Spooky Purple Velvet Cake

Spooky Purple Velvet Cake

We had such a blast creating this grain-free purple velvet cake! This time, we decided to throw caution to the wind and not worry about even layers and perfect frosting-–and what we ended up with is an incredibly moist, delicious, whimsical homestyle cake–with a lot of frosting!!

Author: Lila Ruth

 Prep Time: 30 min

 Cook Time: 25 min

Total Time: About an hour

 Yield: 12-14 Slices



·         2 1/2 cups almond flour (Bob’s Red Mill)

·         3/4 cup tapioca starch

·         3/4 cup sugar

·         2 tablespoons cocoa powder

·         2 teaspoons baking powder (Hain brand is grain-free).

·         3/4 teaspoon baking soda

·         1 egg

·         1/4 cup olive oil

·         3/4 cup milk (or almond milk for dairy-free)

·         1 tablespoon vanilla extract

·         1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

·         1 1/2 tablespoons purple food coloring (see Tips section in post above for natural color option)


·         4 1/2 cups powdered sugar (Wholesome! brand is grain-free).

·         3/4 cup butter (Earth Balance Spread for dairy-free)

·         3 tablespoons milk or almond milk

·         2 teaspoons vanilla

·         1/2 teaspoon salt

·         food coloring (options in tips in post above)


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees

2. In a large bowl, whisk together almond flour, tapioca starch, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda + baking powder.

3. Add your egg, oil, milk, vanilla, apple cider vinegar + food coloring. Stir until you have a smooth batter.

4. Pour batter into two well greased 8 inch cake pans-batter rises quite a bit. (See tips in post above for square cake, cupcake + 3 layer options.

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