Red Velvet Desserts

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If you’re looking for the best Red Velvet Desserts, you’ll love my selection of gluten-free red velvet treats! From red velvet ice cream to brownies to classic cake, you’re sure to find something for every occasion.

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The Best Red Velvet Desserts

The beauty of red velvet is in its, well, velvety texture and gorgeous red hue. A classic red velvet layer cake, filled and frosted with vanilla buttercream or cream cheese frosting for a tangy flavor contrast, is always a hit. Or bake red velvet cupcakes for a handheld version of the traditional cake! Save a few pieces of leftover red velvet cake, chop them into bits, and tuck them into homemade ice cream for an unexpected twist and vivid pop of color to make the ultimate in red velvet desserts.

I also love to bake red velvet cookies and add white chocolate chips in a flavorful take that also mimics the look of a red velvet cake. And you can branch out into any type of red velvet dessert you like – cheesecake, brownies, cheesecake brownies, donuts, even whoopie pies! Check out my list of red velvet desserts below to get started.

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What Flavor is Red Velvet?

The flavor of red velvet is what I’d describe as a light chocolate flavor because you add a little bit of unsweetened cocoa powder to whatever red velvet dessert you’re making. The red food coloring brings beautiful color but will not affect the flavor at all. However, red velvet is not a true chocolate cake because it doesn’t use quite as much cocoa powder as you would in a traditional chocolate cake. And you won’t top it with chocolate frosting! As mentioned, a red velvet cake or cupcake is typically topped with cream cheese or vanilla buttercream frosting.

10 Red Velvet Desserts To Try

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Red Velvet Ice Cream

Decadent Red Velvet Ice Cream is so easy to make without an ice cream maker! This beautiful frozen treat swirls chunks of colorful red velvet cake into a creamy base that's easily made gluten free.
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Gluten Free Red Velvet Cookies

Soft and chewy Gluten Free Red Velvet Cookies are a twist on a classic chocolate chip cookie. Cocoa powder and food coloring in the batter turn them into a vibrantly colored take on the favorite sweet, and impart the lightly chocolate flavor of red velvet treats. These pretty, tender little bites are studded with white chocolate chips for color and extra sweetness.
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Gluten Free Red Velvet Cupcakes

Delightful Gluten Free Red Velvet Cupcakes are moist, fudgy, and delicious, especially when topped with your favorite cream cheese frosting. These colorful treats are the perfect dessert for chocolate lovers celebrating a birthday or any occasion.
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Gluten-Free Red Velvet Cake

This Gluten Free Red Velvet Cake bakes up in under an hour, made extra moist and fluffy thanks to some "secret" ingredients! Decorate your homemade red velvet cake with your favorite cream cheese frosting.
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GF Red Velvet Brownies

Gluten free Red Velvet Brownies take everything you love about red velvet cake and turn it into pretty, handheld brownies! Swirls of tangy cream cheese balance a sweet chocolate base.
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Gluten Free Red Velvet Mug Brownies for Two

Warm and fudgy Gluten-Free Red Velvet Mug Brownies are the perfect dessert to share with someone special. So easy to whip up fast, this decadent treat is baked in ramekins and makes just two servings!
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Gluten Free Red Velvet Donuts

These red velvet donuts from Flippin Delicious are also dairy-free!
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Gluten-Free Red Velvet No-Bake Cheesecake

A gluten-free red velvet cheesecake from Mama Knows Gluten Free also is a no-bake dessert, saving time when you need something quick.
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Gluten Free Red Velvet Whoopie Pies

The Tickled Tastebud's gluten free red velvet whoopie pies are a fun take on the red velvet desserts theme.
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Gluten Free Red Velvet Cheesecake Bars

Try Bless Her Heart Ya'll's Gluten Free Red Velvet Cheesecake Bars for a twist on red velvet cheesecake.
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  1. Not gonna lie, I read the title as “Over 25 Red Velvet Dresses” at first and starting singing Lady in Red to myself before I realized what was what.

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  3. Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes

    I love all things Red Velvet – I love this round-up! Thanks so much for including me! 🙂

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