Red Velvet Latte

Red Velvet Latte

Who needs a boring cup of coffee each morning? I think I’ve taken the latte to a new level here with this creation. I’ve managed to transform a red velvet cupcake into a Brownie, Rice Krispie Treats and a Hot Chocolate so why not coffee?

Red Velvet Latte

My original cupcake latte inspired this recipe. It’s chocolatey aroma is a wonderful accompaniment to the espresso. It also turns the milk a little…red.

Red Velvet Coffee Syrup


1 1/4 cup water

3/4 cup sugar

1/4 cup red velvet cake mix

1/2 tbs cocoa powder

1 tsp vanilla


  1. Sterilize a jar. In a small sauce pan bring the water and sugar to boil and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the cake mix, cocoa powder and vanilla.
  2. Pour the mixture through a sieve into the sterilized jar and refrigerate. Use within one month.
  3. Use 1-2 teaspoons (or to taste) of the syrup in your latte before adding the frothed milk.

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  1. To answer your question, I need a boring cup of coffee in the morning.

    • I wouldn’t have pegged you as a guy that would drink a cake flavored latte anyway :-p

  2. Looks fun. Does it really taste of red velvet cake?

  3. Oooh this is pretty!!

  4. This sounds wonderful

  5. Hi I run a church cafe and it was one of my barista’s birthday today, and she makes cupcakes as business so this was perfect to make a special drink for her, she loved it and everyone one else who had one loved them, so much in fact some requested it be a regular menu item!! Big hit with everyone Thanks!

  6. Thanks for this recipe, it makes a beautiful drink. I’ve made it once and I think that next time I will tweak it a bit to suit my own tastes. It’s a bit too ‘vanilla extracty’ for me. I’m going to try using a vanilla coffee syrup in a larger quantity and add more cocoa and maybe just a couple of drops of red food color.

  7. I want to try this badly, as I am dishing out $5 a day for a Red Velvet latte and it’s a tidy sum over a month. Your recipe states to add 1/4 Red Velvet Cake Mix – is that a quarter CUP, or quarter of a standard box of cake mix? Please advise. Thanks!

    • hi Sue, sorry about that it’s 1/4 CUP of red velvet cake mix! I hope you enjoy it. Out of curiosity where are you buying a red velvet latte every day?

      • A place called Brew & Blenz at the University of Calgary (Alberta, Canada) where I work. It gets a bit expensive, especially when you crave one every morning! Thank you for the clarification. Can’t wait to try it!


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