BLUE VELVET CAKE Recipe

BLUE VELVET CAKE

Recipe Courtesy of Paula Deen

Servings: 8 to 10 servings Cook Time: 25 min Ingredients

2 cups sugar 1/2 pound (2 sticks) butter, at room temperature 2 eggs 1 tablespoon cocoa powder 2 ounces blue food coloring 2 1/2 cups cake flour 1 teaspoon salt 1 cup buttermilk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1 tablespoon vinegar Icing: 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese 1 stick butter, softened 1 cup melted marshmallows 1 (1-pound) box confectioners’ sugar 1 cup shredded coconut 1 cup chopped pecans Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour 3 (8-inch) round pans. In a mixing bowl, cream the sugar and butter, mix until light and fluffy. Add the eggs 1 at a time and mix well after each addition. Mix cocoa and food coloring together and then add to sugar mixture; mix well. Sift together flour and salt. Add flour mixture to the creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk. Blend in vanilla. In a small bowl, combine baking soda and vinegar and add to mixture. Pour batter into pans. Bake for 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Remove from heat and cool completely before frosting. Icing: Blend cream cheese and butter together in a mixing bowl. Add marshmallows and sugar and blend. Fold in coconut and nuts. Spread between layers and on top and sides of cooled cake.

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