Easy Pancake Mix Funnel Cakes

Easy Pancake Mix Funnel Cakes

Learn an easy trick for making funnel cake at home using pancake mix.
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  • Serves: 4 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients.
  2. Step 2

    Fill a 10-inch (or larger) heavy skillet halfway with the vegetable oil. Over medium heat, bring the oil to 350 F. 
  3. Step 3

    Combine the pancake mix, sugar, and vanilla extract in a medium bowl. Whisk in the water, a few tablespoons at a time, until desired consistency is achieved. It should be similar to a cake batter, not too runny but not too thick.
  4. Step 4

    Transfer the batter to a pastry bag fitted with a 1/4-inch-wide tip. Or use a plastic zip top bag with a small portion of the corner snipped off.
  5. Step 5

    Working quickly, squeeze all of the batter in a circular motion into the hot oil, forming a large disk.
  6. Step 6

    Cook about 1 minute, then flip and cook the other side for an additional 30 seconds to 1 minute or until golden brown . Lift and remove from the oil using a large slotted spoon or spatula.
  7. Step 7

    Transfer to a paper towel lined plate to drain off excess oil.
  8. Step 8

    Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar and serve warm.