Purple Velvet Cake Recipe

Indulge in the rich and decadent flavors of this Purple Velvet Cake that will surely captivate your taste buds. This vibrant twist on the classic red velvet cake is not only visually stunning but also incredibly delicious. The moist and tender crumb paired with the creamy cream cheese frosting makes this cake a true delight for any occasion.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe:

This Purple Velvet Cake is a showstopper dessert that will impress your guests with its striking color and delightful taste. The combination of moist cake layers and luscious cream cheese frosting creates a perfect balance of flavors and textures. Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or simply craving a sweet treat, this cake is sure to satisfy your dessert cravings.


  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
  • 1 cup buttermilk, room temperature
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons red food coloring
  • 1 teaspoon white distilled vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon purple food coloring (or enough to achieve desired color)

For the Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 1 pound cream cheese, softened
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 cups sifted confectioners’ sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour two 9-inch round cake pans.
  2. In a medium bowl, sift together flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, and cocoa powder.
  3. In a large bowl, gently beat together the oil, buttermilk, eggs, food coloring, vinegar, and vanilla with a handheld electric mixer.
  4. Add the sifted dry ingredients to the wet and mix until smooth and thoroughly combined.
  5. Divide the batter evenly between the cake pans. Bake in preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  6. Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes, then remove from pans and cool completely.

For the Cream Cheese Frosting:

  1. In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, butter, and vanilla together until smooth. Add the sugar and beat on low speed until incorporated. Increase the speed to high and mix until very light and fluffy.
  2. Frost the cake with cream cheese frosting when the cakes have cooled completely.

Prep Time: 20 minutes | Cooking Time: 30 minutes | Total Time: 50 minutes
Kcal: 590 kcal | Servings: 12 servings


Store the Purple Velvet Cake in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Allow the cake to come to room temperature before serving for the best taste and texture.

Recipe Tips:

  • For a deeper purple color, add more purple food coloring until the desired shade is achieved.
  • Ensure the cream cheese and butter are at room temperature for a smooth and creamy frosting.
  • You can add decorative sprinkles or edible flowers on top of the cake for a festive touch.

Enjoy this delightful Purple Velvet Cake with its rich flavor and eye-catching appearance that will make any celebration extra special!”

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