Funnel cake

Funnel cake is a classic fair and carnival treat loved for its crispy, golden exterior and powdered sugar topping. Here’s a simple recipe to make delicious funnel cakes at home:


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • Powdered sugar for dusting


1. Prepare the Batter:

  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the milk, eggs, and vanilla extract.
  • Gradually add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, whisking until you have a smooth batter. The consistency should be similar to pancake batter. If it’s too thick, you can add a little more milk.

2. Heat the Oil:

  • In a deep fryer or a heavy-bottomed pot, heat about 2 inches of vegetable oil to 375°F (190°C).

3. Funnel Cakes:

  • Pour the batter into a funnel, holding your finger over the bottom to control the flow.
  • Position the funnel over the hot oil and release the batter in a spiral or crisscross pattern, frying until golden brown. You can use a circular motion or create different shapes.
  • Fry each side for about 1-2 minutes or until the funnel cake is crispy and golden.

4. Drain and Dust:

  • Use a slotted spoon or tongs to carefully lift the funnel cake out of the oil, allowing excess oil to drain.
  • Place the funnel cake on a plate lined with paper towels to absorb any remaining oil.
  • Dust the funnel cake generously with powdered sugar while it’s still warm.

5. Serve:

  • Serve the funnel cake immediately for the best taste and texture.

Enjoy your homemade funnel cake – a delicious and nostalgic treat that brings the fair experience to your own kitchen!

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