Blue Velvet Cupcakes 

Blue Velvet Cupcakes provide a visually striking and delicious twist on the traditional Red Velvet cake. These cupcakes feature a vivid blue color that makes them a perfect choice for special events or as a unique treat for any occasion. Their soft texture and rich flavor, paired with creamy frosting, make them an irresistible addition to any dessert table.


For the Cupcakes:
  • 2 cups sugar
  • ½ pound (2 sticks) butter, room temperature
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp Wilton royal blue gel food coloring
  • A dab of Wilton violet gel food coloring
  • 2½ cups cake flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tbsp vinegar
For the Frosting:
  • 1 pound cream cheese, softened
  • ½ pound (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 cups sifted confectioners’ sugar


  1. Preparation:
    • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line cupcake pans with paper liners to ensure easy removal and clean presentation.
  2. Make the Cupcake Batter:
    • In a large mixing bowl, cream together sugar and butter until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, fully incorporating each before adding the next.
    • Mix the cocoa powder with both the blue and violet gel food colorings to create a deep blue paste. Blend this paste into the creamed butter mixture.
    • Alternately add the cake flour and buttermilk to the butter mixture, starting and ending with the flour. Stir in the vanilla extract.
    • In a small dish, combine the baking soda and vinegar, which will fizz. Quickly fold this reaction into the batter to help the cupcakes rise.
  3. Bake:
    • Fill the cupcake liners about two-thirds full with the batter. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
    • Allow the cupcakes to cool completely in the pan before frosting to prevent the frosting from melting.
  4. Prepare the Frosting:
    • In a bowl, beat together the cream cheese, butter, and vanilla extract until smooth. Gradually add the confectioners’ sugar and continue beating until the frosting is fluffy and light.
  5. Frost and Decorate:
    • Once the cupcakes are completely cool, apply the frosting generously. Decorate according to the occasion or preference.


  • Color Adjustment: Achieve the perfect blue shade by adjusting the amount of violet gel coloring. Start with a small amount and increase as needed.
  • Cooling: Ensure the cupcakes are completely cool before frosting to keep the frosting firm and in place.


Blue Velvet Cupcakes are not only a feast for the taste buds but also a delight for the eyes, making them a fantastic treat for celebrations or as a standout addition to any gathering. Their unique color and classic charm are sure to make your next event a memorable one. Enjoy baking these delightful cupcakes and watch them become the highlight of your dessert table!

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