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    • Red Velvet Fudge Recipe

      filed under: Candy on February 16, 2015

      I already have one red velvet fudge recipe on my site, and while it is delicious, it is completely different from this recipe. (and I can proudly say that both of these recipes are original!)

      Red Velvet Fudge Recipe

      This one is easier (much, much easier). Plus it’s got real red velvet flavor, real ingredients, and is real pure awesomeness.

      It came about quite by accident really. I was scrolling pinterest and came upon a fudge recipe with store bought frosting and a bag a chocolate chips. I personally can’t stomach store bought frosting so I dismissed it. But then it occurred to me… why can’t I use my original Red Velvet Buttercream recipe and mix it with chocolate?


      Red Velvet Fudge Recipe

      (seen on Instagram first!)

      Here is what is most amazing about this recipe:

      Every single ingredient can be organic or natural. Even the food coloring! (India Tree)

      And I know I mentioned it already, but it tastes good!

      Red Velvet Fudge Recipe

      (Here I sprinkled it with a bit of cocoa powder.)

      Red Velvet Fudge
      Prep Time
      15 mins
      Cook Time
      30 mins
      2 hrs
      Total Time
      45 mins

      I already have one red velvet fudge recipe on my site, and while it is delicious, it is completely different from this recipe. (and I can proudly say that both of these recipes are original!)

      Course: Dessert
      Cuisine: American
      Keyword: Red Velvet Fudge
      Servings: 24 yields
      Author: Amanda
      • 4 1/2 c confectioners sugar
      • 1 c cocoa powder
      • 12 tbsp. 1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
      • 1/2 c whole milk room temperature
      • 1 one-ounce bottle Red McCormick® food coloring
      • 1 tsp. apple cider vinegar
      • 1 12-ounce bag of milk chocolate chips or 12 ounces good quality chocolate, chopped
      • 1 tbsp. cocoa powder - optional
      1. In a small bowl, sift together the confectioners' sugar and cocoa powder.
      2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, add butter and whisk for 2 minutes on high speed.
      3. Turn the mixer off and add in sugar/cocoa mixture.
      4. With mixer on low speed, add in milk, red food coloring and vinegar. (Carefully pour in food coloring into the center of the butter mixture)

      5. Whisk on low/medium low speed until smooth.
      To make fudge:
      1. In the microwave in a large bowl, melt chocolate for 1 minutes, stir, then in 30 second increments until mostly melted.

      2. Add 2 cups of red velvet frosting and stir until fully combined. (you will have some frosting left over.
      3. Store in an airtight container for up to 3 months)
      4. Press fudge into a 9x13 pan lined with parchment.
      5. Chill for 2 hours.
      6. When ready to serve cut into 1x1 pieces.
      7. Right before serving sprinkle with cocoa powder. (cocoa will turn darker the longer it sits on the fudge)

      Red Velvet Fudge Recipe

      If you happen to have any Red Velvet Frosting on hand, then all you need is chocolate to create this fudge.


      This is my new favorite way to enjoy Red Velvet.

      Be sure to check out my Red Velvet Buttercream Rose Cake here:

      Red Velvet Buttercream Rose Cake

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    • It’s absolutely lovely… and doesn’t look tooooooo daunting to make, lol! <3

    • I am right there with you regarding store bought frosting – yuck. Of course, there is one type I would buy from my grocery store. They make their own in their bakery and it is so freaking amazing! But homemade is so easy to make so why not?

      This fudge looks amazing. I think this is the first red velvet fudge I’ve seen (must have missed the first one you did) and it’s so pretty and I want to stuff my face with it!

        Ohh… your store bakery sounds wonderful!! Have a blessed day!

    • I do love easy to make fudge recipes! And I love that you made homemade frosting into fudge…I usually just go with the store bought stuff. Sadly I do love eating that stuff by the spoonfuls…don’t hate me for that 🙂

    • Store bought frosting is the worst! Once you make homemade buttercream you can never go back! I love that this is red velvet, easy to make, and with real ingredients!

    • This fudge sounds incredible, Amanda! I love that you used homemade frosting instead of store bought. And I love even more that this fudge can be 100% organic. Pinning!

    • This Red Velvet Fudge is SO much fun! I too have seen that method of making fudge and always wondered how it turned out. It never occurred to me to make my own frosting!

    • Love that you made this with frosting! Genius! Now the possibilities for fudge are endless!

    • Oh man, I would eat the entire batch. It looks delicious!

    • I’ve never been a fan of store frosting either, but this? This is the BEST way to make (and eat)fudge! And that cake is so beautiful Amanda.

    • This red velvet fudge is beautiful! Love how easy it is to make!

    • This fudge is beautiful, Amanda! Happy accidents are the best and most delicious kind! I love that you used your own homemade frosting!

    • I made fudge this way once, but I love your idea of using homemade frosting instead of store bought. I think I could eat the whole tower of fudge in the first picture. 🙂

        hahahaha… I just may have done that… 🙂

    • Nothing compares to the real deal when it comes to frosting. This fudge is such a stunning color — I bet it tastes amazing too!

    • Delicious and simple fudge?…Yes, please 😀

    • I believe in this recipe. It’s as magical as a unicorn! 🙂

    • Great ingredients, if I can use Enjoy life chocolate chips and it will be free of all my allergies! Can’t wait to try this one!

    • This looks so delicious!! I want to make this for my son’s firetruck birthday party next week. Think it would be OK to bake today and freeze till the party next Sunday?


    • Don't Pass on Dessert!