Used for this on a number 2 cake (moist) and some cupcakes (really watch the cooking time). With out the food coloring, this recipe is found here http://kon-tent.blogspot.com/2012/01/shades-of-love-cake.html and here http://kon-tent.blogspot.com/2012/01/sprinkles-cake.html.
From Jessica B. Harris, High on the Hog book. This is a variation of the bean pie that represented the Nation of Islam to many. It was sold on the streets and in restaurants run by mosques around the country. This version was given to me by my friend Charlotte Lyons, who is the food editor of Ebony magazine.
This was quick and easy. I used Kittencalskitchen copycat duncan hines boxed cake mix (http://www.food.com/recipe/copycat-duncan-hines-boxed-cake-mix-122139) but replaced shortening with butter and buttermilk with heavy cream and water. Also, I did not sift the dry ingredients. So the cupcakes were slightly dense.
You'll find funnel cakes at fairs and carnivals and Summer festivals, but none will compare with those that you make at home using this Pennsylvania Dutch recipe! The potato flakes give the funnel cakes an extra moist texture.