Red Velvet Cake by Cook's Illustrated
60 mins (prep 30, cooking 30)
13 ingredients
1 servings
There's a lot of recipes for this cake on here - but from what I found this one is a little differant and while it has a lot of steps - the end results is so elegant and lovely I want to post. I got this out of the Cook's Illustrated Holiday Baking Magazine and it graced the cover. By definition, Red Velvet Cake contains buttermilk, vinegar or a combination for both flavor and color. They noted that the more acid added, the brighter the cake looked and the more tender it's texture so tey included both buttermilk and white viniger. It does make a special NOTE: This recipe must be prepared with natural cocoa powder. Dutch-processed cocoa will not rise or yield the proper color.

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Serving Size (1541.64 g)
Servings 1
Amount per Serving
Calories 5071.23 Calories from Fat 3173.4
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 352.6g 542.46%
Saturated Fat 222.69g 1113.44%
Trans Fat 13.57g %
Cholesterol 971.74mg 323.91%
Sodium 5385.92mg 224.41%
Total Carbohydrate 420.24g 140.08%
Dietary Fiber 9.82 g 39.28%
Sugars 393.1 g %
Protein 88.36g 176.72%
Vitamin A 10993.52IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 2016.73mg% Iron 5.31mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
unbleached all-purpose flour, pinch salt, large eggs, red food coloring, confectioners' sugar, pinch salt