Blue Suede Cake

Recipe by Jamie Renee
READY IN: 50mins




  • Position racks in oven so cake will bake in the middle of the oven.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Grease two 9-inch round cake pans, set aside.
  • Place flour, cocoa, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together in a sifter.
  • Sift into a bowl and repeat two more times.
  • Whisk well to combine all dry ingredients and set aside.
  • In a separate bowl mix butter at medium speed until soft and creamy (about 60 seconds).
  • With the mixer running, slowly add the sugar, pausing to scrape down sides.
  • Continue beating at medium speed until the mixture is very light and fluffy, about 5 minutes.
  • Slowly drizzle in the eggs and beat well, stopping to scrape down the sides.
  • Add the vanilla and food coloring and blend well.
  • You may wish to add a little red to give a more blueish versus green tone to your cake, depending on your brand of food color.
  • Gel food color will not dilute your batter, but liquid food color will work fine too.
  • Using the mixer on low speed, fold in about one-third of the flour mixture, then half of the the buttermilk, scraping down the sides of the bowl and folding just until the ingredients are incorporated.
  • In the same manner, fold in half of the remaining flour mixture, then the remaining buttermilk, and finally the remaining flour mixture.
  • Divide batter evenly between the two pans.
  • Smooth surfaces with rubber spatula.
  • Bake until each cake layer springs back when lightly touched in the center with your fingertip and a wooden toothpick comes out clean when inserted (about 25-30 minutes).