Purple Velvet Cake

Melissa Williamson


My family loves my velvet cakes and they are so delicious and moist. I make the purple velvet cake for birthdays.


★★★★★ 1 vote

12 serivings
30 Min
30 Min


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  • 2 1/2 c
    cake flour
  • 1 1/2 c
  • 1 tsp
    unsweetened baking cocoa
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 2
  • 1 c
    buttermilk, room temperature
  • 2 Tbsp
    or 15 drops of purple food coloring
  • 1 tsp
    white vinegar
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract

  • 1 8 oz
    package cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/2 c
    butter or margarine, room temperature
  • 1 lb
    confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract

How to Make Purple Velvet Cake


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease bottom and sides of three 8-inch round cake pans. Mix together the dry ingredients with wire whisk until well combined. In a separate bowl, combine all wet ingredients. (Note: 10 drops of blue and 15 drops of pink for a dark purple, or 24 drops of red and 16 drops of blue for a medium purple.) Gradually add wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, stir until well combined. Pour into greased and floured round cake pans. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes until toothpick inseted near the center comes out clean. Let it cool for 15 minutes and remove from pans on wire rack to allow cool completely.
  2. Cream together the cream cheese and butter. Add the confectioners' sugar and vanilla. Beat until smooth and creamy. Spread between layers and over top and sides of a cake.

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Course/Dish: Cakes

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