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Red Velvet Buttercream Rose Cake
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Red Velvet Buttercream

Seriously unique and always stunning!
Prep Time30 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: red velvet buttercream
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


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