This delicious easy-to-make homemade funnel cake recipe will immediately bring back all the feels as a child from your county fair.
Prep Time: 10minutes
Cook Time: 2minutes
2 3/4cupswhole milk
½stick melted unsalted butter
Oil for frying
Powdered sugar for garnish
Add 4 to 6 cups of oil to a medium to large size saucepot over medium-low heat until it reaches and holds at 375° Fahrenheit.
Next, add the eggs, milk, melted butter, and vanilla to a large bowl and whisk until completely combined. Set aside.
In a separate medium-size bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt until well combined.
In batches of 3 add the flour mixture to the wet ingredient bowl and vigorously whisk until it is smooth before adding in the next batch.
Once combined transfer to a large squeeze bottle with a large open top. In addition, you can do this the original way and transfer the batter to a water pitcher and pour the batter through a funnel directly into the hot oil.
Whether you are adding the batter through the squeeze bottle or through the funnel you want to add in a total of about ¾ cup of the batter in zig-zag circular motions overlapping the batter to form a large circle.
Cook for 90 seconds or until lightly browned and then flip over and cook for a further 30 seconds.
Remove the funnel cake and quickly drain it on a paper towel. Garnish with powdered sugar and serve.
Chef Notes:Make-Ahead: These are meant to be eaten right away. However, you could make them up to 1 hour ahead of time and keep them warm at very low temperatures in the oven or under a heat lamp.How to Store: Place covered in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Cover and place in the freezer for up to 3 months. Thaw completely before reheating.How to Reheat: Add the funnel cake to a pan and place it in the oven at 350° for 2-3 minutes or until warm. You can also heat in the microwave until warm.Please feel free to use any oil you desire except olive oil.This will not bake in the oven.You can also serve this up with jelly, jam, whipped cream, or fresh fruit.