It would have been rude to have hunted down those 10 Red Velvet Fails without finding the world's best red velvet recipes too. From the most gorgeous heart-shaped cake we’ve ever set eyes on, to popcorn smothered in melted white chocolate and tossed in red velvet cake crumbs, these are the 10 red velvet creations that make us go weak at the knees.
1. Red Velvet Heritage Cake
Spotted on: Sprinklebakes
Could this be any more perfect? If you’re planning on spoiling someone really special, this is the cake you need to bake. Buttermilk-moistened, hand-carved sponge, cream cheese icing and a coating of fluffy cake crumbs make it one of our most loved red velvets yet.
2. Gooey Red Velvet S’mores Bars
Spotted on: how sweet it is
If you’ve never had a s’more, go away and come back when you have – you’re clearly not ready for this. Oozing, gooey marshmallows crown a layer of fudgy red velvet brownies and biscuit crumbs – the whole thing is then baked to perfection. You can even use a blowtorch to toast the top. All the goodness of s’mores without having to build a camp fire – or try and pretend to in front of your nan’s fireplace.
3. Red Velvet Brownies with White Chocolate Buttercream
Spotted on: Smells like Home
What? Brownies that aren’t proper chocolate? Red velvet without any cream cheese frosting? Don’t worry, the world hasn’t turned upside-down – these white chocolate buttercream-topped brownies have all the characteristics of the real deal. They’re dense, chewy and just so happen to be full of red velvet goodness too.
4. Red Velvet Popcorn
Spotted on: Cookies & Cups
Red velvet cake crumbs aren’t just for covering cakes and eating for breakfast; did you know they also make a stunning popcorn coating? This freshly-popped corn is covered in creamy white chocolate, then tossed in fresh red velvet cake crumbs to make the most glamorous popcorn we’ve ever seen. Munch.
5. Red Velvet Cupcakes
Get the recipe: Red Velvet Cupcakes
Did you know this quick and easy recipe for Red Velvet Cupcakes has been the number one recipe on Food Network UK for four months? This has got to prove the power of red velvet. It’s so simple, even you lot have been having a go at home and uploading your photos to the recipe page. P.S. You can find out how to create that luscious Multi-coloured Icing Swirl here.
6. Red Velvet Strawberry Shortcake
Spotted on: i am baker
Now this is what we call creative. Layers and layers of red velvet, vanilla cake, whipped cream, and strawberries are what our dreams are made of (well, that and bathing in salted caramel sauce). The only question is, how does one cut themselves a slice of this? Or is it better to go in head first?
7. Red Velvet Cheesecake
Spotted on: Willow Bird Baking
What could be more indulgent than a red velvet cake stuffed inside a cheesecake – and not just any cheesecake – a cheesecake with a chocolate crust and loads of chocolate ganache. If you decide to make this, you can post it to us...
8. Red Velvet Hot Chocolate
Spotted on: une-deux senses
Ideal for the lazy, toothless or just plain greedy, this red velvet hot chocolate is a far more decadent version of cocoa than your average mug. It’s even topped off with a dollop of cream cheese whipped cream and marshmallows. Calorie dodgers needn’t bother.
9. Red Velvet Sandwich Cookies
Get the recipe: Red Velvet Sandwich Cookies
It’s like an Oreo, only more red, more velvety and more stacked with creamy filling. Paula Deen’s sandwich cookies can be studded with pecans, chocolate chips or hundreds and thousands, and are perfect with a tall glass of milk. Slurp.
10. Red Velvet Cake with Mascarpone Frosting
Spotted on: Life is Great
Taking inspiration from everyone’s favourite frozen treat of the 80s, Vienetta, this rectangular masterpiece manages to be fuss-free, easy to serve and still look drop dead gorgeous. Slice through the cocoa nib-scattered, pristine white icing to reveal the crimson sponge hiding inside. OMG, indeed.
Now you've seen these, check out how not to to do red velvet with these 10 Red Velvet Cake Fails.