By Traci & Jeff Poole1 on September 13, 1999
Photo by Dine & Dish
Photo by Dine & Dish
Serving Size: 1 (193 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
"Now this was just FUN!! Fantastic recipe...tasted like I was at the fair. Kids went NUTS over them and were begging for more! Very easy to make. Next time I think I will go all the way and make lemon shake ups too!! Only problem I had was my funnel opening was too small for the batter...but we compromised and used something else. They still turned out great!! (I will be buying a bigger funnel though!!) Thanks for the great recipe :)"
"This funnel cake was so delicious. Put it in my cookbook. My family loved this. Thanks for a wonderful recipe."
"This is a great recipe, its small, quick and tastes great."
"The recipe was easy to follow, batter was smooth, the funnel cake had a nice soft crunch when you bite into it and then a bit soft in the middle. The only complaint I have is that the funnel needed more tast. Maybe if I added brown sugar instead of white sugar and vanilla extract it would then give the funnel cake more tast."
"AaaahYUMMMMMM! Great recipe, thanks! I used splenda instead of sugar and grinded more splenda to just make powdered sugar. Added just a dash of cinnamon and vanilla. Used the fry daddy and it worked perfect."
"OMG!!! This was better than the fair if you ask me because, it was cheaper and you can make it any way you want. I didn't think it would come out this good. I will be making this at the next family function. I know it will be a hit!"
"I made this for Hanukkah, with great results. Poured batter into 2 small sandwich bags and before frying, cut a corner (not over the pan, because you don't want the piece of plastic falling into the hot oil). It was a little messy, but I have no funnel or spare ketchup bottle. Sandwich bags are dispensable and convenient. That said, kids loved it - it served way more than 6. There were about 8 of us, including about 4 children with hearty appetites. I was inspired to make this after having Burger King's funnel cake - sadly though, BK's funnel cake was sweeter. It was fun to make, but better left as something done annually."
"I think this review should come from the source, so I am writing this after my wifey found this recipe. OMG!!! I don't even like funnel cake but this was soooo good! I had been trying to talking my wife into going to the gas station to get us drinks (at 1 am) and she refused, saying she was making these. She gave me the first one and I said "If you make me another I'll go to gas station right NOW!" Thank you Traci and Jeff and whoever the carni was who let this secret outa the bag! :)"
"I must admit, I wasn't impressed. I got nostalgic the other night, and decided that I wanted to make funnel cakes like the ones that I used to get at the fair as a kid. I looked up this recipe. The batter was way too thick, and wouldn't pass through my funnel, so I had to pour it from a cup, as thinly as possible. It did not work very well, so I tried thinning the batter with a little extra milk. That just seemed to make it thicker. The 'cakes' turned out very thick and doughy. I think I will try again with a different recipe, because this one was very problematic. Sorry!"
"We usually reserve funnel cake for Disney, but the kids requested it so I went searching. I had my ten year old make this with my supervision and it was so fast and easy. Light, not too sweet and they cook so quickly they're not bogged down with oil. The kids devoured it and I still have batter left. Hoping the batter works well tomorrow, otherwise I'll be forced to eat all if the cakes next time."
"Needs more sugar and vanilla in the batter to be 100% but a pretty good recipe and easy to make."
"Incredible taste, easy to make. Only issue I had was the batter was pretty thick so I had some issues pouring it from my funnel. Perhaps next time I will use a little less flour or more milk. I wish I could give it 4 1/2 stars because the thick batter was really the only issue. Even with that, the cakes came out crispy on the outside and soft on the inside and nice and light just like funnel cake should be."
"Delicious. <br/><br/>3 eggs seemed a little high, so I subbed 2 egg whites for one egg yolk; fried in canola oil. Health food!! Guessed on temp by dropping little bits of batter in until they cooked in a reasonable time. <br/><br/>Tried with powdered sugar on one and cinnamon and sugar on the other. Really, really good either way. Next time I'm going to add a little vanilla to the batter, and maybe a little cinnamon if I'm going the C&S route, see what happens.<br/><br/>I had a condiment bottle laying around - a messy pour, but it worked just fine."
"Great Recipe! It brought me back to the funnel cakes I had as a child. I used a deep fryer and it worked just great. Thank you for such a great one!"
"Very nice and fun! Like a deep fried waffle. I increased the salt to 1 1/2 ts and there is much more dough than for 6 servings."
"I honestly never knew funnel cakes are so easy to make. And, it's just as the others have said. These really do taste just like the ones at the fair. I wish I'd bothered to check out recipes sooner, 'cause I've spent a small fortune going to fairs over the years just for the funnel cakes."
"Very good duplication of flavor of the fair ground version. Comments: Added a dash of vanilla. I used grape seed oil because it has a high smoke point and is light. I reduced the recipe to 2 and still had leftover batter which I saved and will try that to see how well it holds up. I used a funnel inserted into the top of a baster tube (no bulb) for better control and it worked well. I used a medium sized cast iron skillet which gave just the right size per cake and reduced the amt. of the oil. I hand whisked the whole thing which I prefer to do when possible. There's no oil temp indicated on recipe... I started on high and reduced to med. high but this will vary according to your stove. Too hot will turn edges dark, too low and it absorbs too much oil before browning. I'd err on the side of too little batter per fry versus too much which end up with one big, solid cake. Will follow up with success of using leftover batter for a second round. All in all, I thought this was an extremely good sub for commercial funnel cakes and would definitely recommend and will repeat. Oh yes, dusted with powdered sugar just like the fair vendors do."
"Made these tonight after having a craving for funnel cake. Definitely does not taste like the ones at the fair. The batter makes way too much and it is very thick. I think 3 eggs is too much, it has a very eggy taste."
"Looooved this recipe! These were fun to make and tasted just like the amusement park ones. It did yield a lot though for just me and the husband. I did follow others advice and leave out some of the flour so it wasn't too thick and added some vanilla extract. I'll definitely be making these again!"
I had no idea how easy it was to make funnel cake. I made them for a bunch of college guys and it was universally agreed that they're just like the ones from the fair or the race track.
The batter was a little too thick to flow through the funnel though. I had to trickle it from a measuring cup."