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Red Velvet Beignets with Cream cheese frosting

Recipe courtesy of: 
Chef: Noel Schroeder
 
Ingredient List:
2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
3 vanilla extract
1 tablespoon red food coloring
¼ tablespoons granulated white sugar
1/3 cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoon of baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
1 ½ cups buttermilk 
2 large eggs
2 teaspoon vegetable oil 
2 quarts of vegetable oil for frying
Extra powdered sugar for dusting
 
Directions:
Mix all ingredients in a bowl until combined. Heat the extra vegetable oil to 350 degrees Fahrenheit in a sauce pot. Fry mounded teaspoons of dough, several at a time, for about 6 minutes. They are done when they are lightly browned on each side. Drain them for a few minutes on a clean kitchen towel and serve warm, dusted with the confectioners’ sugar and drizzle with cream cheese frosting
 
Cream Cheese Frosting 
12 ounces of cream cheese
2 cups of powdered sugar
½ teaspoon vanilla
½ teaspoon of iodized salt
2 teaspoons of milk
 
Directions:
In a stand mixer or with a hand blender, cream the cream cheese and powdered sugar together until smooth. Add the remaining ingredients and mix well. Drizzle onto cooked beignets.