Green Velvet Cake for St. Patty’s Day

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Serve up cute mini green velvet cupcakes on St. Patrick’s Day. I love the recipe and ideas from Bakerella.com and lovefromtheoven.com. These are great sites for baking inspirations.

If the idea of using a lot of food coloring turns you off, there are some alternate choices. I myself, have a preference to use all natural ingredients whenever possible and have found a company that sells natural food colors that happen to be vegan and gluten free.

Tip:  Use decorative muffin papers  and decorate with shamrock and green sprinkles.

Green Velvet Cake – recipe adapted from Bakerella photo credit lovefromtheoven

2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 cups sugar
1 Tablespoon cocoa
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups oil
1 cup buttermilk
1 Tablespoon vinegar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 oz. natural green food coloring

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Grease and flour two 8 inch cake pans.
  • Lightly stir eggs in a medium bowl with a wire whisk. Add remaining liquid ingredients and stir together with whisk until blended. Set aside.
  • Place all the dry ingredients in your mixing bowl and stir together really good with another wire whisk.
  • Add wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix on medium-high for about a minute or until completely combined.
  • Pour into cake pans and then drop the pans on the counter a few times to release any air bubbles.
  • Bake for about 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  • After about ten minutes, remove from pans and cool completely on a wire rack. I also cover in plastic wrap while the cakes cool.
  • Then make the frosting.

Cooked frosting
1 cup milk
1/3 cup flour
1 1/2 sticks butter, room temp ( I think … may have been two… can’t remember which I used for sure.)
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla

  • Cook milk and flour. (cooked until pretty thick)
  • Cool.
  • Cream butter and sugar. Add vanilla and mix until combined.
  • Add cooled cooked mixture to creamed mixture and beat until combined.
    St. Patrick's Day Green Velvet Cupcake

    St. Patrick’s Day Green Velvet Cupcake

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