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Blue Velvet Cake
For the layers:
2 cups/ 240 g
½ cup/ 120 ml
or other vegetable oil
1 cup/ 200 g
½ cup/ 120 ml
butterfly pea powder
For the frosting:
14 ox /400 g
½ cup/ 110 g
1 ¼ cup/ 160
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For the cake base:
Preheat oven to 350º F/ 180º C. Grease two 7 inch/ 18 cm baking tins very well and line them with circles of parchment paper.
Combine milk and vinegar and stir.
In a large mixing bowl combine sifted flour, baking powder, sugar, cocoa powder and butterfly pea powder. Whisk very well.
Add the eggs and whisk again. The mixture would become very thick. Add vanilla and oil and mix again.
Gradually add the milk with vinegar, whisking gently until absorbed. The batter should not be very thick.
Divide the batter between the two pans. Bake for 30-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Let the cake bases cool completely before assembling the cake. For best result, refrigerate them for 3-4 hours before cutting them.
Using an electric mixer beat butter, powdered sugar and vanilla for 2-3 minutes in a large mixing bowl, until smooth and fluffy. Add the cream cheese and beat for another 2-3 minutes, until creamy.
Using a long serrated knife, cut horizontally each layer in two. Trim any uneven parts from the top of each base (keep them for decoration).
Place one layer on a serving plate and cover it with about ¼ of the frosting. Place another layer on top.
Continue the process until using all layers.
Spread the remaining ¼ frosting all around the cake with an offset spatula.
Decorate with the crumbs made of the trimmed layers. Add 1 teaspoon butterfly pea powder to the crumbs for a more intensive shade.
Let the cake stay in the fridge for few hours before serving.
Cake flour makes the baked good fluffier as it contains less gluten. However you can use all-purpose flour instead.
You can also use melted butter instead of oil or a mix of both.
Instead of butterfly pea powder you can use blue spirulina powder: about 1-2 teaspoon
You can get Butterfly Pea Powder or Blue Spirulina from
Forest of Herbs
with 15% discount with code
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Blue Velvet Cake https://daniscookings.com/blue-velvet-cake/ February 26, 2021