Pumpkin Funnel Cake

Anytime is PUMPKIN time in my book, and if you love pumpkin too, you will want to whip up a batch of these pronto!   

Pumpkin Funnel Cake @createdbydiane



Pumpkin Funnel Cake

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I just love desserts that you can make on the spur of the moment,

and this is just that type of dessert.

Oh, the aroma of pumpkin in the kitchen has me looking out the window thinking the palm fronds will start changing color.

Just kidding!

They are green all year long. It’ll be in the 80’s through October. But I am hoping to see some leaves change color around town.


pumpkin funnel cake from @createdbydiane



As soon as you smell these cooking you will think you won’t be able to wait the whole 2+ minutes it takes for them to cook.

But please resist eating them when they are too hot, you don’t want to burn you mouth.

Better yet. Drain them on a paper towel for a minute to two then dust them with powdered sugar…. you’ll thank me for the warning, no one likes when they burn themselves.

When drizzling the batter into the oil, be sure the hole in the bottle tip is large enough to allow the batter to flow easily. Don’t let it “squirt” into the oil, as it may splash up the oil and hurt.

And they make a perfect late night snack, you can even be in your PJ”s to enjoy them! And are great with ice cream on top too.



Pumpkin Funnel Cake

Servings: 8 5" funnel cakes


  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup milk
  • oil for frying
  • powdered sugar for dusting over after cooked


  • Heat an inch of oil in a frying pan (be sure the pan is large enough that the oil will not spill out when you add the batter.
  • I prefer a cast iron skillet, the temperature of the oil remains hot when you add the batter.
  • In a medium bowl mix egg and sugar with a whisk.
  • Then add in pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie spice.
  • Then add in flour, salt, baking powder and milk stir until completely combined.
  • Place batter into a squeeze bottle with a medium hole cut into the tip of a
  • Squirt batter in a swirling circle into the hot oil.
  • You can make the funnel cakes any size you like (I made 8 5" funnel cakes shown in photo)
  • The funnel cakes only take a minute or so to cook on each side when they are golden turn each cake with tongs onto the other side to finish cooking, then drain on paper towel.
  • Dust with powdered sugar.



pumpkin funnel cake recipe @createdbydiane



If you don’t inhale them like I did, dusted with powdered sugar….

I think drizzling them with caramel sauce will be WONDERFUL.

Caramel Sauce

Caramel Sauce from @createdbydiane










How to make your own Pumpkin Pie Spice

make your own pumpkin pie spice @createdbydiane











Pumpkin Funnel Cake @createdbydiane


    1. Oh my goodness, never had funnel cake. I am so making you funnel cake someday ๐Ÿ™‚ and it can be pumpkin too!

  1. How do you get 15 Calories per serving.

    You say I use 1.5 cups of flour. Flour is 455 Calories per cup, or 683 calories in 1.5 cups.

    683 divided by 8 is almost 86 calories by itself… And that’s just the flour… I don’t understand.

    1. Oh I see… You say this makes 96 servings lol… So you get 12 servings from one 5″ funnel cake ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

    2. I do not offer nutritional information on my recipes, so I’m not sure where you are finding such info. If you’ve looked it up and entered it in a calorie calculator then my guess would be it’s somewhat accurate, but my opinion on desserts is: consume them in moderation if you are watching calories or you weight. But happy you had fun calculating all the info. I don’t think anyone who is watching calories thinks fried funnel cake is item to make if you ask me ๐Ÿ™‚ Happy Cooking!

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