Funnel Cakes I
A puffed fried cake. It can be sprinkled with confectioners' sugar or cinnamon sugar.
A puffed fried cake. It can be sprinkled with confectioners' sugar or cinnamon sugar.
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
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
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
We added 1 tsp of vanilla and 2 TBSP of sugar and this came out GREAT!
Good stuff! However, not advised for party of two. Otherwise, 1/5 the ingredients and you'll have just enough to satisfy your cravings!
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.
Oh my goodness!! I cut the recipe in half, added 1 T sugar and only 1/2 t salt, beat egg and milk in a 4 cup glass measure, added sifted ingredients and a little vanilla to that, whisked with a small whisk, poured right into the hot oil and cooked as directed!! Easy to clean up and found no need for the mixer. Now, I need to lose this recipe.
The batter was rather bland for my taste. You'll need to add some vanilla and sugar for a kick.
This was such an easy recipe and very good. I also used it to make deep fried twinkles. Just freeze the twinkle, oreo, candy bar etc. and put into batter before deep frying...delicious!
this is a very good food if i could i would make it everyday!!
LOVED!! Our youngest (6) requested funnel cakes for his birthday. This recipe was GREAT! I took other reviewers suggestions and added a couple tbsp of sugar and vanilla - SUCCESS! I'd recommend using an empty squirt bottle (like an empty condiment bottle) instead of the funnel to put the batter into the grease, much easier to control and neater. I have a feeling I'll be making this special treat again!
These were great. My kids were able to do most of the preparation, and I did the pouring. I didnt have a funnel so I thought I would put it in a sports bottle and squeeze it out (dont do this) it didn't work, it turned out to small and crispy. THANKS for sharing.
Let me start by saying I made funnel cake for the first time last week using pancake mix and a stainless steel pan, and it was a disaster. The cake fell apart, and the batter soaked up tons of oil. It was disgusting. Yesterday I decided a second attempt at funnel cake using this recipe with a cast iron pan instead. I also used a candy thermometer to make sure the oil was exactly at 160 degrees. My first cake fell apart into little clumps once again, but the bigger clumps had the exact taste and texture as fair funnel cake. I then got the bright idea to try and make a funnel cake ring using tin foil, and the second cake was AWESOME. It held together perfectly. It was exactly like funnel cake from a fair in both look and texture. If your cake is not staying together, it is definitely not the recipe. I am not sure if it is safe to put foil in boiling oil, but if it is not, then I would go buy a proper funnel cake ring. It's worth it!
This was delicious! I needed a bit more milk to make it run out of the funnel and added a bit of cinnamon and vanilla into the batter. Yum Yum Yum! Would also be great with a scoop of cinnamon icecream on top!
I tried these for the very first time and took the advice of the reviews, namely adding 1/3 cup of sugar and 1 tsp of pure vanilla extract. Wow, had a funnel that wasn't as large as I was hoping but heck it did the job and I got really artistic swirling and making these amazing objects and guess what after sprinkling them with icing sugar they looked phenomenal and the boys arrived and they're all gone! So if you haven't tried these yet, now's the time to show off your culinary and artistic skills! Thank you for sharing with us.
I didn't have to be as meticulous in the preperation as was directed here. I didn't use a blender, I just whisked it up pretty good with a fork. The lightest, fluffiest funnel cakes ever! We sprinkled them with powdered sugar and fresh sliced strawberries. Can't beat it!
Funnel cake is the best and this recipe is the easiest to make!!!
Love this perfect receipe. I did add 1/3c sugar and 1tsp vanilla for my own taste preference but they were AWESOME...
This funnel cake recipe was excellent the funnel cakes fried to perfection and were an exquisite dessert. Just be careful not to burn them because they cook almost instantly.
This recipe is great! Took other's advice and added 1 tsp vanilla and 2 tbsp sugar to the batter. Perfect!
Excellent.very crispy .kids loved it.
I went looking for this recipe on a request from my husband. I would not have a child help with this because of the hot oil. I didn't think that they tasted that great, I guess the topping makes the difference.Overall I was not that impressed with this recipe, and I will continue to find another one that I like better. Thanks
How fun are these and super tastey! Felt really guilty eating something fried like this but I think once in a while you can get away with it. I pored mine straight from a measuring cup into the oil in a circular motion and they were perfect. Great recipe and thanks for sharing it.
Really good after I added a tsp of vanilla and 2 Tbls sugar to the batter. Sprinkled with powdered sugar and added some well-defrosted strawberries (with their juices & sugar) ...topped them off with Redi Whip! YUM! So, so filling...so make a light dinner if you're having these for dessert. The kids love to help with this one!! Thanks!
