Always the right time for Funnel Cake!

Funnel Cake

There really is nothing like outdoor barbeques, the sunshine on your face  and the overall joy of summer.  Living in Canada, there is an added appreciation for summer, because they tend to be so short here!  If only there was a way of having summer all year round…  Well, this post is meant for you Summer Sweeties, and guess what, I’ve discovered a small way of keeping that oh-so-sweet summer-loving feeling all year round, and that’s with funnel cake!

Yes, you heard me correctly, funnel cake doesn’t just have to be a summer treat.  Just whip up this bad boy any day of the week (or season) and you’ll have the tastes of summer right at your finger tips (and the memories that come along with it!).  My funnel cake memories involve fun-filled trips to the fair, with family and friends, where we would indulge in the food, scream on the rides and enjoy every last summer moment before the new school year began.  Sweet memories, indeed!

Funnel Cake

This recipe makes 3 (12-inch funnel cakes), using a 12-inch skillet.

In addition to the ingredients, you will also need an actual funnel.  If you don’t have one, you could place the batter into a Ziploc bag and snip one edge off, to act similarly to how a funnel would.  This will likely work (full disclosure, I have not used the Ziploc bag method yet).  But yes, a funnel is your best (and perhaps easiest choice) here.  The use of a funnel is what makes this sweet treat so fun to make.  The trick is to spray your funnel with cooking oil prior to filling it with batter, in order to keep the batter from sticking!

Funnel Cake

This is a really easy recipe to make when you’re in need of a sweet treat and it’s very last-minute.  All these ingredients are most likely already in your home, so it’s super convenient and takes no time at all to prepare.  Not to mention, it really is delicious.  I mean, how could fried dough NOT be delicious, ever? 🙂

Funnel Cake

Always the right time for Funnel Cake!
Recipe type: Dessert
This recipe makes 3 (12-inch funnel cakes), using a 12-inch skillet.
  • 1¼ cup milk
  • 1½ cup flour
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 cups Safflower oil (for frying (or use your choice of oil))
  • powdered sugar (for topping)
  1. Sift together dry ingredients.
  2. In a separate bowl (or in a stand mixer), beat egg and milk together.
  3. Slowly add dry ingredients to egg and milk mixture and beat until smooth.
  4. Heat oil in a deep skillet over medium-high heat. Once your oil is heated, cover the funnel hole with one finger, then use a ladle to fill your funnel with approximately one-third of the amount of batter.
  5. Take your funnel and move it above your skillet and remove your finger to release the batter and drop the batter into your skillet in a spiral-like pattern.
  6. Cook the funnel cake for a few minutes on each side, until it is golden. You will make one funnel cake at a time.
  7. Once cooked, remove funnel cake from the oil and place on a paper towel to absorb any excess oil.
  8. Sprinkle funnel cake with some powdered sugar. Optional: garnish with some fruit of your choice. Serve Warm.
Spray a bit of cooking oil into your funnel to prevent your batter from sticking

If you don’t have a funnel, you could place the batter into a Ziploc bag and snip one edge off, to act similarly to how a funnel would.

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