Rating: 4.68 stars
503 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 388
  • 4 star values: 84
  • 3 star values: 23
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 6

This recipe for homemade funnel cakes brings the deep-fried carnival treat home to you!

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 to 20 cakes
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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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  • Mix salt, baking powder, and half the flour in a bowl. Set aside.

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  • Cream eggs, sugar, and milk in a large bowl. Add flour mixture and beat until smooth. Continue to add remaining flour, but use only enough to achieve desired consistency. Batter will be thin enough to run through a funnel.

  • Heat the oil to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) in an 8-inch skillet.

  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

263 calories; protein 6.9g; carbohydrates 36.8g; fat 9.8g; cholesterol 49.8mg; sodium 213.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (401)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/27/2006
Really good recipe! We are using this recipe for a scouting event. A great tip to dispense this, is to use a cleaned out ketchup bottle. Use your funnel or a funnel made out of foil and laddle batter into your ketchup bottle. Makes it easier to just squirt it in and the apperance comes out just as nice. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/01/2006
Good when you're feeling nostalgic...though I don't remember them being so crispy at Six Flags. Since making these I tried "Funnel Cakes I" from this site, and they were much more authentic. Read More
(31)
503 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 388
  • 4 star values: 84
  • 3 star values: 23
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 6
Rating: 5 stars
08/27/2006
Really good recipe! We are using this recipe for a scouting event. A great tip to dispense this, is to use a cleaned out ketchup bottle. Use your funnel or a funnel made out of foil and laddle batter into your ketchup bottle. Makes it easier to just squirt it in and the apperance comes out just as nice. Read More
(301)
Rating: 5 stars
11/27/2007
Very easy and tasty recipe!!! Adding the vanilla is a MUST!! Using the "ketchup bottle" was a great idea, makes it much easier to fry!! Thanks!! Read More
(179)
Rating: 5 stars
01/02/2004
well darling let me tell YOU.... i hate everything but these funnel cakes are to die for!!!! pAAAlease!!!! all that saturated fat and sugar...they're sure to put a ton o' love in your spare tire!!! bring the carnival home to you and immediately call a cardiovascular specialist you're gonna die for these cakes!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/26/2007
These came out a whole lot better than they did the first time I made them. I added a little nutmeg, vanilla extract, an extra tsp. of sugar, and more milk than the recipe called for. A zip lock bag was used to swirl the batter into the hot oil. I also scaled the recipe down to four servings and topped each with confectioner's sugar and cherry pie filling. Tasted great! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/02/2006
Great recipe... It's important to follow the directions and start with only half the flour adding the rest a little at a time until you get the right consistency. It will probably end up too thick if you use the full amount of flour in the recipe. I don't have a funnel so put the batter in a plastic bag and cut off the corner. I also used some of the batter to make fried Oreos (just dip the Oreos in the batter and fry). Mmmmm. Read More
(79)
Rating: 4 stars
03/25/2008
We all LOVE funnel cake and, like most people, only get them at the shore, amusement parks, etc. - until now! My big sister used to make these for me when I was young, but she couldn't remember how so I once again looked to allrecipes for help. I was not disappointed! I took the advice of others and only used 2 2/3 c. flour. Ultimately, I used all but appr. 1/4 c. to achieve the right consistency. I also increased the sugar to appr. 1/2 c. (it just wasn't sweet enough for us) and added 1 t. vanilla. Excellent! Saved the left over batter for the next time we're having a craving! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/09/2006
I absolutely loved this! It tasted just like the funnel cakes at the amusement parks. I only gave it a 4 because I had to alter the recipe by adding less flour (about 1/2 cup) and more milk (a little more than a 1/3 cup). I also added a little more sugar and some vanilla extract. It was delicious! A measuring cup works great if you don't have a funnel. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/01/2006
Good when you're feeling nostalgic...though I don't remember them being so crispy at Six Flags. Since making these I tried "Funnel Cakes I" from this site, and they were much more authentic. Read More
(31)
Rating: 5 stars
09/08/2006
Turned out great, we didn't have a funnel so cut out a corner of a zip lock bag and it worked out great. Thanks for the post. Read More
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