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!
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
In a large bowl, mix all of your ingredients (except for the oil) together until mixture is smooth.
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.
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.
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.
Then fry the dough for about 4 minutes, 2 minutes on each side.
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.
Let your cake cool completely. Then sprinkle with powdered sugar and enjoy!
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