Homemade Funnel Cake

I don’t know what it is that I find so irresistible about boardwalk food, but I just LOVE it. Today I’m going to show you how easy it is to make funnel cake at home. No need to drive to a fair, boardwalk, circus or event to get it. You can have it ready in minutes for your whole family to enjoy!   


Funnel Cake Recipe from @createdbydiane



It’s crunchy and delicious and slightly sweet and oh how I LOVE funnel cake!

Join me today in making one of my all time favorite treats, and get ready to hear the oohs and aahs!funnel cake @createdbydiane


This is the type of recipe you will want to PRINT out and have at the ready, because you will want to take it to the inside of you kitchen cabinet to make it all SUMMER long, and everyone will LOVE you for it ๐Ÿ™‚ besides only crazy people don’t like funnel cake!


pouring batter into bottle for funnel cakes @createdbydiane


Now I know they call if funnel cake, because you typically have a funnel dispense the batter, but I find I have WAY more control this way and it’s tastes the same, so less mess and great flavor is a WIN-WIN here!

One great thing about funnel cake, is the minimal planning….most of the ingredients are found in your pantry which means you can have this ready in minutes, great for those times when you didn’t think about dessert or have stopper-byers, last minutes guests or a cook-out.

homemade funnel cake @createdbydiane


Funnel cake is not all that complicated, it’s fried cake and well other than being delicious and fun…. it’s easy to make.

Mix up the batter, heat the oil, swirl the batter in the heated oil and cook until golden on each side. And don’t forget the powdered sugar, top it off with a generous dousing of powdered sugar.

Now there is no need to wait to go to the boardwalk, circus, street fair or battle the crowds anywhere else this summer. You can have it all at YOUR HOME…that is very exciting news for all funnel cake lovers out there!!!


If you’re looking for my version of funnel cake from Pancake Mix click here.


Homemade Funnel Cake

Servings: 8 -10 cakes


  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 cups milk
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • oil for frying


  • In medium bowl mix eggs with sugar, add in milk and whisk to mix all smoothly.
  • Add in flour, salt, baking powder and cream of tartar until well blended.
  • Dispense batter through a funnel or place it in a squeeze bottle.
  • Heat a pan with 1 1/2 inches of oil to 350-375 degrees.
  • Pour batter into hot oil, swirling it in circles to create an even layer of batter in the pan.
  • Cook until golden on one side then carefully using tongs or chopsticks turn the funnel cake over and cook on the other side until golden.
  • Remove and drain on paper towel, then top with powdered sugar.



funnel cake recipe @createdbydiane


Do you have a favorite funnel cake topping? I’ve had it topped with chocolate syrup, strawberries and whipped cream, Ice cream too…. all delicious in my book! Take a look here is you want to make your own chocolate syrup so delicious!


Homemade Funnel Cake @createdbydiane so delicious and easy to make!


Funnel Cake @createdbydiane


    1. You will, and practicing with the first one or two will help you see how quickly they cook and when to turn them. You can snack on the “practice funnel cakes” while you make the rest ๐Ÿ™‚

  1. Funnel cakes always remind me of State Fairs and carnivals. I love the smell of them cooking! Being gluten-free I don’t actually know if I’ve ever eaten one but think I could make it at hone with your great tutorial.

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