Red Velvet Cake
Red velvet cake is certainly one of the most recognizable desserts. Once you cut through the cream cheese frosting, you'll see the distinctive inside that ranges from a dark red to a bright red, which typically comes from food coloring.
Serve this red velvet dessert family-style in a trifle dish or as single servings in mason jars or any clear glasses you have handy.
Decadent chocolate ganache perfectly coats this incredible red velvet cake, while a lightly tangy mascarpone and vanilla bean filling adds texture and phenomenal flavor. Mascarpone cheese -- the Italian version of what we know as cream cheese -- can be found in the specialty cheese section of your supermarket, often sold in 8 oz. tubs.
Dating from the 1920s, creamy filling mounded between two big puffy cookies became a phenomenon. This Christmas version of the recipe has big taste yet smaller size.
With its bright red color, Red Velvet Cake always invokes a reaction. For more fun, turn this chocolate cake recipe into cupcakes by baking the batter in muffin cups. Frost them with chocolate or vanilla icing, or some of each.
You're on a roll! Take the red velvet trend to the next level with this slimmed-down spiral cake. One slice has less than 150 calories!
The bright hue of this cake recipe will make it a holiday hit for the Fourth of July or Christmas.
Take a delicious traditional red velvet cake and give it a creamy twist. Don't let the red color fool you: The flavor is chocolate.
Almond extract amplifies the sweetness in both the batter and the frosting of these red velvet cupcakes. Cocoa powder lends tons of chocolate flavor for very few calories.
The decadence of red velvet cake in its portable new size makes is great for potlucks or any other event.
Even if you use a mix to make your cakes and cupcakes, we guarantee no one will ever comment on your baking skills as long as you learn how to make cream cheese frosting from scratch. This indulgent frosting adds tangy-sweet richness to almost any dessert, and, honestly, making it yourself is almost as easy as opening a can of pre-made icing, only it's so much more delicious.