Red Velvet Cake Filling

Learn how to make a very simple deep red icing to put between cake layers.

Red Velvet Filling for Chocolate Cake

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It’s almost Valentine’s Day! I just had to do something red that also involved chocolate. Red Velvet was where my head went. How totally Valentine’s Day perfect to have a big slice of chocolate cake with a red ribbon running through the middle?

This cake was super super easy to make. I used a cake mix. Sorry. I just am not a baker. But feel free to use your favorite chocolate cake recipe.

I baked the cake in one round cake pan and when it was cool I sliced it to give me two layers. Then I made the very simple red velvet filling.

Top make the cake filling you mix together cream cheese, red velvet cake mix powder, and powdered sugar. Add a dribble of milk and whip it with an electric mixer to get it a bit fluffy. Spread that between the cake layers.

The final touch was the chocolate ganache poured over the cake. Ganache is such a simple way to make a cake special. If you haven’t seen it, my sister site The Cookful is doing a whole big series on ganache right now. There’s tutorials on how to make ganache for different purposes, lots of recipes and a handy step-by-step set of instructions for how to glaze a cake with ganache, like I’ve done for this one.

The recipe for the Red Velvet Filling is below. Grab a cake mix or your favorite cake recipe and check out that ganache glaze technique and you’ve got yourself a pretty simple spectacular cake for Valentine’s Day.


Red Velvet Cake Filling

  • Author: Christine Pittman
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2 cups


Learn how to make a very simple deep red icing to put between cake layers.


  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1 and 1/2 cups red velvet cake mix powder
  • 1/2 cup confectioner’s sugar
  • 1 tsp. milk


  1. Measure all ingredients into a medium bowl. Use an electric mixer to whip it all together until well-combined and fluffed up a bit. Spread between cake layers.

7 Responses to “Red Velvet Cake Filling”

  1. Mary Gardner — December 3, 2019 @ 7:22 pm (#)

    This looks so pretty. It would be great for holidays or special occasions.

    • Christine Pittman — December 5, 2019 @ 2:31 pm (#)

      I think so too, Mary!

  2. Kimberly LaFountaine — March 27, 2016 @ 3:06 pm (#)

    Can you make the filling in advance ? Making this for my husband’s 50th birthday on Wed. Oh, I made your Sheppard ‘s pie soup, delicious!!!!

    • Christine Pittman — April 7, 2016 @ 1:16 pm (#)

      Yes, you can make the filling in advance.

  3. Mike Pittman — February 10, 2016 @ 10:52 pm (#)

    Glass of milk and sign me up!

    • Christine Pittman — February 18, 2016 @ 2:59 pm (#)

      Thanks Mike! Glad you like it!


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