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funnel cakes covered in powdered sugar on a red napkin
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Funnel Cakes

You don't have to wait until the state fair rolls into your town to enjoy homemade funnel cakes piled high with powdered sugar.
Course Desserts
Cuisine American
Cook Time 4 minutes
Total Time 4 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 760kcal
Author Lisa B.


  • 2 cups oil for frying
  • 1 large egg
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Confectioners’ sugar for dusting


  • Heat oil in a large skillet (preferably cast iron) over medium high heat until the oil reaches 350 degrees. Reduce heat to medium to maintain the heat.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, combine egg and milk.
  • In a separate bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Stir dry ingredients into the wet ingredients.
  • Pour batter into a funnel (with your finger over the tip), or spoon batter into a large plastic bag with a tip cut off.
  • Pipe batter into the hot oil making a squiggly design and working from the center out. Fry funnel cake for two minutes on each side.
  • Remove from oil onto paper towels to drain.
  • Sprinkle powdered sugar over hot cakes.


From A Southerly Course by Martha Hall Foose


Serving: 1cake | Calories: 760kcal | Carbohydrates: 80g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 23g