Easy Funnel Cakes

Monday, June 10, 2019
Funnel cakes are fun to make with the kids and also fun to eat!

If you ever have gone to a fun festival, there are sure to be funnel cakes frying somewhere to buy on the premises.

This is the easiest recipe ever!

Here in the South, these are popular at feasts, outdoor farmer's markets, and other social concert events.

Southern recipes are delicious like maybe you have had our old fashioned corn fritters another favorite recipe?

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 or even a cookie press to make the design!

These are really easy to make and taste like a fried donut with powdered sugar but lighter.

Scroll down to this easy to read and make a printable recipe.

Fund Raisers and Fun Ideas

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 or even a cookie press.

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

Ingredients You Will Need to make Easy Funnel Cakes

scroll down to the printable recipe card for exact measurements

  • eggs, room temperature
  • whole milk
  • water
  • vanilla extract
  • all-purpose flour
  • sugar
  • baking powder
  • salt
  • Oil for frying
  • Powdered sugar for garnishing

Tools I Found Useful For Creating Funnel Cakes

  1. Plastic or metal funnels with a large hole on the bottom
  2. Cookie Press with a larger spout on the tip
  3. Zip Lock Bags filled with battered with a small slit cut in the corner

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Funnel Cake Recipe

Funnel Cake Recipe

Yield: 8
Prep time: 8 MCook time: 4 MTotal time: 12 M
This is a fun fried cake you find many in the Southern States at fairs, festivals, concerts, and much more. They're a little cake, fried battered served hot with powdered sugar.


  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Oil for frying
  • Powdered sugar for garnishing
  • Tools: Funnel, zip lock bag or use a cookie press to make the funnel cakes


  1. In a large bowl, beat eggs. 
  2. Add milk, water, and vanilla until well blended. 
  3. In another bowl, whisk flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt; beat into egg mixture until smooth. 
  4. Heat oil to medium-high heat.
  5. In a deep cast-iron or electric skillet
  6. Cover the bottom of a funnel spout with your finger and spoon or ladle 1/2 cup batter into the funnel. 
  7. Note: if you don't have a funnel use a zip lock bag, fill it and cut a small slit on an end for squeezing out the batter. You can also use a cookie press.
  8. Holding the funnel several inches above the oil, release your finger and move the funnel in a circular motion until all the batter is released into the hot oil.
  9. Fry until golden brown, 2 minutes on each side. 
  10. Drain on paper towels. 
  11. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.
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Disclosure: This recipe was posted in 2016, edited and re-published in 2019.


  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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