Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 3 mins

I love to get funnel cakes at the fair, but a fair is not always in town. This recipe is very good and perfect for a quick snack for the kids.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large bowl, mix all dry ingredients.
  2. Beat egg, milk, and vanilla together in a separate bowl.
  3. Add milk mixture to dry ingredients beating until smooth.
  4. Fill 8" skillet with 1 inch oil and heat to 375 degrees.
  5. Cover funnel hole with finger and fill with about 1/4 cup of batter.
  6. Hold funnel over skillet and remove finger moving funnel around to form patterns with the batter.
  7. Fry until golden brown, about 1 or 2 minutes.
  8. Turn over with tongs and continue frying another minute or two or until both sides are brown.
  9. Remove from oil, drain on paper towels, and sprinkle with powdered sugar.
  10. Serve hot.


Most Helpful

Great recipe. Put it together in less than 15 minutes and it turned out great. I added some extra milk to make it runnier to flow through the funnel and added a pinch of cinnamon. Tastes just like at the carnival, just with less carny. :)

5 Mule Team July 17, 2010

I used this as a batter for deep fried oreos. It was a huge hit. I did have to add a tablespoon or two more milk to make it the right consistency. I was going to make a funnel cake with the leftover batter but there wasn't any after we got done with the oreos. :-)

Margie99 August 22, 2010

I was really excited to make these since my Husband had NEVER heard of them. I knew he was missing out, and these were just as I remembered them! We did add a bit more milk to thin the batter a bit but other than that we followed the recipe to a T. They turned out WONDERFUL! And by the third one I actually had them looking good too lol. I didn't use quite as much oil as it called for and I used Canola. Such a yummy treat! Next time we might give some to our son too instead of eating it all while he is sleeping lol.

CulinaryExplorer April 02, 2008

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