Funfetti Fritters

Yeah, this post is about fried cake.

If you are appalled by the fact that I deep fried Funfetti, then I sincerely apologize, but you should really leave now.


Don’t you hate that?  When someone apologizes and then says “but”… it’s kinda the worst…


So again, I apologize for saying “but” after I apologized for fried Funfetti…BUT my point is that today is fried cake, whether you like it or not.

So there, I just totally apologized twice without really apologizing.


Adding the “but” REALLY means, “I’m sorry you disagree with me and got your feelings hurt, BUT I am totally right and here’s why…”

So, really I should have just said, “If you don’t like fried Funfetti go suck it, because that’s what we’re talking about today.”

The end.


Ok, Funfetti Fritters.  They’re real and it’s happening.

If you don’t like frying food, you’re not alone.  While I enjoy eating fried stuff, making it is not my thing.  But you know, once in a while it kinda necessary to fry cake balls.  That’s my life’s motto, feel free to use it.


Now, full disclosure, I got the idea for these little beauties on my trip to Ohio last week.  I actually visited the Smuckers headquarters and they served these delicious little cake poppers for breakfast one day.  They didn’t give me the recipe, so this is my attempt to re-create them!

First, make your batter…not quite like it says on the box, just a little variation.

In the mixer, beat together your cake mix, 2 eggs, 1/4 cup water and 2 Tbsp oil for 2 minutes.

Heat oil to 300° on your stove top, or if you are a proud owner of a Fry-Daddy, you should definitely use that!

I know I told y’all a while back that I got selected to Test Drive a Frigidaire Gallery Range with Symmetry Double Oven.  Well, I have been using it now for the past few weeks and love it!  Like I wanna marry it kind of love.  How did I ever live without a double oven, I have no idea.  It’s kinda like once you have a dvr you could never go back to watching regular real-time tv.  Same concept applies.

Anyway, I heated my oil on my pretty new oven…love the digital display to control the range temperature!

After the oil came up to 300° I started dropping the batter in, about a teaspoon for each fritter.

They took about 1 minute to fry up since they’re so small, about 30 seconds on each side.  But remove them when they are a pretty golden brown color with a slotted spoon, transferring to a paper towel lined plate.

When you are finished frying sprinkle them with powdered sugar.  It’s the right thing to do.

And you’re done.  Really, that’s it!

And then try one.  You’ll be happy you did.  They are as good as they sound.

Funfetti Fritters
  • 1 box Funfetti cake mix
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ cup water
  • 2 Tbsp. oil
  1. Mix all ingredients in the mixer for 2 minutes.
  2. Heat oil on stove top to 300°
  3. Drop teaspoon amounts of batter into heated oil and fry on each side for approx 30 seconds until they are golden brown.
  4. Remove from oil with a slotted spoon and transfer to a paper towel lined plate to cool.
  5. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.
Makes 35- 40 fritters


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Ohhhh yeah baby! I made them too a bit differently..but essentially the same. Soooooooo yummy. I will eventually post them! YUM YUM YUM


Hey!! So…

This sounds completely amazing and I can’t wait to try it, but wondering…. you know how you add a thing of frosting into the already baked cake to make cake balls… how would
or could i incorporate that idea into these yummy treats!? I’m more of a frosting fan, so would these just likely not be my thing?? If you have any suggestions, I’m all ears. It really does sound delicious!

Christina @ Ovenadventures

Seriously I’m sending you the bill for my gym membership. Fried Cake!!!!! wow.

I have serious oven envy. Mine just broke and you have my dream oven but alas I have to feed my kids and pay bills and grown up stuff like that so the fancy oven will have to wait.

Cookbook Queen

I’ll take eight dozen. Thank you, madam 🙂


These are delicious….thanks so much for the recipe. No problem with the “but”. A long time ago I attended a class and one of the things taught to us was how to not use the “negative BUT”. Instead of using it, just substitute the word “yet” and I was amazed at what a difference it made in my writing….just thought you would like it, too.


So perfectly cute and fried and yummy!

