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St. Paddy’s Green Velvet Cake
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Recipe By: Alice Morrow
St. Paddy's Green Velvet Cake
- 2 ½ c. flour
- 2 T. unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 t. baking powder
- ½ t. baking soda
- ½ t. salt
- 1 ¼ c. buttermilk, well shaken
- 1 T. green liquid food coloring
- 2 t. vanilla
- 2 c. sugar
- 2 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
- ½ c. flour
- 1 ½ c. milk
- 3 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 1 ½ c. sugar
- 4 t. vanilla
- Pinch salt
- Green liquid or gel food coloring, optional
- Preheat oven 375. Butter 3 (8”-round) cake pans, line with parchment paper and butter the paper, also. Set aside.
- Whisk flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt in medium bowl. Set aside.
- Whisk buttermilk, food coloring and vanilla in a spouted measuring cup. Set aside.
- Beat granulated sugar and butter with electric mixer on medium until very light in color and fluffy, scraping sides as needed.
- With mixer running, slowly add eggs and beat until full incorporated. Reduce speed to lowest, with it running, add ⅓ of the flour mixture, then ½ of buttermilk mixture, then ½ of remaining flour mixture, the remaining buttermilk mixture and then remaining flour mixture. Scrape sides and beat until well mixed.
- Divide batter evenly among the 3 pans. Bake until toothpick comes out clean when inserted in center, 20-25 minutes. Let cool 15 minutes in pan and turn out of pan to cool completely.
- For the frosting: Put flour in small saucepan. Vigorously whisk in about ½ c. milk, until you have a smooth, thick paste (make sure you get the sides.)
- Slowly whisk in remaining milk until fully incorporated and mixture is smooth.
- Cook over medium heat, whisking continuously, until mixture is very thick, about 5 minutes. The mixture will become a thick paste; it may seem to be forming lumps, but whisk vigorously and lumps will disappear.
- Scrape the frosting into a bowl, press plastic wrap onto the surface and refrigerate until cool.
- Using an electric mixer, beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
- Add the cooled flour mixture a tablespoon at a time and beat until smooth.
- Add the vanilla, salt and 3-5 drops of food coloring and whip until very light and fluffy, like a thick whipped cream.
- To assemble: Place one layer on a cake plate, spread frosting on top and repeat with 2 more layers. Frost the sides and decorate with candies and sanding sugar if using.
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