One of the best thing about Summer is the excuse to eat yummy fried foods. Whether it’s at the state fair or an amusement park, the fried desserts are definitely a must have. We were recently at a water park and I could smell the Funnel Cakes a mile away, I swear! Since then, I haven’t been able to get the thought out of my head about these funnel cakes and I figured, they have to be easy to make, right? So I do what I always do when I want to try a recipe, I research about 20 recipes, and create my own. The kids gobbled these up so I know they are a winner!
Funnel Cake Recipe
Time: 15 minutes
- 2.5 cups of flour
- 1 3/4 cups of milk
- 1/2 cup of granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon of baking powder
- 2 eggs
- 1.5 teaspoon of vanilla
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- dash of cinnamon
- Oil for frying
- powdered sugar for topping
In medium bowl, mix together eggs, milk, granulated sugar and vanilla. In separate bowl, mix flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Slowly pour in the egg mixture to the dry bowl until all lumps are gone. I found this easy to do with a whisk.
Heat oil in skillet at 375 degrees. Pour the mixture in a funnel while covering the hole with a finger. While over the hot oil, create a circle with the mixture in the oil then covering the middle (I made star drawing motions). Cook until you can see the brown on the edges, then flip. Its about 60 seconds on each side. Remove from oil and place on a paper towel, cool a bit and serve with powdered sugar sprinkled on top.
I used my electric skillet, it’s perfect for frying foods at a certain temp.
Try to keep the circle thin when pouring, the thicker it is the harder it is to cook.
Make sure the oil is 375 degrees, less will not cook thoroughly and more may burn it.
I used a measuring cup that has a built in funnel so if you don’t have a funnel on hand, don’t be afraid to get crafty. Try a frosting bag or a squeezy bottle.
This batter is made to be thick and fluffy, if you want a thinner mixture, omit about 1/2 cup of the flour and decrease the baking powder by about 1/2 tsp.
They don’t have to be pretty, they are just gonna get eaten 😉
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