Red Velvet Buttercream Rose Cake

Red Velvet Buttercream

Seriously unique and always stunning!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword red velvet buttercream
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Author Amanda Rettke


  • 4 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 cup cocoa powder
  • 12 tablespoons (1 1/2 sticks or 170g) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup whole milk, room temperature
  • 1 one-ounce bottle Red food color
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar


  1. In a small bowl, sift together the confectioner's sugar and cocoa powder.

  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment, add butter and whisk for 2 minutes on high speed.

  3. Turn the mixer off and add in sugar/cocoa mixture.
  4. With the 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 and glossy.

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