Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Fun and Easy Funnel Cakes

My grandchildren came to visit today and Nana had no homemade cookies for them.  I had an idea for a quick dessert I used to make often when their mom was little.  Funnel cakes!  They were so excited when I said I would make them.  To see their cute faces with powdered sugar all over them made my day!  A few ingredients whipped up in a few minutes, with two of them helping,  made a treat that can't be beat!

Funnel Cakes
(printable recipe)
1 ½ cups all purpose flour
¾ teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
1 large egg beaten
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 cup milk
vegetable oil for frying
1 cup confectioners’ sugar

Sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt into a large bowl.  Wisk the egg into the milk mixture. Then add to the flour mixture and mix. Mixture should be like pancake batter. 

Heat about two inches of oil in a large high-sided skillet on medium high heat.  Pour about a cup of batter in to a funnel.  Hold funnel in one hand with your finger plugging the hole and let the batter flow into oil making a spiral pattern.  Cook until the batter floats and is golden brown about 30 seconds. Flip with tongs. Transfer to paper towels.  Dust with powdered sugar. 


  1. Shoot my girl would faint with fun for making these, super idea.

  2. Love the shape of it! I am going to have o much fun! Thanks for the wonderful recipe!

  3. I have the best memories of eating funnel cakes on the Jersey shore. Can't wait to try these!