Black Velvet Cake

Black Velvet Cake is an alluring variation of the classic Red Velvet Cake, featuring a deep, dark color and a moist, tender crumb. This distinctive cake gets its striking appearance from black cocoa powder, which also imparts a rich, chocolatey flavor that makes it a standout dessert. Perfect for special occasions or as an elegant centerpiece at any gathering, here’s how to make a delicious Black Velvet Cake.


For the Cake:

  • All-Purpose Flour: 250 grams (2 cups)
  • Granulated Sugar: 300 grams (1 1/2 cups)
  • Black Cocoa Powder: 50 grams (1/2 cup), sifted
  • Baking Soda: 1 teaspoon
  • Salt: 1/2 teaspoon
  • Unsalted Butter: 115 grams (1/2 cup), softened
  • Eggs: 2 large, at room temperature
  • Vanilla Extract: 1 teaspoon
  • Buttermilk: 240 ml (1 cup), at room temperature
  • White Vinegar: 1 tablespoon
  • Red Food Coloring: 1 teaspoon (optional, to enhance the dark color)

For the Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • Cream Cheese: 450 grams (16 ounces), softened
  • Unsalted Butter: 115 grams (1/2 cup), softened
  • Confectioners’ Sugar: 450 grams (4 cups), sifted
  • Vanilla Extract: 1 teaspoon


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