Midwestern County Fair Funnel Cakes

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins

Funnel cakes bring back wonderful memories for me...walking through the hot, dusty fairgrounds and then stopping for a decadent funnel cake. This is not diet food! It's a once a year treat. This recipe is my take on the one I found in the Chicago Tribune Good Eating section.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a medium bowl, mix flour, salt, baking soda, sugar and baking powder.
  2. In another medium bowl, mix egg and 1 C.
  3. milk together, beating until smooth.
  4. Slowly add the flour mixture to the egg mixture and beat until smooth.
  5. Add remaining milk, a little at a time, if needed, until batter has the consistency of pancake batter.
  6. Heat 1 inch of the vegetable oil in a heavy-bottomed pan to 365°.
  7. Place 1/4 C.
  8. of batter into a clean funnel while holding a finger over the bottom hole.
  9. Place funnel over hot oil and remove finger, swirl funnel in a circular motion over hot oil until all of the batter is in the oil.
  10. Fry cake until golden brown, about 90 seconds.
  11. Flip and fry remaining side until golden.
  12. Remove to brown paper to drain and dust with confectioners' sugar while still warm.
  13. Serve immediately.