funnel cakes

Homemade Funnel Cakes

What inspired these homemade funnel cakes you ask? I am afraid of roller coasters. I never ride them and probably never will.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword classic recipes, kid-friendly recipes, southern recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 funnel cakes
Calories 358 kcal
Author Jocelyn Delk Adams of


  • 4 cups vegetable or canola oil for frying
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Confectioner's sugar for serving or other toppings


  1. Heat oil in a pot to about 375 degrees.
  2. Whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a medium sized bowl until combined.
  3. Next whisk in wet ingredients: milk, eggs and vanilla extract until the batter is nice and smooth.
  4. Add batter to a funnel, squeeze bottle or even a cake decorating piping bag with a round tip.
  5. Once oil is nice and hot, swirl batter in a spirally shape (have fun with this part) into the oil and fry. Turn over once the first side is nice and golden brown.
  6. Once both sides are golden brown, remove from oil and place on paper towels to drain. These babies fry fast!
  7. Immediately cover with confectioner's sugar or other toppings and serve while hot. If you are frying a lot, feel free to keep these warm in the oven until you are ready to serve.
Nutrition Facts
Homemade Funnel Cakes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 358 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 102mg 34%
Sodium 368mg 15%
Potassium 373mg 11%
Total Carbohydrates 62g 21%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 13g
Protein 12g 24%
Vitamin A 5.7%
Calcium 19.2%
Iron 19.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.