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Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies

Make the holiday even sweeter with red velvet cookies. Sprinkle confection sugar for a fine texture in contrast with the bold color.

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Red Velvet Cinnamon Rolls

Trust us — you're going to taste the love in every ooey, gooey bite of these sweet, frosting-topped breakfast rolls.

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Red Velvet Sheet Cake

This moist and delicious cake makes the perfect Valentine’s Day dessert, thanks to its gorgeous red hue.

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Red Velvet Sandwich Cookies

A little coconut in the filling adds an unexpcted tropical twist to these cute red cookies.

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Red Velvet Heart Pancakes

These are the perfect sweet treat for that special someone. Pour the batter into a squeeze bottle and it will be easy to form the heart shapes on your griddle or nonstick skillet.

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Red Velvet-Cherry Cake Roll

This eye-catching cake gets an unexpected boost of flavor from sweet cherry cola.

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Red Velvet Meringue Cupcakes

Meringue icing is the perfect topper for these tiny red velvet cakes. It's delightfully light and airy — and adds an extra bolt of sweetness!

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Red Velvet Cheesecake

The key to this red-and-white swirled masterpiece? Don't overmix. As soon as you notice ribbons of red batter throuhout the cake, stop stirring!

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Red Velvet Cookies

These red velvet cookie cutouts have a hint of chocolate flavor and are so simple to prepare. A drizzle of white chocolate on top adds pizzazz.

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Red Velvet–White Chocolate Cookies

This is the chocolate chip cookie for red velvet lovers: a thick and chewy cookie base tinted to the classic shade of red velvet red, that’s loaded with bright white chocolate chips.

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Red Velvet Bourbon Cheesecake Bars

Bring your cheesecake bars to life with some bourbon! It's the perfect complement to creamy cheesecake. Sharing with the kiddos? Skip the spirits and add vanilla extract instead!

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