Funnel Cakes


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

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
12 to 20 cakes


  • 3 ⅔ cups all-purpose flour, divided

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 2 cups milk

  • 3 large eggs

  • ¼ cup white sugar

  • 1 quart vegetable oil for frying, or as needed

  • 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar, or as needed


  1. Mix together 1/2 of the flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl. Set aside.

  2. Beat together milk, eggs, and sugar in a large bowl. Add flour mixture and beat until smooth. Add remaining flour, using only enough to achieve a runny batter thin enough to flow through a funnel.

  3. Heat 1 inch oil in an 8-inch skillet to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  4. Put your finger over the bottom opening of a funnel and fill with a generous 1/2 cup batter. Release batter close to the surface of hot oil while making a circular motion and fry until the bottom is golden brown, 1 to 2 minutes. Use tongs and a wide spatula to carefully turn cake over and fry until the other side is golden brown, about 1 minute more. Drain cake on a paper towel-lined plate and sprinkle with confectioners' sugar. Repeat with remaining batter.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

263 Calories
10g Fat
37g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 263
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 50mg 17%
Sodium 213mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 37g 13%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 105mg 8%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 119mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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