Homemade Funnel Cakes Recipe - Carnival Food

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Mar. 29, 2016

How to make Homemade Funnel Cakes, a classic carnival and boardwalk recipe, as part of my food bucket list challenge with Nexium 24HR!


Vegetable oil 2 Cup (32 tbs) (For deep frying)
All purpose flour
Sugar 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Baking powder 2 Teaspoon
Salt 1/4 Teaspoon
Eggs 2 Large
Milk 2 Cup (32 tbs)
Vanilla extract 1 Teaspoon
Confectioner’s sugar To Taste (for dusting)



Heat 1” of vegetable oil in a cast-iron skillet to 375 degrees F.

In a large bowl, whisk to combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.

In another bowl, whisk to blend the eggs, then add the milk and vanilla extract and whisk. Add the dry ingredients to the wet, then whisk until a smooth batter forms.

Stop the bottom of the funnel spout with your finger, and pour ½ cup batter into the funnel and holding the funnel a couple inches above the oil, move in a circular motion around the pan. 

Fry for 2 minutes on each side, until golden brown. 


Drain on paper towels for a couple minutes, then sprinkle with lots of confectioner’s sugar when you’re ready to serve. Enjoy!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy

Nutrition Facts

Serving size Complete recipe

Calories 2158Calories from Fat 636

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 72 g110.8%

Saturated Fat 17 g85%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 1601 mg66.71%

Total Carbohydrates 317 g105.7%

Dietary Fiber 8 g32%

Sugars 76 g

Protein 59 g118%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet