Funnel Cake


Did you know that movie night can be educational as well as entertaining? Take, for example, “Family Man”. When Jack Campbell (Nicholas Cage) wanted to buy a $2000 suit and instead, his wife (Téa Leoni) laughed and suggested he get his favorite mall food, funnel cake, instead, I knew this “funnel cake” was something I must know more about. I know, you’re thinking, “how can she not know about funnel cake?!?!” but, I swear, I had no clue. So, I investigated. And ordered one on my next amusement park visit. Yeah, it was the best part of my day. Hands down. Made me wish I had learned of funnel cake sooner. I was late to the party with kettle corn too. What, have I been hiding under a rock? I think they call that “sheltered”. Haha! Well, I’m experiencing the world now, baby! Funnel cake…kettle corn…what is next?! What else am I missing out on? Do tell . . . .


Funnel Cake:

2¼ c milk

3 eggs

½ t vanilla extract

3 c flour

¼ c sugar

2 t baking powder

½ t salt

vegetable oil for frying



powdered sugar

strawberry sauce or easy strawberry sauce


Whisk milk, eggs, and vanilla extract. Add flour, sugar, baking powder and salt and whisk until smooth. Heat oil (at least 1 inch deep) in medium skillet over medium heat to 350°F. Swirl 1/2 cup batter into oil using small funnel, using finger to start/stop flow of batter. Cook 2-3 minutes per side until golden. Drain on paper towel. Serve warm with powdered sugar and strawberry sauce.


Source: Tasty Kitchen

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4 Responses to Funnel Cake

  1. Jan Jardine says:

    Well, Carol, you may be missing the deep-fried candy bars and “fried” coke and all of those other crazy amusement park goodies. I haven’t ever ordered them because they have to be overloaded with fat and sugar! While that doesn’t normally stop me when I’m baking things myself, I also don’t want to pay a ton for those excesses!

  2. Jan Jardine says:

    BTW, your funnel cakes look like they’re worth EVERY SINGLE calorie! Yum!

    • Carol says:

      Thank you, my dear. I really do love homemade treats. They are so warm and fresh and, well, homemade!! I did try a fried oreo at the fair a few years ago. It was definitely rich and amazing but, I decided, needed to be a once-a-year thing. :)

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