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Funnel Cakes Recipe

Funnel Cakes Recipe

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 YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3 teaspoons 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. In another bowl, whisk 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 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 2 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Dust with confectioners' sugar; serve warm. Yield: 8 cakes.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 316 calories, 12g fat (2g saturated fat), 50mg cholesterol, 256mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 1g fiber), 7g protein

Reviews for Funnel Cakes

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MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 23, 2015

"What a treat to have fair food at home! These are easy to make and the batter will keep for a day or two in the refrigerator. I used a frying pan with high sides because I have neither a deep fat fryer or electric skillet. They were perfect. It helps if you have someone ladling the batter into the funnel if your funnel is small. We will definitely be making these again!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 4, 2015

"Turned out great. Served it with vanilla ice cream and caramel topping!!!! Delish!!! ??"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 10, 2014

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

MY REVIEW
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."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 17, 2014

"Awesome ! My family loves them every time"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 26, 2014

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

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 3, 2014

"Fluffy light and delicious. ..."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 29, 2014

"Love it. Easy to make and delicious to eat :)"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 18, 2014

"I use a squeeze bottle (from William Sonoma for pancakes) and it works perfectly. You could use any old squeeze bottle (cleaned out ketchup bottle for example). It makes quite a few. You can keep extra batter in the fridge for the next day because the funnel cakes need to be eaten fresh. These are a nice special treat, my new "sleepover breakfast" recipe for my kids and their friends."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 9, 2013

"This dessert tastes so goood!! I'm going to get ingredients! :3"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 29, 2013

"they are b etter than the fair's"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 8, 2013

"I will make this again. We loved it."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2010

"Yum! It was really fun making these. We sprinkled them with cinnamon and sugar!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 21, 2010

"Tasted great but how do you get it dough to stick together, was like crumbs instead of a funnell cake and I poured it through a funnel."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2009

"These are absolutely delicious! We sprinkled them with powdered sugar; my husband, with cinnamon and powdered sugar. They taste better than what you get at a fair, because you know nobody's sweaty hands have been on them! :)"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 23, 2009

"These are the best!! They taste just like the ones at the fair."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 12, 2009

"please tell me how to keep cake from domeing on top...your cakes are flat on top and perfectly put together...

ty, donna"

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