This is a very easy variation of the ever-so-popular and very delicious red velvet cake... hope you like it!

Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
30 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
2 hrs
Servings:
16
Yield:
1 cake
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour two 10-inch cake pans. Whisk the flour, cocoa powder, salt, and baking soda together in a bowl.

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  • Beat the shortening and white sugar with an electric mixer in a large bowl until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, allowing each egg to blend into the mixture before adding the next. Beat in the food coloring, 1 teaspoon blueberry extract, and apple cider vinegar with the last egg. Pour in the flour mixture alternately with the buttermilk, mixing until just incorporated. Pour the batter into prepared pans.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 30 to 35 minutes. Cool in the pans for 10 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack.

  • Beat the butter with the confectioners' sugar until smooth. Beat in 1 teaspoon of blueberry extract, then whip until light and fluffy. Once cake has cooled, spread with icing, and sprinkle with chopped walnuts.

Nutrition Facts

393 calories; protein 3.7g 7% DV; carbohydrates 61.2g 20% DV; fat 15.5g 24% DV; cholesterol 39.1mg 13% DV; sodium 513.5mg 21% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 4 stars
03/27/2012
Beautiful cake! Everyone commented that they loved the blue compared to the currently hyped-up red velvet. The only thing I would change is to lessen the amount of sugar in the cake mix. Way too sweet for me! But I will definitely make this again. Thank you for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/27/2012
Beautiful cake! Everyone commented that they loved the blue compared to the currently hyped-up red velvet. The only thing I would change is to lessen the amount of sugar in the cake mix. Way too sweet for me! But I will definitely make this again. Thank you for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/04/2015
Impressive looking cake - the only changes I made was to switch out the blueberry for raspberry extract, eliminate the walnuts, and I make it low carb. Read More
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