Fantastic Funnel Cakes


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.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
4 mins
Total Time:
14 mins
14 servings


  • 1 cup shortening (such as Crisco®), or more as needed

  • 2 cups milk

  • 3 eggs

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour


  1. Put enough shortening in a deep skillet to fill about 1 1/2 inches and heat to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  2. 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.

  3. 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 (per serving)

288 Calories
17g Fat
30g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 14
Calories 288
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 21%
Saturated Fat 5g 23%
Cholesterol 43mg 14%
Sodium 183mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 89mg 7%
Iron 2mg 8%
Potassium 96mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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