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a homemade funnel cake on a white plate topped with freshly sliced strawberries, powdered sugar and chocolate syrup
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4.34 from 12 votes

Homemade Funnel Cakes Recipe

These simple homemade funnel cakes are so easy to make! Dust them with powdered sugar, or pile them high with delicious toppings!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 30 minutes or less, party
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 472kcal


  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • oil for frying
  • powdered sugar
  • toppings of your choice: whipped cream, chocolate syrup, fresh fruit, etc.


  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, water, and vanilla until well blended. In another bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and whisk to combine.
  • Heat the oil in a heavy pot over medium high heat to 375 degrees. Place your finger over the spout of a funnel, then pour 1/2 cup of the batter into the funnel. Hold the funnel over the hot oil and remove your finger, then move the funnel in a circle to allow the batter to fall in a swirling motion into the oil.
  • Fry the funnel cake for 2-3 minutes per side, until golden brown. Remove from the hot oil with tongs and drain on paper towels. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and top with desired toppings.


Serving: 1cake | Calories: 472kcal | Carbohydrates: 89g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 89mg | Sodium: 217mg | Potassium: 534mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 242IU | Calcium: 243mg | Iron: 5mg