Introduction: The Perfect Funnel Cake! Fun Fair Food

About: Hey y'all! My name is Lydia and I want to share my passion for cooking/baking with everyone!

Hey y'all, in today's instructable I'll how you how to make the perfect classic funnel cake! This is a simple, perfect, classic fair food which could not be easier to make! I've tried funnel cake before (not from a fair) but my experience wasn't all that great so I took matters into my own hands with this recipe. I am proud so say that this recipe wont let you down! So follow the step by step guide below or watch the video tutorial here:

Step 1: Ingredients & Tools


  • 2 C Flour
  • 1 t Baking Powder
  • ½ t salt
  • 1 T Sugar
  • 2 eggs (lightly beaten)
  • 1 ½ C Milk
  • 1 T Vanilla Extract Flavorless oil Powdered sugar (to dust the tops with)
  • Vegetable oil or any frying oil.


Step 2: Combine Dry Ingredients

In a large bowl add in your flour, baking powder and salt and mix until everything is combined.

Step 3: Add Wet Ingredients to Dry

Next add in your eggs (whisk lightly), milk, and vanilla to the dry ingredients.

Step 4: Combine and Cool

After adding the wet ingredients, beat until the batter is smooth and everything is combined. Cover your bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate your batter for 30 minutes.

Step 5: Heat Oil and Place Batter in Funnel

While you are waiting for your batter to rest and cool, line the bottom of a cooling rack with paper towels. Add oil to a heavy bottom pan about ¼ of the ways up and heat to 375 degrees F. Once your batter has rested, pour it into a measuring cup and pour about ½ cup of your batter into a funnel and hold the bottom with your finger (because you don't want it to funnel out unless its on top of the oil).

Step 6: Have Fun Funneling!

Once you are on top of the oil pan, release your figure carefully and stream the batter in the hot oil using a spiral motion to form the classic funnel cake look.

Step 7: Let It Fry

Fry about 2-3 minutes and flip to the other side and fry another 1-2 minutes or until your funnel cake is nice and golden brown.

Step 8: Place on Cooling Rack

Take your funnel cake out the oil and place it on the cooling rack (the napkins help absorb the oil) and allow to cool slightly.

Step 9: Dust With Powdered Sugar

Taker the funnel cake and dust with powdered sugar!

Step 10: Enjoy!

Enjoy this classic fun fair food in the luxury of your own home!

Step 11: Video Tutorial

If you prefer a video tutorial you can watch it here.