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How to Make Funnel Cake

Homemade Funnel Cakes

Get recipe: Homemade Funnel Cakes

Without a doubt, funnel cake is a delicious carnival classic. And today, we have some great news to share: you can also make this delicious treat at home! Learning how to make funnel cake is simple and scrumptious, especially with some help from Kraft Recipes. Read on for advice on making homemade funnel cake. From the ingredients you need to get started to cooking time to serving suggestions, we’ve got you covered from start to finish. Check out our tips on how to make funnel cake below!

How to Make Funnel Cake: Ingredients

Requiring just a handful of simple ingredients, funnel cake is easy to make. Take a trip to your local grocery store and pick up these funnel cake essentials:

  • 1-1/2 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1-1/2 tsp. CALUMET Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • oil, for frying (you’ll need enough to fill your pan with about 3 inches of oil)
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar

How to Make Funnel Cake: Instructions

  • Sift the flour, granulated sugar, Calumet Baking Powder and baking soda into a large mixing bowl; set aside.
  • Beat the eggs, milk and vanilla in a bowl with a whisk until blended.
  • Add the egg mixture to the flour mixture; mix well.
  • Heat about 3 inches of oil to 375°F in a large saucepan or deep fryer.
  • Slowly pour about 3 Tbsp. of batter into the hot oil in a free-form lattice pattern.
  • Cook batter for 30 sec. on each side or until golden brown on both sides.
  • Drain the funnel cake on paper towels. Repeat with remaining batter (allow oil to return to 375°F between batches.)
  • Sprinkle the funnel cake with powdered sugar.

To take your funnel cake game to the next level, add in some toppings! If you love fruity flavors, top your funnel cake with fresh berries or banana slices. For the chocolate lovers, you can’t go wrong with classic chocolate chips or chocolate syrup. Other tasty toppings you can include: cinnamon, caramel, cream cheese, marshmallows, whipped cream and pecans.

Here are some other really good tips: use a plastic squeeze bottle to pour the batter into the hot oil. Cut the tip wide enough to form a steady stream of batter for shaping the funnel cakes. Also, be sure to use a thermometer to check the temperature of the oil. Frying at too low a temperature will cause the funnel cakes to absorb too much oil, while too high a temperature will cause burning.

We hope you found all the information you need for your first batch of homemade funnel cakes. Take a look at this funnel cake recipe for additional tips and tricks.