Purple Velvet Cake Recipe

the Purple Velvet Cake, a stunning and delicious variation of the traditional red velvet cake that is sure to impress at any gathering. This cake combines the familiar velvet texture with an eye-catching purple hue, making it not only a treat for the taste buds but also a visual delight. Follow this recipe to bake a cake that’s as beautiful as it is flavorful.


For the Cake:

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons purple food coloring

For the Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 16 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Prepare the Oven and Pans:
    • Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour two 9-inch round cake pans.
  2. Mix Dry Ingredients:
    • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking soda, cocoa, and salt.
  3. Combine Wet Ingredients:
    • In another bowl, thoroughly mix eggs, vegetable oil, buttermilk, vinegar, vanilla extract, and purple food coloring until smooth.
  4. Make the Batter:
    • Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, stirring until just combined to avoid overmixing.
  5. Bake the Cake:
    • Pour the batter into the prepared pans and bake for about 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  6. Cool the Cakes:
    • Allow the cakes to cool in the pans for 10 minutes, then remove them and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  7. Prepare the Frosting:
    • In a large bowl, beat the butter and cream cheese until creamy. Gradually add the powdered sugar and vanilla extract, beating until the frosting is smooth and fluffy.
  8. Assemble the Cake:
    • Place one cake layer on a serving plate and spread frosting evenly over the top. Add the second layer and apply a thin crumb coat over the entire cake. Chill briefly, then apply a final, thicker layer of frosting over the top and sides.

Presentation Tips:

  • Color Variation: Adjust the amount of purple food coloring to achieve the desired shade of purple, ranging from light lavender to a deep violet.
  • Garnish Options: Decorate the cake with edible flowers, purple sprinkles, or even a dusting of powdered sugar to enhance its elegance.

Nutritional Information

  • Approximately 590 kcal per serving.

This Purple Velvet Cake is perfect for those who wish to add a dash of color and creativity to their dessert table. Whether it’s for a birthday party, a family gathering, or simply to satisfy a sweet tooth, this cake promises to be a delightful and memorable addition to any occasion.

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