This is great for kids and kids at heart. Anyone who loves festival-style treats! Top with confectioners' sugar, honey, strawberries, cherries, or apple pie filling.


Recipe Summary

10 mins
4 mins
14 mins
14 servings


Original recipe yields 14 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Put enough shortening in a deep skillet to fill about 1 1/2 inches and heat to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  • Mix milk, eggs, sugar, baking powder, and salt together in a bowl; slowly add flour, while continually mixing, until batter is smooth. Transfer batter to a squeeze bottle or funnel. Working quickly, squeeze or funnel batter into the hot oil, starting in the center of the skillet and moving bottle or funnel in a spiral shape.

  • Fry funnel cake in the hot oil until lightly browned, 1 1/2 to 2 minutes per side. Transfer funnel cakes to a paper towel-lined plate using a slotted spoon.

Cook's Note:

I have found that Crisco(R) gives the best taste as far as oil is concerned. You are welcome to try any oil you like tell me how it turns out.

Editor's Note:

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. Amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts

288 calories; protein 5.3g 11% DV; carbohydrates 29.5g 10% DV; fat 16.7g 26% DV; cholesterol 42.6mg 14% DV; sodium 182.5mg 7% DV. Full Nutrition

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Not impressed. It's no where near being the texture of a funnel cake. Read More