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Do you miss the carnival? The fun rides and attractions, that unique smell of fried dough wafting through the air – it’s a scene everyone loves. But luckily, you don’t need to wait for summer people-watching at an outdoor fairground to enjoy one of its classic treats: funnel cake! This decadent classic can easily be whipped up in your own kitchen with simple ingredients and a few tricks of the trade. So pull out your fryer or nonstick pan and get ready for some homemade funnel cake deliciousness!


Homemade Funnel Cake: No need to go to the carnival!


What’s better than a carnival? A homemade carnival that’s in your own backyard! And no carnival is complete without the quintessential treat of funnel cake. But why go through the hassle of searching for a food truck or standing in line at a crowded fair when you can make your own funnel cake at home? The deliciously crispy and sweet pastry is such a crowd-pleaser that your family and friends will be begging for more. So why not don your chef’s hat, fire up the stove, and get ready to impress your guests with this easy-to-follow homemade funnel cake recipe? It’s time to bring the fun and flavors of the carnival to your doorstep!


Homemade Funnel Cake

Homemade Funnel Cake


Let’s Make It Vegan!


Are you a vegan looking to satisfy your sweet tooth? Look no further than homemade vegan funnel cake! That’s right, you can enjoy this classic carnival treat without any animal products.


To make it vegan, simply replace the milk and eggs with plant-based alternatives, such as almond milk and flax eggs. Don’t worry, it still tastes just as delicious!

To start, combine the almond milk, vanilla, and flax eggs in a mixing bowl. In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Slowly add the dry mixture to the wet mixture, stirring until smooth.

Next, heat up a pot of oil to 375°F. You can use any type of oil, but we recommend vegetable oil for its neutral taste. Transfer the batter to a squeeze bottle or simply a liquid mixing cup with a spout.

Squeeze the batter into the hot oil in a circular motion, making sure the funnel cake is evenly coated. Fry for about 2-3 minutes on each side, or until golden brown.

Once done, remove the funnel cake from the oil and place it onto a paper towel to drain any excess oil. Sprinkle with some powdered sugar, and voila – your very own homemade vegan funnel cake!


Not only is this vegan version a cruelty-free option, but it’s also a healthier alternative. Say goodbye to any guilt and hello to a tasty treat that’s sure to satisfy your cravings. Enjoy!


Top with fresh strawberries, and you can thank me later!

Top with fresh strawberries, and you can thank me later!


Homemade Funnel Cake


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Homemade Funnel Cake

Homemade Funnel Cake

This decadent classic can easily be whipped up in your own kitchen with simple ingredients and a few tricks of the trade. So pull out your fryer or nonstick pan and get ready for some homemade funnel cake deliciousness!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 2 servings
Calories 257 kcal


Let's gather the ingredients!

  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tbsp water
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp granulated sugar
  • ¾ tsp baking powder
  • 1 pinch kosher salt
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 tbsp powdered sugar


Let's Begin!

  • In a large measuring cup with a spout, whisk together the milk, egg, water, and vanilla.
  • Add sugar, baking powder, and salt, then whisk until combined.
  • Add the flour, and whisk until completely smooth. Set aside.
  • In a medium, deep-sided pan, heat 1-inch worth of oil to 375°F over medium-high heat.
  • When you put the end of a wooden spoon in the pot and bubbles form around the spoon, it's ready. Reduce heat to medium.
  • Drizzle the batter from the cup in a thin line, swirling around the pan and overlapping as desired. Cook for 2 minutes or until light golden brown, then flip and cook another 2 minutes or until golden brown. Repeat one more time with the remaining batter.
  • Dust the Funnel Cakes with powdered sugar and serve.
  • Enjoy with family and friends!


Calories: 257kcalCarbohydrates: 48gProtein: 7gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 97mgSodium: 227mgPotassium: 116mgFiber: 1gSugar: 23gVitamin A: 184IUCalcium: 145mgIron: 2mg
Keyword easy to make, Funnel Cake, Funnel Cakes, Homemade, Homemade Funnel Cake
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To Wrap It All Up


Making your own funnel cake is a fantastic way to enjoy some homemade goodness. We hope that we’ve given you confidence in the recipe and maybe even inspired you to get creative with your funnel cakes. It doesn’t have to stop at powdered sugar – why not think outside the box next time and try different toppings? We think it would be even better with chocolate shavings and fudge drizzled over bananas.


Experiment, have fun, and make it your own! Now that you’ve gathered the ingredients, learned the steps, and baked your creation – Enjoy! One bite of this classic dessert will remind you of summertime carnivals, and sunshine days spent outdoors somewhere special. Let us know what you think! Your experiences are valuable to our community and we’d love to hear feedback about how much (or little) experience you may have had with making your own funnel cake.


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