A slice of blue velvet cake on a plate in front of the rest of the cake.

Blue Velvet Cake

Blue Velvet Cake is a chocolate flavored cake infused with natural blue color and a delicious vanilla buttercream frosting.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Blue Velvet Cake
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Resting Time 10 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 195kcal
Author Namely Marly


  • 1/2 cup vegan butter , softened
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa extract
  • 2 cups cold water
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons blue matcha powder
  • Optional: Vegan Buttercream Vanilla Frosting
  • Optional: Natural Food Coloring Gel (for even bluer cake)


  • Preheat oven to 350F. Coat 2, 8 or 9- inch round cake pans with vegetable cooking spray. Cut parchment paper into two 8 or 9- inch circles. Place the round parchment paper in the bottom of the pans. Spray papers with vegetable cooking spray. Set aside.
  • In the bowl of your stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment (or using hand mixer) mix the butter and sugar together on medium speed for approximately 2 minutes. Add in the oil, almond flour, cornstarch, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Continue mixing for an additional minute until smooth and combined. Add vinegar, cocoa extract and mix again until smooth and creamy, scraping down the sides of the bowl as necessary to mix the batter evenly.
  • Turn the mixer to low speed. In alternating steps add the flour and water, beginning with the flour. Continue mixing an additional 30 seconds, until combined and smooth. Add the matcha powder and mix again until just combined.
  • Pour half the batter into each of the prepared pans.
  • Bake for 30 – 33 minutes, until the edges are golden brown and the center of the cake is set. Insert a toothpick in the center should come out clean.
  • If using a 9 X 13 cake pan, bake for approximately 40 – 45 minutes 
  • Remove cakes from oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes. Then invert the cakes onto wire racks and cool completely before frosting.
  • While the cakes are cooling, prepare your frosting. Above is a link to Vegan Vanilla Frosting which works perfectly on this cake!


This cake is divided into 12 slices and the estimated nutritional information is for one slice, without frosting.


Calories: 195kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 174mg | Potassium: 35mg | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 180IU | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 0.8mg