This GIANT Red Velvet Cookie Cake has a delicious mild chocolate taste, beautiful red color, soft & chewy texture, and is filled with white chocolate chips and decorated with cream cheese frosting.
Last January I made a Giant Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake for no reason, except that I needed something delicious to cheer me up and chase away the winter blues.
It’s a massive chocolate chip cookie that’s soft & chewy, made in a 9 inch cake pan, and frosted with chocolate buttercream. Basically my spirit animal dessert. And the perfect easy recipe to brighten up a cold winter day.
So I figured it was about time to share another giant cookie recipe: Introducing…. Red Velvet Cookie Cake.
All the deliciousness of red velvet, in soft & chewy cookie form, filled with chocolate chips & decorated with cream cheese frosting. It’s made from scratch because I didn’t have the effort to leave the house and buy red velvet cake mix. And seriously, it took me less time to make it from scratch than drive to the grocery store. So win-win!
I made my cookie cake as a little pre-Valentine’s dessert, so I added a few heart shaped sprinkles. But it’s also perfect for Christmas celebrations or birthday parties.
The red velvet chocolate chip cookie is soft and chewy for a few reasons:
- We’re using real butter (make sure it’s softened to room temperature before getting started)
- A combination of white sugar & brown sugar for extra chew
- One egg plus one extra egg yolk for tenderness
- A little cornstarch for the perfect melt in your mouth texture
- And under-baking just slightly for a softer, chewier cookie cake
Of course – we’re filling our red velvet cookie with white chocolate chips too. Because the mild chocolate flavor of red velvet and white chocolate is delicious. And if you have the option of chocolate chips or no chocolate chips – I think the choice is pretty clear.
After the cake is fully cooled, cream cheese frosting is piped around the edges of our cake for some extra pizzaz. (After all, you can’t have red velvet without cream cheese frosting.) Plus, it makes the red velvet cookie a little extra special.
And because a giant red velvet cookie > regular sized red velvet cookie, I definitely recommend this cookie cake for all my cookie lovers out there!
Red Velvet Cookie Cake
For the Red Velvet Cookie
- 1 and ¾ cup all-purpose flour , spooned & leveled
- ¼ cup natural cocoa powder
- 2 teaspoons cornstarch
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¾ cup unsalted butter , softened to room temperature
- ¾ cup granulated sugar
- ½ cup packed brown sugar , light or dark
- 1 large egg , room temperature
- 1 large egg yolk , you can discard the egg white or use it for a different recipe
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 and ½ tablespoons red food coloring
- 2 teaspoons distilled vinegar
- 1 cup white chocolate chips
For the Cream Cheese Frosting
- ¼ cup unsalted butter , softened to room temperature
- 2 oz brick-style cream cheese , softened to room temperature
- 1 and ½ cups powdered sugar , sifted
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1-2 teaspoons cream or milk , optional
Make the Red Velvet Cookie
- Preheat the oven to 350F degrees. Line the bottom of a 9 inch cake pan with parchment paper, and grease the edges. I like to use a spring form pan for this recipe.
- In a large bowl sift together the flour, cocoa, cornstarch, baking soda and salt. Set aside. Then in a separate large bowl using a stand or hand-held electric mixer on medium speed, beat together the butter and sugars until light and fluffy and no sugar lumps remain (about 2 minutes). Then add in the egg, additional egg yolk, vanilla, red food coloring and vinegar and mix until smooth (30 seconds to 1 minute). Turn down the mixer to low speed and carefully beat in the flour mixture about ⅓ at a time. You may need to turn off the mixer and scrape down the sides of the bowl as necessary. Finally, turn off the mixer and stir in the white chocolate chips using a large wooden spoon or rubber spatula. The dough will be very sticky.
- Spoon the batter into your prepared pan and press it down to the edges. I like to use a piece of parchment paper between the dough and my fingers to stop my fingers from turning red from the food coloring and from my fingers getting too sticky. Bake in the preheated oven for approximately 30 minutes or until the top is set and you can see the edges just starting to pull away from the sides of the pan.
Make the Cream Cheese Frosting
- In a medium sized bowl using an electric mixer on medium speed, beat together the butter and cream cheese until softened and evenly mixed together (about 2-3 minutes). Then turn down the mixer to low speed and slowly beat in the powdered sugar followed by the salt. Once combined, if the mixture is too thick, add in a little cream or milk, or if it's too thin add in an extra ¼ cup powdered sugar.
- Once the cake is fully cooled, pipe the frosting around the edges. I used a 1M tip for this.
If you’re in love with red velvet, here’s some of my other favorites: