Indulge in Delight with Red Velvet Dessert Cups

Hey there, dessert lovers! Are you ready to treat yourself to a decadent and visually stunning dessert that will satisfy your sweet tooth? Today, I'm excited to share with you a delightful recipe for Red Velvet Dessert Cups. These individual treats are not only delicious but also beautifully presented, making them perfect for special occasions or whenever you're in the mood for a little indulgence. So, let's dive right in and create a dessert that will leave you craving for more!


  • 1 1/2 cups red velvet cake crumbs (from about 4-5 cupcakes)
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup heavy cream, chilled
  • Chocolate shavings or sprinkles (for garnish)


Step 1: Preparing the red velvet cake crumbs

Start by preparing the red velvet cake. You can either bake a batch of red velvet cupcakes and crumble them, or you can use store-bought cupcakes. Crumble the cupcakes into fine crumbs, ensuring there are no large chunks. Set aside.

Step 2: Making the cream cheese filling

In a mixing bowl, beat the softened cream cheese until smooth and creamy. Add powdered sugar and vanilla extract, and continue to beat until well combined and fluffy.

Step 3: Whipping the heavy cream

In a separate bowl, whip the chilled heavy cream until stiff peaks form. This will give the dessert a light and airy texture. Be careful not to overwhip, as it can result in a grainy consistency.

Step 4: Assembling the dessert cups

Take individual serving cups or glasses and begin layering the ingredients. Start with a layer of red velvet cake crumbs at the bottom of each cup. Follow it with a layer of the cream cheese filling, then a layer of whipped cream. Repeat the layers, ending with a final dollop of whipped cream on top.

Step 5: Adding the finishing touches

To enhance the presentation, garnish each dessert cup with chocolate shavings or sprinkles. This adds a touch of elegance and a pop of flavor.

Step 6: Chill and serve

Cover the dessert cups with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or until well chilled. This allows the flavors to meld together and the dessert to set. When ready to serve, bring the dessert cups out of the refrigerator and enjoy!

These Red Velvet Dessert Cups are a delightful combination of rich red velvet cake, creamy and tangy cream cheese filling, and fluffy whipped cream. Each bite is a heavenly treat that will transport you to dessert paradise. Serve them at parties, gatherings, or simply as a special treat for yourself.

So go ahead, grab your ingredients, and let's create a dessert masterpiece that will impress everyone with its taste and presentation. Indulge in the velvety goodness and enjoy every spoonful of this sweet delight!