Red Velvet Cake (of Urban Legend Fame)
40 mins (prep 15, cooking 25)
14 ingredients
1 servings
Here is the Red Velvet Cake recipe, given to me by Urban Legend Master Jan Harold Brunvand (yep, the guy who wrote the books; a friend of mine). It's also known as the "$500 cake" or "Waldorf-Astoria Cake" - recipe distributed since the 1950s (at least) by the Adams Extract company of Austin, TX. It's just one version of this folkloric dessert, and a good one.

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Serving Size (1447.32 g)
Servings 1
Amount per Serving
Calories 6429.32 Calories from Fat 3355.02
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 372.78g 573.51%
Saturated Fat 98.88g 494.41%
Trans Fat 46.72g %
Cholesterol 109.75mg 36.58%
Sodium 5963.69mg 248.49%
Total Carbohydrate 745.19g 248.4%
Dietary Fiber 6.48 g 25.91%
Sugars 702.13 g %
Protein 57.89g 115.78%
Vitamin A 620.02IU% Vitamin C 6.93mg%
Calcium 1790.05mg% Iron 3.17mg%
*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:
red food coloring, sifted cake flour