Bring carnival deliciousness right to your home with this delicious Homemade Funnel Cake recipe. Topped with confectioners’ sugar, strawberries and ice cream, the flavor profile to this funnel cake is out of this world!

Homemade Funnel Cakes

Bring carnival deliciousness right to your home with this delicious Homemade Funnel Cake recipe. Topped with confectioners’ sugar, strawberries and ice cream, the flavor profile to this funnel cake isout of this world!
5 from 6 votes
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Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings

Ingredients
  

For the Strawberry Topping

  • 1 ½ cups chopped strawberries
  • ½ cup granulated sugar

For the Funnel Cakes

  • 3-4 cups vegetable oil for frying
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 ½ cups milk
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Ice cream for topping (optional)
  • Confectioners’ sugar for topping (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Begin by preparing the strawberry topping: in a small sauce pan, add strawberries then sugar on top. Heat over medium and stir occasionally until strawberries are well coated.
  • Once sugar is melted on the strawberries, set aside and allow to cool.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together all dry ingredients: all-purpose flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.
  • In another mixing bowl, mix together milk, sugar, eggs and vanilla.
  • Slowly add dry ingredients into wet ingredients and combine until a loose batter forms.
  • Add batter into a squeeze bottle (if you don’t have a squeeze bottle, you can also use a ladle).
  • Heat oil in a large pan (we used a Le Creuset French oven with high walls) until it’s about 350 degrees F.
  • In a circular motion, squeeze batter from the bottle into the heated oil. Fry on both sides for about 1-2 minutes, or until golden brown.
  • Set on a plate and top with desired garnishes: confectioners’ sugar, strawberry topping and vanilla ice cream. Serve immediately.
Keyword carnival food, deep fried, funnel cakes