Better than the funnel cakes at Knott's Berry Farm
These are so fun & tasty to make. My family asks for them regularly. The guests we've served them to love them, too. I checked out about half a dozen funnel cake recipes & this is the best one I've found.
Awesome recipe. I followed it exactly and used my first few tries to practice, lol. Now I am a funnel cake queen! Thank you :)
This was a great!!! The kids loved these and they were so easy to make i will never buy them again lol
Having lived in the Amish community I can tell you that, with the addition of a bit of nutmeg, this recipe is spot on. No need to add the vanilla & sugar (unless you REALLY like sweet stuff -- remember you're going to dust the funnel cakes with powdered sugar after they're fried).
I found I needed 2c milk to make the consistency right. Also, I substituted Hershey's vanilla cream milk for regular milk. My family said they were better than the ones you get at fairs and amusement parks.
oh, these are awesome!! My husband is the funnel cake expert and he loved them! Thx for sharing!
This was very easy to follow. I don't have a deep fryer, so I used a cast iron skillet. I also used a plastic keptch squeeze bottle which worked perfect. I also did not have a a thermonater, I just heated the oil, dropped a small amount of batter in until it bubbled up and floated to the top. Then went ahead and made them. I made mine the size of a saucer, much easier to handle. Great receipe
great with frozen sweetened strawberries, whipped cream, and powdered sugar
Great recipe, made no changes and turned out perfect. Tasted just like the funnel cakes at the amusement parks but now we can have them any time we want a special treat. Simple to put together and easy to make with ingredients on hand. Delicious, thanks for sharing this recipe!
Deelish & easy to make. My 14 yr old son and niece made these on a whim. they were even better than our local farmer's market funnel cake.
It was a good recipe. I only gave it a 4 because I used some of the suggestions people left. I added 1tsp vanilla and 1/4 C.sugar. My family loved it..
There's no need to look for another for this because this is IT. I never have to wait for another carnival and spend all that money on one of these ever again. I also added a tsp vanilla. I highly recommend this.
Awesome! I added just a little sugar and vanilla to the batter. The first one I made turned out like a weird pancake - it's really important that the oil is hot enough before you start pouring the batter in! Also, give the oil time to reheat to the right temp between cakes. The second one was perfect. I could actually feel my cholesterol going up with each bite! My hubby, who had never had funnel cake, RAVED about it! I cut the recipe back to 6 servings and it made two HUGE cakes. Next time I will cut back to 3 servings and top it with choc sauce and whipped cream! *drool*
THis recipe is good. ANd very budget friendly, you can make a batch of these compared to what they charge for one at the fair. next time i will add some sugar to the batter though, to make it sweeter, but other than that, it was a hit with everyone, I added cherry pie filling to the top & powder sugar. yum~
Wonderful recipe. I haven't eaten funnel cake in ages and they are so expensive to buy...almost 5-6 dollars for one. But these were so easy to make, the only changes I made was instead of normal milk I used a vanilla flavoured milk and added some grated nutmeg to the batter. Was just wonderful with the sprinkled confectioners' sugar. Thanks for the quick, inexpensive and easy recipe!
I didn't like it that much. the batter was tasteless. even when i put the sugar on it. Not a hit.
I added vanilla to the batter and next time will add a little sugar to the batter too. These were so great with powdered sugar and sliced strawberries atop. My girls and husband have conspired to eat these for every meal and change our name to the Funnel Family. Ha ha.
great, easy and quick! my kids loved it! since I'm a diabetic, I try to avoid sugar, so I ate my funnel cake without the sugar. And they taste just fine! We thought it looked like spooky brains! Great Halloween treat *****
What a fun family activity and at a minimum cost! And we don't have to wait for the State Fair! It got to the point where the kids were making letters to spell their names! Used a large mouth funnel for safety. Lined the countertop with waxed paper for easy cleanup. Thanks!
they are very good but i felt that the recipe needed a little more milk
WOW! This recipe is just like at the fair! My kids and I devoured it!
Great recipe! Even my husband who has never had funnel cakes and thought they wouldn't taste good enjoyed them! I 1/2 the recipe and it was still easy and delicious!
Yummy! Quick go to recipe when my family wants something fried and delish!
My whole family raved about these funnel cakes! Soft & chewy with just the right amount of crispiness on the edges. I added 1/4 cup sugar & 1 tsp of vanilla to the batter as others suggested, using an empty ketchup bottle for easy pouring. Not that these need any additional fat but for authenticity, I brushed on a bit of melted butter before sprinkling them with powdered sugar & cinnamon....better than ANY I've had at the fair! AMAZING!
