Funnel Cake Recipe

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

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!

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.

Funnel Cakes


 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.

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 let them melt on them while hot.
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  1. They're popular here at the same events, ball games and all, but I've never tried making that and will have to give it a try!

  2. How fun is this. I don't think I've ever made a funnel cake but who doesn't love them. Thanks for sharing this recipe. This will be a nice treat to share with my family.


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