Funnel Cake is a fair favorite, but it’s even better made at home! You can enjoy crispy, fried funnel cakes with powdered sugar any time of the year with this easy recipe!
Have fun and great creative, try drizzling with homemade caramel sauce, hot fudge sauce, or your favorite toppings!
What is a Funnel Cake
If you’ve been wondering “Is funnel cake a cake?”, the answer is no. Funnel cake is a lovely light batter fried until golden brown, most often topped with powdered sugar. It is a sweet and delicious fair food that no one really thinks to make at home, and yet it makes me wonder, why not?!
They are actually incredibly easy to make. If you can stir together a simple batter and heat a bit of oil in a pan, you can make this easy homemade funnel cake recipe!
But why stop there, if you’re suddenly craving all the fair food, try these churros, caramel apples or homemade mini corn dogs. They are sure to satisfy your craving!
How to Make Funnel Cakes
▢¼ cup milk
▢1 tablespoon water
▢½ teaspoon vanilla extract
▢1 tablespoon granulated sugar
▢¾ teaspoon baking powder
▢1 pinch salt
▢½ cup all purpose flour
▢4 Tablespoons powdered sugar
In a large liquid measuring cup or batter bowl with a spout, whisk together milk, egg, water and vanilla.
Add sugar, baking powder and salt and whisk until combined.
Add the flour, and whisk until completely smooth. Set aside.
In a medium, deep-sided pan or pot, heat 1″ of oil to 375°F over medium-high heat. When you put the end of a wooden spoon in the pot and bubbles form around the spoon, it’s ready. Reduce heat to medium.
Drizzle batter from cup in a thin line, swirling around the pan and overlapping as desired. Cook for 2 minutes or until light golden brown, then flip and cook another 2 minutes or until golden brown.
Dust with 2 tablespoons powdered sugar and serve. Repeat one more time with the remaining batter.