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Skip the County Fair and make your own delicious homemade Funnel Cake at home! It’s easy and delicious!

A funnel cake sprinkled with powdered sugar on a blue plate

Is funnel cake mix and pancake mix the same thing?

Funnel cake involves a very basic batter recipe. While this particular recipe doesn’t make the best pancakes, you CAN use pancake mix to make funnel cake batter.

Can you put funnel cake batter in the fridge?

Yes! Funnel cake batter will stay good in the fridge for about 24 hours so you can make funnel cakes when you are ready. It will start to discolor towards the end of that time frame.

What are good toppings for funnel cake?

  • Powdered sugar
  • Cinnamon
  • Cinnamon Sugar
  • Apple Pie Filling (or other pie fillings)
  • Vanilla Ice Cream
  • Strawberries and Whipped Cream
  • Whipped Cream
  • Ice Cream
  • Chocolate Syrup
  • Caramel Syrup

A funnel cake sprinkled with powdered sugar on a blue plate

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Country Fair Funnel Cake

6 large funnel cakes

Skip the County Fair and make your own delicious homemade Funnel Cake at home! It's easy and delicious!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • canola or vegetable oil for frying
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk eggs. Pour in milk, water, and vanilla and whisk until well blended. Add in sugar, baking powder, and salt and stir to combine. Add in flour and whisk until smooth
  • Cover the bottom of a heavy skillet with 1/2 to 1-inch of oil. Heat to 375 degrees.
  • Transfer the batter to a funnel or squeeze bottle. If using a funnel, plug the spout with your finger and lade into about 1/2 cup at a time. Drizzle into the hot oil in a spiral motion until all batter has been used.
  • Fry for about 2 minutes per side, until golden brown. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate or baking sheet to drain.


Calories: 308kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 58mg | Sodium: 140mg | Potassium: 342mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 145IU | Calcium: 150mg | Iron: 3.3mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Funnel Cake

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OMG Yum!! I could eat about 8 of these right now!

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