Funnel Cakes Recipe
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Funnel Cakes Recipe

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These funnel cakes are much simpler to make than doughnuts, but taste just as good. They have been a favorite of ours since we came across them living in the Ozarks. —Mary Faith Yoder, Unity, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 5 min./batch
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 5 min./batch
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Oil for deep-fat frying
  • Confectioners' sugar

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, beat eggs. Add milk, water and vanilla until well blended. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt; beat into egg mixture until smooth. In an electric skillet or deep-fat fryer, heat oil to 375°.
  2. Cover the bottom of a funnel spout with your finger; ladle 1/2 cup of batter into the funnel. Holding the funnel several inches above the oil, release your finger and move the funnel in a spiral motion until all the batter is released (scraping with a rubber spatula if needed).
  3. Fry for 2 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Dust with confectioners' sugar and serve warm. Yield: 8 cakes.
Editor's Note: The batter can be poured from a liquid measuring cup instead of a funnel.
Originally published as Funnel Cakes in Country Woman March/April 1998, p31

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Reviewed Aug. 10, 2014

"It's easy to make it and very good!"

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Reviewed Aug. 7, 2014

"These are just like what you get at the fair. They are simple and so easy to make! Using a squeeze bottle or pouring from a spouted cup is easier to do than using the funnel, though."

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Reviewed Jul. 17, 2014

"Awesome ! My family loves them every time"

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Reviewed Jun. 26, 2014

"So good and so easy to make. This recipe is definitely a keep."

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Reviewed Apr. 3, 2014

"Fluffy light and delicious. ..."

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