Green Velvet Cake

Renée G.


I cannot take credit for the recipe or the photograph. This was sent to me today by a friend today in an e mail. I thought it was appropriate for St. Patrick's Day and wanted to share it. I haven't made it yet, so can't even say it's tried and true. I will make it next week for our St. Pat's Day dinner. If you try it, I would appreciate any feed back. Thanks!


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2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon fine salt
1 ¼ cups buttermilk, well shaken
3 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 tablespoon green liquid food coloring
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
2 cups granulated sugar
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, at room temperature

How to Make Green Velvet Cake


  • 1Preheat the oven to 375º F. Butter three 8-inch round cake pans, line with parchment; butter the parchment and set aside. Whisk the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl; set aside. Whisk the buttermilk, food coloring and vanilla in a spouted measuring cup; set aside.
  • 2Beat the granulated sugar and butter in a stand mixer (or a large bowl if using a hand mixer) on medium speed until very light in color and fluffy, about 5 minutes, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed. With the mixer still running, slowly add the eggs and beat until fully incorporated.
  • 3Reduce the mixer speed to the lowest speed; with it running, add one-third of the flour mixture, then ½ of the buttermilk mixture, then ½ of the remaining flour mixture, then the remaining buttermilk mixture, then the remaining flour mixture. Scrape down the sides and beat until well mixed.
  • 4Divide the batter evenly among the three prepared pans. Bake until slightly puffed and a toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the center, 20 to 25 minutes. Let cool 15 minutes in the pan, then turn out to a wire rack and cool completely.
  • 5Frost with prepared cream cheese or butter cream frosting. Decorate with green candies and/or sanding sugar, optional.

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About Green Velvet Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American

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