Blue Velvet Cake Recipe

Red Velvet Cake is good, but Blue is even better!  I love the rich blue color you get with this recipe, and it is a very simple/easy one that uses a box mix as a base.  Enjoy.

Blue Velvet Cake
Recipe source: Betty Crocker

1 box white cake mix

1-1/4 cups buttermilk
1/3 cup vegetable oil
3 eggs
1 Tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
2 teaspoons royal blue paste food coloring*
1 toothpickful violet paste food coloring

1. Preheat oven to 325F. Grease bottom and sides of three 8-inch round cake pans (or spray with non-stick baking spray).
2. In a large bowl, beat all cake ingredients with an electric mixer on low speed for about 30 seconds or until moistened. Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally.
3. Divide batter evenly among pans. Bake 23-28 minutes or until top springs back when lightly touched in the center. Cool 15 minutes; remove from pans and cool completely on wire racks.

*Tip- paste food coloring is the same as the wilton fondant food coloring gel that you get in the small round containers at Michaels, Joanns, or Walmart.  IT IS NOT the same as regular food coloring.

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About Kathryn

I owned a successful wedding cake business for 4 years. I currently stay at home full-time running after my two boys. I started this DIY cake blog to encourage others to explore the world of creative desserts.