Red Velvet Cookie Cakes

Red Velvet Cookie Cakes Recipe

These little cookie cakes are heavenly. I call them cookie cakes because although they look like mini cup cakes they are most definitely rich cookies. They are simple and fast to make and are fun for a Valentine’s Day treat or any other occasion for a lover of red velvet cake in you life!

Before I reveal this recipe, I feel the need to confess.

I always feel a little like a fraud with my recipe post.

Three years ago the most cooking I ever did was fajitas, brownies, or spaghetti. My kitchen cabinets were empty and I had to borrow most cooking supplies from my mother. It was not a priority and it was not fun.

Flash forward. Now I have a hungry man to feed (seriously, how do they eat so much?) and a tighter budget and I’m finding that I love spending time cooking.

My meals are still a far cry from gourmet. Yet, they are  but they are far closer than my grilled chicken, canned green beans, and peanut butter and pretzels menu pre marriage. I still have a hard time making a recipe with more than 10 ingredients or any that takes longer than 45 minutes.

It’s funny though, how when something became a priority, I found that I actually enjoy it. I find solace in cutting and chopping and a great peace when you have a finished product that is rewarding not only for you but for those you share it with. I still get majorly frustrated when things don’t go rights. For instance, the first batch of these cakes got a little burnt. I blame our ancient oven in our rental with a broken top heating unit. As Ryan said yesterday, “Katie, you can get a little nasty when you’re baking”. I still find baking the hardest of cooking. There’s such a small unit of time between “lightly crisped” and “extremely burnt”.

But after some practice I feel like I can now call myself a good cook and baker – and actually look forward to meal planning and discovering and creating new recipes.

For example – these cookie cakes! Yum!

Red Velvet Cookie Cakes


1 box Red Velvet Cake Mix

2 Eggs

1/4 Cup Canola Oil

1/3 cup Powdered Sugar

1 bag of Cookies and Cream Hershey Kisses


1. Preheat oven to  350 degrees

2. Mix together the cake mix, eggs, and canola oil. Blend in mixer for about two minutes.

3. Roll small balls of the dough and place in a sprayed mini muffin tray. The balls should fill the muffin tins 2/3 of the way.

red velvet cookie cakes

4. Bake for 10 minutes (I found this to be the magic number after burning the first batch)

5. While the cookies are baking, unwrap your Hershey kisses.

red velvet cookie cakes cookies and cream hershey kisses

6. Let the cookies sit for 2 minutes and then remove from tin and place on a cooling rack.

7. Sift powdered sugar on top of the cookies and then place a Hershey Kiss in the center of each cookie.

Makes 3 dozen cookies.

red velvet cookie cakes

red velvet cookie cakes

xoxo Katie

  • Those look delicious! And so cute! Maybe I’ll have to make those for my fiance for Valentine’s Day. He’s all about the red velvet. He wants a red velvet wedding cake. Thanks for sharing and happy Monday!

    Ashley, Married to the Game

    • kwalshmac

      Oh they are great for a red velvet lover. Since they are cookies rather than cake, the red velvet taste is EXTRA rich! Hope he likes them if you make them!

  • These sound AMAZING!!!! And so cute!

    • kwalshmac

      I’m a sucker for any desserts that are “cute”! I think the presentation of certain desserts is almost as important as the taste haha!

  • Um this looks amazing.

    • kwalshmac

      so rich and sweet! I love that you think you’re going to bite into a fluffy cake but it’s a filling cookie!

  • I’ve never tried red velvet cookies before! But they sound and look amazing! 🙂

    • kwalshmac

      Let me know if you ever try them! I was surprised how good they were and I’m not a HUGE lover of red velvet.

  • These are so cute! I’ve found that I really enjoy cooking as well, but I still have not figured out how to not be terrible at baking!

    • kwalshmac

      yes! Baking can be so hard! I get so mad at myself when things don’t turn out pinterest perfect haha! hope you’re feeling better today!

  • These look amazing. I am def going to whip these up at some point. I used to hate cooking as well, but actually enjoy it now as long as I have a recipe in mind. Deciding what to make is half the battle.

    • kwalshmac

      I’m so surprised how much I really love cooking now. The only think I hate is cleaning up….
      Let me know if you make these and how they turned out for you!

  • These look sooooo good 🙂 Think I might have to make some for work if I can make it to the grocery store (roads are getting bad here as I type!)

    • kwalshmac

      Oh no! I’m so over this winter weather. We are supposed to get another 9-12 inches Wednesday into Thursday. What is happening over in your neck of the woods? I love the simplicity of this recipe btw.