Fried Funnel Cakes

    40 minutes

    This is a delicious fried cake with a taste very similar to pancakes but a puffed and crispy texture. It can be sprinkled with icing sugar or cinnamon sugar.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 2 eggs
    • 1 1/2 cups (375ml) milk
    • 2 cups (250g) sifted plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 2 cups (500ml) vegetable oil
    • 1/4 cup icing sugar

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt.
    2. In a large mixing bowl stir together the eggs and the milk. Add flour mixture to the egg mixture and beat with a mixer until smooth. The consistency should be thin enough to run through a small kitchen funnel. Test it and if it is too thick beat in a little more milk; if too thin, beat in a bit more flour.
    3. In an 20cm frypan heat the oil to hot.
    4. Put your finger over the bottom opening of the funnel and fill the funnel with a generous 1/2 cup of the batter. Hold the funnel close to the surface of the oil and release the batter into the oil while making a circular motion. Fry until golden brown. Use tongs and wide spatula to turn the cake over carefully. Fry the second side one minute. Drain on paper towels and sprinkle with sifted icing sugar.

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    Kids loved it. I also drew shapes with the batter. hearts, snails, cars.  -  02 Jul 2011


    OMG! I only made half of the batch. I added about 1 teaspoon vanilla and about 1/4 cup sugar to the batter. I don't have a kitchen funnel so I used a ziploc bag with a corner cut off. These were awesome, really simple to make, quick to fry...delicious...what else? They are just great. I used two spatulas to flip them over. Whatever you use to flip them make sure you grab them in the middle because the corners will be crispier and break off easily.  -  10 Aug 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    A very good recipe. I have seen that some have used ziploc bags but we used an old mustard bottle and it worked perfectly! plus it is a good container to refrigerate any leftover you may have.  -  02 Jan 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)