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Funnel Cake Recipe

Love the funnel cake you get at the carnival? This is just as good! Make it at home with the best funnel cake recipe ever!
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Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes
Servings: 4 cakes
Calories: 2062kcal
Author: Vicky


  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1 cup of flour
  • ½ teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 tablespoons of powdered sugar for making the batter and more for dusting
  • 4 cups of vegetable oil
  • ¼ teaspoon of salt
  • ¼ teaspoon of cinnamon


  • Heat oil to 375 degrees in a large skillet.
  • While the oil is heating, beat the egg and milk together in one bowl and combine flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and powdered sugar in another bowl.
  • Mix the wet and dry ingredients together until the batter is smooth.
  • When the oil has reached 375 degrees, pour the batter into a funnel, holding your finger over the small opening.
  • Hold the funnel with the batter over the oil and make a circle with your hand repeatedly to form the cake.
  • Fry until the bottom has turned golden brown and turn over and fry the other side.
  • When both sides are golden brown, remove from oil and drain on paper towels.
  • Use a small strainer to shake powdered sugar over the funnel cake.



The nutritional info is showing a lot more fat and calories than are actually in the recipe because it uses 4 cups of oil for frying. Most of the oil is not absorbed.


Calories: 2062kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 221g | Saturated Fat: 179g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 26g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 188mg | Potassium: 180mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 159IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 103mg | Iron: 2mg
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