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 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.

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Red Velvet Fudge Recipe
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 Rettke
  • 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)

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

Red Velvet Buttercream Rose Cake

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  • Kelly @ Nosh and Nourish says:

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

    • Amanda says:

      lol You can do it! 🙂

  • Julie | This Gal Cooks says:

    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!

    • Amanda says:

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

  • Jocelyn @BruCrew Life says:

    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 🙂

    • Amanda says:

      NO judgement here!!!

  • Danae @ Recipe Runner says:

    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!

  • Jen @ Baked by an Introvert says:

    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!

  • Julianne @ Beyond Frosting says:

    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!

  • Serene @ House of Yumm says:

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

  • amanda @ fake ginger says:

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

    • Amanda says:

      Thanks Amanda!

  • tanya says:

    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.

    • Amanda says:

      Thanks Tanya!

  • Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction says:

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

  • Kelly says:

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

  • Beth @ bethcakes says:

    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. 🙂

    • Amanda says:

      hahahaha… I just may have done that… 🙂

  • Ashley | The Recipe Rebel says:

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

  • Jenny Flake says:

    Delicious and simple fudge?…Yes, please 😀

  • CakeSpy says:

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

  • Christina Heggins | A Soulful Twist says:

    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!

  • Chana Cohen says:

    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?

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  • Linda says:

    When you say cocoa powder do you mean the sweetened one or the unsweetened kind?

  • Monika says:

    I don’t really have a comment, but would like to know how I would make this delicious-looking fudge if allergic to chocolate/cocoa products? In advance, thank you for your reply & any help/advice you can give me.

    • Amanda Rettke says:

      You could make it with white chocolate (not real chocolate) and then add in some red food coloring. Not as tasty, but red. 🙂

  • Brenda says:

    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.