This easy Red Velvet Dessert Dip is the perfect party food or sweet treat to serve with cookies, graham crackers, or your favorite fruit. Loaded with red velvet flavor and studded with chocolate chips, this rich and creamy dip is completely irresistible.
This is a great dip to serve at Valentine’s Day or for Christmas. You can even make a spooky version for Halloween.
Red Velvet Dip
If you’re a red velvet fan and looking for a way to satisfy those cravings without the hassle of making an entire cake, this recipe is for you! It’s super easy to make and it has everything you love about red velvet cake in a dreamy decadent dip. A simple box of cake mix provides the tangy cream cheese mixture with just the right touch of chocolate flavor and the signature red color, while chocolate chips give you little bits of crunch in every bit.
You’re going to be amazed at how closely this tastes like red velvet cake, but it literally only take 5 minutes to mix it up, and about 20 minutes to chill. It’s makes the perfect last minute dessert served with just about any kind of cookie or dippable you have on hand. If you never tried dessert dips until now, it’s safe to say after you try this one, you’re going to be hooked!
💗 Why We Love This Recipe
- Red velvet flavor: It’s a delicious recipe that satisfies all those cravings for your favorite cake but in a fun to make and fun to eat dip!
- Festive: Pretty red color makes this a fabulous dip for Christmas, Valentine’s Day or a special date night.
- Easy recipe: No bake dessert that uses simple ingredients you get from any grocery store. Just mix and chill.
🔪 Recommended Tools
- Large bowl
- Electric mixer (hand mixer or stand mixer)
- Stirring spoon or spatula
- Serving bowl
🛒 What’s Need to Make Red Velvet Cake Dip
- Frozen whipped topping (like Cool Whip)
- Heavy cream
- Cream cheese – room temperature
- Pure vanilla extract
- Red velvet cake mix
- Cocoa powder
- Mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Valentine’s sprinkles or white ball sprinkles
- Large pink heart sprinkles
🥄 How to Make Creamy Red Velvet Dip
Allow a block of cream cheese to soften to room temperature.
Step One: Combine Wet Ingredients
- In a large bowl, beat together Cool Whip, heavy cream, cream cheese, and vanilla until smooth.
Step Two: Add Dry Ingredients
How to Heat Treat Cake Mix
Heating raw cake mix makes it safe to use in a non-baked dessert.
Place the cake mix in a bowl (in this case 2 cups) for 30 seconds.
You want the internal temperature to be 165 degrees F.
Allow the cake mix to cool before incorporating into the recipe.
- Place the red velvet cake mix in a bowl and microwave for 30 seconds and let cool.
- Whisk together the red velvet cake mix and cocoa powder.
Step Three: Add Chocolate Chips
- Stir in chocolate chips. If you want a smooth dip, just leave the chocolate chips out or sprinkle them on top.
Step Four: Chill and Serve
- Place your dip in a serving bowl, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate, covered, for a couple of hours or for at least 20 minutes to become firm.
- Once the dip is chilled and firm, top with sprinkles and pink hearts.
- Serve with cookies and wafers for dipping.
Red Velvet Dessert Dip Variations
- Texture-If you want the dip to be a little more spreadable, you can add a little heavy whipping cream or substitute it with whole milk.
- Garnishes- Substitute the sprinkles to fit your favorite holiday or occasion.
- Color– If you are serving this dip for Halloween and want a deeper (spookier) red color, just add a few drops of red food coloring until it’s the color you’re looking for.
- Chocolate chips- Swap out the mini semi-sweet chocolate chips with white chocolate chips. At Christmas, peppermint chocolate chips are a great idea.
- Nuts- Add even more crunch with finely chopped pecans.
What are Somethings I Can Serve Chocolate Chip Dip?
This recipe makes a wonderful red velvet cookie dip for:
- vanilla wafers
- chocolate wafers
- animal crackers
- shortbread cookies
- graham crackers
- Rice Krispies treats
- fruit slices like strawberries or bananas
It would be ideal to add to a dessert charcuterie board with an assortment of your favorite dippable snacks.
Variations to Try
- Texture – If you want the dip to be a little more spreadable, you can add a little heavy whipping cream or substitute it with whole milk.
- Garnishes – Substitute the sprinkles to fit your favorite holiday or occasion.
- Color – If you are serving this dip for Halloween and want a deeper (spookier) red color, just add a few drops of red food coloring until it’s the color you’re looking for.
- Chocolate chips – Swap out the mini semi-sweet chocolate chips with white chocolate chips. At Christmas, peppermint chocolate chips are a great idea.
- Nuts – add crunch and texture with chopped pecans.
How Do I Store Cream Cheese Dessert Dip?
This chocolate chip, cream cheese dip should be stored in the fridge when you’re not serving it. It can sit out about a couple of hours during a party but after that you’ll want to stick it back in the fridge.
Do I Have to Use Boxed Cake Mix, or Can I Make My Own?
If you prefer, you could make your own powder red velvet mix, but a box mix makes things much easier. If you make your own powder mix, also keep in mind that a box mix already has the added sugar it needs, as well as the cocoa powder.
Can I Make this Ahead of Time and Freeze it?
Best results it’s not that you freeze this red velvet cream cheese dip. It does well in an airtight container in your refrigerator for up to a few days, but the texture just does not hold up well to freezing and thawing.
More Red Velvet Recipes
- Red Velvet Fudge
- Red Velvet Brownies
- Red Velvet Cheesecake Balls
- Red Velvet Rice Krispie Treats
- Red Velvet Candy Cane Cheesecake
- Red Velvet Christmas Poke Cake
- Red Velvet Christmas Lasagna
- Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies
Chocolate Chip Red Velvet Dip
- large mixing bowl
- Electric mixer
- -stirring spoon or spatula
- -serving bowl
- 8 ounces whipped topping like Cool Whip
- 1/4 cup heavy cream
- 8 ounces cream cheese 1 block, softened
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups red velvet cake mix
- 1 Tablespoon cocoa powder
- 1 1/2 cup mini semi-sweetchocolate chips
- 1/4 cup sprinkles we used white
- 2 Tablespoons pink heart sprinkles
- In a large bowl, mix together Cool Whip, heavy cream, cream cheese, and vanilla extract until smooth.
- Place red velvet cake mix in bowl and microwave for 30 minutes then let cool.
- Add red velvet cake mix and cocoa powder to the cream cheese mixture and beat until combined.
- Fold in mini chocolate chips with spoon or spatula.
- Place dip in a serving bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerator for 20 minutes or more to become firm.
- Top with sprinkles and serve with cookies and wafers.
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