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A stack of funnel cakes with powdered sugar on top

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


  • 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


  • 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.



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