Red Velvet

Red Velvet Valentine's Cake (Gluten Free)


This Valentine’s Day, try our naturally colorful, artificial-dye free Red Velvet Gluten-Free Cake Mix with pink frosting color, topped with heart sprinkles.

ColorKitchen Red Velvet Gluten-free Cake Mix
ColorKitchen Heart Sprinkle Set
1 pint frosting of your choice

Follow baking instructions and let cake cool.

Blend color into frosting. Cover and decorate cake or cupcakes with frosting and sprinkles. It’s that easy!

Red Velvet Hot Cocoa-Colored Naturally


This rich, creamy, naturally vibrant Red Velvet Hot Chocolate drink has all the flavor of red velvet cake, but without the hazards of Red dye 40. Colored with our Red Velvet natural plant-based color, you can also top with colored sugar made with our vibrant colors show here: DIY Colored Sugar Recipe.

2 cups milk
1 cup cream
2 Tbsp brown sugar
1 Red Velvet Color Packet
8 ounces white chocolate chips (or chopped white chocolate)
2 Tbsp cocoa powder (unsweetened)
1 tsp vanilla extract
Pinch salt
Pinch of cinnamon

Optional: ¼ cup buttermilk
Whipped cream
Colored sanding sugar

1. Blend dry ingredients: cocoa powder and red velvet color.
2. Add rest of ingredients and combine in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Warm, whisking occasionally until the white chocolate melts.
3. Add the cocoa powder color blend into the liquid and stir and whisk until completely dissolved and smooth.
4.  Serve in glasses or mugs topped with whipped cream and sugar or cinnamon!

Enjoy with some cookies or holiday treats!


Red Velvet Doughnut Glaze

Our Red Velvet color creates such a vibrant deep red it’s hard to believe it’s plant-based and natural.


Enough for 1 dozen full-sized doughnuts

¼ cup whole milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 Tbsp Red Velvet Color
2 cups organic confectioners’ sugar

1. In medium-sized bowl combine powdered sugar and red velvet color.
2. In medium saucepan mix milk and vanilla over low heat.
3. Sift in sugar and color mixture, whisking slowly.
4. Mix until all the sugar and color are dissolved.
5. Remove glaze from heat and place over a bowl of warmed water.
6. Dip tops of each doughnut separately in glaze and set on a rack to dry.

Gluten-Free Red Velvet Whoopie Pies with Cream Cheese Filling

Red Velvet Whoopie Pies are fun for any season and especially around the holidays or as a Valentine treat. This recipe makes it simple, using ColorKitchen's Gluten-Free Red Velvet Cake Mix with artificial dye-free, plant-based red color.  


Makes 12 Whoopie Pies

ColorKitchen Gluten-free Red Velvet Cake Mix
3 eggs
2 Tbsp plain yogurt
1 stick butter (room temperature) or coconut oil
2 tsp vanilla extract

12 oz cream cheese, softened
12 Tbsp (1 ½ stick butter), softened
1 Tbsp vanilla extract
6 cups confectioners sugar

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2. In a medium-sized bowl, blend eggs and yogurt into cake mix
3. Add butter and vanilla and mix for 1-2 minutes
4. Scoop dough using a medium-sized cookie scoop and place onto a baking sheet about 2 inches apart
5. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes (take out of oven before edges brown)
6. Cool on a rack
7. Once completely cooled, pipe with creme cheese frosting between 2 cookies
8. Sprinkle with white (or colored) sanding sugar (optional)

1. In mixer with paddle, beat cream cheese, butter, and vanilla at medium speed until light and fluffy (about 5 min)
2. Reduce speed and slowing mix in sugar
3. Beat for 3-5 minutes 

-Icing recipe by Vaughn P.

Red Velvet, White and Blueberry - Gluten-free Pancakes

Use our Red Velvet Cake Mix with all-natural ingredients to make a decadent and delicious breakfast. Just adjust a few ingredients and this gluten-free cake mix is perfect for pancakes!

1 ColorKitchen Gluten-free Red Velvet Cake Mix
3 eggs
¼ cup oil
1 cup milk or milk substitute
⅓ cup yogurt
½ cup gluten-free flour

1. In a large bowl mix cake mix, eggs, oil, milk, yogurt, and flour together until combined and smooth.

2. Heat griddle on low and add oil to prevent sticking.

3. Scoop ¼ cup batter into pan and cook on low heat to keep color from browning. Once bubbles form, flip and cook on second side for 2-3 minute, until fully cooked.

4. Add a little whipped cream and fruit on top or your favorite syrup. 

Red Velvet Natural Color Pancakes Gluten-free

Mini Gluten-free Red Velvet Doughnut Cakes

Cute and colorful mini gluten-free doughnuts made with ColorKitchen Red Velvet Cake Mix, topped with naturally colorful icing and sprinkles. 

Red Velvet Donuts Gluten-free Natural Color

1 ColorKitchen Gluten-Free Red Velvet Cake Mix
3 eggs
½ cup oil
1 cup milk or milk substitute
⅓ cup yogurt
2 tsp vanilla

⅓ cup + 1 Tbsp powdered sugar
½-1 ColorKitchen Food Color Packet (any color)
2 tsp milk
1 tsp vanilla or flavored extract (optional)
ColorKitchen Rainbow Sprinkles 


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. In a large bowl mix cake mix, eggs, oil, milk, yogurt, and flour together until combined and smooth.
3. Oil and flour mini-doughnut tins thoroughly.
4. Fill each tin ½ full with batter.
5. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes or until fully baked. Check every 5 minutes and remove from oven if browning.
6. Let cool before removing.

1. Blend dry ingredients: powdered sugar and color. For this recipe we used 1 packet per color (pink, blue, yellow, orange and green food color packets).
2. Add milk and flavor (optional). Stir until fully blended.
3. Dip top of doughnuts in colored icing. Once dry dip a second time if needed.
4. Add sprinkles while icing still wet.

Gluten-Free Red Velvet Cake with Colored Sanding Sugar

ColorKitchen Gluten-free Red Velvet Cake Mix is colored with a brilliant, naturally sourced plant-based red. This artificial dye-free and non-GMO ready-made mix contains over 90% organic ingredients!

Gluten free natural color red velvet cake mix

Use your favorite vanilla or cream cheese frosting and top with sparkly red sugar for the perfect Holiday dessert.

Natural Colored Sanding Sugar Recipe: 

Natural Color Sanding Sugar

1. Your can make a vibrant Red using ColorKitchen Pink & Yellow color, or with our new Red Velvet color!

1. 1+ ¼ Yellow color packet, and 1 Pink color packet, or 1 tsp Red Velvet color.
2. Decide how much you want to make: 1 tsp Color (each packet contains 1 ½ tsp powder) to 1 cup of sugar (we used coarse sugar)
3. Place ColorKitchen color powders in bowl/container with lid.
4. Add 1 to 2 drops of water, just enough to get the color to dissolve to a syrup consistency, and stir.
5. Place your cup of sugar in the bowl and cover with lid. 
6. Shake and turn for 1-2 minutes. Open the lid and check for color coverage.
7. Pour sugar on parchment paper and let stand until completely dry.
8. Place in airtight container and use for decorating cookies, cupcakes, and more!