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One food item that instantly reminds me of that oh-so-sweet summer-lovin' feeling is a funnel cake! Not only does this funnel cake taste delicious, it also couldn't be easier to make. Check out this quick and delicious recipe! #funnelcake #dessert #summer #treats #sweets #fairfood

Funnel Cake

This recipe makes 3 (12-inch funnel cakes), using a 12-inch skillet.

Course Dessert
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 12


  • 1 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • Safflower oil, for frying (or an oil of your choice)
  • powdered sugar, for topping
  • strawberries, rinsed, dried, hulled, sliced, for topping (optional) (or a fruit of your choice)
  • Vanilla ice cream, for topping (optional) (or an ice cream of your choice)


  1. In a medium size bowl, sift together dry ingredients.

  2. In a separate bowl (or in a stand mixer), beat egg and milk together.

  3. Slowly add dry ingredients to egg and milk mixture and beat until smooth.

  4. Pour oil into a deep skillet until it is 1 inch deep and heat oil over medium-high heat. 

  5. Once your oil is heated, spray a bit of cooking oil into your funnel to prevent your batter from sticking. Cover the funnel hole with one finger, then use a ladle to fill your funnel with approximately one-third of the amount of batter.

  6. Take your funnel and move it above your skillet and remove your finger to release the batter and drop the batter into your skillet in a spiral-like pattern.

  7. Cook the funnel cake for a few minutes on each side, until it is golden. You will make one funnel cake at a time.

  8. Once cooked, remove funnel cake from the oil and place on a paper towel to absorb any excess oil.

  9. Sprinkle funnel cake with some powdered sugar. Optional: top with a couple scoops of ice cream and some strawberries.  Serve Warm.

Recipe Notes

If you don’t have a funnel, you could place the batter into a Ziploc bag and snip one edge off, to act similarly to how a funnel would.

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