Funnel cakes are a classic fair and carnival treat that are surprisingly easy to make at home. With their crispy exterior and soft interior, these sweet treats are perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth cravings. This recipe yields 6 servings and takes about 20 minutes to prepare and cook.

Preparation time: 10 minutes | Cooking Time: 10 minutes | Total Time: 20 minutes | Serves: 6


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Vegetable oil, for frying
  • Powdered sugar, for dusting


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, and granulated sugar.
  2. In a separate bowl, beat the eggs, then stir in the milk and vanilla extract.
  3. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until just combined. The batter should be slightly lumpy.
  4. Heat about 2 inches of vegetable oil in a heavy-bottomed pot to 375°F (190°C).
  5. Pour the batter into a funnel or squeeze bottle, and drizzle it into the hot oil in a spiral shape.
  6. Fry for about 2 minutes on each side, until golden brown. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels.
  7. Dust with powdered sugar before serving.

Nutrition Information:

Calories: 275 || Carbohydrates: 45g || Protein: 8g || Fat: 6g || Saturated Fat: 1g || Cholesterol: 68mg || Sodium: 285mg || Potassium: 200mg || Fiber: 1g || Sugar: 11g || Vitamin A: 146IU || Calcium: 142mg || Iron: 3mg

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