Red Velvet Cake with Buttercream Frosting Recipe

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Red Velvet Cake with Buttercream Frosting
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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour 2 9-inch cake pans. In a bowl, sift together the cake flour, chocolate pudding mix, cocoa powder, and salt.
  2. In a large bowl, beat 1/2 cup of butter with 1 1/2 cup of sugar with an electric mixer until creamy; beat the eggs in, one at a time, and beat until the mixture is fluffy, about 1 minute. Beat in the flour mixture, alternating with buttermilk, in several additions. Mix in 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract and the red food color until the batter is uniformly colored. In a bowl, stir the baking soda with vinegar, and gently fold the foamy mixture gently into the batter. Pour the batter into the prepared cake pans.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center of a cake comes out clean or with moist crumbs, about 30 minutes. Allow to cool completely before frosting.
  4. For frosting, place all-purpose flour in a saucepan, and gradually whisk milk into the flour, about 2 tablespoons at a time, until smoothly combined. Bring the mixture to a simmer over medium-low heat, whisking constantly until thickened and smooth; allow to cool completely. Beat 1 cup of sugar and 1 cup of butter in a bowl with an electric mixer until fluffy, about 1 minute, and gradually beat in the cooled milk mixture; add 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract. Beat the frosting until fluffy and spreadable, 1 to 2 more minutes.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 5233.72 Kcal (21913 kJ)
Calories from fat 2673.78 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 297.09g 457%
Cholesterol 1091.29mg 364%
Sodium 4527.15mg 189%
Potassium 1487.96mg 32%
Total Carbs 595.15g 198%
Sugars 339.09g 1356%
Dietary Fiber 11.12g 44%
Protein 57.32g 115%
Vitamin A 3.4mg 114%
Iron 23mg 128%
Calcium 778.2mg 78%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 327.76 Kcal (1372 kJ)
Calories from fat 167.45 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18.61g 457%
Cholesterol 68.34mg 364%
Sodium 283.51mg 189%
Potassium 93.18mg 32%
Total Carbs 37.27g 198%
Sugars 21.24g 1356%
Dietary Fiber 0.7g 44%
Protein 3.59g 115%
Vitamin A 0.2mg 114%
Iron 1.4mg 128%
Calcium 48.7mg 78%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 128.6
  • 145

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Sugar,
  • High in Total Fat

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