Gooey Red Velvet Fudge Recipe

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Looking for simple and delicious recipes for the holiday season? Well, one thing that I can vouch for is easy to make and also delicious is Red Velvet fudge! This Christmas, how about enhancing the holiday spirit with some of this soft and gooey fudge? Let us explore the recipe for the same! 

Red Velvet Fudge

Fudge, in general, is insanely soft, gooey, and just plain delicious! The best part about fudge is that it is an extremely versatile dessert. Hence, the flavor variations that can be made with this simple sweet treat are almost, nearly endless! 

Some of the flavors of fudge are pretty common. However, for holidays like Christmas, common flavors just won’t do, right? So, if you want to go with the Christmas theme and go for a classic red but easy dessert to make, then red velvet fudge is truly the best thing to try out! 

Also, when it comes to making desserts, people often get a little scared. This is mainly because they feel there will be a lot of baking involved. Well, for this recipe, there is none of that fuss, per se. However, precision is an important part of this recipe, but more on that later! 

In this article, you will find a step-by-step guide on how to make a classic red velvet fudge right at home. From the equipment right to the nutritional information, all the important information has been mentioned here. So, let’s take a look at this recipe now! 

What Equipment Will You Need To Make Red Velvet Fudge? 

  • Measuring Cups – Starting with one of the most basic yet most vital equipment of them all, measuring cups will help with all the precise measurements that are needed for this recipe. 
  • Measuring Spoons – For equipment that is needed in much smaller quantities as compared to some others, measuring spoons will be a handy tool. 
  • Bowl – Here, you will need a total of two microwave-safe bowls, one for the fudge and the other to make the cream cheese frosting for it. 
  • Silicone Spatula – A silicone spatula will help with mixing everything up easily and also scraping all the ingredients out of the bowl while transferring to the lined pan. 
  • Cake Pan – For this recipe, a square cake pan will be needed, which is 8 inches * 8 inches. 
  • Parchment Paper – Lastly, you will need some parchment paper to line the cake pan with before pouring the fudge in for it to set. 

How Much Time Will You Need To Make Red Velvet Fudge? 

Preparation TimeCooking TimeChilling TimeTotal Time
15 Minutes2 Hours2 Hours 15 Minutes

What Ingredients Will You Need To Make Red Velvet Fudge? 

For The Fudge : 

  • White Chocolate – White chocolate makes up one of the main ingredients in this recipe, and here, you will need 2.5 cups of the same. This should give you a yield of 25 pieces of fudge. 
  • Milk Chocolate – Milk chocolate chips will add a decadent flavor to this recipe, so we will be adding ½ cup of it.
  • Sweetened Condensed Milk – Here, about 1.14 oz of sweetened condensed milk will help thicken the fudge to the right consistency. 
  • Red Food Color – About 2 teaspoons of liquid red food coloring will give this fudge its distinctive bright red color. 

For The Frosting : 

  • Cream Cheese – Cream cheese is one of the main ingredients for the frosting and this recipe will need approximately 2 oz. of the same. 
  • White Chocolate – About 1 ½ cups of white chocolate chips will help thicken the cream cheese frosting. 
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Steps To Make Red Velvet Fudge

1. Prepare The First Layer

This fudge recipe is indeed really easy to put together and will barely take any time or effort! Here, start off by lining the cake pan with parchment paper and keep it aside. Now, in a large, microwave-safe bowl, add in the white and milk chocolate chips or chunks, along with the sweetened condensed milk. 

Microwave for 15-30 seconds at a time until everything is melted. Here, make sure to take the bowl out at 30-second intervals and mix everything up as otherwise, the chocolate will end up getting really lumpy. 

After everything has reached the right consistency, add in a few teaspoons of red food coloring until you are satisfied with the outcome. Then, transfer the mixture to the pan that was previously lined with parchment paper and refrigerate for some time. 

