65 Red Velvet Recipes that are perfect for Valentine's day, including Red Velvet Cake Roll, Red Velvet Ice cream, and Red Velvet S'mores Brownies!

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Love Red Velvet? Me too!

Check out a few of my favorite recipes below.

Red Velvet Pancakes

Thick and fluffy Red Velvet Pancakes are the perfect, simple breakfast for Valentine’s Day!

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Red Velvet Sugar Cookies

These Red Velvet Cut Out Sugar Cookies are so cute for Valentine’s day. And easier than they look! It starts with a cake mix and ends with vibrant, red sugar cookies that hold their shape and are perfect for frosting ❤️.

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Cake Man Raven's Red Velvet Cake

From a Southern classic to NYC famous thanks to Cake Man Raven, this is a supremely moist and vibrant Red Velvet cake with a rich cream cheese frosting and chopped pecans.

Cake Man Raven's Red Velvet Cake


Food for Thought: Red Velvet Cake

  • Traditional red velvet recipes don't actually use red food coloring. The red color originally came from using non-dutched cocoa in baking.
  • Red Velvet cake and Devil's food cake originated around the same time and were both intended to be “extra fancy” desserts for the well-to-do in the Victorian era. The only difference between the two recipes at the time was that Devil's Food Cake recipes called for chocolate and Red Velvet Cake recipes called for cocoa.
  • During World War II food rations, many bakers used beetroot juice to color their cakes. Some bakers still prefer to use it, claiming the unusual ingredients makes the cake more moist.
  • Red Velvet Cake is widely considered a Southern food, although the Waldorf-Astoria in New York is famous for theirs.
  • Cake Man Raven opened one of the first bakeries devoted to Red Velvet Cake. You can find his original recipe on my blog!