Red velvet is one of the most decadent cake flavors out there. The rich, chocolatey sponge and light cream cheese frosting makes for an amazing flavor explosion.
But even a slice of red velvet cake is heavy on the calories and our digestive system. So instead of consuming this decadent dessert, you can use it as an inspiration for less calorific dessert options.
Here are some red velvet inspired recipes you’re going to want to try out this weekend:
Red Velvet Truffles
Truffles are very versatile; they make the perfect gift, as well as a great after-dinner indulgence. These bite-sized morsels are easy to prepare at home, and last longer than a cake, though that depends on how delicious they are! Prepare a red sponge with the help of Divine Specialties’ Red Cocoa Powder. This unique cocoa powder eliminates the need for red food coloring; it also has a rich flavor!
Mix in a ganache of your choice and form balls of the mixture. Dip the truffles into chocolate coatings of your choice. The best part? Divine Specialties offers a wide range of colors to choose from.
Red Velvet Cheesecake
Spring is the perfect season for cheesecake. The light texture of the cream cheese filling and the crunch of the base is a delightful combination!
Red velvet cheesecake incorporates all the elements of a cheesecake and the decadent flavor of red velvet cake. This dessert is perfect for taking to a barbeque for all your friends to enjoy. It’s quite decadent, so a little goes a long way!
Red Velvet Cookies With a Gooey Center
Does your late night snack happen to involve chocolate chip biscuits? If it does, you’re going to love this one! Notes of red velvet are the perfect twist to this classic cookie.
If you’re wondering where you’re going to get your chocolate kick from, these cookies are filled with your favorite hazelnut-chocolate spread. You might want to brew a pot of tea with these cookies and call over some friends to help you finish them.
Red Velvet Popsicles
Ice pops are a staple of spring and summer; they’re also super easy to make. You can let the kids make their own ones. Introduce them to red velvet cheesecake popsicles. It’s the perfect dessert for leftover red velvet cake.
To make these popsicles you need powdered sugar, whipping cream, and milk, and leftover red velvet cake. Crumble the cake pieces into the mixture and put them in popsicle molds to set. You can coat them with white chocolate coatings to make them resemble shop-bought ice-cream.