When I first saw this recipe on Pinterest I fell in love! How clever to turn red velvet cupcakes (my least favorite color) into my favorite color, blue! Blue velvet cupcakes. It was a lot of fun making these cupcakes. They turned out absolutely gorgeous and yummy too! These cupcakes have a special destination too. Tonight is my brothers annual BYU vs. utah pre-game party. If you don’t know these teams are huge rivals here in Utah! This game is big and we really get into it.
Here is my son Levi. He is the biggest 2 year old BYU fan I know! His room is decorated with BYU decor, he knows the fight song and always says, “Go Cougars!” He doesn’t understand the rivalry yet but he will one day.
Back to the cupcakes. Look how beautiful the blue color turned out! The key is a good amount of royal blue gel coloring and a hint of violet.
(Here’s a little update now that it’s Friday night and after the party… The cupcakes were a huge hit and were gone pretty quickly. My brother couldn’t stop eating them and said they were the best cupcakes I’ve ever made!)
The middle looks so pretty too. And the cream cheese frosting adds the perfect touch to these amazing blue cupcakes. You could adapt this recipe to your own teams colors or make these for a birthday using the birthday person’s favorite color. But I must say you can’t beat the color blue, it’s an amazing color and for me it shouts, “GO COUGARS!”
Blue Velvet Cupcakes
Recipe from One Particular Kitchen
Jennifer Kohl says
Can I just say Levi is SO cute… and that is such a good idea. I just might have to makes some 🙂
Erin @ One Particular Kitchen says
Oh yours look beautiful! Great job! 🙂
Thank you! And thanks for the recipe! 🙂
I had issues with the batter turning a muddy green color (even with the violet gel food coloring added). Second try, I left out the cocoa and added 1/4 tsp mace instead- batter stayed a beautiful blue hue!!
I’m so sorry. Sometimes you have to add more food coloring to get the color you want. I’m glad it ended up working out!