Funnel Cake Recipe

Cakes & Cupcakes · Desserts · October 26, 2017

Everyone loves the funnel cakes from the carnivals and fair. Now you can make them at home with this easy funnel cake recipe that is delicious and can be topped with powdered sugar, fruit, whipped cream, chocolate, caramel or all of the above!

Funnel Cake

Homemade Funnel Cake

It’s no secret that my family loves food. So much of what we do revolves around it, and there are just so many recipes that have become family favorites over the years. This next recipe for Homemade Funnel Cakes happens to be one of those. It’s one we have at least every other month as we gather on Sunday nights to let the cousins play and to have an extended family dinner. We especially crave this mouth-watering Funnel cake recipe in the fall when it cools down, but that doesn’t mean we don’t make them all year long – because we do. 😉

We’ve been using this Funnel Cakes recipe for as long as I can remember, and it’s something my sister, Kellyn, is usually making for everyone for our Sunday treat. Half of us like it with powdered sugar while the other half loves it with a homemade fudge sauce (being shared later today). Although we don’t go to the fair often to have these guys, it’s a treat we ALWAYS get when we go to Disneyland each year, and I’m happy to say we can still enjoy that treat at home.

Funnel Cake Ingredients

We love that we always have the ingredients for the funnel cake batter on hand. Yes, that does make it more of a temptation to make often, but they’re worth it!! Here are the basic funnel cake ingredients you’ll need to make this recipe:

  • eggs
  • milk
  • salt
  • baking powder
  • flour
  • oil for frying

How to Make Funnel Cake

Once you have the ingredients gathered, making the funnel cakes are fairly simple. Just do the following:

  1. Pour vegetable oil in a frying pan (about 1 inch high) on medium high heat.
  2. Pour all the ingredients into a bowl and whisk until the batter is smooth.
  3. Pour batter into a funnel, blocking the tip of the funnel with your finger. Position funnel over the hot oil and slowly move your finger so batter comes out in a steady stream. Make circular and crisscross motions to form a funnel cake.
  4. Using tongs, flip the funnel cake so each side is browned. Remove to a paper towel to drain.
  5. Enjoy with desired toppings.

So simple and so delicious!

Funnel Cake Recipe

My mouth is watering just looking at this picture!  With it being fall, you can definitely bet we’ll be making this ASAP (even though we like making it all year long.) As I mentioned we are more of the fudge sauce and powdered sugar type, but you can also top it with caramel or add a variety of berries and whipped cream on top. Either way you have it, I promise it will be enjoyed and devoured in about .2 seconds. 😉

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Funnel Cakes

Bring the state fair home with this Homemade Funnel Cakes recipe, which is a yummy batter that can be topped with hot fudge sauce, caramel, powdered sugar, whatever you like!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 210 kcal
Author Lil' Luna

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 cups flour
  • oil for frying

Instructions

  1. Pour vegetable oil in a frying pan (about 1 inch high) on medium high heat.

  2. Mix ingredients into a smooth batter.
  3. Poor batter into a funnel, blocking the tip of the funnel with your finger. Position funnel over the hot oil and slowly move your finger so batter comes out in a steady stream. Make circular and crisscross motions to form a funnel cake.
  4. Using tongs, flip the funnel cake so each side is browned. Remove to a paper towel to drain.
  5. Enjoy with desired toppings.
Nutrition Facts
Funnel Cakes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 210 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 60mg 20%
Sodium 242mg 10%
Potassium 229mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 35g 12%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 3g
Protein 8g 16%
Vitamin A 3.6%
Calcium 12%
Iron 12.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Stay tuned later today for the Homemade Fudge Sauce we make to go with it. My hubby eats it straight from the jar when it’s made because it’s just THAT good!!

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    Stephane W

    YUM! Our family loves funnel cake too, and this is close to the recipe we use 🙂 Tip for those folks who don’t have a funnel… Pour the batter into a heavy duty zip top bag, snip a small portion off the bottom corner of the bag, and gently squeeze the batter into the hot oil in crosshatches and zigzags for each cake. Super simple and easy cleanup to boot!
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      Lil' Luna

      Great tip, Stephanie! We also will pour the batter into a plastic squeeze bottle and use that too. Super easy and it makes the BEST funnel cakes!!

    Crystal

    I love funnel cakes. It brings such sweet memories of growing up and going to the local fair every year. So much fun!! This will be a great, surprise dessert for my girls this fall. Thanks for the recipe!!

      Lil' Luna

      Oh, your girls will love them. Back in AZ, we had them ALL the time… I need to make some asap – they’re my FAV!

    [email protected]+The36thAvenue

    I know is early but this sound great for breakfast right now 😉
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    [email protected]+Tatertots+&+Jello

    Wow! That looks so good. Better than the ones at the fair.

    xoxo

      Lil' Luna

      They really are so delicious!! Add some of the homemade chocolate fudge sauce and it’s practically heaven!! 😉

    Sarah

    Just curious if anyone has any suggestions as to why it doesn’t quite taste like funnel cake at the fairs,etc.
    I followed the recipe exact, but it’s like it’s missing some flavor. Just doesn’t really have the taste I find the events funnel cakes taste like. Want to figure it out. Thanks in advance!!

      Lil' Luna

      Although they don’t taste exactly the same they still taste great. I’m thinking at the fairs they probably add lard and use a real deep fryer. 😉

    Corinne

    These are pretty close to tasting authentic. I found that after adding 1 tsp of granulated sugar and 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract, these are dead on! Thanks so much for the recipe!!

    Keisha McKay

    I’m absolutely in love with funnel cakes! I usually don’t eat them until the fair comes to town. I’ve been looking for a simple recipe to follow and this is the one! I must ask, how many servings are in this recipe?

      Lil' Luna

      It really is super simple. It depends on how big you make them but we can usually get about 6 medium size cakes out of it. 😉

    Elle R.

    It was ok, but missing something. Taste more like a Zeppole than funnel cake. I did add Vanilla, but wish I had added sugar. It’s almost there just needs a little something.

    Felecia

    This is so good

    Neicy

    if was good

    Dawn Cardenas

    The funnel cake recipe was delicious!!! I made a strawberry sauce to pour over it!!! Thank you!

      Lil' Luna

      I love funnel cakes!! Strawberry sauce sounds so good! Thanks for letting me know!

    Olive Z.

    what is the temp for the oil?

    LuAnn LaRue

    Do you have a printed cookbook? If not… you need to!!!! I love your recipes!!! They remind me of my moms cooking!! Thx is for sharing your Hid given talent!!

      Kristyn Merkley

      Awe, you are so nice!! I do have E-books that you could get 🙂 Thank you so much!

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