Funnel Cake

Funnel Cake

Funnel cake is a very popular treat served at fairs and carnivals. A funnel is used to swirl the batter into hot oil, making a crispy, lacy shape.
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  • Serves: 24 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients.
  2. Step 2

    Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl and mix with a wire whisk.
  3. Step 3

    In a separate large bowl, beat the egg with the milk. Add the sugar and stir to dissolve.
  4. Step 4

    Add the dry ingredients to the egg mixture and beat, using a hand or electric mixer, until smooth.
  5. Step 5

    Heat at least 1 inch of oil to 375 F in either a deep fryer or a skillet.
  6. Step 6

    To form each funnel cake, place one finger over the hole at the bottom of the funnel. Carefully fill the funnel with batter.
  7. Step 7

    Over the hot oil, remove your finger and allow the batter to drizzle into the oil, making circular or other shapes. Cook for 1 minute; using tongs or two spatulas, turn over the funnel cake.
  8. Step 8

    Cook until golden brown, about another minute or so. Remove and drain on paper towels.
  9. Step 9

    Sprinkle with the confectioner's sugar, if desired, or use other toppings.
  10. Step 10

    Serve warm and enjoy.