Have you ever tried the famous red velvet cake? Yes? The blue velvet cake is the sibling of the red velvet cake. Both of them come from the same velvet family.
The red and the blue cake are among the few bakery items sweet likers should try. Before we begin our recipe, let’s know the story behind the blue velvet cake.
Royal Blue Velvet Cake!
It is assumed that the Velvet cake originated around the end of the 19th century and early 20th century in Maryland. In the late 19th century, a soft and velvety cake was served as a dessert instead of previous cakes. From there arose the red velvet cake when bakers added boiled beetroot juices to enhance the color, and after that came the turn of blue velvet cake.
It has the same traditional main ingredients that give it a soft and melting taste in your mouth. The only difference between the red velvet cake and the blue suede cake is the color and the addition of blueberry berries.
As it is easy to hide the blue color of the cake with the thick layer of cream cheese frosting, a blue velvet cake is perfect for a gender reveal party. Apart from the surprise, the cake is also excellent for a baby boy shower, on the 4th of July, or for a colorful birthday party.
What Is The Taste Of Cake?
A blue velvet cake has a familiar taste to red velvet cake. The cake has an acidic taste because of vinegar and buttermilk.
The addition of cocoa powder gives it a mild chocolate flavoring. The acidity present in the gorgeous blue cake balanced out the sweetness concealed beneath the sweet cream cheese frosting.
Blue Velvet Cake Recipe
- Half a cup of unsalted butter softened
- one and a half cups of sugar
- two large eggs
- a tablespoon of white vinegar
- two teaspoons of royal blue food coloring paste
- A tiny amount of violet food coloring paste (a toothpick size)
- one teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
- 2 1/4 cups cake flour
- two tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder
- one teaspoon of baking soda
- one teaspoon salt
- one cup of buttermilk
For the Cream Frosting
- one pound confectioners' sugar
- half cup of unsalted butter softened
- 8 ounces cream cheese
- eight teaspoons of pure vanilla extract
- Before the steps to make the cake, there are some suggestions. To give your cake a beautiful blue color, use a tiny bit of violet food color in addition to royal blue food color. And use paste food coloring rather than liquid or gel food dye. That will give your cake a blue hue without turning the cake turquoise.
- Place the two greased round pans in the upper and lower third of the oven and preheat it to 350 degrees F.
- Next, take a mixing bowl and add sugar and butter. Beat the mixture for two to three minutes at the medium speed of the mixer.
- After the batter becomes light and fluffy, add an egg at a time and start the mixer each time. After the eggs, add the vinegar, royal blue, violet food coloring, and vanilla extract into the mixer.
- Make another mixture of flour, baking powder, cocoa powder, and salt in another bowl and keep that aside.
- Now, pour measured buttermilk and vanilla into a cup.
- All the required batters and mixtures are ready now, add flour mixture and buttermilk mixture into the sugar mixture, and whisk them together in the mixer. Make sure the paste is well whisked.
- Pour the batter into the cake pans. Keep it in the oven for twenty-five minutes. To check whether it's baked or not insert a toothpick in the center of the cake. If it comes out clean, that means it is baked.
- Wait for the cook to cool down at least ten minutes before frosting.
- Now prepare the frosting by combining confectioners' sugar, butter, cream cheese, and vanilla in a large bowl. Whisk them perfectly.
- Now apply this frosting on the top of each layer of the cake.
- Amount Per ServingCalories390
- % Daily Value *
- Total Fat
- Total Carbohydrate
- Sugars 39g
- Protein 3g 6%
* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
How do I store It?
You had a cake-cutting celebration, now you want to eat the yummy cake the next day too, then tightly wrap the cake and store it in the fridge.
Although, you can keep the cake unfrosted at room temperature for three days after baking.
If you want to freeze the cake, after it cools down, wrap a plastic cover and then by foil tightly for three months.
How Long Does It Last?
Leftover Cake can last up to three days at room temperature.
If you want to use the natural ingredient to make your cake turn blue instead of the chemical blue color available on the market, then you have to add Blue Butterfly Pea Powder.
Now go, bake and enjoy. Happy Baking!
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