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Blue Velvet Coconut Torte

Blue Velvet Coconut Torte
  • Prep 60 min
  • Total 2 hr 0 min
  • Servings 12
This elegant and luscious Blue Velvet Coconut Torte is a welcome addition to any holiday buffet. Made with Betty Crocker™ Super Moist™ white cake mix, coconut and white chocolate.
By Heather Baird
Created December 5, 2013


  • 1 box Betty Crocker™ Super Moist™ white cake mix
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 3 egg whites
  • 2 oz white chocolate, melted
  • Liquid blue food color
  • 2 1/2 containers (12 oz each) Betty Crocker™ Whipped fluffy white frosting
  • 2 cups sweetened flaked coconut
  • Silver buttons and/or dragées
  • White chocolate snowflakes in assorted sizes


  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Grease 2 (9-inch) round cake pans with shortening; lightly flour.
  • 2
    In large bowl, beat cake mix, water, oil, buttermilk and egg whites with electric mixer on medium speed. Beat in melted white chocolate. Add about 20 drops blue food color to batter; mix well. Scrape down bowl; mix again until no white streaks remain. Pour batter into pans. Bake as directed on cake mix box for 2 (9-inch) rounds. Cool cakes completely before frosting.
  • 3
    Level each cake using large serrated knife or cake leveler. Cut each cake in half horizontally so there are four cake layers total. Reserve 1/2 cup frosting for later use; use remaining frosting to fill and frost entire cake.
  • 4
    Press coconut onto top and sides of cake. Transfer reserved 1/2 cup frosting to decorating bag fitted with large star tip. Pipe rosettes around top edge of cake. Top each rosette with silver button. Press candy snowflakes standing upright into top of cake. Store cake loosely covered.

  • Betty Crocker® Whipped cream cheese frosting can be used for a more traditional velvet cake covering.
  • White chocolate snowflakes can be found in the seasonal candy aisle at many drugstores and supermarkets. If you can’t find them in your area, decorated snowflake sugar cookies make an equally cute substitute.
  • Silver dragées are sold at cake specialty shops and online. Remember, they are inedible so remove them before serving the cake.

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