Naked Cake Recipe and Tutorial
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Naked Blue Velvet Cake

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 10 mins
Use this step-by-step tutorial to learn how to make a naked cake with buttercream icing, fruits and flowers. Great for weddings and parties!
Servings: 9 Slices
Course: Cake, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Calories: 3673 kcal
Author: CakeWhiz


  • cups All-purpose flour all-purpose
  • cups Granulated sugar
  • cup Soy milk Or almond milk
  • ¾ cup Oil
  • 1 tbsp Vanilla extract
  • ¾ tsp Baking soda
  • tsp Salt
  • 3 tbsp Lemon juice
  • Blue gel coloring


Bake The Cake:
  1. Add all milk, oil, vanilla extract and lemon juice in a mixing bowl. Mix everything until you have a pale and fluffy mixture.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together all the dry ingredients. Dump this dry mixture into the wet mixture.
  3. Add blue gel coloring and mix until just combined. DON’T over-mix!
  4. Pour the batter in two 8×2 greased and floured round cake pans.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. 

  6. Allow cakes to cool down and then cover them in saran wrap and freeze them.

Assemble the Cake:
  1. When you are ready to assemble your naked cake, remove your cakes from the freezer and allow them to sit at room temperature for 20 minutes. Then, peel off the wax paper from the bottom of the cakes.

  2. Use a serrated knife to evenly slice the cake and remove the top dome portion. 

  3. Place a smaller cake pan (I used a dome cake pan with a width of about 7 inches) or a smaller cake board (7 inches wide) on on top of your cake.

  4. Use a serrated knife to cut around the cake and remove the discolored top cake portion.

  5. Follow the same steps for your second blue velvet cake too.

  6. Place one cake on a cake stand or a serving plate.

  7. Fill a piping bag with yellow frosting and attach Tip 1M.

  8. Pipe a dam around the top of the cake. You can now fill the center of that dam with jam, if you like or you can just frost the inside in buttercream icing too.

  9. Place a few blackberries evenly around the top of all that buttercream.

  10. Place the second blue velvet cake on top of this layer of icing and blackberries.

  11. Press the top of your cake gently so that the 2 layers of cake stick together a bit. Don't press too hard or else the icing and blackberries will shift and make a mess.

  12. Pipe frosting around the top of your cake and you will end up will all these ruffles.

  13. Place some more blackberries on top of the cake. Make sure to leave some space between the berries.

  14. Now, fill the space between those berries by pushing in a few flowers and leaves and you are done. Make sure to keep this cake refrigerated until it's ready to be served. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Naked Blue Velvet Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 3673 Calories from Fat 1584
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 176g 271%
Saturated Fat 13g 65%
Sodium 1423mg 59%
Potassium 797mg 23%
Total Carbohydrates 481g 160%
Dietary Fiber 9g 36%
Sugars 262g
Protein 39g 78%
Vitamin A 15.1%
Vitamin C 21.1%
Calcium 49.2%
Iron 81.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.