Red Velvet Funnel Cake is a fabulous twist on traditional fried dough. The red velvet flavor makes this funnel cake batter so tasty.

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Red Velvet Funnel Cake

This recipes combines two of my favorite things into one amazing recipe. You can enjoy everything you love about classic funnel cakes with a twist. We incorporated all the flavors of red velvet into this fried dough.

Everyone agreed it turned out amazing. This is such an easy recipe and really delicious.

Ingredients for Red velvet funnel cake recipe.


  • All Purpose Flour 
  • Sugar 
  • Cocoa Powder
  • Baking Powder 
  • Salt 
  • Milk 
  • Large Eggs 
  • Vanilla Extract 
  • Vegetable Oil 
  • Red Food Coloring 
  • Powdered Sugar 

The cocoa powder and red food coloring added to the batter makes this Red Velvet Funnel Cake a hit.

Red velvet funnel cake on a plate.

How to make red velvet funnel cake:

  • Combine the dry ingredients. Use a large mixing bowl and combine the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt.
  • Combine the wet ingredients. You will need a separate mixing bowl to combine the milk and large eggs.
  • Mix together the wet and dry ingredients. Gradually stir together the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Don not over mix and only combine until the mixture is smooth.
  • Add food coloring. Put the drops of red food dye into the batter. You can use the amount you prefer to get the desired color.
  • Add the oil to the pan and heat. You will want about2″ of oil. Then heat the oil until hot over medium heat. This takes about 2 to 4 minutes.
  • Drizzle the batter into the oil. Pour the batter in a zig zag or swirl pattern so it resembles a funnel cake. We used about ½ cup of the batter for one funnel cake. If you prefer, you can also use a piping bag to make this easier.
  • Fry on each side. The funnel cake should be golden brown. It takes 60 to 90 seconds per side. They do not take a long time to cook.
  • Remove the funnel cake from the pan. Take the funnel cake out of the oil and place on a plate. Make sure to line it with a paper towel to absorb any excess grease.
  • Top with powdered sugar. These are best served right away.
  • Repeat until all the batter is gone. Keep repeating this process until you have made all of the funnel cakes.

Topping ideas:

  • Cream cheese frosting. This frosting is so yummy with the red velvet flavored funnel cakes. You can make homemade or use store bought.
  • Powdered Sugar. This traditional topping never disappoints. It is so tasty.

How to store funnel cakes?

Place leftover funnel cakes inside an airtight container. They can be stored at room temperature up to 2 days.

Tip: Place a layer of parchment paper in between the funnel cakes. This will help any excess oil to be absorbed.

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Can funnel cake be reheated?

While best eaten fresh, they can be reheated. I recommend reheating in the oven for 10 minutes at 350 degrees. You can also use a toaster oven.

Either of these options will help to make them crispy. You can use the microwave but they will be soft and not crunchy on the outside.


  • Oil. Use a neutral oil for frying funnel cakes. We like to use vegetable oil or canola oil.
  • Size. This recipe makes about 6 funnel cakes. You can make these smaller.
  • Batter. Don’t overmix the batter. Stir until just combined and smooth.
  • Enjoy fresh. While you can save these for later, they are most delicious when eaten warm and fresh.

The best Red Velvet Funnel Cake recipe.

This easy recipe will be a hit with your entire family. It is perfectly golden on the outside and soft on the inside.

Each bite is sweet and delicious. The powdered sugar topping makes it even better.

Try this new recipe for a change from plain funnel cakes. I think you will agree how fabulous it is. We absolutely love these.

They are easy enough to make any day of the week and you do not have to wait for a special occasion.

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Red Velvet Funnel Cake

4.80 from 5 votes
Red Velvet Funnel Cake is a fabulous twist on traditional fried dough. The red velvet flavor makes this funnel cake batter so tasty.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Servings 6
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 375


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  • In a mixing bowl, combine the dry ingredients: flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt.
  • In a separate mixing bowl, combine the wet ingredients: milk and 2 large eggs.
  • Slow stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and stir until the mixture is smooth. Then add in the red food coloring until the batter is the color that you prefer.
  • Heat up vegetable oil in a sauce pan. You will want to line the bottom of the pan with approximately 2″ of oil. Heat on medium heat until the oil is hot (2-4 minutes).
  • Slowly drizzle approximately ½ cup of the batter into the oil. You will want to swirl and criss-cross the batter across each other to form the funnel cake look. You can also use a piping bag for this process.
  • Fry each side of the funnel cake until they are golden brown (60-90 seconds per side).
  • Remove from the oil and place on a paper towel line plate.
  • Dust with powder sugar immediately and serve warm.
  • Repeat this process with the remaining batter until all the funnel cakes are created. The batter makes approximately 4-6 cakes depending on the size of your funnel cakes.
  • Then enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Calories 375kcal, Carbohydrates 59g, Protein 8g, Fat 12g, Saturated Fat 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat 6g, Monounsaturated Fat 3g, Trans Fat 1g, Cholesterol 59mg, Sodium 304mg, Potassium 133mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 26g, Vitamin A 145IU, Calcium 101mg, Iron 2mg

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