This funnel cake recipe is a classic fair favorite that you can easily make at home. The crispy, fried dough topped with powdered sugar is a must-have treat for any carnival enthusiast. Enjoy the taste of the fairgrounds in the comfort of your own kitchen!

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


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Oil, for frying
  • Powdered sugar, for topping


  1. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  2. In a separate bowl, beat the egg and then stir in the milk and vanilla extract.
  3. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until a smooth batter forms.
  4. Heat oil in a deep frying pan or fryer to 375°F (190°C).
  5. Pour the batter into a funnel or squeeze bottle, and drizzle it into the hot oil in a circular motion.
  6. Fry the batter for about 2-3 minutes on each side, or until golden brown. Remove with tongs and drain on paper towels.
  7. Sprinkle powdered sugar generously on top of the funnel cakes and serve hot.

Nutrition Information:

Calories: 220 || Carbohydrates: 30g || Protein: 5g || Fat: 8g || Saturated Fat: 1g || Cholesterol: 40mg || Sodium: 260mg || Potassium: 150mg || Fiber: 1g || Sugar: 3g

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