Heather (Heather

i just don’t see how fried cake could ever be a bad thing! these look so good…i am drooling just thinking about them being all warm and crispy!

Emily ~SoDomesticated~

Love fried food… very creative in frying cake batter!


One question…why are you so evil? I could eat an entire cake worth of these in one sitting. Aieee!!!!

Lauren at Keep It Sweet

Can I move in with you?

Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga

I want to reach out and grab one of those. Or a dozen of those 🙂

Katrina @ In Katrina

They are like cake hush puppies! NOM


I typically don’t eat any fried food, but I make an exception for two things. Zeppoles and falafel. And these are basically zeppoles on crack. Really really delicious rainbow crack.

Jen of My Tiny Oven

Fried cake, seriously!! You are trouble! They look amazing, i want 1 or 7 of them right now!


Oh my yes! Everything about this is awesome!

Jessica @ How Sweet

how fun are these?! i love them!!


What yummy little gems! They don’t call it FUNfetti for nothing:)


Your post is so funny. Fried cake sounds good to me. They do look rather yummy!


These look totally worth the mess they’d make in my kitchen! YUM!


I want to live at your house!

Tiffany {A Clove of Garlic}

I always feel a little guilty when I am deep frying food — until I pop it in my mouth and try a bite, that is 😉


These are so FUN!


Oh yay I love Funfetti! I am definitely going to make these, and I added it to my funfetti recipe roundup 🙂


You are seriously a genius. Have I told you that before?


I can’t even handle these. AMAZEballs.


Holy cow, these are adorable!

Victoria R

So you know when Homer Simpson sees something delicious and he does that incoherent mumbling/drooling thing? Picture me doing that at work… And people walking by my office and wondering what’s wrong with me. And then me saying “You gotta see this…” My husband is going to go crazy for these.


Love these! Just love ’em!

Erin @ Making Memories

Fried cake balls??? AKA little balls of heaven! Yum!!! Can’t wait to make these (and eat them all!!!) Thanks!


O_O …..speechless….ohmilord

Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen

ROFL – “I’m sorry you disagree with me and got your feelings hurt, BUT I am totally right and here’s why…” yep I’ve been the recipient of that one!


Can I come over to your house? Like, permanently?!

Mackenzie@The Caramel Cookie

I tried to deep fry a cake ball once and it didn’t turn out so welll :(. I’ll have to try these, I’m a huge fan of Funfetti!


um, you are my new girl crush… you had me at funfetti! I am so trying this recipe!

bridget {bake at 350}

Fried Cake. I never knew I needed fried cake, but now I am sure of it. Oh my.

Bronya @ Daisy Cakes

These are sooooo wrong, but oh my life….so right!!!

nicole spaz

Can’t go wrong with funfetti!


so i just discovered your website (thank you pinterest) and all i can say is…i’m officially in love! also if you see someone lurking outside of your house don’t worry about it i promise i’m only there for the amazing food!!


so… i was really excited to try this recipe, and i did right away… but mine do not look as beautiful. when i put the cake balls in the oil, they kind of expanded and by the time i went to flip them it looked a little bit like cake-batter-hot-oil-soup. =( what could i have done wrong? i am determined to try this again and get it right! the only thing i can think of is the oil temp… i don’t have a thermometer so i just put my electric stove on medium-high. do you think that was the problem?


“So, really I should have just said, “If you don’t like fried Funfetti go suck it, because that’s what we’re talking about today.”

The end.”

This is why I read your blog religiously and totally have complete confidence in the amazingness of your recipes . . . You’re wonderful! And so are fried funfetti cake balls! Did I mention I have a funfetti addiction . . . ?

Another experience with spreading: I made two batches, one using a GF cake mix (and they turned out great in both consistency and taste!), another batch using a B—– C—— cake mix. My oil was definitely the right temperature both times. The batter for the B—– C—— was thinner; but I tried it anyway; it spread and didn’t turn out nearly as well. If I use that brand again, I’ll either add extra flour first to see if I can thicken it up more, or maybe take out an egg. My son uses cake mix for dessert waffles all the… Read more »