Seeing Red

10 months ago

red velvet

Learn how to make these truly addictive treats!



Recipe by Chef Patty Loanzon

Photographed by Floyd Jhocson of Studio 100

Makes 22 sandwiches


2 ¼ cups All-purpose flour

⅓ cup Unsweetened natural cocoa powder

1 ½ tsps Baking powder

½ cup Margarine

¼ cup Cream cheese

1 ½ cups Granulated sugar

2 Eggs

1 Tbsp Red food coloring

1 tsp Vanilla extract

¾ cup Confectioners’ sugar


  1. Pour all-purpose flour, cocoa powder, and baking powder in a bowl then whisk to combine. Sift dry ingredients over a baking paper and set aside.
  2. In a mixing bowl, cream margarine and cream cheese using a hand mixer or a stand mixer with a paddle attachment. Add the granulated sugar and continue beating at medium speed until the mixture is light in color.
  3. Add the eggs one at a time then stir in the red food coloring. Continue mixing at low speed and then add the dry ingredients.
  4. Using a small ice cream scooper, scoop the batter into a sheet pan then put in the freezer for at least 2-3 hours.
  5. Roll the frozen balls in confectioners’ sugar. Arrange balls on a cookie sheet 1 ½ inches apart then bake cookies in a preheated 350°F oven for about 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and cool on a wire rack. Add your choice of filling.
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