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Jan 16

Red Velvet Cookie Cake

It’s time for all things Red Velvet! This Red Velvet Cookie Cake is so easy, so good, and so perfect for Valentine’s Day!

Red Velvet Cookie Cake |

So it’s January 16. Two weeks into the New Year. And I’ve been chomping at the bit to get started with Valentine’s Day!

Are you ready?

It’s all things pink and red and cute and red velvet time!

Red Velvet Cookie Cake |

As much as I’ve been dying to break out the pink sprinkles, I’ve hit a total “cute” Valentine roadblock. Last year I made some candy buttons all prettied up for the big day. But I cannot think of anything cute to make this year!

So, I’m falling back on my default for Valentine’s Day: Red Velvet. It’s just so pretty, especially with pink and red sprinkles. It just makes me want to go hug someone.

I mean, I just want to stare at these pictures all day. Don’t you?

Red Velvet Cookie Cake |

This version of cookie cake (my new favorite thing to make, BTW) is Red Velvet. It starts with a cake mix.

One reason I love cake mix red velvet way more than scratch red velvet? The dye. OMG. Do you know how much one ounce of red food coloring is?

And did you know that Newton’s (somewhat hush-hush and previously undiscovered) Fourth Law of Motion is that food coloring is not allowed to go where you want it too? That’s why when you pour an ounce of red food coloring in a bowl, it ends up on the counter, in the sink, and all over your hands.

Cake mix has red food coloring already in it.

That’s 1,000 less frustrating sponge moments for me.


Red Velvet Cookie Cake |

So you bake up a red velvet cake mix cookie-style. Then you add white chocolate chips. They’re super pretty inside! Then you bake it in a 9″ cake pan. It fits…but it gets big. A big cookie cake = win in Dorothy’s book.

Then you make a homemade cream cheese frosting, because that’s like the best thing everrrrrr and you frost the outside with a 1M tip. (Why do they make other tips? That’s the prettiest one! Go buy yourself 3, because one will end up in the disposal, I guarantee it.)

And well, heart sprinkles. They just up the cute factor about 100%.

{The Micro Heart Sprinkles are from Wilton. I bought mine at Joann’s.}

Red Velvet Cookie Cake |

Candy Cake Valentine Perfection!

Red Velvet Cookie Cake


For the cookie:

  • 1 box red velvet cake mix
  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips

For the Frosting:

  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon heavy whipping cream, optional
  • Sprinkles


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 9” cake pan with foil and spray with cooking spray.
  2. Using a stand or a hand mixer, beat butter until smooth. Add cake mix, eggs, and vanilla extract and beat until dough forms and no lumps remain. Stir in white chocolate chips.
  3. Press cookie dough into prepared pan. Bake for 23-25 minutes, until a toothpick comes out with just a hint of red.
  4. Cool completely before removing from pan.
  5. Make the frosting: beat cream cheese and butter until smooth. Slowly add powdered sugar and mix until the frosting comes together. Mix in vanilla and heavy cream. The cream is optional, but gives a great richness to your frosting.
  6. Pipe frosting onto cookie using a round or 1M tip. Sprinkle with colored sprinkles.
  7. This cookie is very thick. You can use a 10” round pan or use 2-9” pans for a thinner cookie.

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70 comments on “Red Velvet Cookie Cake

  1. This was such an addictive treat! Thank you so much for sharing the recipe. On a side note, it was really hard to find the recipe because I couldn’t find a search function.


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