Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Funnel Cake Recipe - So Easy and So Delicious

I never have to wait for the fair to come to town – or spend $5 bucks for a funnel cake. I can’t believe how easy it is to make them at home. And they taste as good if not better than the ones you get at the fair.


6 Cups Vegetable Shortening (For frying)

1 ½ Cups Milk

2 Eggs

2 Cups Flour

1 Teaspoon Baking Powder

1 Teaspoon Cinnamon

Pinch of Salt

¾ Cups Confectioners’ Sugar (For topping)

In your deep fryer or skillet, heat you shortening on low. Let it melt. Do not add batter until completely liquefied and started to bubble – Happens at about 375 degrees.

Meanwhile in a mixing bowl beat your eggs and milk for 2 minutes with hand mixer. All flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt to mixture. Mix 2 more minutes with hand mixer.

If you have a funnel this works great for adding the batter to the oil. But you can also use a Ziploc bag. Fill the bag with the mixture and seal. Cut the tiniest hole in one corner of the bag.

Once your shorten is melted and hot – you are going to drizzle the batter in a web like fashion into the oil. I zigged zagged all around about 12 times to make one funnel.

Let brown on each side for about 3 minutes each.

Remove from oil and place on a paper towel and let the funnel cake drain.

I was about to make 5 cakes from the mixture.

Add sugar – sprinkling it around generously to each funnel cake.

I would recommend eating them while they are still warm. And you will have to fight the urge to only have one. They are crazy good!


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