I put sugar in my milk and egg mixture along with a bit of vanilla. Came out fabulous!!
Great mix!! They taste like they came from the state fair!
We really liked this recipe. I added some sugar and some vanilla extract, just like the fair. yummy. I didn't have a funnel so I cut the corner out of a sandwich bag, it worked good. Thanks for the recipe now I don't have to wait all year for the fair to get a good funnel cake.
Excellent! I couldn't believe how easy it was to prepare these delicious funnel cakes. The kids loved them. I did add about 3 tablespoons of sugar and a half teaspoon of vanilla, as recommended by other reviewers. These little cakes tasted just like the ones at the fair! Thanks!
I did what Latinacook said with the sugar and vanilla and omg it was just as good as the one i got at the fair in Florida.. yummy
Even better than carnival funnel cakes. Added fruit along with the powdered sugar. Delicious!
Making these was hilarious fun. My kids loved them. The only problem was the recipe just didn't make enough! Next time I'll double it for sure.
i think this recipes was the best my funnel cake turned out so good ........yummy i think i'm going to make some more before the family comes over
You can get the funnel cake sundae at Six Flags Great America for 9 dollars or you can make these, sprinkle with powdered sugar, scoop of vanilla icecream on top of the warm funnel cake and drizzle with Hershey's chocolate syrup. Tastes just the same. Yummy! We made 4 homemade funnelcake sundaes, it was too much for a family of 4 and we couldn't finish it. No need to double the recipe if you make the sundaes. I did add 1tbsp sugar and 1/2 tsp vanilla as suggested by others. Thanks for the recipe.
Tasted like I went to the fair to get it! And super easy! I just put sifted powdered sugar on top. Yummy!!
Awesome resipe and easy to make. I added a few teaspoons of sugar to the batter for a little added sweetness.
Looked this up on a whim one night when the kids were craving a taste of funnel cake. I added vanilla extract but otherwise left the recipe as it is listed here. Tasted delicious! My batter also went straight to the bottom so I made sure to stir the oil and drizzle the batter while it was moving. Solved the problem immediately!
score! this recipe is simplicity at it's best. i too used a candy thermometer to measure oil heat, and it was around 300 degrees when i cooked the cakes. they seemed to hold a lot of oil like RBARTON70 mentioned, so will make the oil hotter next time and see if that fixes it. very tasty treat =)
Wow! This is the real stuff, so easy! I also added a tsp of vanilla. By the third cake I figured out how to pour the batter so it makes one cake and not small clumps. It was fun to make too!
If you are looking for a great funnel cake recipe that both tastes good and has a good texture, here it is! I did mix in some vanilla and a little sugar before frying it. Also, I didn't turn them over just once - I found that it really helps to use tongs (not a spatula) to turn it over several times so that it will all cook evenly. They're fun and tasty!
They are so messy to clean up after, but over all it is worth it! They are amazing! :)
They were good, it was bit messy to make though. Be really careful with your oil make sure you don't get it to hot because then your sweet sweet delicious funnel cakes with be burnt. Which is a same. Unless you like crunchy burnt ones :)
Recipe makes a HUGE batch, and they are so tasty! (They are EXACTLY like the ones from theme parks!) Wonderful family favorite, and big hit with kids and hubby alike! Thank you! *-V.
my daughter and I had made this for a midnight snack. It was awsome!! We use exact amount what the recipe says, and it turned out perfect. Used thin funnel so that the cake was crispy. Thank you!!
It took a while to get the hang of getting the funnel cakes to look right. I ended up using a large pastry bag and it worked better than the funnel. They tasted good and the kids loved dusting them with powdered sugar. Would make again.
My husband & I were bored & hungry yesterday & decided to make these with my 3 year old son. They were so easy to prepare & so tasty! They can be addicting & we will be making them again!
These tasted great, but they just fell apart. I think I might have needed more oil because they just hit the bottom, made a broken pancake, and browned. I had to chase the little bits around the pan to retrieve them. I'll try them again though. Maybe I'll have better luck next time!
I was looking for a fried dough recipe but there are none listed so I thought I would try this. Never had a funnel cake but they turned out really good and the kids enjoyed them. Very eay too!!
Worked great for me. I deep fried in a cast iron skillet. You could put anything on these sweet or savory! Great basic recipe!!
This was exactly what I was looking for. I cut the recipe in half and added 1/8 cup sugar and 1 tsp of vanilla. I recently moved and couldn't find my funnel or my thermometer so I put about 1/2 to 3/4 cup in baggies and snipped the ends. I heated the oil on med-high heat and they turned out wonderful!
