Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Red Velvet Cake Frites & Southern Comfort Dipping Sauce


Red velvet cake frites & SoCo dipping sauce 





























Valentine's Day is the perfect day to allow yourself to indulge your sweet tooth in something sinful. Red velvet cake frites paired with a dark chocolate Southern Comfort dipping sauce is just the dessert to help you do that.  These cake frites take classic red velvet cake to a whole new level, and the dipping sauce adds a pop of flavor that balances the dessert beautifully.  I also have some exciting news to share with you guys!  Today I'm featured in a national news story thanks to Raycom Media and reporter Joseph Neese.  It involves a dessert for every stage of your relationship, and you can check it out here.
When I made my original cake frites, Carrot Cake Frites, I knew I wanted to try them with red velvet cake.  I was waiting for the right time to test them out, and what better time than Valentine's Day?  I don't know how it's possible, but I think I actually like these even more than the original ones!  They are so unbelievably light, the funnel cake is like a little pillow wrapped around the cake.  Once I fried them, I tossed them in some sugar mixed with cocoa powder and sea salt.  The sea salt is key here because it brings all the flavors out.  I zhushed up my dark chocolate dipping sauce by adding a splash of Southern Comfort making it the perfect accessory to these frites.  The Southern Comfort lends such a brightness to it that just leaves you wanting more.  Whether you're sharing these with your sweetie, treating yourself, or serving them for a girls night in, cake frites are always a hit.
As you can probably tell be now, I'm completely over the moon over cake frites.  They are hands down one of my favorite dessert makeovers, and I hope you try them.  Enjoy the video!




Funnel Cake Batter

  • 1 cup AP Flour
  • 1/2t. baking powder
  • 1/2t. salt
  • pinch cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 egg

  1. Whisk dries together.
  2. Whisk egg & milk together.
  3. Mix egg & milk into dries till combined.

Dark Chocolate Southern Comfort Sauce
  • 4 oz. good quality dark chocolate
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1T. unsalted butter
  • 1T. Southern Comfort
  1. Bring heavy cream & butter to a boil.
  2. Pour over chopped chocolate & stir to combine.
  3. Stir in Southern Comfort.
Cocoa Sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2t. cocoa powder
  • 1/2 t. sea salt
  1. Mix all ingredients together.
Red Velvet Cake Frites
  1. Heat fryer to 350 degrees.
  2. Slice up 1 loaf of frozen red velvet cake.
  3. Dip each piece of cake into funnel cake batter.
  4. Fry 2-3 at a time depending on the size of your fryer for 3-4 minutes.  Turn after a minute or two to ensure even color.
  5. When they're golden transfer them to a paper towel lined plate to absorb excess oil.
  6. Dredge in cocoa sugar & serve. 
Southern comfort dipping sauce looks good, doesn't it??











39 comments:

  1. Those look Ah-MAY-Zing!!!!! I love how you used Southern Comfort in the dipping sauce.

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  2. You just made my day!! I am so making these this weekend!!

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  3. Great video! I just filmed one last night for Valentine's day too. Why can't there be another holiday for us to be excused to eat things like fried cake? I cannot wait to try this recipe.

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    1. Thanks Leanne! Can't wait for you to try it too!

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  4. Oh sweet lord, I'm in heaven!!! I love this idea and especially that dipping sauce!

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  5. Holy moly...this is amazing. What a treat! Sinful, amazing and wonderful. Gimme it now!

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  6. Drooling!! This sounds so amazing! It's got red velvet cake & it's fried! Sinful & delicious! YUM!

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  7. Oh my goodness! These are absolutely amazing and PERFECT for Valentine's Day!

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  8. Oh wow - what a great idea. That dipping sauce looks incredible.

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  9. This dessert is so sinful!! But I could truly eat them all... :-)

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  10. These look incredible! Love the video - great job!

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  11. Olala, what a fantastic dessert, love it, it looks absolutely delicious:)
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  12. OMG! Fried cake and chocolate boozey sauce!!!! Can we say a little bit of amazing!!!!

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    1. Thanks Chandra! Can't go wrong with fried cake & boozy sauce!

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  13. This is one creative post, I would have never thought of dipping the cake into funnel cake batter! Between the dipping sauce and the red velvet, there is no doubt that this is a delicious indulgence. You do need to publish a cookbook-well done!

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  14. I love the idea of cake frites. I was actually just re-reading the carrot cake frites the other day! These are gorgeous and with the SoCo... look out Scarlett O'Hara!

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  15. LOVE these, Meghan. And that dipping sauce...oh-my-goodness!!

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  16. I love this idea! These sound amazing and I would love to try some! I can only imagine how delicious they are all crispy and still warm with that dip Mmmmm!

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  17. Hoooly cow, this sounds amazing! The dipping sauce alone has me swooning :)

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  18. OMG! These look amazing. Such a creative recipe!

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  19. These look delicious and I love your pictures, beautiful. I am very interested in the SoCo dipping sauce...yum

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  20. What a fabulous idea! LOVE it.

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  21. What a great recipe! These look so delicious. I think this would be the perfect recipe for Valentine's Day. I would love a fresh batch right now. Oh my! Crave worthy! Yummy!

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  22. Cake frites is a totally cool idea. I'm in! And the Southern Comfort sauce seals the deal for me.

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  23. I loved your carrot cake frites so this would be the perfect step up! Delicious!

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    1. Thanks Amy! I'm kind of stuck on this cake frites idea!

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  24. Those look unbelievably decadent--I had something similar at a restaurant last week with a red wine chocolate sauce, but I like the looks of your sauce much better. Buzzed!

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  25. Oh, gosh, these frites look incredible!!! And with Southern Comfort sauce???? Woe. Fabulous! And thanks so much for your sweet comment on my blog :) It means a lot from an expert baker like you~

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    1. Thanks Lizzy & you are more than welcome! It's easy to see that you have a genuine love of baking, and that's so nice to see!

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  26. Love the boozed up chocolate dipping sauce and I think your cake frites are genius!

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    1. Ha, thanks Hester! I love the boozed up sauce too!

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  27. Ok, this is definitely the ultimate! Wow. Going to try!!!!!

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  28. Yeah for your feature! I voted for the monster cupcakes - LOVE them!!

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  29. Oh wow, these are just sinfully delightful!

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