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Blue Velvet Cupcakes Recipe

Blue Velvet Cupcakes Recipe

I made these cupcakes for a friend's birthday. She is a huge University of Kentucky fan and I thought these would be perfect for her. Same as a red velvet cake, these cupcakes have a fine, delicate crumb and a nice tang from the buttermilk. I'll definitely make these again, but maybe in a different color, as in, orange!

Blue Velvet Cupcakes Recipe

Blue Velvet Cupcakes

recipe from Sprinkle Bakes and  One Particular Kitchen


2 C sugar

2 sticks butter, at room temperature

2 eggs

1 T cocoa powder

1 T Wilton royal blue gel food coloring

1 small dab of Wilton violet gel food coloring

2½ C cake flour

1 tsp salt

1 C buttermilk

1 tsp vanilla extract

½ tsp baking soda

1 T vinegar


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare cupcake pan(s) with paper liners.

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 colorings together to form a paste, 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 cupcake papers. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Remove from oven and cool completely before frosting.

For the cream cheese frosting, I used my old standby recipe.