Dive Into Red Velvet Goodness

January 18, 2024
red velvet cupcakes on cooling rack close up

Known for its vibrant color and striking flavor, the delicious combination of red velvet dessert with cream cheese frosting is best in any form it comes in, cake or otherwise. In Metro Detroit, the classic treat has undergone a delightful transformation, with delicious and innovative creations. With options from cupcakes to pancakes and cheesecake, you really can’t go wrong with a red velvet flavor profile. Whether you’re looking for a classic red velvet dessert or want to try something new, these places are a great start for your red velvet journey. 


42948 Hayes Road, Clinton Township

Red Velvet Cakes & Pastries is a great start to our list, as this spot offers, not so surprisingly, red velvet dessert. For cakes, you can pick from a dozen flavors, including red velvet, with an extensive range of sizes depending on how many you’re looking to serve. For filling, the cream cheese option is a great choice for a classic cake, or you could switch it up to something like buttercream, custard, chocolate mousse, or even raspberry or cannoli cream. You can also get your red velvet fill from cupcakes, which also come in another 30 flavors here. Headed down the aisle? You can also get a red velvet wedding cake if your heart desires. 

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Estella’s is known for its vegan cuisine and desserts, which are beautifully decorated and arranged. As far as red velvet goes, choose from ordering cakes, cupcakes, mini bundts, or pound cakes. Whatever the occasion, these desserts will surely impress any crowd. You can even have your pound cake shipped if you have an out-of-town craving or want to share your favorite with loved ones. 


100 Erskine Street, Detroit

For the Love of Sugar is the place to be for the sugar lovers out there! The red velvet cake is filled with a light cream cheese buttercream and can come in three different sizes, depending on how many people you’re serving. This spot also has a limited-time red velvet cinnamon roll topped with Valentine’s sprinkles available. For other special occasions, you can order custom cakes to your liking as well at For the Love of Sugar


5838 Schaefer Road, Dearborn

Cheat Treats Cafe is all about offering sweet treats that many want to enjoy on a cheat day. There are crazy milkshakes, cheesecakes, cookies, doughnuts, and more for those with a sweet tooth. The juice bar also offers smoothies and acai bowls for those wanting something sweet without giving up on their diets, which you can read more about here. Along the red velvet lines, check out the Unhealthy menu section and you’ll find red velvet cookies. These red cookies are packed with white chocolate chips and are oh-so-good. Another great perk of Cheat Treats Cafe is that you can find typically unhealthy dessert options that are friendly to certain diets, like keto, vegan, and gluten-free. 


Multiple locations in Metro Detroit

Bakehouse 46 is a great neighborhood cafe that offers coffee, doughnuts, breakfast sandwiches, and delicious cupcakes. You can get regular-size or mini cupcakes singularly, in a half dozen, or by the dozen. The cupcakes are baked fresh daily and come in 29 flavors regularly (including a Southern Red Velvet!). The Red Velvet is an excellent red cocoa cake with cream cheese frosting and sprinkled with red velvet crumbs on top. Outside the classic flavors at Bakehouse 46, there are featured flavors for the gourmet cupcakes that change monthly. 


Multiple locations in Metro Detroit

Jagged Fork is an excellent breakfast and brunch spot, and the menu doesn’t end at the classic choices for the early morning meal. You can order red velvet pancakes at Jagged Fork. You read that right. Red velvet pancakes. These are topped with a house-made cream cheese frosting, and dusted with powdered sugar and cocoa powder. Pair it with your favorite breakfast meat, the Denver Hash (you won’t regret it, trust me), or some fresh fruit, and you’ve got quite the meal. Bonus! If you want to try these pancakes along with some other varieties, order the U.G.3 Sampler for red velvet, Oreo, and Chunky Monkey pancakes. 


13835 West 9 Mile Road, Oak Park

Peteet’s Famous Cheesecakes is one of the best places to go for your cheesecake needs. Pick from a personal slice, or order a half or whole cheesecake if you’ve got a crowd to feed. The red velvet cheesecake is a classic red velvet with a hint of chocolate blended in a layered cheesecake and baked in a graham cracker crust. You can also get red velvet cupcakes that are infused with cheesecake and topped with frosting, or order a two-layered red velvet cake with cheesecake frosting. If these options aren’t delicious enough, you can also make milkshakes out of the cake and cheesecake options. Pick a cupcake or cheesecake slice of your choice and it’ll get blended with vanilla cheesecake ice cream for a fantastic milkshake. 


1241 Woodward Avenue, Detroit

17101 Haggerty Road, Northville

The Hudson Cafe is a great brunch option for those downtown or in the Northville area. You can find classic options, like French toast, crepes, eggs Benedict, and more. Additionally, you can choose red velvet options like waffles or pancakes topped with cream cheese frosting. Pair your brunch with a Bloody Mary, Very Berry Bellini, Cinnamon Toast Crunch Coffee with RumChata and Fireball, or another cocktail to accompany your meal.

This article has been updated to include new information. The original article was published on December 10, 2014, and was authored by Toni Cunningham.