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World's Best Funnel Cakes

Rated as 4.44 out of 5 Stars

"Whether it's in the morning, lunch, or afternoon, this recipe makes a good snack. Top with confectioners' sugar!"
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20 m servings 287
Original recipe yields 4 servings (1 cake)


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  1. Pour enough oil into a skillet to completely coat the bottom and heat over medium-high heat.
  2. Blend flour, sugar, water, milk, egg, baking powder, vanilla extract, and salt together in a blender until smooth. Add more flour if batter is too watery. Put your finger over the hole of a funnel and fill funnel with batter.
  3. Hover filled funnel over the skillet, release finger, and swirl batter into the hot oil; cook until golden brown, about 5 minutes per side.


  • Tip
  • Parchment can be used for easier cleanup/removal from the pan.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 287 calories; 3.5 57.1 6.6 49 574 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Yay, it turned out pretty good kids and hubby loved them

Most helpful critical review

I would not make this again

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Yay, it turned out pretty good kids and hubby loved them

Just like the county fair. Added two more TBS of water to help thin it a little. Also added Strawberry sauce on top. SO yummy everyone is already asking me to make them again.

Tastes just like Six Flags' Funnel Cakes.

This was the best funnel cake recipe I tried! I did add about 2-4 tbsp more flour in the end though. It was perfect! I would make it again.

I would not make this again

So good, oil must be about 375, and I used slightly less vanilla. My friends beg for me to make these all the time

These came out great! It took me a little to get the size of the batter stream right but they fried really nicely. I used peanut oil because it has a high smoke point, and I flipped them by jus...