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Can I use yeast in a RVC?

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Can I use yeast in a RVC?

Prinny04 | Aug 29, 2011 06:15 PM

So, I'm trying to go for a more natural and healthier Red Velvet cake. I found this awesome recipe:

Ingredients:
6 eggs, separated
1 cup granulated sugar, divided in half
1 tsp vanilla
1/3 cup buttermilk (a bit less)
1 tsp cream of tartar
3/4 cup cake flour (reduce for spelt flour, add baking powder or yeast?)
1/3 cup beet powder
1 Tbsp cocoa powder

The comments in the parentheses are from the research I've been doing in light of my goal.

I want to use spelt flour, which I understand has a nutty but sweet taste, and fewer carbs, but also doesn't rise like AP flour.

Maybe it's not that important, but I'm not sure I want a super dense cake that isn't going to rise at all. What do you anticipate happening? I'm going to do a test batch.

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