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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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hkarow9713
Reviewed Aug. 12, 2016

"This tastes just like the fair! We love doing this in the middle of winter, because it really makes you feel like it's fair seasons! It's great with cinnamon sugar!"

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Missjudyaz
Reviewed Aug. 11, 2016

"I lovE this recipe. I found that it works out much better using a small frying pan filled 1/3 of the way with cooking oil. This method males perfect funnel cakes for me whereas when I was using the deep fryer I didn't have formed cakes just a punch of individual pieces. It doesn't work for me using a funnel, either. I have been using a spoon so it drizzles more evenly, but a measuring cup would work wonderfully also.

I was craving cinnamon rolls so I added cinnamon to this recipe and drizzled a glaze frosting over it. AWESOME!
This is my go to treat a few times a week, my family loves them!"

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MsLori610
Reviewed Jun. 26, 2016

"I love love love this recipe! It's so light, crispy and soft at the same time...great flavor!!! I'm gonna have fun creating different toppings for it this week :) thanks for sharing!"

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buffetfan
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!"

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MrsdelphineSmith
Reviewed Feb. 4, 2015

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

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Funcooking4
Reviewed Aug. 10, 2014

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

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randcbruns
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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joanna76
Reviewed Jul. 17, 2014

"Awesome ! My family loves them every time"

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laurieleighm
Reviewed Jun. 26, 2014

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

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Jmcfame
Reviewed Apr. 3, 2014

"Fluffy light and delicious. ..."

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cat_deb_sue
Reviewed Jan. 29, 2014

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

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KLSCHROED
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."

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Sony47
Reviewed Nov. 9, 2013

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

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briske11
Reviewed Sep. 29, 2013

"they are b etter than the fair's"

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doraramsey
Reviewed Jul. 8, 2013

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

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laurajlee24
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2010

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

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rylan
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."

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PrettyinPurpleMO
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! :)"

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shastadasi
Reviewed Aug. 23, 2009

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

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donnaspano
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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