How to Make Your Own Funnel Cakes!

If you’ve ever dreamed of making your own funnel cakes without having to head to a carnival or fair, you’re in luck! This funnel cake recipe will make all your dreams come true!

How to Make a Funnel Cake

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Funnel Cake Recipe

A wise person once said, “There are two types of people in this world: people who love fried food and people who won’t admit they love fried food.” I couldn’t agree more and I will openly admit, I love fried food!

I’ve always loved the idea of making hot funnel cakes for guests at a party, but the thought of hot oil splashing everywhere, making a huge disaster in front of my guests was a little intimidating. Until, I found this great recipe and finally got up the nerve to try it. They are so easy to make and absolutely delicious!

These funnel cakes would also be fun for a carnival-themed party! You could have a toppings station for guests filled with all their favorites like chocolate chips, strawberries, and of course – sprinkles for the little ones!

Funnel Cake

If you love funnel cakes, you will love this recipe! 
SERVINGS 2 people
Prep Time 19 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 24 minutes


  • 1 egg
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups oil - for frying


  • Heat oil over medium-high heat in a deep skillet. Here's a hint to test the temperature of the oil. Simply drop a pinch of flour into the hot oil. If it sizzles right away (without smoking), then your oil temperature is perfect.
  • Beat egg and milk. In a separate bowl, mix all of the other ingredients and slowly add to the egg mixture, beating until smooth.
  • Using a funnel, drop the batter into the hot oil, working from the center outwards, create a spiral and then a web-like pattern on top of it. TIP: Use a plastic ketchup bottle. Or you could use a gallon bag and cut the corner off. 
  • Sprinkle with powder sugar and serve hot! 


Calories: 568kcalCarbohydrates: 64gProtein: 13gFat: 27gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 89mgSodium: 360mgPotassium: 423mgFiber: 2gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 250IUCalcium: 203mgIron: 4.2mg
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  1. Yum that looks so good! We went to a little fair type thing this weekend and it was all I could do to resist the smell of the funnel cake.

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