2. Add The Second Layer

While the first layer of the red velvet fudge is in the refrigerator for a bit, you can begin with the second layer, which is the frosting. For that, melt the portion of white chocolate for the frosting in the microwave. Again, take it out at 30-second intervals, give it a mix, and then melt it again in the microwave. 

Once the chocolate has melted completely, add the softened cream cheese to it and mix until everything is incorporated together. Now, pour this frosting over the red velvet fudge that you previously made and were chilling in the refrigerator. 

Refrigerate for a little longer, and then serve! Right before serving, you will have to take the parchment paper out of the pan and place it on a chopping board. I would recommend dipping a sharp knife in warm water before cutting out pieces of the fudge, as that will give you much cleaner cuts. 

Nutritional Information

Calories239 kcal
Carbohydrates30 g
Protein4 g
Fat12 g
Saturated Fat7 g
Trans Fat0 g
Cholesterol16 mg
Sodium61 mg
Fiber0 g
Sugar29 g

How Will The Red Velvet Fudge Look And Taste Like? 

Although this recipe isn’t really much, if any of you isn’t a regular visitor in the kitchen, you may wonder what this fudge is supposed to be like. Well, the good news here is that there are actually very low chances of messing this recipe up, so you can take a sigh of relief if you would like! 

This fudge will truly look like a Christmas delight, all thanks to the bright red color with the white. The colors do create a holiday spirit. Moreover, if you follow all the steps properly and make sure that you mix the chocolate every 30 seconds, then chances are your fudge will be really smooth as well. 

Coming to the flavor, the basic flavor that you would expect out of this fudge is sweet and that white chocolate. The cream cheese adds a little undertone of flavor, and so does the milk chocolate in the actual fudge! 

Recipe Card

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Red Velvet Fudge Recipe

This red velvet fudge recipe creates a fudge that is really gooey and soft. The recipe is really easy and creates a fudge that is perfect for the holiday season! This recipe is also perfectly beginner friendly.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cooling Time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 15 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 25 Portions
Calories 239 kcal

Equipment

Measuring cups
Measuring Spoons
Bowl
Silicone Spatula
Cake Pan
Parchment Paper

Ingredients
  

For The Fudge :

  • 2 1/2 cups White Chocolate
  • 1/2 cup Milk Chocolate
  • 1.14 oz Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 2 teaspoons Red Food Color

For The Frosting :

  • 2 oz. Cream Cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups White Chocolate

Instructions
 

  • Line the pan with parchment paper and keep aside.
  • In a large, microwave-safe bowl, add in the white chocolate, milk chocolate and lastly, the sweetened condensed milk.
  • Microwave for 30 seconds at a time, and make sure you mix everything up at these intervals.
  • Once everything is melted, add the red food coloring and give it a mix. Transfer to the pan lined with parchment and refrigerate.
  • In a separate microwave-safe bowl, add the rest of the white chocolate chips and melt, yet again at 30-second intervals.
  • Add in the softened cream cheese in the melted white chocolate and whisk until smooth.
  • Pour this frosting over the red velvet fudge and refrigerate for a little while.
  • Slice and serve!

Nutrition

Serving: 1Portion | Calories: 239kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 61mg | Sugar: 29g
Keyword Christmas, Fudge Recipe, Red Velvet Fudge Recipe
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Is it necessary to make the frosting for this fudge? 

The frosting adds a great amount of flavor to the recipe, but you can skip it if you don’t like it. 

Why is milk chocolate added to this recipe? 

Milk chocolate will add a lot of flavor to this recipe and hence, it works great for this fudge. 

Can all these ingredients be melted over a double boiler? 

Yes, you can melt all the chocolate over a double boiler if you would like. 

Can gel food coloring be used instead of liquid? 

Yes, you can use red gel food coloring for this recipe instead of liquid if you would like. 

Conclusion

Fudgy, gooey, and oh so delicious! If you are a fan of white chocolate in particular, then you surely need to try this recipe out. This recipe makes for an easy holiday treat that can even be made by beginners and enjoyed by everyone! 

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