Green Velvet Cake is super easy to make from scratch. It is so delicious with decadent cream cheese frosting. The entire cake is stunning and simply amazing.

Green Velvet Cake on a platter.
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Whether you need a festive St. Patrick’s Day Dessert or just because, this Green Velvet cake does not disappoint. The layers are so pretty and once cut you can see the creamy icing inside. It tastes just like traditional Red Velvet Cake Recipe but with green layers.

It really is a gorgeous cake. This recipe is so simple, and the results are fabulous. You might also like Green Velvet Cupcakes Recipe.

Everyone will love this moist and tasty cake recipe. If you have been wanting to make a homemade cake recipe, this is an easy one to try. You will love how simple the directions are. Grab a cup of cappuccino and get started.

What is green velvet cake made of?

Everything you love about a traditional red velvet cake is in a green velvet cake. The only difference is the food coloring. We are using green gel food coloring instead of red.

The remaining cake ingredients all consist of cake flour, cocoa powder for that fabulous flavor we all love, butter, eggs and other typical baking ingredients.

It is super easy and the ingredients are very common.

Ingredients

Ingredients for Green Velvet Cake: cake flour, eggs, sugar, oil, cocoa powder, green food coloring, sprinkles, cream cheese, powdered sugar.

Cake

  • Cake Flour 
  • Cocoa Powder 
  • Baking Soda 
  • Butter, softened at room temperature 
  • Granulated Sugar 
  • Vegetable Oil 
  • Vanilla Extract 
  • Green Gel Food Coloring 

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • Cream Cheese, softened at room temperature 
  • Powdered Sugar, sifted 
  • Green Sprinkles 

Find the entire recipe, recipe notes and ingredients for this recipe at the bottom.

Step by step instructions

  • Step 1. First, preheat the oven. It needs to be at 350 degrees F.
  • Step 2. Prepare the pans with flour. This recipe calls for two 9″ cake pans. You will need to grease and flour them. You can also use 8-inch cake pans You can use nonstick cooking spray if you prefer. However, I prefer to flour the pans instead because the cakes come out easier after they are baked.

Mixing bowl with dry ingredients.

Step 3. Combine the dry ingredients. Mix together the flour, baking soda and salt, and cocoa powder in a large bowl.

Separate mixing bowl with butter and sugar combined. Egg yolks added to mixture.

Step 4. Beat the butter and sugar in a separate bowl. Then add the oil, egg yolks (save the egg whites) and vanilla extract. Then mix these ingredients until they are well combined. Use a spatula to scrape the edge of the bowl.

Combine the wet and dry ingredients.

Step 5. Slowly add in the dry ingredients. Mix until both are well combined into the wet ingredients.

Green food coloring added to batter.

Step 6. Add the green food coloring. Continue to add this until the batter is the color of green that you prefer for the cake.

Mixing bowl with egg whites folded in.

Step 7. Get out a separate mixing bowl. Beat the egg whites with a handheld mixer until fluffy. Then gently add the egg whites to the batter. Make sure to do this by hand. Don’t overmix and only stir until just combined.

Cakes baked in pan and cooling.

Step 8. Finally, pour the cake batter into the pans. Then bake for 30 to 33 minute or until a toothpick comes out clean in the middle. Let the cakes cool. Then take the cakes out of the pans and move to a wire rack to cool completely.  

Frosting combined in bowl and spread on cake layers.

Step 9. Make the frosting. Start by beating the cream cheese in a large mixing bowl or stand mixer. Beat until smooth. Next, add the butter and beat until combined. Gradually add in the powdered sugar and mix until smooth. The last step is to add the vanilla to the mixture and combine.

Cake decorated and being served.

Step 10. Frost the cake and enjoy.

Slice of Green Velvet Cake on a plate.

How to assemble the cake

  • Make sure each cake is even. You can use a serrated knife to trim the cake layers. This will ensure each one is level.
  • Get out your cake stand or platter. Put one of the cakes on it and spread a layer of the cream cheese frosting on top for a crumb coat.
  • Add the next cake layer. Add the second cake to the top of the cake. Then add a layer of frosting to the top.
  • Frost the sides. Finally, frost the sides of the cake and decorate the top. Add the green sprinkles for a festive touch.

Storage

Store the cake inside an airtight container. Place in the fridge up to 5 days.

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Green Velvet Cake

4.77 from 13 votes
Green Velvet Cake is so easy to make from scratch. It is delicious with decadent cream cheese frosting. The entire cake is stunning.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Cool 5 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 1714

Ingredients

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Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour 2 9-in cake pans. I prefer to flour the pans instead of a non-stick cooking spray as the cakes come out easier once they are cooked.
  • Combine the flour, baking soda, cocoa and salt together in a mixing bowl.In a separate bowl, using either a stand up or hand held mixer, combine the butter and sugar until thoroughly mixed together (approximately 1 minute).
  • Then add in the oil, egg yolks (save the egg whites) and vanilla extract.
  • Mix until these ingredients are combined and use a spatula to scrape the edge of the bowl as well.
  • Then slowly add in the dry ingredients and the buttermilk until both are thoroughly combined into the wet ingredients.
  • Then add approximately 2 tsp of green gel food coloring until the batter is the color that you desire for your cake. I like for the cake to be a deep green color.
  • Next in a separate mixing bowl, beat the egg whites with a hand held mixer until they are light and fluffy and form peaks.
  • Gently stir in by hand the eggs white into the green batter until they are just combined. Do not over mix.
  • Pour the batter evenly into the 2 pans and bake for 30-33 minute until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.
  • Allow the cake to cool for 5 minutes and then remove the cake from the pans to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • For the Frosting:
  • Beat the cream cheese in a large mixing bowl until smooth.
  • Add in the butter and beat until combined and smooth.
  • Then slowly add in the powdered sugar (1 cup at a time).  Mix after each cup is added. Continue to add until the frosting is thick and smooth. Then mix in the vanilla extract.
  • To Assemble the Cake:
  • Use a serrated knife to trim the cake layers to make sure that both of the cakes are leveled.
  • Place one of the cakes on a large plate or cake stand.
  • Spread a layer of the cream cheese frosting on top of this cake.  Then top with the 2nd cake and frosting the top of this cake as well.  Then frosting the sides of the cake and decorate the top as desired.
  • Top with the green sprinkles and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Calories 1714kcal, Carbohydrates 238g, Protein 14g, Fat 81g, Saturated Fat 36g, Polyunsaturated Fat 19g, Monounsaturated Fat 20g, Trans Fat 2g, Cholesterol 264mg, Sodium 606mg, Potassium 229mg, Fiber 2g, Sugar 200g, Vitamin A 1863IU, Calcium 116mg, Iron 1mg

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