Blue Velvet Cupcake in a soft blue looks perfect for a gender reveal celebration. Little known fact that velvet comes in more colors than red. Blue velvet is even more stunning!
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Blue Velvet Cupcakes

Great for a gender party! Blue=Boy!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: blue velvet, gender
Method: Bake
Skill Level: Basic
Servings: 24
Calories: 390kcal
Author: Marilyn


  • 2 C sugar
  • 2 sticks butter at room temperature
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 T cocoa powder
  • 1 T Wilton royal blue gel food coloring
  • 1/4 T violet gel food coloring
  • C cake flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 C buttermilk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 T vinegar

Almond Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 1 8 oz. cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 stick of butter softened
  • 1/2 tsp. almond extract
  • 16 Oz powdered sugar


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare cupcake pan(s) with paper liners.
  • In a mixing bowl, cream the sugar and butter, mix until light and fluffy. Add the eggs 1 at a time and mix well after each addition. Mix cocoa and food colorings together to form a paste, and then add to sugar mixture; mix well. Sift together flour and salt. Add flour mixture to the creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk. Blend in vanilla. In a small bowl, combine baking soda and vinegar and add to mixture.
  • Pour batter into cupcake papers. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Remove from oven and cool completely before frosting.
  • Blend cream cheese, butter, and almond extract. Mix in powdered sugar. Spread or pipe onto cooled cupcakes.


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Serving: 1g | Calories: 390kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0.5g | Cholesterol: 75mg | Sodium: 340mg | Potassium: 65mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 39g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 0mg