Blue Velvet Cake Recipe


Baby showers are so fun, aren’t they? You ooh and aah over the cutest baby clothes in pastel shades, ogle over the new fangled baby gear and how much it has changed since your baby showers, and then play shower games that can get just a wee bit crazy when they involve guessing how many inches around the pregnant belly is. They also always have a mighty impressive spread of food.

But have you ever attended a virtual baby shower?

They include all of the cool parts of a baby shower without the measuring tape even making an appearance!

Blue Velvet Cake Recipe


Today, I’m part of a group of friends hosting a fun baby shower for my friend, Jenny of I have a feeling you may have heard of Jenny and her fabulous blog.



Virtual Shower for Picky Palate

She is a genius at creating mouth-watering recipes and her first cookbook is available for pre-order now. I can’t wait to see what all her book has in store. I feel certain it will be fabulous, knowing Jenny! In addition to being a wonder at recipe development, she is as sweet as they come.

Since Jenny is having her third little boy, I knew just what I wanted to bring to her shower. Not any ol’ thing would do.

I made Blue Velvet Cake! From scratch!



Cake is always a favorite part of any shower and I wanted it to have a surprise inside when you cut it.

Unexpected, vibrant, and perfect for a little boy.

Blue Velvet Cake


Blue Velvet Cake has all of the great taste of the more traditional Red Velvet Cake, but with such a fun twist that everyone will remember it.


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Blue Velvet Cake is perfect for a fun twist on the traditional red velvet cake with the same great taste.
Serves: 12
  • ½ cup Crisco
  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 ounce royal blue gel paste food color
  • 2 drops violet gel paste food color
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa
  • 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 scant teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon soda
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Grease and flour 3 8-inch round cake pans.
  3. Cream together Crisco, sugar and eggs.
  4. Make a paste of food coloring and cocoa and add to mixture.
  5. Add salt and flour with buttermilk and vanilla.
  6. Alternately add soda and vinegar; just blend, don’t beat hard.
  7. Bake 25 minutes.
  8. Cool cake thoroughly before frosting.

Notes: I used Americolor Soft Gel Paste in Royal Blue and Violet.


Now, I hope you’ll visit Jenny and wish her all the best with her upcoming bundle of joy!

Please be sure to check out all of the other amazing things shared for Jenny’s Shower.


Baby Shower Treats

Amanda: i am baker – Special Cake for a “Picky Palate
Amanda: Kevin and Amanda – Cinnamon Blueberry Biscoff Breakfast Cookies
Angie: Bakerella – Baby Faces
Averie: Averie Cooks – Chocolate Banana and Biscoff Graham Bars
Bev: Bev Cooks – Horseradish Deviled Eggs
Bridget: Bake at 350 – Cute as a Button Cupcakes
Cheryl: TidyMom – Salted Caramel Cupcakes
Gaby: Whats Gaby Cooking – Blueberry Buttermilk Cake
Heather: Heather’s Dish – Perfect Pancake Bites
Julie: The Little Kitchen – Mixed Berry Mint Slushies
Kathy: Panini Happy – Baby Oreo Ice Cream Pies
Kristan: Confessions of a Cookbook Queen – Homemade Animal Crackers
Lauren: Lauren’s Latest – Mini Chocolate Lava Cakes
Lori: Recipe Girl – Oreo and Caramel Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
Maria: Two Peas and Their Pod – Cookies ‘n Cream Sheet Cake
Marion: Sweetopia – Baby Shower Cookie Favors
Marla: Family Fresh Cooking – Blueberry Mint Agua Fresca
Michelle: Brown Eyed Baker – Shrimp Nacho Bites
Naomi: Baker’s RoyaleChocolate and Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Trifles
Recipe BoyChocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Cup Stuffed Oreos
Robyn: Add a Pinch – Blue Velvet Cake
Shaina: Food For My Family – Ginger Plum Preserves
Shelly: Cookies and Cups – Oreo Pop Baby Rattles

From the looks of it, Jenny’s shower is going to be mighty sweet! Enjoy!



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    lillix says

    Hi Robyn! I hope it’s not too late to post this question. 😀 I’ve been asked by a cousin to bake her wedding cupcakes and to turn red velvet ones to teal (her motif). I was quite successful making a blue velvet cake but not quite sure on how to mix the colors to create a teal velvet cupcake. Americolor and Chefmaster is available in my country so should I just use teal then add a dab of violet? Or just the teal? Hope you can make some suggestions. Thanks!

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      You can use butter instead of Crisco, but it will change the structure of the cake slightly. The cake will not be as moist, etc. If you don’t want to use Crisco, you could use coconut oil instead.

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    faith says

    Im a hobby baker and I have tried several of your recipes.

    This one is not quite so good. I found the taste lacking that “velvet” also a bit dry.

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    kimberly says

    Hi Robyn,
    I came across your blue velvet cake recipe on Pinterest, I’m planning on using it for a friends upcoming wedding, theme being seahawks. But I had a couple questions I was hoping you could answer for me.
    -it says to use gel paste, what kind of food coloring do you use, americolor or wilton? -what kind of cocoa did you use?
    Thank you.

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    Can I cover the blue velvet cake w / fondant icing? For my sons wedding..royal blue as motiff….tnx

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    buffy61 says

    Baked this for my daughter 23rd birthday. She love it by I felt it was too much blue coloring. Batter was a Lil stiff but it was for my daughter and not me. Scale of 1-10, I will give it a 9.

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    Lisa Broussard Januska says

    I want to know what that recipe is on the cover of Jenny’s cookbook, top left??? Whatever it is, I want to try one!!! I do want to try my hand at the Blue-Velvet Cake too.

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    Caroline Michell says

    I’m an Australian and we don’t have Crisco, can I use butter or we have copha which is a hard vegetable shortening? Needs to be melted!


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