Red Velvet Frosting


Red Velvet FrostingRed Velvet Frosting @createdbydiane One quick look around my blog and I’m sure you would notice I like Red,

I like pink too, but really there is something so appetizing about red.

I’ve heard the color red alone makes you hungry, hence the red and white check tablecloths in restaurants and it’s a very popular color in kitchens.

I’m in complete agreement, kitchens look great with red and red and white check tablecloths are a winner in my book.

red velvet frosting

Red Velvet Frosting



  • Beat slightly softened butter with powdered sugar in mixer until fluffy.
  • Add in red velvet emulsion, dry buttermilk, heavy cream, cocoa and red coloring.
  • Beat until smooth and creamy.
  • Fit piping bag with 857 tip and fill bag with frosting and holding the piping bag straight pip frosting onto cupcakes. One squeeze per cupcakes is how I applied it, holding the tip close to the cupcake and releasing the pressure before pulling piping bag away before going onto the next cupcake.


The frosting will become darker over time. Add coloring accordingly.

This Red Velvet Frosting is wonderful on chocolate cupcakes here is my favorite Chocolate Cupcake Recipe.

 If I am in a super hurry I mix up a box of devils food chocolate cake mix with a 3.4 oz package of instant chocolate pudding and while the cupcakes are baking there is plenty of time to do the dishes and mix up this pretty frosting to top them off with.

Chocolate Cupcakes with Red Velvet Frosting @createdbydiane

I decorated these cupcakes with a #857 tip on the piping bag. I just love this tip, it looks so pretty on cupcakes.

Red Velvet Fosting

Do you like red as much as me?

red velvet frosting recipe

Here are some fun red velvet items you may Red-Velvet-Cut-Out-Cookie-Recipe-with-Red-Velvet-Icing-530x353

Red Velvet Cut Out Cookies


Southern Red Velvet Cake


Red Velvet Biscotti


Red Velvet Scones


Red Velvet Deep Dish Cookies


    1. If you click on the words “red velvet emulsion” it is linked to the product so you can see it on Amazon. It imparts color and flavor, it’s a baking emulsion. It similar to an extract but the flavor doesn’t bake away in baked goods and this one adds color as well.

    2. I don’t actually need the link. I was trying to explain why the previous commenter asked what red velvet emulsion was. If you click on the link that should go to the product page on Amazon, it just takes you back to this same site on your blog.

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