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Funnel Cake Recipes

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A popular, deep fried batter topped with powdered sugar, jams or fresh fruit. This page contains funnel cake recipes.


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July 23, 2011
Funnel cakes are so easy to make and remind me of the days when I used to take my 4 children to the Fair. We all loved the funnel cakes.


  • pancake mix (I use the kind where you only add water)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • oil


Mix pancake mix according to directions.You don't want it too thin. I like medium mixture. Add 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. Heat oil in frying pan (about 2 inches). Add mixture to funnel. Once you take your finger off the end of the funnel, make a circle for the outer edge. Add lines of mixture (leaving spaces between). Fry until golden brown. Yummy!

By dorothy wedenoja from New Creek, WV

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April 7, 2010


  • 1 1/3 cup flour
  • 3/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 2 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 egg


Beat egg and milk. Add other ingredients. Let stand at least 20 minutes (can stand up to 1 hour). Pour oil 1 inch deep in a skillet and heat (hot oil is very important). Pour mixture through a funnel into the hot grease; the mixture does not have to touch. Brown on one side, then remove to a plate. Pour powdered sugar or cinnamon sugar on top.


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By Sandy from Graettinger, IA

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April 16, 2007


  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 3 1/2 - 4 cups flour
  • deep fryer or pan of oil - do not overfill
  • confectioner's sugar


Beat the eggs, milk, and sugar together. Stir in the salt and baking powder and beat until smooth. Stir in 3 and one half cups of flour, adding the remaining half cup as needed, because the batter should be thin enough to run through a funnel.

Drop dough from a funnel into pan of hot oil. Make spirals by swirling the funnel over the pan of hot oil. Fry until golden brown. Remove from oil with spatula and set cake on paper toweling to absorb excess oil. Sprinkle with confectioner's sugar.


By Marie from West Dundee, IL

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February 12, 2009

Funnel Cake I


  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups milk
  • 4 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tsp. baking powder


Beat eggs and add milk and honey. Sift flour, baking powder together. Add, beat mixture until smooth. Drop from funnel into 375 degree F oil. If too thick, add 1/4-1/2 cup more milk. Fry until brown and drain. Sprinkle with sugar or powdered sugar.

By Robin from Washington, IA

Funnel Cake II


  • 1 egg
  • powder sugar
  • 2/3 cups of milk
  • 1 1/4 cup of self rising flour
  • oil to fry in


Heat oil over med heat in cast iron or any fry pan.

Mix all the ingredients together,except powder sugar & oil, beat until the mixture turns smooth.


You need to use a squeeze bottle or funnel to pour the batter into the hot oil. Pour or squeeze the mixture from the center towards the outer side. When the mixture turns golden brown and crispy enough, you can remove it from the oil to a plate. Sprinkle powdered sugar over it, serve warm.

By Kathleen from Dothan, Al

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August 22, 20120 found this helpful

Can you make funnel cakes in advance, how do you store and how do you reheat?

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June 17, 20130 found this helpful

In Foil. In The Refretrirate. Reheat In Oven

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Carnival style funnel cakes are a delicious summertime treat that you can make right n your own kitchen. This is a page about carnival-worthy funnel cakes.

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This is a page about making funnel cakes with pancake mix. You don't have to wait for the fair to enjoy delicious funnel cakes at home.

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