Funnel cakes are a classic American dessert that have been enjoyed at carnivals, fairs, and festivals for generations.
These crispy, golden treats are easy to make at home with just a few simple ingredients, making them the perfect indulgence for any occasion.
In this article, we'll walk you through a step-by-step guide to making funnel cakes at home. We'll share tips and tricks for getting the perfect texture and flavor.
2 cups of all-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon of baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, 2 tablespoons of granulated sugar, 2 eggs, 1 1/2 cups of milk, 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract, Vegetable oil, Powdered sugar
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar until well combined. In a separate bowl, beat the eggs and then whisk in the milk and vanilla extract.
Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and whisk until the batter is smooth and free of lumps. Heat the vegetable oil in a large, deep skillet or pot over medium-high heat. The oil should be about 1 inch deep.
Once the oil is hot (around 375°F), use a funnel or a plastic squeeze bottle to pour the batter into the oil in a circular motion. Start from the center and work your way out to create a spiral shape.
Fry the funnel cake for about 2-3 minutes on each side, or until golden brown and crispy. Use a slotted spoon or tongs to carefully flip the cake over halfway through cooking.
Once the cake is cooked, remove it from the oil and place it on a paper towel-lined plate to drain off any excess oil.
Sprinkle powdered sugar generously over the funnel cake before serving. You can also add other toppings such as whipped cream, chocolate sauce, or fresh berries.