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Red Velvet Funnel Cake Sticks

Last time we were at Captain D’s, I noticed red velvet funnel cake sticks on the menu and thought, “What fun! I could copycat those!” So I did. Here’s how.

 

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1 – Gel food coloring. I’ve used Wilton in the past and this time used some other brand I found at Hobby Lobby. Just don’t try to use regular food coloring unless you want pink velvet funnel cake sticks because that’s what you’ll get.

2. – Sugar shaker – This dusts the powdered sugar ever so nicely over your funnel cake fries. I’ve had this Pampered Chef sugar shaker since I was 15 years old (I’m a nerd. I know) and it’s stood the test of time. Check out the one below for a similar, cheaper option.

3. – Condiment squeeze bottle – You can buy one or use an empty ketchup or mustard bottle.

Whether you call them funnel cake fries or funnel cake sticks, this copycat recipe of the beloved fair food is served red velvet style with cream cheese frosting for dipping. It's a dessert to die for!

Ok. Time to get started!

Red Velvet Funnel Cake Sticks Recipe

Red Velvet Funnel Cake Sticks
 
Recipe Type: Dessert
Author: Jenn
Whether you call them funnel cake fries or funnel cake sticks, this copycat recipe of the beloved fair food is served red velvet style with cream cheese frosting for dipping. It’s a dessert to die for!
Ingredients
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • red gel coloring
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • red gel coloring
  • oil for frying
  • powdered sugar
  • cream cheese frosting for dipping
Instructions
  1. Use a mixer to combine liquid ingredients including gel coloring.
  2. In a separate bowl combine flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon.
  3. Slowly mix dry ingredients into the wet until combined
  4. Add more food coloring gel until the desired color is reached.
  5. Heat 1″ oil in skillet to 375 degrees
  6. Pour batter into an empty ketchup or mustard bottle.
  7. Squirt batter into hot oil in strips.
  8. Flip after 30 seconds or so (when the bottoms are crispy but before they start browning.)
  9. Cook on the opposite side 10 seconds then remove with tongs and place on a paper towel to drain.
  10. Repeat until all batter is used.
  11. Sprinkle with powdered sugar after the funnel cake sticks have cooled slightly and serve with cream cheese frosting for dipping.
 

I kind of go back and forth with the batter instead of squirting out one thick or thin line into the pan. They look more funnel cake-y this way. You could also move the squeeze bottle back and forth as you go for a ribbon look. I did that with a couple. Have fun with it!

Whether you call them funnel cake fries or funnel cake sticks, this copycat recipe of the beloved fair food is served red velvet style with cream cheese frosting for dipping. It's a dessert to die for!
Whether you call them funnel cake fries or funnel cake sticks, this copycat recipe of the beloved fair food is served red velvet style with cream cheese frosting for dipping. It's a dessert to die for!

Red Velvet Funnel Cake Sticks

Jenn
Whether you call them funnel cake fries or funnel cake sticks, this copycat recipe of the beloved fair food is served red velvet style with cream cheese frosting for dipping.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Desserts
Calories 226 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 egg
  • ¼ tsp vanilla
  • ¾ cup milk
  • red gel coloring
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • red gel coloring
  • oil for frying
  • powdered sugar
  • cream cheese frosting for dipping

Instructions
 

  • Use a mixer to combine liquid ingredients including gel coloring.
  • In a separate bowl combine flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon.
  • Slowly mix dry ingredients into the wet until combined
  • Add more food coloring gel until the desired color is reached.
  • Heat 1" oil in a skillet to 375 degrees
  • Pour batter into an empty ketchup or mustard bottle.
  • Squirt batter into hot oil in strips.
  • Flip after 30 seconds or so (when the bottoms are crispy but before they start browning.)
  • Cook on the opposite side for 10 seconds then remove with tongs and place on a paper towel to drain.
  • Repeat until all batter is used.
  • Sprinkle with powdered sugar after the funnel cake sticks have cooled slightly and serve with cream cheese frosting for dipping.
Keyword copycat recipes, dessert, funnel cake recipe, red velvet cake
Nutrition Facts
Red Velvet Funnel Cake Sticks
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 226 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 33mg11%
Sodium 274mg12%
Carbohydrates 41g14%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 23g26%
Protein 4g8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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