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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. 
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 40 mins
Serves: 6 cups
Calories: 811kcal


Cake Ingredients

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

Easy Buttercream Frosting

  • 1 cup pasteurized egg whites
  • 2 lbs unsalted butter
  • 2 lbs powdered sugar
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp 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 (41%) | Carbohydrates: 111g (37%) | Protein: 9g (18%) | Fat: 37g (57%) | Saturated Fat: 26g (130%) | Cholesterol: 106mg (35%) | Sodium: 664mg (28%) | Potassium: 134mg (4%) | Fiber: 1g (4%) | Sugar: 68g (76%) | Vitamin A: 625IU (13%) | Calcium: 66mg (7%) | Iron: 3mg (17%)