Red velvet funnel cake

Every time I go to a theme park, concert, or festival, I am tempted to buy a funnel cake. It’s not often I attend these events so when there is funnel cake present, I begin an inner battle of whether or not I should indulge. I wasn’t attending any concert or fairs this past weekend but it was my sister’s bachelorette party, a good reason to bring out all food indulgences. Everyone loves funnel cake; combined with my sister’s favorite dessert, red velvet, and you have glorious, fluffy red velvet funnel cakes. I served this fried deliciousness with a whipped cream cheese dip to complete the dessert. Ready for dessert yet?

red velvet funnel cake

red velvet funnel cake

red velvet funnel cake

Red velvet funnel cake
Serves 8
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514 calories
46 g
122 g
33 g
9 g
14 g
181 g
369 g
21 g
0 g
16 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 514
Calories from Fat 291
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 33g
Saturated Fat 14g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 13g
Cholesterol 122mg
Sodium 369mg
Total Carbohydrates 46g
Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 21g
Protein 9g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Funnel cake
  1. 2 cups all purpose flour
  2. 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  3. 1/2 tsp baking powder
  4. 1/2 tsp salt
  5. 1 1/2 cups milk
  6. 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  7. 2 eggs
  8. 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  9. 1/2 tsp baking soda
  10. 1 tbsp red food coloring
  11. 3-4 cups vegetable oil (2 inches deep in pan), for frying
  12. 1/3 cup powdered sugar, for dusting
Cream cheese dip
  1. 1 cup heavy cream
  2. 1 – 8 oz. package of cream cheese, softened
  3. 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  4. 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  1. Follow directions for red velvet funnel cakes.
  2. To prepare dip, whip heavy cream until stiff peaks form. Set aside.
  3. Beat cream cheese with sugar and vanilla. Fold in whipped cream. Serve with hot funnel cakes.
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**Helpful tips and common mistakes

Making funnel cake is as easy as mixing the ingredients together and frying. Sure you can go for the regular, ordinary funnel cake, but why not be adventurous and make it red velvet flavored?

I found it easiest to pipe the funnel cake directly into the hot oil when frying. The batter is on the thinner side, making it a little difficult to control how quickly it pours. Transfer the batter to a zip-loc bag or piping bag with a round tip and this should help the process. 

red velvet funnel cake

Make giant funnel cakes or fry little ones for people to grab and dip!

red velvet funnel cake

For the cream cheese dip, I lightened it up by folding in whipped cream. The dip becomes lighter and doesn’t over power the funnel cake. 

Sprinkle powdered sugar and plop a dollop of the cream cheese dip on top. Like with all fried foods, funnel cake is best served fresh.

The cake is wonderfully light and fluffy while the cream cheese dip just completes the dessert. No need to wait for the next fair for my fix of funnel cakes!

red velvet funnel cake

red velvet funnel cake


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  1. This is a gorgeous funnel cake! Love that red!

  2. eunice

    SOOOOO good!

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