Funnel Cakes

Funnel Cakes


"You don't need to wait for the county fair to enjoy delicious old-fashioned funnel cakes. You just need a funnel with a 1/2-inch opening that can hold a cup of batter."


20 m servings 524 cals
Serving size has been adjusted!

Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 524 kcal
  • 26%
  • Fat:
  • 32.6 g
  • 50%
  • Carbs:
  • 50g
  • 16%
  • Protein:
  • 8.4 g
  • 17%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 67 mg
  • 22%
  • Sodium:
  • 303 mg
  • 12%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a deep-fryer, or heavy skillet, heat oil to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. In a large bowl, beat milk and eggs together. Combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Stir into the egg mixture until smooth.
  3. While covering the funnel hole with one hand, pour in 1 cup of batter. Start from the center in a swirling motion to make a 6 or 7 inch round. Fry on both sides until golden brown. Remove and drain on paper towels. Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar and serve warm.


  • Editor's Note:
  • We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount may vary depending on cook time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.
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  1. 155 Ratings


I will never spend 5 bucks on funnel cakes at the fair again! Finding the right size funnel in my area has been difficult so we just drizzle them out of a small glass measuring cup. The kids l...

Excellent. Like other fried foods, very oily. We added extra flour to make it thicker. It took us two tries before we finally got it right. The first time, it got stuck to the deep fryer's cage...

I liked this recipe because it wasn't incredibly sweet dough. I just halfed the batch which made 3 funnel cakes for us! Good job!

this cake was disgusting my whole family hated it and said "eww where did u get this disgusting cake "

I found the recipe to be great. The only thing I changed was I used a cake decorator which was faster then useing the funnel.

they tasted like the real thing! i didn't have a funnel, so i used a pastry bag instead. it didn't really hold together while frying, so i made a second batch with more flour.

I love this recipe. It was so easy to prepare and make everyone loved it. You can get fair style cakes at home for less than what they charge at those fairs. Amen to that!

This is soooo Good. While frying them my house filled up with the smell of our county fair; when they make funnel cakes. I recommend this to any one wanting a good funnel cake.

I am so glad that I don't have to drive all the way to santa cruz to get a funnel cake. The recipe was great and easy. I added fresh strawberries and whip cream, great alternative for strawber...