Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Green Velvet Cake

This weekend was the celebration of mine and my father's birthday, which was on St. Patrick's Day. My dad's favorite cake is Red Velvet, but I thought I'd change it up slightly by making a green velvet cake with cream cheese icing. It was quite good, though my husband seems to think that eating green food is a big disconcerting. Though it was just him that thought so.


2-1/2 cups of flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup softened butter
2 cups sugar
4 eggs
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup milk
1 - 1 oz bottle green food coloring
2 tsp vanilla

2 - 8 oz pkg cream cheese
1 cup softened butter
4 tsp vanilla
8 cups powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Beat Butter and sugar in a bowl until creamed.
Beat Eggs in one at a time.
Mix in sour cream, milk and vanilla.
Slowly add flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt.
Add food coloring, beat until mixed through.

Be careful that food coloring will stain your clothes!
After you mix it all together pour into 2 - 9 inch pie pans.
Bake 20 - 25 minutes.

In the meantime let's make some icing!
Cream together the cream cheese, butter and vanilla. Make sure it's nice and mixed then slowly add the powdered sugar add enough to get the desired consistency. This is a double batch of icing, that a way there is plenty for the center and to ice the cake.
This is my favorite frosting right now! It is so yummy!

(Ok so this isn't the greatest picture!)
After both cakes cool completely use a cake leveler to level off both cakes.
Put the icing on the leveled top of the first cake then flip the other cake over, so the bottom is on the top.

Then you just ice the cake like regular.
I tried to do a shell border and zig-zag on the top, but I was rushing and trying to finish it. It turned out alright I suppose!
Cut in and enjoy!

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