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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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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  • 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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August 22, 2012

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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March 1, 2017

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.

Carnival-Worthy Funnel Cakes

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January 10, 2017

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.

Homemade funnel cakes with powdered sugar and strawberries on top.

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