Monday, December 7, 2020

Blue Curacao Velvet Cake #ChristmasSweetsWeek 2020



At this time of the year, we can see red velvet cake in many bakeries as well as in stores. They are so tasty and delicious. Can't deny it. But I was experimenting as usual and missed the summer vibes. So I decided to make a blue velvet cake. In a couple of tries, I changed it to blue curacao velvet cake. We loved the taste and color of the cake. Added some blue curacao syrup and some lime zest and it turned out to be ultimately delicious. This cake doesn't have any cocoa or buttermilk in it. But has a velvety finish. This is a different genre of flavor, I would say.



I made this cake for my friend's birthday. Since she loves blue color, this cake suited as the perfect cake for her birthday. The blue color turned out to be amazing. A note of caution - this uses a lot and a lot of blue food coloring. And hence use gel food coloring only.





The blue and white color of the cake and frosting also remind of the beautiful winter with summer flavors. This is perfect for any holiday dessert and no doubt everyone would love it. I am posting this for #ChristmasSweetsWeek 2020.

Welcome to #ChristmasSweetsWeek 2020! Co-hosted by Terri from Love and Confections and Christie from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures! What better way to celebrate the holidays than with food and fun? 21 bloggers from around the country have come together to share some of their favorite sweet Christmas recipes!! Deck the halls and get ready for very merry sweet treats, like fudge, cookies, Christmas morning breakfasts, layer cakes, cocoa, and more! Follow along on social media with our #ChristmasSweetsWeek hashtag. Happy Holidays!


Ingredients


All-purpose flour - 2 and 1/4 cups
Milk 1 and 1/2 cups
Butter -1 stick
Salt - 1/4 tsp
Baking soda - 1 tsp
Baking powder - 2 tsp
Blue Curacao - 1/2 cup
Sugar -1 cup
Lime zest - 1 tsp
Apple cider vinegar - 2 tbsp
Blue food color - 0.75 oz(1 and 1/2 jars)
Purple color - a tiny bit

To Soak


Water - 1/3 cup
Blue Curacao - 1/3 cup

Frosting


Heavy whipping cream - 3 cups
Confectioners sugar - 10 tbsp
lime zest - 1/2 tsp

Additional decorations

Candy melts - 1/2 cup to 3/4 cup
Sugar sprinkles

Method

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease either two 9 in pans or 2 6-in pans and 2 smaller pans and line with parchment paper.

Mix flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda in a bowl and set aside. In a stand mixer or in a bowl, cream butter and sugar till fluffy. Add milk and beat. It will look curdled but it will turn out ok. Then add the dry ingredients slowly till well combined.

Add in the blue curacao and food coloring, continue to beat till well combined and the food color uniformly distributed. Add the apple cider vinegar and lime zest, mix well.

Distribute equally into the greased pans. Bake till a toothpick comes out clean. If you are baking in 6-in ones, it may be around 18 -20  minutes. 9-in maybe around 24-26 minutes. Check according to your oven. Cool completely. Transfer to a plate. Mix 1/3 cup water and 1/3 cup blue curacao. Drizzle this evenly on the cakes and let it soak in it. 

In the meantime, whip the cream, powdered sugar, lime zest to stiff peak. Crumb coat the cake first and refrigerate for 30 minutes. Finish the second coat of frosting. Melt the candy melts and using the back of a spreader or spoon, dip and make streaks to resemble flower petals on a parchment paper. Let it cool. Carefully stick them with a little cream in the form of a flower on top of the cake. 

Decorations can be done as per your wish. Buttercream can be used too.


Enjoy these #ChristmasSweetsWeek recipes from our bloggers:

Beverage Recipes
Homemade Dark Hot Chocolate Mix by Bear & Bug Eats

Breakfast and Baked Goods Recipes

Cherry Croissant Breakfast Bake by Making Miracles
Classic Cinnamon Rolls by The Nifty Foodie
Cranberry Eggnog French Toast Bake by The Redhead Baker
Spiced Pear Quick Bread by Simply Inspired Meals
Star Bread by House of Nash Eats

Candy and Fudge Recipes

Chocolate Peppermint Graham Crackers by Kathryn's Kitchen Blog

Pastry and Dessert Recipes
Banana Cake by Palatable Pastime
Cranberry Orange Sugar Cookie Bars by Sweet Beginnings
Egg Nog Ice Cream by A Day in the Life on the Farm
Eggless Blue Curacao Velvet Cake by Magical Ingredients
Hazelnut & Raspberry Balsamic Brownie Cookies by The Spiffy Cookie
Hot Chocolate Sweet Rolls by Kate's Recipe Box

Lemon Ricotta Cookies by A Little Fish in the Kitchen Lemon
Peanut Butter Cut Outs by A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures
Pecan Crusted Pecan Pie by The Mandatory Mooch
Peppermint Dipped Chocolate Chip Cookies by An Affair from the Heart
St Louis Gooey Butter Cake by For the Love of Food


5 comments:

  1. What an absolutely gorgeous cake. I'm a blue curacao fan so I know I would love this cake.

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  2. What a delicious and pretty cake! I have made red velvet and green velvet, now I want to make this one!

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  3. That color! Makes me think of Elvis Presley! I'll have to make this cake for my mom, Elvis' biggest fan!!

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  4. Wow! What a beautiful and festive cake!

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  5. This cake looks luscious! And blue is my fave color so you know I'd love the color in there.

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