Homemade Funnel Cake Recipe

I love going to fairs in the summer and sitting down with a piping hot funnel cake buried in powdered sugar.  I don’t know if there is anything better!  This recipe tastes just as good as any funnel cake I’ve ever had!  We had these for breakfast and they were so quick and easy that we will definitely be making them a lot more around this house!

Homemade Funnel Cake Recipe
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  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 stick (4 tablespoons) melted butter
  • Powdered sugar, for topping


  1. Combine milk, egg, vanilla in a large bowl.  In a separate bowl, combine flour, salt, baking soda, and sugar and gradually add to wet ingredients.  Beat with a mixer until a smooth batter forms.  Fold in melted butter.  Pour batter into a funnel or squeeze bottle while using your index finger to stop the flow of the batter.  Bring the funnel over the hot oil and release your finger to start a stream of batter while moving the funnel in a circular motion to create spiral-like shapes.  Fry for 2 to 3 minutes until golden brown and slightly puffed.  Sprinkle with powdered sugar.



407 cal


16 g


54 g


10 g
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(Recipe from Food Network)

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16 Responses to “Homemade Funnel Cake Recipe”

    • Hi Sherrie!

      I just used enough vegetable oil to cover the bottom of my pan by about 1/2" so it just depends what size of pan you use. I also just heated my oil over medium high heat for about 5 minutes. You can test it by dropping a little batter in and seeing if it turns golden brown within 10 seconds or so. Hope that helps!

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