Homemade Red Velvet Cookie Cake Recipe

Here are the ingredients that you need to compile to make this recipe:


  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. cornstarch
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 bag (9.90 oz.) M&M’s Red Velvet flavored candies
  • 1/4 cup white chocolate chips


  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 1 tbsp. cocoa powder
  • 3 tbsp. water
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp. LorAnn Red Velvet Bakery Emulsion


Here are the directions you need to follow to make this cake:


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a 9-inch cake pan with cooking spray, or line bottom with a piece of parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar with an electric mixer until light and fluffy, about 3-4 minutes. Add in the egg and vanilla extract and continue to mix until well combined.
  3. In a separate medium bowl, combine the flour, cornstarch, baking soda and salt. Whisk to combine. With the mixer on low speed, slowly add the flour mixture to the butter mixture.
  4. Set aside ¼ cup of the M&M’s Red Velvet flavored candies. Stir in the remaining M&M’s and white chocolate chips into the batter.
  5. Spread the dough into the cake pan, using your clean hands or spatula to help press out and evenly fill the pan. Bake 20-25 minutes or until the edges are golden brown.
  6. Remove cookie cake from the oven and place on a wire rack to cool completely in the pan.
  7. While the cookie cake is cooling, prepare the frosting by creaming the butter in a mixing bowl. Add the remaining frosting ingredients and mix until combined, stopping the machine and scraping down the sides once, then continuing to mix until frosting is light and fluffy.
  8. Carefully run a butter knife around the outside edge of the cookie and carefully remove it from the pan. Place on a serving plate. Decorate with the Red Velvet Buttercream Frosting. Chop up the reserved M&M’s and sprinkle them over the cookie cake.
  9. Store at room temperature, but keep it covered.