Saturday, March 13, 2010

St. Patrick's Day Green Velvet Cake

Why not?

St. Patrick's Day Green Velvet Cake

Adapted from Paula Deen

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
  • 1 cup light buttermilk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon green food coloring
  • 1 teaspoon white distilled vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Cream Cheese Frosting:
  • 1 1/2 cups confectioner's sugar
  • 1 1/2 packages cream cheese
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1. Cake: Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda, salt, cocoa powder and sugar. In a large bowl, gently beat the oil, buttermilk, eggs, vanilla, vinegar, and food coloring. Then gradually add the dry ingredients until smooth and thoroughly combined.

3. Fill bundt pan with the batter. Bake for about 50 minutes. Test the cake with a toothpick. Remove and cool completely before frosting.

4. Frosting: In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugar and vanilla on low speed until smooth. Then increase to high speed until very light and fluffy. Pipe the frosting on the cake or spread on with a spatula.


  1. Oh my. How did it turn out?


  2. Looks festive and great! I'm sure the recipe though should read 1 tbs. GREEN food coloring.

  3. I'm a bit confused. How does the green color come if you use red food coloring?

  4. Oops. Thanks for letting me know. And they turned out great.

  5. This cake looks so festive. It turned out really well. I made a different type of dessert for St. Patrick's Day, but I didn't get any pictures of it. It went too fast! But here is the recipe, in case you're interested: Irish Cream Bundt Cake

  6. And so I am assuming that you mean 8oz packages of cream cheese? I don't know about your stores, but ours sell them in a few different sizes.
    Anyway this cake looks fun and oddly delicious, even though it is green...

  7. yes thanks for realizing, it is 8 oz. packages of cream cheese

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  9. Do you have a recipe for brownies?

  10. no I don't have any recipes for brownies but I'm pretty sure I will soon.