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Funnel Cake with strawberry topping

Funnel Cake

Funnel Cake just like you get at the fair or theme park. So warm & covered in powdered sugar! It brings back all those great childhood memories of summer.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword carnival food, fair food, funnel cake, theme park food
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Servings 10 cakes


  • cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1⅓ cup milk
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • *Oil for frying amt depends on your skillet size I used peanut oil

1/4 cup confectioners sugar for dusting


    • Add dry ingredients into large bowl.
    • Add in eggs, milk & vanilla & whisk until fully combined & there are very little lumps.
    • In a large skillet add about ½ inch oil & heat to 350 degrees - watching closely.
    • Transfer batter into a large squeeze bottle - you may have to do this in batches.
    • Once oil has reached frying temperature - squeeze batter into funnel cake pattern - try to keep it somewhat circular.
    • Allow to fry 30-60 seconds or until golden brown - flip & cook other side the same.
    • *Note- keep watch of your oil temp as this can fluctuate.
    • Once both sides are done cooking use tongs to remove & place immediately in paper sack to drain off the oil.
    • Continue with remaining batter & adding to the bag.
    • Once complete dust each cake with confectioners sugar before serving.
    • *Some like to also add some pie filling , berry sauce or chocolate sauce


    A fun twist - if you use my 2-Ingredient Dough, you can roll it out into strips and make funnel cake in the air fryer. Cook at 375 for about 5 minutes or until golden brown.