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.

TWO INGREDIENTS! FIVE MINUTES!

This is my new favorite way to enjoy Red Velvet.

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Red Velvet Fudge Recipe
5 from 1 vote

Red Velvet Fudge

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
chilling 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!)

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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)

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

Red Velvet Buttercream Rose Cake

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Reader Comments

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

  2. 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. 🙂

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

  4. 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!

  5. 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?

  6. 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.

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

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