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Red Velvet Cake

Red Velvet Cake

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Recipe by
Chow Chow

Ingredients

  • 23/4 cups cake flour (sifted, or 2 1/2 cups sifted all-purpose flour, plus more for coating the pans)
  • 2 tsps fine salt
  • 2 tsps baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (natural)
  • 2 tbsps red food coloring (1 [1-ounce] bottle)
  • 11/2 tbsps water
  • 8 ozs unsalted butter (at room temperature, plus more for coating the pans)
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs (at room temperature)
  • 11/2 tsps vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp orange zest (finely grated, from 1 to 2 oranges; optional)
  • 1 cup low-fat buttermilk (or whole)
  • 6 ozs unsalted butter (at room temperature)
  • 1 lb cream cheese (at room temperature)
  • 1 lb powdered sugar (sifted)
  • 2 tbsps whole milk (if needed)
Total Time
2 hr 50 min
Servings
12 servings
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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving
Calories 770 Calories from Fat 360
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 40g 62%
Saturated Fat 24g 120%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol 115mg 38%
Sodium 380mg 16%
Potassium 240mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 100g 33%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 73g
Protein 6g
Vitamin A 25%
Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 10%
Iron 15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Tastes

Salty
Savory
Sour
Bitter
Sweet
Spicy

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