In a large bowl, cream together dairy free spread, vanilla essence, red food colouring and sugar with electric beaters. Beat until light and fluffy (approx. 2 minutes). Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each is added and then beat for further minute.
In a large bowl, sift flour, cocoa and xanthan gum and ensure well combined.
Add Vitasoy Soy Milky Lite and sifted dry ingredients to the beaten egg mixture. Mix with a wooden spoon and ensure well combined and no lumps.
Place patty pans into a 12 hole muffin tray. Fill each patty pan with red velvet cake batter to 2/3 full. Place in the preheated oven and bake for approx. 15 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.
Remove from oven and set aside to cool. Dust drinking chocolate on top, ice with chocolate icing, or decorate as desired.