State Fair Funnel Cakes

State Fair Funnel Cakes

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Simply the best state fair recipe for funnel cakes

"I made this last night after finding the recipe. When I got all the ingredients together, I added a little bit more milk because the batter was a bit thick. I also added a bit of vanilla extract and a bit more sugar to give it a bit of a sweeter taste. My husband helped me make it, which made it fun to make and was really easy. I do definitely plan on making these again"

- aprdodson

Top-ranked recipe named "State Fair Funnel Cakes"

4.4 avg, 80 review(s) 73% would make again


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3 large Eggs
1/4 cup Sugar
2 cups milk
3 2/3 cups Flour
1/2 teaspoon Salt
2 teaspoon Baking Powder
Vegetable oil

Original recipe makes 12



Beat eggs and sugar together and then add the milk slowly--beat. Add the dry ingredients and beat until smooth and creamy.

Pour batter into a funnel and at the same time, use your finger to plug the hole. In a large cast iron pot, add 2 inches of oil to the bottom.

When the oil becomes hot, move your hand over the pot and slowly release your finger so the batter can start cooking.

Move the funnel around to make designs.

Brown on both sides--then immediately remove and drain extremely well.

Top with cinnamon sugar, or powdered sugar as a topping.


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My first attempt at funnel cakes! photo by bigjohnwayne bigjohnwayne

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MaddyNicole 1 month ago
They were to thick didn't turn out right.
cinamez77 2 months ago
I love funnel cake <33333
amw120902 2 months ago
Like it
ari643 4 months ago
xboxer 4 months ago
Right on tastes just like the funnel cakes you buy at fairs!
mandamontana7 6 months ago
Batter was a bit thick so I cut it to 2 cups. I used to work for the carnival making these so it came out near perfect. Added bananas and caramel and it was like being back in the circuit!
FluffyChefDMACC 6 months ago
Very good, used 1/2 cup sugar and a splash of vanilla, yum!
FullMetalBlonde 7 months ago
Loved this. I modified it with Splenda and a small amount of sugar so my husband could eat it for a RARE treat (since he always has to skip the sugary ones at the fairs) and it turned out beautifully! We added sugar free chocolate and caramel sauces and slices of good!
corrinnepace 7 months ago
With a few adjustments this recipe is absolutely perfect! I kept everything the same except for the sugar and flower, I added 1/2 C of sugar and 2 1/4 C of flower as well as 1/2 tsp of Vanilla extract(imitation) My funnel cake turned out sweet and chewy(but not undercooked)
Endrient 8 months ago
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