Easy fried cakes very similar to pancakes.

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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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  • Beat egg. Mix in milk. Sift flour, salt, sugar, and baking powder; beat into egg mixture until smooth.

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  • Pour oil into a heavy pan until it is 1 inch deep. Heat to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  • Pour batter through funnel into oil with a circular motion to form a spiral. Fry until lightly brown; turn over to brown the other side. Cook to golden brown, and remove to drain on paper towels. Sprinkle with confectioner's sugar while still warm.

Editor's Note:

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

Nutrition Facts

146.5 calories; 2.4 g protein; 16 g carbohydrates; 16.6 mg cholesterol; 90.6 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (89)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
08/24/2005
Made this recipe for my kids last night and they were a hit! I did have to add more milk as it was a bit thick and I also added more sugar to make the batter a bit sweeter. With that they turned out just like the funnel cakes you get at the fairs/carnivals etc! They were delicious and very easy to make. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/12/2011
I made this as written and thought it was flavorless. The milk does need another 1/4 c or so to get the right consistency. I would double the salt sugar and add 1/2 tsp of cinnamon. I halved the recipe and ended up with 4 medium sized cakes. Read More
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123 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 72
  • 4 star values: 34
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 5
Rating: 4 stars
08/24/2005
Made this recipe for my kids last night and they were a hit! I did have to add more milk as it was a bit thick and I also added more sugar to make the batter a bit sweeter. With that they turned out just like the funnel cakes you get at the fairs/carnivals etc! They were delicious and very easy to make. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/02/2006
I Think that is was great all it really needs like everyone say more milk and more sugar. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/16/2010
I made these for myself my husband & 3 year old as a treat. They were so good & easy to make!! I made mine in a deep skillet. I modified & used a cup of milk instead of 2/3 cup 4 tablespoons of sugar instead of 2 & they turned out perfectly:) Love it & I will definitely make these again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/20/2008
These were soooo good! I couldn't make them fast enough for everyone. They were really easy to make and delicious. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/12/2011
I made this as written and thought it was flavorless. The milk does need another 1/4 c or so to get the right consistency. I would double the salt sugar and add 1/2 tsp of cinnamon. I halved the recipe and ended up with 4 medium sized cakes. Read More
(29)
Rating: 5 stars
05/10/2010
Great recipe used 3/4 cups of milk instead of 2/3s. Worked Great not going to spend the money at the carnival anymore for Funnel Cake. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/26/2010
I had some fresh strawberries to use up so I decided to top some funnel cakes with them. I made a small alteration to the recipe and added vanilla to the batter. I poured the batter in a piping bag and added it to the oil. I sprinkled powdered sugar on some of the cakes and I also made up a powdered suger glaze to top the rest. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/13/2008
thank you soooooo much i loved it and was a big hit with the family (and they thought i was bad cook be4 trying this) i never gave any1 this recipe in my family cuz i wanted to be the star but dont worry i mentioned sum 1 gave it to me! i added 3 tbsp sugar instead of 2 and added a bit more milk like every1 said and served it with icing sugar vanilla ice-cream and the supreme strawberry topping i got frm this site. i wud give it 10 stars if possible!!!!!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/23/2016
I always read the reviews and adjust from there, so i added more sugar and cinnamon. They turned out very good.. i put a half cup of batter in a zip-lock sandwich bag and cut a small hole in the corner to spread the batter instead of a funnel. Read More
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