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Easy Funnel Cake Recipe - Make Funnel Cake at home with my easy recipe!
Funnel Cake
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
40 mins

Get a taste of summertime with my sugar-dusted funnel cake - topped with whipped cream and fresh strawberry sauce.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Author: Gemma Stafford
Strawberry Sauce:
  • 2 cup (10oz/284g) quartered fresh strawberries
  • 1/2 cup (4floz/115ml) water
  • 1/4 cup 2oz/57g) sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Funnel Cake:
  • 2 eggs , beaten
  • 1 1/2 cup (12floz/340ml) milk
  • 2 cups (10oz/284g) flour, sifted
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups (24floz/675ml) vegetable oil
  • Powdered sugar for dusting
To make the funnel cake:
  1. In a large bowl whisk together eggs and milk. Once the wet ingredints are combined add in the flour ,baking powder, and salt. Beat unitl a smooth thin batter is formed.

  2. Allow the batter to rest in the fridge for about 30 minutes while you make the strawberry sacue.

To make the strawberry sauce:
  1. In a medium sauce pan over medium heat combine the water, sugar and strawberries. Allow to simmer for 4-5 minutes or until the strawberries are soft. Whisk in the corn starch and vanilla and allow to simmer for an additional minute to activate the corn startch. At this point you should have a thick strawberry sauce. Transfer to a bowl and set aside.

To fry the funnel cakes:
  1. Line a cooling rack with paper towel and set aside. This is for the funnel cake to drain after frying.

  2. Add the oil to a medium frying pan and allow to heat over medium heat.
  3. Once the oil is hot transfer a 1/4 cups of batter to a piping bag using a ladel or large spoon. Snip the tip of the piping bag and carefully stream the batter into the hot oil using a sprial motion, to form the classic funnel cake shape.

  4. Fry for 2-3 minutes then gently flip using a spider or fish fryer. Allow to fry for and 1-2 minutes.

  5. Using your spider gently remove the funnel cake from the oil and transfer to the lined rack to drain and cool.
  6. Repeat this process with the remaining batter until all of it is used.
To assemble:
  1. Top each funnel cake with a generous dollop of strawberry sauce and dust with icing sugar.
  2. Enjoy immediately!