This recipe turned out great. The whole family loved them. I will definitely make them again.
I added finely diced apples and a bit of nutmeg. delicious.
It took me a couple of tries to get the best cake shape, but no doubt this recipe was so good that we couldnt wait till the next cake comes out of the fryer so we can fight who will get it first. I just added 1 teaspoon of vanilla.
Great recipe, took anothers adaption and added 1/4 cup sugar and 1tsp of vanilla and 1/2 tsp almond extract. Gonna make these for concessions at my son's baseball games!!!
I followed the advice of a previous reviewer and added 1/4 cup sugar but, I cut it down to 1/2 tbsp vanilla. It was perfect!! Ive been looking for a good recipe
I made this for my sons bday weekend. The recipe was very easy to follow. We made one funnel cake, tried it and it wasn't sweet enough, so we added a half a cup of white sugar and we got the taste that we were looking for!
We love this recipe. Shoot the fair's here charge between five and six dollars a piece. My six year old grandaughter wanted these for her birthday party so we made up some big batches. She had 50 kids. We did use the orginal recipe and like another reviewer suggested used vanilla extract in half the batch. Both adults and kids gobbled up the orginal as I think the vanilla added with the powdered sugar made it just a little to sweet. I also don't have a funnel or pastry bag, so I put batter in a zip lock bag and cut the bottom corner edge. Turned out great. Now we don't have to wait for the fair to come to town. Thanks for such a great post.
FANTASTIC! Tastes just like the ones you get for $10 at the fair.
These were delicious and perfect for my son's carnival themed birthday party! I added vanilla and had to tweak the flour to milk ratio a bit to get the perfect consistency because it was too thin at first and the batter kept scattering throughout the oil. But once I got it right they came out absolutely amazing and were a big hit! Also, I think it helps to let the batter sit for a while before frying.
Wonderful, just like the county fair. We found that adding a little vanilla to the batter makes it more appealing
They were good....delicious with ice cream and fresh raspberries :-)
Not bad. I just have to get better at managing the heat of the oil so I don't burn the batter. It was delicious.
Wonderful recipe. Kids and hubby thoroughly enjoyed it.
I made this yesterday for my very picky mother who was craving carnival food. I've tried a few other funnel cake recipes, and all were okay, but this one was really really good. My batter came out a bit runny, but I had used extra large eggs, so I added another 1/4 cup of flour and it was perfect. Per other reviewers suggestions, I added about 2 tablespoons of sugar and a dash of vanilla. It was absolutely perfect. In fact, she has requested that I make them again today! Thanks for such a simple and tasty recipe.
This was a good recipe, but if youre gonna make it, you may want to us a funnel instead of a Ziploc bag. Much easier, or u can use a cup w/ a spout
I was craving a doughnut but had no yeast so I thought...mmmm, funnel cake! The batter was too thick to go through my funnel so I used the ziploc bag tip. My first batch burned. These cook real fast! I did better with the second one which satisfied my sweet craving. It was good but I will need practice cooking them because mine didn't get as crispy as the ones at the fair. Thanks for recipe!
MYkids loved it, it was very easy to make and it brang back memories of when my kids have it at ths shore!
Wow! This is a great recipe! I wanted to go to an outdoor festival today to get a funnel cake, but it was too hot! So, I decided to try to make one, and turned to all recipes, and SOO glad I did! I halved the recipe, and used 1 part whole wheat flour and 3 parts all purpose. I also took some reviewers' advice and added vanilla (1/2 tsp) and 2 tbsp sugar. Amazing!!! Tender on the inside, nice and crisp on the outside. Thanks for sharing!!
Great recipie and very easy! I used 1/2 tsp instead of a tsp of salt. Also added the 1/4 c sugar & tsp vanilla as suggested came out yummy!!! took very little time to cook each one... about a minute on each side. ate most of them already so its time to make more!!!
I couldn't believe how easy this recipe was. They turned out great!(Yummy)
I had a craving for funnel cake and found this recipe. Unfortunately, I didn't have any baking powder so I decided to use self rising flour since flour, baking powder and salt= SRF. I added some sugar to the batter and topped with cinnamon and sugar. It was very good. I'm sure it was because of the self rising flour but it didn't get "puffy" like it should have. Oh well, it still tasted like the real thing.
What a great snack on a rainy night and fun to make. My boys loved it and said it tasted just like a carnival funnel cake.
These cakes were very easy to make and came out nice and crispy! I added a sprinkle of cinnamon. Yum!