Red Velvet Popovers

What happens when you marry two food favorites?  In my case you get Red Velvet Popovers.  My love affair with popovers started as a child at Buffum’s department store.  I was inspired by Joy’s Hot Chocolate popovers and thought why not Red Velvet? These could make someone swoon on Valentine’s Day.

Hot out of the oven they are stuffed with Hershey’s Mini Kisses and topped with a marshmallow.  Served with the Marshmallow Cream Spread schmeered (is that a word) over the warm popover puts it over the top.  The spread is a mixture of mascarpone cheese and marshmallow fluff.  My favorite little taste tasters gave it two thumbs up.

The popovers are super easy to make because you whip it all up in a blender and pour into the pan.  The hardest part is letting them bake in the oven without opening the door.  Thankfully I have a window with a light so I could peek in and see them rising up in the pan and creating beautiful red puffs.

Red Velvet Popovers

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

12 popovers

Serving Size: 1 popover



A recipe for Red Velvet Popovers with Marshmallow Cream Spread.


3 tablespoons butter, melted plus some for greasing the pans
3 eggs
1 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 tablespoons sugar
3/4 cup flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup unsweetened dark cocoa
2 teaspoons red food coloring
1/4 cup mini Hershey Kisses
12 large marshmallows
Marshmallow Cream Spread:
1 cup Marshmallow Fluff
1/2 cup mascarpone cheese
1 teaspoon vanilla


  1. Place a rack in the center of the oven and preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Grease a popover pan or stander muffin tin. Both will work. Set aside.
  3. In a blender place the butter, eggs, buttermilk, vanilla and sugar. Blend. Add flour, salt and cocoa and blend. Add red food coloring and blend until combined. Pour into the pan filling each cup one half to two thirds of the way full.
  4. Bake 25 minutes. Don't peek! Remove from oven and place 3 mini kisses into the top of the popover. Top with a large marshmallow and place under broiler until just starting to brown.
  5. Marshmallow Cream Spread
  6. Mix ingredients in a bowl until smooth. Refrigerate until ready to serve.


5 Weight Watchers Points Plus 2012

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  • Rebekah K Jones

    Chrie dear,
    I love your recipes and just pulled the chocolate pop overs and they sound delicious.
    Becky Jones

  • admin

    Becky, thank you! Hope you enjoy the popovers.

  • Amrita

    This marriage is meant to last alright! I love how they’re bite-sized and therefor non-guilt-inducing :-D

  • admin

    I agree if they are bite size they don’t count – right?:)

  • nicole @ BREAD & SILK

    I usually dislike red velvet desserts but these are CUTE! I like your white mug, the one filled with dreamy marshmallow cream; where did you get it? xo n

  • admin

    Thanks Nicole, the cup is part of a measure cup set that I think was Nigella Lawson’s that I purchase at Anthropoligie several years ago.

  • Melissa Klotz

    WOW!! What a good idea!!! I need to make these! One of my best friends from middle school and I have had a little thing for popovers ever since her grandmother introduced us to them at Neiman Marcus — we were floored at how simple yet delicious they are. Since we both have huge sweet tooths (teeth?) we’d probably love these!!

  • Dee D.

    These look delicious, never tried popovers because they seemed intimidating, but these are just too cute :)

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