You don’t need to wait for the county fair to enjoy a delicious Funnel Cake! This easy-to-make recipe can be enjoyed in just a few minutes!
Is it weird that I didn’t have my first taste of county fair funnel cakes until I was an adult?! To be honest, I sort of had an idea what it was and what to expect, but I really didn’t know … if that makes sense? Was it like a waffle? Was it like a cake? I was pretty certain that I was going to love funnel cakes, though, because who doesn’t love fried dough topped with copious amounts of sugar?!
My first taste of funnel cakes came at a small Midwest county fair when I was about 20 years old. I will never forget that first bite …. talk about food love! I’ve been hooked ever since! I swore as a mother, I was going to make sure my kiddos tried Funnel Cakes before they turned twenty – and they have! Many times!
Although my family loves funnel cakes, we only have them a few times a year. They are so easy to make and I always have all of the ingredients on hand to make them. The best part? I don’t have to wait for the county fair to indulge a little!
To make making these County Fair Funnel Cakes easy, you will need:
- a large mixing bowl
- a whisk
- a funnel
- a frying pan
- sugar duster
If you want to get extra fancy with your funnel cakes, you can add a spoonful of your favorite pie filling to the middle of this bad boy – then dig in as usual! With this easy-to-make recipe, you have no reason to wait for the county fair! Enjoy!
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- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup milk
- 1 cup water
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 3 tsp. baking powder
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- Oil for deep-fat frying
- Powdered sugar, for serving
- Heat oil to 375°F in a deep-fat fryer or larger heavy-bottomed skillet.
- In a large bowl, beat eggs. Add milk, water, and vanilla until well blended. Add the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt; whisk until smooth.
- Cover the bottom of a funnel spout with your finger and carefully ladle ½-cup batter into the funnel. Hold the funnel several inches above the oil and release your finger, moving the funnel in a spiral motion until all of the batter has flowed out of the funnel. Scrape with a rubber spatula if necessary.
- Fry 3-5 minutes on each side or until golden brown, using tongs to flip once. Drain on paper towels. Dust with powdered sugar; serve warm.
- Repeat step 3 and 4 with remaining batter.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 249Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 50mgSodium: 242mgFiber: 1gSugar: 8gProtein: 7g