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best Funnel Cakes recipe

Homemade Funnel Cakes

Course Breakfast, brunch, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword best-funnel-cakes-recipe, funnel-cakes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 670kcal


  • 6-8 cups Canola oil
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • cup granulated sugar
  • 3 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 ½ cups whole milk
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • Toppings: powdered sugar, fresh berries, whipped cream, chocolate sauce, caramel sauce or ice cream for serving


  • In a deep cast-iron skillet or Dutch oven, heat oil to 375°F. Have nearby a large baking sheet lined with paper towels.
  • In a medium-size mixing bowl, use a whisk to sift together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and cinnamon.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together milk, water, eggs and vanilla. Add to the dry ingredients mixing until fully moistened.
  • Ladle a generous ½ cup at a time to a large funnel, plastic bottle with the tip cut off or a measuring cup with a spout. (If using a funnel, hold finger over funnel opening while filling.)
  • Holding the funnel (or chosen dispenser) several inches above the oil, release opening and move in a spiral motion until all the batter is released. If using a funnel scrape with a rubber spatula, if needed.
  • Fry for 1 ½- 2 minutes per side, using tongs and a spatula to gently flip frying the other side until golden. (The second side may cook more quickly, depending on the temperature of the oil)
  • Remove to the paper towel lined pan, immediately dusting both sides with powdered sugar. Repeat until all of the batter is used.
  • Serve immediately as is or topped with fresh berries, drizzled with chocolate or caramel sauce, whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 670kcal | Carbohydrates: 63g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 42g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 11g | Monounsaturated Fat: 25g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 68mg | Sodium: 248mg | Potassium: 377mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 189IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 177mg | Iron: 3mg