If you have never heard of the term ‘blue velvet’ in terms of a dessert before, there may be three things immediately coming to your mind:
- The 1951 top-20 hit performed by Tony Bennett.
- The 1986 mystery thriller directed by David Lynch (named after the 1951 top-20 hit performed by Tony Bennett).
- A red velvet flavored dessert, but it is colored blue instead of red.
If you guessed number 3, congratulations! You have won the prize.
What is the prize, you ask?
Well, you may now continue reading this article and discover some delicious blue velvet themed cake recipes! Aren’t you lucky? More specifically, you may discover recipes to create your own blue velvet cake pops.
For those who were wondering, a cake pop is a little rolled up chunk of cake that has been frosted with icing or chocolate and attached to a stick to mimic a lollipop. They look and taste amazing!
So, no more time to waste! Let’s delve deep into the world of blue velvet cake pops, and how you can make them yourself at home.
If you are searching for the perfect blue dessert for a special, themed occasion – e.g. a baby shower – look no further than these blue velvet cake pops, coated in baby blue and white icing.
The cake itself is simple to make, and the decoration is even easier! Just coat in light blue frosting and either drizzle with white icing, or cover with white sprinkles. These fun sized desserts would be perfect for a Frozen themed birthday party.
These versions of the sweet treats are simply delicious, created using a darker blue coloring and some canned frosting, making the process much simpler and faster… although, if you are the kind of baker who prefers their ingredients homemade, there is no issue if you would like to make the frosting yourself!
These cake pops are coated with white icing and glistening blue sprinkles.
These cake pops are perfect for those seeking a special dessert for a baby shower, specifically a baby shower for a baby boy.
These treats are coated in melted chocolate candy melts, seeming unassuming from the outside, but once bitten into you, the brightest blue you have ever seen is exposed to the world! In turn, you could replace blue food coloring with pink food coloring if you wished to make these pops for a girl’s baby shower.
Next up, we have more delightful cake pops that are perfect for all occasions.
The coating for these pops are also chocolate flavored, but this time there are cute little blue sprinkles scattered over them, foreshadowing the electric hue hiding underneath the layers of chocolate brown. These delightful little balls are absolutely gorgeous, and are perfect for any blue themed event.
This recipe is absolutely perfect for all those super Dads out there, and are a great way to show them some appreciation this upcoming Father’s Day.
These pops are coated with blue icing, mimicking the color on the inside, but also have a homemade edible crest that reads ‘Dad’ on the side. If you are feeling particularly creative, you should definitely. give these sweet treats a go.
Now that you have grasped the basics of how to create your own Blue Velvet Cake Pops, you may be wondering how to take it the next step further.
The secret to creating the ultimate cake pop is by perfecting the foundation: the cake itself, which you will be crumbling up and rolling into the balls.
Below, we have listed a couple of the greatest blue velvet cake bases that you can use for your own cake pops.
Here we have the basic recipe for the blue velvet cake, consisting of the ingredients that you will need to have before doing anything else.
The icing made for the cake consists of cream cheese, coconut, pecans, and marshmallows: if you like, you can use this frosting to bond your cake pops together when the time comes.
Next up, we have another recipe for the foundation of your blue velvet cake pops. This variation is darker compared to some of the more brightly colored cakes we have seen previously, but the color is absolutely gorgeous.
The frosting has also been dyed with blue and black food coloring, giving this dessert stunning, somewhat gothic visuals. Use this recipe if you want the bluest of the blue!
Maybe this recipe is cheating a little, as it isn’t technically a ‘blue’ velvet cake. However, if you would like your cake base to appear a little lighter in color, you should definitely consider using this recipe for a turquoise velvet cake!
If you would like to create an actual cake, this recipe decorates the cake with mini meringues and chocolate shavings. Our mouths are watering just viewing this dessert.
This recipe is recommended for those who do not consider themselves to be the greatest bakers in the world, as its base ingredient is a box of ready made cake mix.
Betty Crocker recommends that you use paste coloring rather than liquid or gel, as this will provide your food with a richer, brighter color overall. If there is anyone’s baking advice that we are willing to take, it has to be Betty Crocker’s!
This striking dessert looks absolutely beautiful, and tastes just as great. The not-so-secret ingredient? This recipe adds blueberries to the mix!
The purple fruit adds another layer of coloring to the cake, creating a striking violet against blue pattern. We recommend that you try out this recipe if you want a fruiter undertone of flavor.
Now we will be looking at a naughtier version of the blue velvet cake. Of course, this dessert should only be baked by those who are over the legal age of drinking.
This recipe requires the use of vodka in both its batter and its frosting, although the taste will be masked by the sweet, vanilla flavoring of the rest of the cake. The cake will appear a lot more fun after you have eaten a couple of slices of this delightful dessert!
These little desserts are stunning to look at, and taste even better. If you decide you would rather bake a batch of muffins instead of cake pops, check out this recipe!
The blue is so vibrant in this cake batter that we believe they could be spotted from out of space. Yogurt is incorporated into this recipe to make the texture even fluffier and lighter. These muffins are truly out of this world!
This recipe goes out to our vegan friends! No one should be left out when it comes to tasting some delicious blue velvet cake.
While the photographs of this recipe appear to be black, rest assured, the cake itself will appear as blue as can be when viewed in real life. Trust the process!
Who said you need blue food coloring to create a visually stunning blue velvet cake? Not us!
Now, of course, without the use of blue food coloring, the cakes will not appear as vibrantly blue as the other recipes used on this list. However, the use of blueberries alone will give the cupcakes a surprise blue filling once bitten into.
Last, but certainly not least, we have a recipe that could completely switch your cake pop game up. Why not create your own brownie pops?
These vibrantly blue colored brownies, topped with a layer of Oreo cheesecake, would taste absolutely amazing as a cake pop. They would look amazing too. We definitely recommend that you give this a try.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Is Blue Velvet Made Out Of?
In terms of flavor, blue velvet is nearly identical to red velvet. Buttermilk, vanilla, and cocoa powder are the primary components in both of these rich, delicious cakes.
How Do You Make Blue Velvet Cake Pops?
Bake a blue velvet cake, and let it completely cool before constructing Blue Velvet Cake Pops. The cake is then crumbled up into small crumbs and mixed with some frosting. The mixture is then rolled into balls, and placed in a refrigerator for up to an hour.
What Is The Difference Between Red Velvet And Blue Velvet?
The difference between a red velvet dessert and a blue velvet dessert is, of course, the color. Blue velvet is blue. Red velvet is red. One of the only variations between the specific recipes is the food coloring used.
What Is Blue Food Coloring Made Of?
Seven artificial food colorings have been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), including two blues: Blue No. 1 and Blue No. 2.
Blue No. 1 is known as ‘brilliant blue’ and was initially made from coal tar, as is common for current pigments, though most companies now manufacture it from an oil source.
Blue No. 2, sometimes known as ‘indigotine’, is an artificial variant of a plant-based indigo dye with a long history as a textile dye.
If there is anything more fun than a delicious dessert, it is a delicious dessert that looks as great as it tastes. The bright blue coloring of these cakes are absolutely stunning, and will surely win every single one of your friends and family over.