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St Patricks Day Cake Green Velvet

Green Velvet Cake Recipe

This green velvet cake is so fun to make for St Patricks Day or any other holiday where you need a pretty green cake that also tastes amazing! Adapted from my very popular red velvet cake recipe. 
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6 cups
Calories 811kcal


Cake Ingredients

  • 12 oz AP flour
  • 14 oz Granulated Sugar
  • 2 teaspoon natural (not dutched) cocoa powder I like Hershey's Special Dark
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 large eggs
  • 4 oz vegetable oil
  • 8 oz buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 4 oz unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1-2 teaspoon yellow food coloring
  • 1 teaspoon green food color

Easy Buttercream Frosting

  • 1 cup pasteurized egg whites
  • 2 lbs unsalted butter
  • 2 lbs powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • ½ teaspoon salt


Cake Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350F and prepare two 8" cake pans with cake good or preferred pan spray
  • Whisk up eggs with oil, buttermilk, vinegar and melted butter and food coloring until combined and set aside.
  • Place dry ingredients into the bowl of your stand mixer and mix for a few seconds to combine
  • Add wet ingredients into your dry and mix on medium high for about a minute until combined
  • Pour into cake pans and bake for about 30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out cleanly. Cool and chill before frosting

Buttercream Instructions

  • Place egg whites and powdered sugar in a mixing bowl with the whisk attachment. Whisk to combine. Add in butter in small chunks then vanilla and salt. Whip on high until light and fluffy and white. Optional: switch to the paddle attachment and mix on low for 15-20 minutes until all air bubbles are gone. 


Calories: 811kcal | Carbohydrates: 111g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 26g | Cholesterol: 106mg | Sodium: 664mg | Potassium: 134mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 68g | Vitamin A: 625IU | Calcium: 66mg | Iron: 3mg