Royal Blue Velvet Cake

A new twist on a traditional red velvet cake, inspired by the royal heirloom sapphire engagement ring.

  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 1 hr 35 min
  • ingredients 11
  • servings 16

Ingredients

Cake

1
box white cake mix
1 1/4
cups buttermilk
1/3
cup vegetable oil
3
eggs
1
tablespoon unsweetened baking cocoa
2
teaspoons royal blue paste food color
1
toothpickful violet paste food color

Frosting

1
jar (7 oz) marshmallow creme
1
cup butter or margarine, softened
2 1/2
cups powdered sugar
1/8
teaspoon salt
  • 1 Heat oven to 325°F. Grease and lightly flour bottoms and sides of three 8-inch round cake pans, or spray with baking spray with flour.
  • 2 In large bowl, beat cake ingredients with electric mixer on low speed about 30 seconds, then on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally.
  • 3 Divide batter evenly among pans. Bake 22 to 27 minutes or until top springs back when lightly touched in center. Cool 15 minutes. Remove from pans; cool completely.
  • 4 Spoon marshmallow creme into large microwavable bowl; microwave uncovered on High 15 to 20 seconds to soften. Add butter. Beat with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Beat in powdered sugar and salt until smooth.
  • 5 If necessary, trim rounded tops of 2 cake layers to flatten before assembling. Place 1 cake layer, top side down, on serving plate; spread with about 1/3 cup frosting. Top with second layer, top side down; spread with about 1/3 cup frosting. Top with untrimmed cake layer, top side up. Frost side and top of cake with remaining frosting. Store loosely covered.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    390
    (
    Calories from Fat
    170),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    19g
    19%
    (Saturated Fat
    9g,
    9%
    Trans Fat
    1/2g
    1/2%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    75mg
    75%;
    Sodium
    340mg
    340%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    53g
    53%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    39g
    39%
    ),
    Protein
    3g
    3%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    8%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    8%;
    Iron
    4%;
    Exchanges:
    1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    3 1/2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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