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Homemade funnel cakes

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Make this fair favorite at home!

There's nothing better, or more nostalgic, then eating a freshly fried funnel cake topped with powdered sugar. If you can't make it to a fair soon, make your own funnel cakes at home with this easy recipe!

Funnel cake

You don't even need a factory grade deep-fryer to make these perfectly. All you need is a 2-inch skillet and a funnel spout! These funnel cakes make fun after-school treats for your kids as well as a perfectly acceptable breakfast for yourself!

Ingredients:

  • 1-1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups all-purpose or whole wheat flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Vegetable or canola oil for frying

Directions:

1

Mix the ingredients

In a large bowl, mix all of your ingredients (except for the oil) together until mixture is smooth.

Mix the ingredients

Mix the ingredients

2

Heat oil in a 2-inch skillet

Pour your oil into a deep 2-inch skillet. You want to fill the skillet at least halfway full so the batter can fry.

Heat oil in a 2-inch skillet

3

Pour batter into a funnel

Pour your batter into a pouring jar with a funnel or an empty ketchup or syrup bottle that's been cleaned out.

Pour batter into a funnel

You want something with a narrow funnel to create the best shape of cake.

4

Pour batter into oil & fry

Once oil has heated up (to at least 300 degrees F), carefully pour the batter into the oil in a circular, lattice pattern.

Pour batter into oil & fry

Fry dough

Then fry the dough for about 4 minutes, 2 minutes on each side.

Fry dough

You want the entire cake to be a deep, golden brown. Once done, remove and place on a paper towel or brown bag to drain some of the grease.

5

Add powdered sugar

Let your cake cool completely. Then sprinkle with powdered sugar and enjoy!

Let cook

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