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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!

Make this fair favorite at home!

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!


  • 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



Mix the ingredients

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

Make this fair favorite at home!

Make this fair favorite at home!


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.

Make this fair favorite at home!


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.

Make this fair favorite at home!

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


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.

Make this fair favorite at home!

Make this fair favorite at home!

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

Make this fair favorite at home!

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.


Add powdered sugar

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

Make this fair favorite at home!

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