My Favorite Red Velvet Cake Recipe
My Favorite Red Velvet Cake Recipe
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  • prep: 10 min
  • cook: 20 min
  • total: 30 min
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  • Summary

    This classic, old-school recipe for Red Velvet Cake has the best flavor. Part of the magic is the icing (see below) and part of it is the cake itself.

    Ingredients

    • 2 1/2 cups cake flour, sifted
    • 1 cup (evaporated cane juice or plain white) sugar (use 1 1/2 cups if you're using food coloring instead of beet juice - see below)
    • 2 tablespoons unsweetened, unprocessed light cocoa powder
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon baking soda
    • 4 ounces beet juice (it doesn't add a beet flavor, and it gives the cake a beautiful color, but if you prefer, you can use 2 ounces of red food coloring instead)
    • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1 cup buttermilk
    • 1 teaspoon white vinegar

    Instructions

    Click Here For Step-By-Step Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 1
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 2954 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 99 g 151.86%
    • Saturated Fat: 60 g 299.4%
    • Trans Fat: 4 g %
    • Cholesterol: 254 mg 84.66%
    • Sodium: 4731 mg 197.12%
    • Calcium: 478 mg 47.82%
    • Potassium: 1035 mg 29.57%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 27 mg 148.28%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 481 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 10 g 39.04%
    • Sugar: 206 g
    • Protein: 46 g
    • Alcohol: 1 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 1 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 3 g
    • Vitamin A 59.08%
    • Vitamin C 4.08%
    • Vitamin D 0.61%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat19
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk1
    • Exchange - Other Carbs13
    • Exchange - Starch18
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total21 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy1 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total1 oz-eq

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