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funnel cakes

a recipe by
Beth Pierce
Old Monroe, MO

These scrumptious Funnel Cakes are so easy to make. You can bring the carnival home to your kitchen anytime. These fun crispy treats have never tasted so good straight out of the pan and sprinkled with powdered sugar. Surprise the little ones today with all those fond summer fair memories. Some food can be so darn nostalgic and fair food certainly falls into that category. It brings back such wonderful memories of good times with friends and family going on amusement rides, listening to good music, playing ring toss, and skee-ball. And let’s not forget the delicious fair ground food.

serves 4
prep time 10 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Deep Fry

Ingredients For funnel cakes

  • 1 c
  • 2
  • 1 tsp
  • 2 c
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 3/4 c
    powdered sugar
  • vegetable oil for frying

How To Make funnel cakes

  • 1
    In a large bowl whisk together the milk, eggs, and vanilla. In another bowl whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients whisking until the mixture is smooth and combined.
  • 2
    In a medium sized heavy pan heat oil to 375 degrees. Pour batter into a measuring cup with a spout. Slowly drizzle about 1/2 cup of the mixture into the hot oil in a circular motion and then crisscrossing to connect them. Cook until brown on the bottom (less than 2 minutes). Flip and brown the other side.
  • 3
    Remove to paper towels to drain and then sprinkle with powdered sugar. For best results serve warm.