Indulge in a classic fairground treat with this homemade funnel cake recipe. Crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, these fried dough spirals are deliciously dusted with powdered sugar. Perfect for a fun dessert or snack, this recipe will transport you to the carnival in just a few simple steps.

Preparation time: 10 minutes | Cooking Time: 5 minutes | Total Time: 15 minutes | Serves: 4


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Powdered sugar, for dusting
  • Oil for frying


  1. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together the milk, egg, and vanilla extract.
  3. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until well combined.
  4. Heat the oil in a deep fryer or heavy-bottomed pot to 375°F.
  5. Pour the batter into a funnel or squeeze bottle, drizzling it into the hot oil in a spiral shape.
  6. Fry for about 2-3 minutes on each side or until golden brown, then transfer to a paper towel-lined plate to drain.
  7. Dust the funnel cakes with powdered sugar before serving. Enjoy while warm!

Nutrition Information:

Calories: 250 || Carbohydrates: 35g || Protein: 6g || Fat: 9g || Saturated Fat: 1.5g || Cholesterol: 50mg || Sodium: 280mg || Fiber: 1g || Sugar: 10g

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