Classic red velvet cake is one of our favourite treats: a deep red cocoa sponge topped with lots of cream cheese frosting, what's not to like? And once you've mastered the basic red velvet cake recipe, there are plenty of ways you can adapt it to make all kinds of treats. See our 10 ways with red velvet for some ideas...
Red velvet is a trend that is going nowhere. If you have yet to try the delicious, American favourite, you’re in for a treat.
It started with cakes and cupcakes. Chocolaty sponges coloured a ruby red are a special treat for eaters and bakers alike – there’s nothing quite like the reaction of impressed guests when they cut through your cake. Normally teamed with a cream cheese frosting, red velvet cakes are just so darn delicious, we got thinking – how can we continue this theme into other bakes?
Our 9 different ways to make red velvet bakes include cookies, whoopie pies and even a low-calorie option – there’s something for everyone! Now here’s the question: which one will you pick?
Click through to see our best red velvet cake recipes…
First on the list is this delicious red velvet layer cake. An impressive idea for birthday celebrations, this triple-layer red velvet cake is the ultimate centrepiece.
This red velvet cupcake recipe from The Hummingbird Bakery is one of our most popular recipes on
goodtoknow. Crumble off a little bit of the cake to sprinkle on top of
the cream cheese frosting for a lovely finish.
Get the recipe: Red velvet cupcake
Whoopie pies are soft biscuit-style cakes sandwiched with buttercream, and are always a fun alternative to sponges and cupcakes. See how to make these red velvet whoopie pies for a different baking challenge.
Get the recipe: Red velvet whoopie pies
A red sponge cake flavoured with cocoa and topped with white frosting is the classic red velvet recipe. See Rachel Allen’s red velvet cake for the ultimate take on this American favourite.
Get the recipe: Rachel Allen’s red velvet cake
Turn your red velvet cake into cute cake pops with this easy recipe for red velvet cake pops. Simply crumble the cake, mix with frosting and roll into balls, dip into white chocolate and voilà!
Get the recipe: Red-velvet cake pops
Colouring your cookies in the red velvet style is a perfect way to transform them into a romantic treat. Our red velvet cookies will make a lovely Valentine’s Day food gift.
Get the recipe: Red velvet cookies
Another way to get the rich red sponge is to use beetroot instead of food colouring. Harry Eastwood’s natural red velvet cake produces a really moist sponge and is extra flavoursome thanks to the addition of Nutella and hazlenuts.
Get the recipe: Natural red velvet cake
Our cupcake queen Victoria Threader has created these raspberry red velvet cupcakes, filled with a deliciously fruity centre, exclusively for goodtoknow.
Get the recipe: Raspberry red velvet cupcakes
This recipe for festive favourite red velvet peppermint cake is taken from our US sister site myrecipes.com. Topped with a cool
peppermint frosting and crushed candy canes, this cake epitomises
Christmas, but leave out the candy canes and you’ve got a stunning
birthday treat or homemade wedding cake.
Get the recipe: Red velvet peppermint cake
You can still have a sweet treat if you’re counting the calories with this lower-fat recipe for red velvet cupcakes. At only 255 cals per cake, they won’t disrupt your diet too much! Get the recipe: Lower-fat red velvet cupcakes