black velvet cake

black velvet cake 

Tajirah's Black Velvet

Don’t let the picture fool you.













  • 3 cups of flour
  • 3 teaspoons of cocoa powder
  • 3 teaspoons of baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon of salt
  • 1 cup of butter, softened
  • ½ cup of canola oil
  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup of buttermilk
  • 2 ounces black food coloring
  • 1 ½ teaspoons of vanilla
  • 2(8 ounce) packages of cream cheese, softened
  • 6 tablespoons of butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of vanilla
  • 1 pint of whipping cream
  • 2 lbs of confectioners sugar



  1.  preheat oven to 350 degrees F. prepare 2 (9 inch) round cake pans
  2.  sift together flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt; set aside
  3.  cream together butter, oil and sugar until fluffy.
  4.  beat in eggs one at a time
  5.  alternately add flour mixture and buttermilk to butter egg and sugar.
  6.  beat in food color and flavor
  7.  spread in pans evenly and bake for 25-30 minutes or until wooden toothpick inserted in center comes out clean
  8.  cool on racks 
Tajirah's Black Velvet Cake

frosting the black velvet cake with a layer of cream cheese frosting on the sides













  1.  in bowl cream together cream cheese and butter
  2.  beat in confectioners sugar until fluffy
  3.  beat in vanilla
  4.  in another bowl pour whipping cream into a cold bowl and beat until thickened
  5.  add confectioners sugar (amount depends on how sweet you want it) and add a little vanilla for some flavor
  6. continue whipping until soft peaks are formed

 frost the layers and spread thin coat of cream cheese frosting over sides.

mix the whipped cream and cream cheese frosting together and spread on top and sides of cake


I made this for my daughter’s birthdays. One wanted a Red Velvet cake and the other wanted an Oreo cake. I made them both happy, but only one wanted to show her smile of joy after eating her cake.

Tajirah's Black Velvet Cake

Black velvet cake teeth




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