Claudia's Funnel Cake Recipe

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Funnel cakes are fun to make with the kids and also eat! Here in the South, these are popular at feasts, flea markets and other social events. You can make these for your family and friends when having company or a breakfast treat! Check out the photo's how easy these are, all you need is your index finger and a large holed funnel or zip lock baggie to make the design!

Place your index finger over the bottom of the funnel, pour the batter into the funnel, be careful not to have it too high so batter doesn't splatter. In a circular effect spiral the batter in a round formation.

Fry on one side around a minute, flip with a spatula. Remove cake from oil, drain on paper towels, and top with powdered sugar. Best eaten while warm.  If your are transporting the batter keep it cold but it can be made ahead of time. These are always a hint at any event especially here in the south!  For other topping suggestions, use a mixture of cinnamon and sugar or sprinkle with miniature chocolate chips...

1 cup water

3/4 stick butter (6 tablespoons)

1 tablespoon sugar

1/8 teaspoon salt

1 cup flour

4 large eggs plus 2 whites

Canola oil, for frying or Vegetable

Powdered sugar garnish for the top


Boil water, butter, sugar, and salt together in a saucepan. Add flour and work it in until it is all incorporated and dough forms a ball. Transfer mixture to the bowl of a standing mixer and let cool for 3 to 4 minutes. With mixer lowest speed, add eggs, 1 at a time, making sure the first egg is completely mixed in before continuing. Add all egg and beat until mixture is smooth. If it's too thick add a little more water. Heat about 1 1/2 inches of oil in a heavy pan on medium heat or until placing a drip of batter into the oil starts to sizzle.

If you have a portable gas grill these are a great way to raise money for your favorite

Charities by taking premade batter to the outing and a cast iron pan to cook with!

If you don't have a funnel use a ziplock bag and snip the end.

Remember to keep the batter cold if using in social outings.


  1. Hi Pegasuslegend, very interesting recipe. It look so good, bet it must be very delicious top with cinnamon and sugar. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

    Have a nice weekend.

  2. dear Claudia, These cakes are delicious and are a hit at any event. Have a great weekend dear. Blessings, Catherine xoxo

  3. These are one of my hubby and I's favorite treats, yummy!!
    <3 Dana @ This Silly Girl's Life

  4. The county fair just started here and they showed these on the news last night. One of he fair foods you just can't miss. There is something magical about fried dough and powdered sugar.

  5. I had some fun making Funnel Cakes recently.. I suspect I will like this recipe more

  6. Funnel cakes have been around for 'ages'...never tried them, but have seen them at 'fair's. You certainly have the recipe perfected and the method of making it, as well.
    Any fried dough sound good to me...especially when sprinkled with powdered sugar and cinnamon:)

  7. Claudia, my blogging has been really a 'social gathering' place since I started to do my food blog. You are so right about keeping in touch with great people, such as you, as well!

    If I decide to take a break...I may not come back for a long time...if at all, so I would rather post less often, but not to pass one week...then, people get tired of coming back to the 'same old, same old' post!

    You must let me know when you will be in Pompano, so we can meet for lunch. I will come to you. It's about 45min. from us. Keep me informed abt. your trip!

    Claudia, I copied and pasted my reply back to your from my blog...just in case you will miss it!

  8. This is fair food at it's much better homemade!!! YUM!

  9. Mmmm...nothing like funnel cakes. Nice job on making your own!

  10. I saw pampered chef funnels at a estate sale today and wondered what the heck they would be used for! Now I know! Wish I got some so I could make this right away :)

  11. I've often wondered how this popular treat was made! I don't have a funnel, but your tip to use a ziplock bag should work just fine.

  12. I love funnel cakes, but have never made them. You make it look so easy!

  13. I have loved funnel cakes since I was a little girl. Every summer Manhattan has street fairs and there's always a funnel cake booth...and I'm always there! :)


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