Fare from the Fair

Funnel Cake

Yields 4, 4-inch cakes October 2021


  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon baking powder
  • Oil for frying
  • Powdered sugar
Funnel Cake


In a medium bowl, whisk together the water, milk, and egg. Add the flour, sugar, and baking powder and mix well. The mixture should resemble a thick pancake batter. To fry, add 2 inches of oil to a deep skillet. Preheat oil to 350° F to 375° F. When the oil is preheated, place a finger over the bottom of a funnel with a 1/2-inch opening. Scoop 1/2 cup of the batter into funnel. Carefully hold the funnel high above the oil and release your finger. Move the funnel in a circular motion to create the funnel cake. Cook until golden; flip and cook until golden on the second side, about 30 seconds per side. Transfer to a wire rack placed over a baking sheet. Repeat with remaining batter. Use a wire sieve to sprinkle powdered sugar over the funnel cakes—or add your favorite toppings. Enjoy while hot.

Category: Fare from the Fair
Tag: cake

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