From state fairs to carnivals, funnel cakes are a fun and delicious treat that has been a part of the American culture for decades. The fluffy, fried dough cakes are topped with a variety of delicious toppings and made to be shared with friends and family.
We've gathered 16 of the best funnel cake recipes to try out today. Whether you choose to use a pre-made mix or make your own homemade funnel cake batter, you're sure to find a funnel cake that will satisfy your sweet tooth.
From classic powdered sugar to creative toppings and flavors, you'll find a funnel cake that will make your mouth water!
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Funnel Cake Recipe
Easy funnel cake recipe, a made from scratch fall favorite, brings you right back to the fair. Whip up your own delicious at home funnel cake in under 10 minutes. Get ready to lick your fingers clean!
The fragrance of funnel cakes permeate the air of every state fair and festival. For most of us, the smell alone evokes fond childhood memories. Unsurprisingly, funnel cakes are easy to make and even easier to mass produce .Simply a batter made of flour, brown sugar, eggs, milk, and some flavorings,...
Indulge in our delicious Sweet Strawberry Swirl Funnel Cake for a classic, fun-to-make dessert with a twist. These crisp, tender funnel cakes have a touch of strawberry milkshake flavor, creating a delightful treat everyone will love!
Heat oil in a small, deep pan or a deep-fryer to 175°C (350°F). The oil should come halfway up the sides of the pan. Use a thermometer for accuracy.
In a large bowl, combine the self-raising flour, icing sugar, and baking powder.
Gradually pour the full-fat milk into the dry ingredients, whisking constantly to form a smooth batter. Add the eggs, one at a time, whisking well after each addition.
Transfer the batter to a zip-lock bag and seal it tightly. Snip about 5mm (¼in) off one corner of the bag. Alternatively, use a squeeze bottle or a funnel cake pitcher with a nozzle for better control.
Hold the bag or pitcher with the opening directly over the heated oil. With one smooth motion, squeeze out the batter in a swirling pattern, ensuring that the batter connects with itself so that it stays together.
Fry the funnel cake for about 1 minute on each side or until golden-brown. Use a slotted spoon or tongs to gently turn the funnel cake.
Prepare a tray lined with paper towels. Remove the funnel cake from the oil and allow it to drain on the tray.
Sprinkle the hot funnel cake generously with strawberry milkshake powder. Repeat with the remaining batter until all funnel cakes are made.
For a richer taste, serve the funnel cakes with a dollop of whipped cream, fresh strawberries, or a drizzle of strawberry sauce. Enjoy!
This funnel cake recipe is simpler to make than doughnuts, and it's just as good. Funnel cakes have been a favorite of ours since we came across them living in the Ozarks. —Mary Faith Yoder, Unity, Wisconsin
Satisfy your sweet tooth with this easy and delicious small batch baked funnel cake recipe. With just a few simple ingredients, you can create soft and fluffy funnel cakes without a deep fryer. Enjoy them as is or top with your favorite toppings for a truly indulgent treat. Perfect for a weekend tre...
Funnel Cake Recipe with Lemon White Chocolate Drizzle
This funnel cake recipe is the perfect indulgence when you're in the mood for something sweet and special. Prepare to be wowed by a delicious lemon white chocolate drizzle that will make you want to shout "YUM!" from the rooftops! Enjoy this indulgent treat with friends and family and make the most ...
Put a savory twist on a classic dessert! Try these delicious savory funnel cakes, made with a light and crispy batter and a flavorful mix of herbs and spices. Perfectly crunchy on the outside and fluffy and light on the inside, these funnel cakes will be a hit at your next gathering!
These Caramel Apple Funnel Cakes are the perfect way to combine fall flavors with the classic carnival treat. Imagine the warm, gooey sweetness of freshly-made funnel cakes, combined with tart caramel apples. Your taste buds will be in foodie heaven!