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Nutritional Facts: Southern Living Basic Yellow Cake Recipe ( or Chocolate)

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  1 cup (227g)
unsalted butter
2 cups (400g)
sugar
3 (150g)
eggs
3 cups (375g)
sifted flour
1 tablespoon (14g)
baking powder
1 1/4 cups (305g)
milk
1 teaspoon (4g)
vanilla
Total 1 serving
Alanine (g) 0.1 n/a 1.1 1.2 n/a 0.3 n/a 3 0
Alcohol (g) 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.4 1 0
Arginine (g) 0.1 n/a 1.2 1.6 n/a 0.4 n/a 3 0
Ash (g) 0.1 0.0 1.6 1.8 9.9 2.2 0.0 16 2
Aspartic acid (g) 0.1 n/a 2.0 1.6 n/a 0.8 n/a 5 1
Beta-sitosterol (mg) 9.1 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 9 1
Caffeine (mg) 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 n/a 0.0 0 0
Calcium (mg) 54.5 4.0 84.0 56.3 1,016.2 363.0 0.5 1,578 197
Calories 1,627.6 1,548.0 214.5 1,365.0 7.0 195.2 12.1 4,969 621
Calories (kj) 6,807.7 6,472.0 898.5 5,711.3 29.4 817.4 50.6 20,787 2,598
Campesterol (mg) 0.0 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 0 0
Carbohydrates (g) 0.1 399.9 1.1 286.2 3.3 14.2 0.5 705 88
Cholesterol (mg) 488.1 0.0 558.0 0.0 0.0 42.7 0.0 1,089 136
Copper (mg) 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 1 0
Cystine (g) 0.0 n/a 0.4 0.8 n/a 0.1 n/a 1 0
Dietary Fiber (g) 0.0 0.0 0.0 10.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 10 1
Folate (mcg) 6.8 0.0 70.5 686.3 0.0 15.3 0.0 779 97
Folate, DFE (mcg) 6.8 0.0 70.5 1,091.3 0.0 15.3 0.0 1,184 148
Folate, food (mcg) 6.8 0.0 70.5 108.8 0.0 15.3 0.0 201 25
Folic acid (mcg) 0.0 0.0 0.0 577.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 578 72
Fructose n/a 0.0 0.0 n/a n/a n/a n/a 0 0
Galactose n/a 0.0 0.0 n/a n/a n/a n/a 0 0
Glucose (dextrose) n/a 0.0 0.6 n/a n/a n/a n/a 1 0
Glutamic acid (g) 0.4 n/a 2.5 13.0 n/a 2.1 n/a 18 2
Glycine (g) 0.0 n/a 0.6 1.4 n/a 0.2 n/a 2 0
Histidine (g) 0.1 n/a 0.5 0.9 n/a 0.3 n/a 2 0
Iron (mg) 0.0 0.2 2.6 17.4 1.6 0.2 0.0 22 3
Isoleucine (g) 0.1 n/a 1.0 1.3 n/a 0.6 n/a 3 0
Lactose n/a 0.0 0.0 n/a n/a n/a n/a 0 0
Leucine (g) 0.2 n/a 1.6 2.7 n/a 1.0 n/a 5 1
Lysine (g) 0.2 n/a 1.4 0.9 n/a 0.8 n/a 3 0
Magnesium (mg) 4.5 0.0 18.0 82.5 5.4 39.7 0.5 151 19
Maltose n/a 0.0 0.0 n/a n/a n/a n/a 0 0
Manganese (mg) 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 3 0
Methionine (g) 0.0 n/a 0.6 0.7 n/a 0.3 n/a 2 0
Monounsaturated Fat (g) 47.7 0.0 5.5 0.3 0.0 3.2 0.0 57 7
Niacin (mg) 0.1 0.0 0.1 22.1 0.0 0.3 0.0 23 3
Pantothenic acid (mg) 0.2 0.0 2.3 1.6 0.0 1.0 0.0 5 1
Phenylalanine (g) 0.1 n/a 1.0 2.0 n/a 0.5 n/a 4 0
Phosphorus (mg) 54.5 0.0 297.0 405.0 1,368.7 283.7 0.3 2,409 301
Phytosterols n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 0.0 n/a 0 0
Polyunsaturated Fat (g) 6.9 0.0 2.9 1.5 0.0 0.4 0.0 12 1
Potassium (mg) 54.5 8.0 207.0 401.3 0.7 460.6 6.2 1,138 142
Proline (g) 0.2 n/a 0.8 4.5 n/a 1.0 n/a 6 1
Protein (g) 1.9 0.0 18.8 38.7 0.0 10.0 0.0 70 9
Retinol (mcg) 1,523.2 0.0 240.0 0.0 0.0 94.6 0.0 1,858 232
Riboflavin (mg) 0.1 0.1 0.7 1.9 0.0 0.5 0.0 3 0
Saturated Fat (g) 116.6 0.0 4.7 0.6 0.0 6.9 0.0 129 16
Selenium (mcg) 2.3 2.4 46.1 127.1 0.0 6.1 0.0 184 23
Serine (g) 0.1 n/a 1.5 1.9 n/a 0.5 n/a 4 1
Sodium (mg) 25.0 4.0 213.0 7.5 1,089.2 149.5 0.4 1,489 186
Stigmasterol (mg) 0.0 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 0 0
Sucrose n/a 399.2 0.0 n/a n/a n/a n/a 399 50
Sugar (g) 0.1 399.2 0.6 1.0 0.0 n/a 0.5 401 50
Theobromine (mg) 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 n/a 0.0 0 0
Thiamin (mg) 0.0 0.0 0.1 2.9 0.0 0.1 0.0 3 0
Threonine (g) 0.1 n/a 0.8 1.1 n/a 0.5 n/a 2 0
Tocopherol, alpha (mg) 5.3 0.0 1.6 0.2 0.0 n/a 0.0 7 1
Tocopherol, beta (mg) 0.0 n/a 0.0 0.3 n/a n/a n/a 0 0
Tocopherol, delta (mg) 0.0 n/a 0.1 0.1 n/a n/a n/a 0 0
Tocopherol, gamma (mg) 0.0 n/a 0.8 1.4 n/a n/a n/a 2 0
Total Fat (g) 184.1 0.0 14.3 3.7 0.0 11.2 0.0 213 27
Trans-monoenoic Fat n/a n/a 0.0 n/a n/a n/a n/a 0 0
TransFatty acids n/a n/a 0.1 n/a n/a n/a n/a 0 0
Tryptophan (g) 0.0 n/a 0.3 0.5 n/a 0.1 n/a 1 0
Tyrosine (g) 0.1 n/a 0.7 1.2 n/a 0.5 n/a 2 0
Valine (g) 0.1 n/a 1.3 1.6 n/a 0.7 n/a 4 0
Vitamin A, IU (IU) 5,672.7 0.0 810.0 0.0 0.0 420.9 0.0 6,904 863
Vitamin A, RAE (mcg) 1,552.7 0.0 240.0 0.0 0.0 100.7 0.0 1,893 237
Vitamin B-12 (mcg) 0.4 0.0 1.3 0.0 0.0 1.1 0.0 3 0
Vitamin B-6 (mg) 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.2 0.0 0.1 0.0 1 0
Vitamin C (mg) 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.6 0.0 5 1
Vitamin D (IU) 136.2 0.0 123.0 0.0 0.0 n/a 0.0 259 32
Water (g) 40.7 0.1 114.2 44.7 0.6 267.5 2.2 470 59
Zinc (mg) 0.2 0.0 1.9 2.6 0.0 1.2 0.0 6 1

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