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Homemade Funnel Cakes

This easy, Homemade Funnel Cake tastes just like the classic amusement park favorite. Light, crispy and sweet, funnel cakes are a quintessential Summer treat that you can make right in your own kitchen!
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 358kcal

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • Heat oil in a pot to about 375 degrees.
  • Whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a medium sized bowl until combined.
  • Next whisk in wet ingredients: milk, eggs and vanilla extract until the batter is nice and smooth.
  • Add batter to a funnel, squeeze bottle or even a cake decorating piping bag with a round tip.
  • 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.
  • Once both sides are golden brown, remove from oil and place on paper towels to drain. These babies fry fast!
  • 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

Calories: 358kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 102mg | Sodium: 368mg | Potassium: 373mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 285IU | Calcium: 192mg | Iron: 3.5mg