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A churro funnel cake topped with whipped cream and caramel sauce on a blue plate.

Inspired by Disneyland’s delicious Churro Funnel Cakes, this is an easy and decadent dessert. Spiral churro goodness topped with freshly whipped cream and drizzled with caramel sauce.

When I saw that Disneyland started serving up churro funnel cakes I knew that this was the kind of goodness I needed to make at home. Instead of just making a regular funnel cake and dipping it in cinnamon-sugar, I’ve taken a traditional funnel cake batter and swirled it up, topping it with the same deliciousness served at Disneyland: whipped cream and caramel. This decadent treat is super easy to make and makes such a fun dessert. This should hold me over until I make my next trip to Disneyland. We had annual passes and went almost every week for two years. Now it’s been almost that long since we’ve been! Yikes! I’m already gearing up for a trip this fall.

Inspired by Disneyland's delicious Churro Funnel Cakes, this is an easy and decadent dessert. Spiral churro goodness topped with freshly whipped cream and drizzled with caramel sauce.

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Inspired by Disneyland's delicious Churro Funnel Cakes, this is an easy and decadent dessert. Spiral churro goodness topped with freshly whipped cream and drizzled with caramel sauce.
Inspired by Disneyland's delicious Churro Funnel Cakes, this is an easy and decadent dessert. Spiral churro goodness topped with freshly whipped cream and drizzled with caramel sauce.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Ingredients
  • 4 cups vegetable or canola oil for frying
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 cups whipped cream
  • 1/2 cup caramel sauce
Instructions
  • Heat the oil in a large pot to between 350 and 375 degrees.
  • Meanwhile, make the dough by heating water, butter, vanilla, and salt in a large saucepan. Once the butter is completely melted and the mixture begins to simmer, remove from heat and stir in the flour with a wooden spoon. Add in the eggs one at a time, stirring and mashing the dough together until the egg is fully incorporated. Transfer the mixture to a large pastry bag fitted with a large star-shaped tip.
  • Working one at a time, pipe the dough directly into the hot oil in a spiral motion, pinching the dough off once the desired size has been reached.
  • Cook until dough puffs and turns golden brown, turning halfway through so both sides evenly cook. This should just take 2 to 4 minutes total. Carefully remove from oil and place on a paper towel-covered plate to drain for 30-60 seconds.
  • Put the cinnamon and sugar into a shallow dish. Dip the cooked funnel cakes into the cinnamon/sugar mixture and coat both sides. Shake off excess.
  • Serve immediately topping each one with whipped cream and drizzled with caramel sauce.
Notes

Nutrition

Calories: 473kcal | Carbohydrates: 64g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 137mg | Sodium: 333mg | Potassium: 97mg | Sugar: 35g | Vitamin A: 745IU | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 1.4mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: Churro Funnel Cakes
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June 3, 2019 1:56 am

5 stars
I am so glad i found this recipe when I was looking for funnel cake recipes, but I’ve never seen a funnel cake quite like this before! The pictures look amazing and the presentation is awesome. I love the fact the the recipe is quick and easy to follow as well. Thanks for sharing this gem.

sugar fiend
February 16, 2017 5:04 pm

3 stars
it was OK… too egg-y for my taste. thanks for sharing it though, as I’m sure many people will love it!

August 24, 2016 8:23 pm

Is that 1/1/2 or 1/2 of butter??

Sam
August 6, 2016 8:58 pm

Silly question, but approximately how big are these in diameter (trying to get at least 5 or 6)? My brother who is a big fan of the Disney treat is coming for dinner Monday and I thought I would try and surprise him.

Shar
July 24, 2016 11:50 am

Loved them!
Sorry I have troubles with the I and the o keys on the phone.

Shar
July 24, 2016 11:48 am

5 stars
Tyler and I just made these. He was surprised to see you in the video.
He said: “What, that is sister Farnsworth.”
They were fabulous and everyone lived them!
Tyler gave it 10 stars!

Shar
July 24, 2016 10:09 pm

Tyler says “how can I forget you!” He also said love you!
You are pretty unforgettable ?

May 27, 2016 10:22 am

Can I make the mixture ahead of time and then use please ?

May 4, 2016 8:54 pm

I just returned from Disneyland. How did I miss churro funnel cakes?!?! NOOOO!

May 3, 2016 8:13 pm

I love churros. Damn this looks good

Kristen @A Mind Full MOm
May 3, 2016 5:06 pm

Rachel, this looks like it just might top Disneyland 🙂

May 3, 2016 9:31 am

Who can resist funnel cake? Especially HOMEMADE!!!

May 1, 2016 9:57 am

How can I get the recipe

May 1, 2016 10:49 am
Reply to  Sally Johnson

I’m not sure what you mean. The recipe is listed in the post above. If you are on mobile you may just need to click “read more” to see it

April 26, 2016 7:32 pm

I think I may have just died and went to funnel cake heaven. I need these in my life ASAP!

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