Funnel cake is tasty and easy to treat that anybody can prepare at home in just 20 minutes. This funnel cake recipe calls for simple ingredients that everybody can find in their kitchen.
How to make FUNNEL CAKE RECIPE
- Step 1. To aerate the flour and to eliminate any lumps, solids or impurities it may contain, sift it into a medium bowl. Add baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt and whisk until combined.
- Step 2. Prepare a larger bowl. Add egg, milk, sugar, and pure vanilla extract and beat together until smooth.
- Step 3. Add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and whisk until homogenous. Make sure there are no clumps in the mixture.
- Step 4. Transfer the batter to a cream syringe, or piping bag, or ziplock and cut out the tip. You can also use a liquid measuring cup, squeeze bottle or funnel to pour the batter. Just cover the bottom of a funnel spout with your finger and ladle batter into the funnel.
- Step 5. Heat a skillet or a pot over medium heat and add enough oil to make it roughly 1-inch deep. When the oil gets hot and reaches 350F pipe the batter into the oil in a circular motion. If you use funnel: hold the funnel several inches above the oil, release your finger and move the funnel in a spiral motion to release the batter. Cook for 1-2 minutes or until lightly golden, then flip the cake and cook for an additional minute or two. Continue with the remaining batter.
- Step 6. Allow cooling a bit. Sprinkle each cake with powdered sugar. Serve with sliced strawberries and whipped cream on top if you want.
- Step 7. Serve with some fruits on top if you want ( kiwi )
What kind of oil do you use for funnel cakes?
We recommend using oil with a neutral taste for frying your funnel cakes. Canola, peanut, or vegetable oil will all work great for the funnel cake recipe.
Is funnel cake made from pancake batter?
Traditional funnel cake recipe calls for eggs, sugar, flour, and baking powder. But you can use a pancake mix to make a funnel cake. Just add water to the pancake mix and fry it in the same way as the homemade one.
What toppings can you put on funnel cakes?
In our funnel cake recipe, we use powdered sugar and sliced kiwi as a topping. But you can serve it with any topping you like.
Banana slices with a spoon of peanut butter or sliced strawberries with whipped cream will taste great. You can also use honey and blueberries, or ice cream, or drizzle the cake with melted chocolate. Just choose the topping that you like most.
BAKING TIPS FOR FUNNEL CAKES
You can choose any topping you like. It may be your favorite fruits or berries, whipped cream, some jam, melted chocolate, or ice cream.
We used whole milk in this recipe, but part-skim milk, almond or soya milk will also work.
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- vegetable oil for frying
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cup milk
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- pinch of ground nutmeg
- pinch of salt
- powdered sugar, strawberries, whipped cream (for serving,optional)
- In a medium bowl combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Mix well and set aside.
- In another bowl whisk egg, milk, sugar and pure vanilla extract until homogenous.
- Add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and whisk until smooth.
- Transfer batter to a cream syringe, piping bag, or ziploc and cut out the tip. A liquid measuring cup, squeeze bottle or funnel will also work.
- Heat a skillet or a pot over medium heat and add enough oil to make it roughly 1-inch deep. When the oil gets hot (reaches 350F) pipe the batter into the oil in a circular motion. Cook for 1-2 minutes on each sides, or until lightly golden. Continue with the remaining batter.
- Serve them sprinkled with powdered sugar and garnished with sliced strawberries and whipped cream if you want.
- Make sure that the oil is not too hot. I recommend to use cooking thermometer. If the oil is higher that 350F it may overcook the cake or make it falling apart.
- Use approximately 1/4 cup of batter per funnel cake. This recipe makes 3-5 funnel cakes, depending on what size of the pan or skillet you use for frying. You can easily double the ingredients to make more funnel cakes.
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