Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Funnel Cake

The one thing I love about the Fall time is festivals. I'm gearing up for the local rice festival cooking contest this weekend so I'm sorry for my lack of post lately. We love getting a funnel cake at the festivals, but sometimes the price just seems a little much for what you get. I found an easy to make recipe. The only trouble I had is I should have fried it in my cast iron rather then pouring it in my deep fryer which made a huge mess. It might not look as pretty as I would have liked, but it tasted really good.

I'm keeping my fingers crossed that the cold front makes it down this weekend like the weather man says! Happy first day of Fall tomorrow!

Funnel Cake

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1 1/3 cup flour
3/4 cup milk
1 egg, beaten
2 tablespoons sugar
1 1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
Canola oil for frying

Heat two inches of oil to 375 degrees F. in a large cast iron dutch oven.

Combine all of the batter ingredients in a mixing bowl and whisk to combine.You want it to be thin enough to pour in a steady stream, but not too thin, so add more milk as needed.

Put the batter in a pitcher for easier and safer pouring.

When the oil is ready, pour about 1/4 of the batter into the oil in a gentle and steady swirling motion.

Let the cake fry for about a minute, then gently flip it over.

Continue frying until the cake is a nice golden brown.

Remove the cake to a rack in a sheet pan or a paper towel covered plate.

Fry remaining batter in batches. Dust finished cakes with powered sugar or desired topping.


  1. I've never had a funnel cake. Main reason is cause I usually don't eat the food at fairs and stuff. Way too expensive....

    GOOD LUCK! Hope you get cooler weather.

  2. Oh I love funnel cakes, but they are a hard thing to come by in Indiana, mostly they just serve elephant ears instead. This looks great! I am wishing for cold weather with you, enough summer lets see some snow.

  3. The carnival food group is one of my favorites. This looks delish!