Trending Tuesday - Blue Velvet Cake

A Blue Velvet Cake is sure to surprise your guests, whether it be a wedding, shower, birthday or just Tuesday night. blue_velvet_cake



  • 1/2 cup Crisco
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 ounce royal blue gel paste food color
  • 2 drops violet gel paste food color
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 scant teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon soda
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour 3 8-inch round cake pans. Cream together Crisco, sugar and eggs. Make a paste of food coloring and cocoa and add to mixture. Add salt and flour with buttermilk and vanilla. Alternately add soda and vinegar; just blend, don't beat hard. Bake 25 minutes. Cool cake thoroughly before frosting.

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