The Cheesecake Factory’s Ultimate Red Velvet Cake Cheesecake is a rich collaboration of two popular desserts. Alternating layers of red velvet cake and cheesecake are covered in cream cheese frosting. The decadent treat is finished off with a white chocolate topping.
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The USDA issues dietary guidelines for Americans. For an American with a 2,000 calorie per day diet, the USDA considers approximately 1,735 of those calories essential for consuming the nutrients the body need. The remaining 265 calories are discretionary, and can be used to consume more nutrients or in the form of sweets or fats. Most Americans have an allotment of approximately 100 to 300 discretionary calories for each day.
Fat and Calories
A single slice of The Cheesecake Factory’s Ultimate Red Velvet Cake Cheesecake contains 1,250 calories. Not only does this exceed the 300 calories alloted for discretionary eating, it contains more than half of the day’s recommended caloric intake. With 25 g of fat, it provides 38 percent of the USDA’s recommended daily allowance of fat.
Sodium is an electrolyte our muscles and cells need to function properly. However, an excess of sodium is not healthy, especially for those with cardiovascular health issues. A single slice of The Cheesecake Factory’s Ultimate Red Velvet Cake Cheesecake contains 774 mg of sodium, which is 32 percent of the USDA’s recommended daily allowance for healthy adults.
A slice of The Cheesecake Factory’s Ultimate Red Velvet Cake Cheesecake contains 93 g of total carbohydrates, which is one-third of the carbohydrates recommended by the USDA each day. Of the 93 g of total carbohydrates, 67 g come directly from sugar.
One slice of Ultimate Red Velvet Cake Cheesecake provides 12 g of protein, which is 24 percent of the USDA’s recommended daily allowance of protein needed for growth and muscle health. However, do not rationalize eating this dessert based on its protein content. Low-fat dairy or lean meats are much better choices if you want to increase your consumption of protein.