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 this recipe is original!)

Red Velvet Fudge Recipe

Red Velvet Fudge

This recipe is easy! Plus it’s got real red velvet flavor, real ingredients, and is really 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 of 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 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.

Looking for More Fudge Recipes?

Original Fantasy Fudge

Strawberry Shortcake Fudge

Maple Walnut Fudge

Peanut Butter Fudge

Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge

Salted Caramel Fudge

Brown Butter Fudge

White Chocolate Cranberry Fudge

Snickerdoodle Fudge

Chocolate Vanilla Marble Fudge

Red Velvet Fudge Recipe
5 from 1 vote

Red Velvet Fudge

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
chilling 2 hours
Total Time 45 minutes
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!)


  • 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


  • In a small bowl, sift together the confectioners' sugar and cocoa powder.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, add butter and whisk for 2 minutes on high speed.
  • Turn the mixer off and add in sugar/cocoa mixture.
  • 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)
  • Whisk on low/medium low speed until smooth.

To make fudge:

  • In the microwave in a large bowl, melt chocolate for 1 minutes, stir, then in 30 second increments until mostly melted.
  • Add 2 cups of red velvet frosting and stir until fully combined. (you will have some frosting left over.
  • Store in an airtight container for up to 3 months)
  • Press fudge into a 9x13 pan lined with parchment.
  • Chill for 2 hours.
  • When ready to serve cut into 1x1 pieces.
  • Right before serving sprinkle with cocoa powder. (cocoa will turn darker the longer it sits on the fudge)

Did you make this recipe?

Thank you for making my recipe! You took pictures, right? Well go ahead and post them on Instagram! Be sure to mention me @iambaker and use the hashtag #YouAreBaker.

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

Red Velvet Buttercream Rose Cake

Share with your friends!

Categorized in:

Related Recipes

Meet Amanda Rettke

Amanda Rettke is the creator of I Am Baker, and the bestselling author of Surprise Inside Cakes: Amazing Cakes for Every Occasion – With a Little Something Extra Inside.Over the course of her 15+ year blogging adventure, she has been featured in and collaborated with the Food Network, New York Times, LA Times, Country Living Magazine, People Magazine, Epicurious, Brides, Romantic Homes, life:beautiful, Publishers Weekly, The Daily Mail, Star Tribune, The Globe and Mail, DailyCandy, YumSugar, The Knot, The Kitchn, and Parade, to name a few.

Reader Comments

  1. LOVE the divinity. it wax easy & so light! Looks like billowing clouds. My family will love it. I have made several of your recipes & everyone of them are wonderful. Thank you.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.