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Red Velvet Funnel Cake Sticks

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.
Course Desserts
Keyword copycat recipes, dessert, funnel cake recipe, red velvet cake
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Calories 226kcal
Author Jenn


  • 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


  • 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.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 226kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 274mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 23g