A puffed fried cake. It can be sprinkled with confectioners' sugar or cinnamon sugar.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt.

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  • In a large mixing bowl, stir together the eggs and the milk. Add flour mixture to the egg mixture, and beat with a mixer until smooth. The consistancy should be thin enough to run through a small kitchen funnel. Test it, and if it is too thick beat in a little more milk; if too thin, beat in a bit more flour.

  • In an eight inch skillet, heat the oil to 360 degrees F (182 degrees C).

  • Put your finger over the bottom opening of the funnel, and fill the funnel with a generous 1/2 cup of the batter. Hold the funnel close to the surface of the oil, and release the batter into the oil while making a circular motion. Fry until golden brown. Use tongs and wide spatula to turn the cake over carefully. Fry the second side one minute. Drain on paper towels, and sprinkle with sifted confectioners' sugar.

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Nutrition Facts

437 calories; 38.3 g total fat; 33 mg cholesterol; 259 mg sodium. 20 g carbohydrates; 4.2 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/10/2006
OMG! I only made half of the batch. I added about 1 teaspoon vanilla and about 1/4 cup sugar to the batter. I don't have a kitchen funnel so I used a ziploc bag with a corner cut off. These were awesome really simple to make quick to fry...delicious...what else? They are just great. I used two spatulas to flip them over. Whatever you use to flip them make sure you grab them in the middle because the corners will be crispier and break off easily. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
01/16/2006
I don't think it was the recipie but I'm not sure what happened...I halved this recipe used a deep fryer and candy thermometer to make sure the oil was at 360. When I poured the batter in the hot oil it expanded and oil poured over the top of the deep fryer. I unplugged the fryer and the funnel cake continued to cook....looked right in the end but we couldn't eat it - it tasted like it was saturated with oil (probably because the temp dropped). Anyone have any ideas on what I may have done wrong? Read More
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210 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 148
  • 4 star values: 45
  • 3 star values: 12
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
08/10/2006
OMG! I only made half of the batch. I added about 1 teaspoon vanilla and about 1/4 cup sugar to the batter. I don't have a kitchen funnel so I used a ziploc bag with a corner cut off. These were awesome really simple to make quick to fry...delicious...what else? They are just great. I used two spatulas to flip them over. Whatever you use to flip them make sure you grab them in the middle because the corners will be crispier and break off easily. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/10/2006
OMG! I only made half of the batch. I added about 1 teaspoon vanilla and about 1/4 cup sugar to the batter. I don't have a kitchen funnel so I used a ziploc bag with a corner cut off. These were awesome really simple to make quick to fry...delicious...what else? They are just great. I used two spatulas to flip them over. Whatever you use to flip them make sure you grab them in the middle because the corners will be crispier and break off easily. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/02/2007
A very good recipe. I have seen that some have used ziploc bags but we used an old mustard bottle and it worked perfectly! plus it is a good container to refrigerate any leftover you may have. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
01/16/2006
I don't think it was the recipie but I'm not sure what happened...I halved this recipe used a deep fryer and candy thermometer to make sure the oil was at 360. When I poured the batter in the hot oil it expanded and oil poured over the top of the deep fryer. I unplugged the fryer and the funnel cake continued to cook....looked right in the end but we couldn't eat it - it tasted like it was saturated with oil (probably because the temp dropped). Anyone have any ideas on what I may have done wrong? Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/27/2010
I have used this recipe for three years. The original receipe is only a 3-4 star recipe. I've jazzed it up a bit: 1. Add about 1/4 cup of sugar 2. Add 1 tsp of vanilla 3. MAKE SURE YOU USE ALL-PURPOSE FLOUR. I used self-rising once and got the same results as a previous reviewer...the cake sinks to the bottom separates and fries up as little hard-to-serve balls/crumbs. It's a mess. 4. If batter is made the night before and kept in the fridge the flavors meld together and the funnel cake is even more tasty. Be sure to get it out an hour or so before cooking so it's not too thick...and give it a good stir. 5. I use this batter for deep-fried Twinkies too. Just dip in your Twinky place in the oil and remove when golden. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/07/2007
it's a great recipe! the only problem i'm having is as soon as the batter hits the oil..it goes straight to the bottom of the pan so i stir it..the batter sticks to the spatula then all the batter breaks up into little balls - i don't know what i'm doing wrong...after a few min everything tunrs brown and we have mini balls of fyred dough...not exactly what we expected.. i must say i does taste like funnel cake...just doesn't look like it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/21/2008
We added 1 tsp of vanilla and 2 TBSP of sugar and this came out GREAT! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/10/2011
Good stuff! However not advised for party of two. Otherwise 1/5 the ingredients and you'll have just enough to satisfy your cravings! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/09/2006
The recipe used too much salt. I would halve it next time. At first I thought that it was just me but everyone was telling me that it tasted a little salty. We tried to cover it up with tons of confectioner's sugar though. Besides that it seemed perfect. I used a ziploc bag I cut the hole a tad too big but found a way to make it work. Will use again...with less salt. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/15/2006
Delicious...I added just a little bit of vanilla extract and it was just the right touch. I don't have a funnel either so I used a pastry bag instead. Dust it with some powder sugar and that's all you need. One of the best I have had. Thanks for the post. Read More
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