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Funnel Cakes

Funnel Cakes

My version of one of our favorite State Fair of Texas fried foods!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
Servings 4 Funnel Cakes


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 t. baking powder
  • 1/2 t. salt
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 cups Crisco┬║ vegetable oil
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar


  1. In a medium mixing bowl, add the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt; whisk together; set aside.

  2. In a small mixing bowl, combine the milk and eggs. Add to the dry ingredients; beat until smooth with a rotary beater.

  3. Add the vegetable shortening to an 8" cast iron skillet.

    Heat over medium-high heat to 350┬║.

  4. Covering the bottom of a funnel with your finger, pour a generous 1/2 cup batter into the funnel.

    Hold the end of the funnel close to the hot oil.

    Remove finger and release batter into the hot oil in a spiral shape.

    Fry until golden, about 3 minutes. With a spatula, carefully turn the cake over and cook for 1 minute.

    Drain on paper towels or a brown paper bag.

    Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar and serve!