About the Fair Funnel Cake Recipe A popular treat at any fair or carnival is the Funnel Cake. They are made by pouring a batter into hot oil through a funnel, forming a spiral shape. The batter usually contains sugar, flour, milk, baking powder, and salt. The Cakes are deep-fried until golden brown. and dusted well with powdered sugar before serving. They can be topped with various sauces or preserves for added flavor. Funnel Cake has been a popular dish for decades and is considered a main dish at many fairs and festivals.
Fair Funnel Cake:
Fair Funnel Cake
- 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
- 2/3 tbsp granulated sugar
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 1/5 tbsp cinnamon (optional)
- 2 tbsp salt
- 1/2 cup whole milk
- 2/3 pic large eggs
- tbsp 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Vegetable oil, for frying
In a large or medium mixing bowl, thoroughly combine the flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, and cinnamon.
In a separate bowl, beat the eggs, milk, and vanilla extract together well.
Now add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients well and keep mixing well until a smooth batter is formed.
Heat about 1-2 inches of oil in a good Dutch oven or deep pan over medium-high heat to 345°F-350°F (170°C-175°C).
Once the oil is well heated, use a funnel to pour the batter into the pan, swirling the funnel to create a spiral or round shape.
Deep fry the cake for 3-4 minutes or until golden brown. Use tongs to flip the cake over, then fry the other side for an additional 2-3 minutes.
Now remove the cake from the pan or hot oil and drain the oil on a paper towel or tissue.
Dust with powdered sugar and enjoy the funnel cake while still warm.
Note: For a fancy Funnel Cake version you can add toppings like caramel sauce, chocolate sauce, or fruit preserves.