You're Going To Fall in Love With These Mini Red Velvet Dessert Recipes

Red Velvet Cake Balls
Photo: Photography: Caitlin Bensel; Prop Styling: Audrey Davis; Food Styling: Rishon Hanners

Ask any Southerner to name an iconic cake flavor, and we bet red velvet will immediately come to mind. As one of the South's most beloved cakes, it's pretty near perfection, though there are certain circumstances when a little spice-up might be just the ticket. To that end, we created a few riffs on the red velvet flavor we love, but in bite-sized form. From red velvet cookies to mini red velvet cake portioned in a muffin pan for a batch of mini red velvet cupcakes, you'll love these recipes. We've got no-bake options and even a 5-ingredient recipe that starts with a box of cake mix. If you want to dish up a classic with a bit of extra Southern flair, give one of our mini red velvet dessert recipes a whirl. You certainly won't be sorry you did.

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Red Velvet-White Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Red Velvet-White Chocolate Chunk Cookies
Greg DuPree; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall; Prop Styling: Audrey Davis

Recipe: Red Velvet-White Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Bring the flavor of red velvet cake to a handheld treat with our Red Velvet-White Chocolate Chunk Cookies recipe. It features the same decadent flavor you love, including a white chocolate chip stand-in for the cake version's traditional cream cheese frosting. Swap in chocolate chips if you prefer.

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Red Velvet Brownies

Red Velvet Brownies
Photography: Caitlin Bensel, Prop Styling: Audrey Davis, Food Styling: Rishon Hanners

Recipe: Red Velvet Brownies

If you haven't tried your hand at homemade brownies yet, why not start with this red-velvet version? And you better believe we're topping these tiny treats with an out-of-this-world cream cheese frosting.

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Red Velvet Cake Balls

Red Velvet Cake Balls
Photography: Caitlin Bensel; Prop Styling: Audrey Davis; Food Styling: Rishon Hanners

Recipe: Red Velvet Cake Balls

Pop-able red velvet cake—we made it happen. It all starts with a box of red velvet cake mix and ends with pretty little cake balls decorated for the season, whether it's Christmas, Valentine's Day, or the Fourth.

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Mini Red Velvet Cakes

Mini Red Velvet Cakes
Southern Living

Recipe: Mini Red Velvet Cakes

No, you won't need half-a-dozen ramekins to whip up these bite-sized cakes. Just spread the batter in a 13-by-9-inch pan. Once baked, you'll use a round cutter to create the tiny layers. Now the real treat comes with each dollop of Mascarpone Frosting. Twirl up each plate with a garnish of raspberries or a few mint leaves, and you have a showstopping mini red velvet dessert no one will soon forget.

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No-Bake Red Velvet Truffles

No-Bake Red Velvet Truffles
Southern Living

Recipe: No-Bake Red Velvet Truffles

Let the little ones in on the baking fun with this treat that calls on red velvet cake mix and no time in the oven. We used melted white vanilla candy and blue vanilla candy melts to dress up each bite, but feel free to use whatever colors you like.

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Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookies

Red-Velvet Cake Mix Cookies
Micah A. Leal

Recipe: Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookies

Find a more straightforward recipe for a red velvet dessert. We dare you. These cookies come together in a snap—and with only five ingredients.

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Red Velvet Thumbprint Cookies

Red Velvet Thumbprints
Hector Sanchez

Recipe: Red Velvet Thumbprint Cookies

These bite-sized confections filled with a white-chocolate cream cheese mixture are perfectly appropriate any time of year—especially when Valentine's Day rolls around. Top these adorable red and white cookies with any color sprinkles you like, or switch the cream cheese mixture for something else.

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Red Velvet Madeleines

Red Velvet Madeleines
Jim Franco

Recipe: Red Velvet Madeleines

Light-as-air Red Velvet Madeleines are the elevated cookie that'll taste just as delicious as they look. Before serving, dust with powdered sugar for a snowy, sugary sweet.

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Red Velvet Souffles with Whipped Sour Cream

Red Velvet Soufflés with Whipped Sour Cream
Jennifer Davick

Recipe: Red Velvet Souffles with Whipped Sour Cream

Want a warm and comforting individual-sized dessert? Look no further than our Red Velvet Souffles. We topped each one with whipped sour cream and a dusting of powdered sugar. As if it wasn't sweet enough already.

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Red Velvet Fudge

Red Velvet Fudge
Alison Miksch

Recipe: Red Velvet Fudge

Red Velvet Fudge is a Valentine's Day treat we never knew we needed. Go for the chopped walnuts or skip them, depending on your preference. The white and milk morsels combine for a chocolate snack.

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Red Velvet-Berry Cobbler

Red Velvet-Berry Cobbler
Jennifer Davick

Recipe: Red Velvet-Berry Cobbler

Serve up individual-sized portions of our patriotic Red Velvet-Berry Cobble, and no one will pass on dessert—we guarantee it. It's a red velvet twist on a classic Southern layer cake.

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