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How To Make Funnel Cakes At Home

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Did you know that a popular State Fair and carnival treat can actually be made at home? I’ve long been a fan of the delicious funnel cakes. My mom used to make the treat when I was growing up so it always brings back fond memories. Unfortunately I’ve struggled in the past to recreate those memories with my own kids. You may remember my failed attempts. Such a catastrophe. It just became easier to buy the fried treats, but how often does one find themselves in a place where they are sold? Fortunately for me (and my kids) there is a solution and I’m so glad that I discovered it!


Delicious homemade funnel cakes recipe.

How To Make Funnel Cakes At Home


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Ever since we went to Holiday World I’ve been on the hunt for how to make those delicious gluten free funnel cakes. It’s so easy to make homemade funnel cakes with the Babycakes Funnel Cake Maker.

I’ve loved the Babycakes brand for about a year now. There are makers for cake pops, cupcakes and donuts, but also to make the fried treat.


Get the delicious strawberry shortcake funnel cake recipe HERE.


Babycakes funnel cake maker.

Get the Babycakes Funnel Cake Maker HERE.


If the Babycakes brand is out of stock then this funnel cake maker will also work well.

Both make a great gift, too!


Easy To Make Funnel Cake Recipe


• 3 eggs
• 2 cups milk
• 1⁄4 cup sugar
• 3 1⁄2 cups flour – For gluten free funnel cakes simply substitute with about 2 cups of gluten free flour mix.
• 1⁄2 tsp salt
• 2 tsp baking powder
• 1⁄2 tsp vanilla
• Powdered sugar

Babycakes funnel cake maker with squeeze bottle.



Step 1: Beat milk, sugar, eggs and vanilla in a large size bowl. Make sure that it’s mixed well and then set aside.

Step 2: Use a separate medium size bowl to mix flour, salt and baking powder.

Step 3: Combine the dry mixture with the wet mixture in the large size bowl. Then mix well.

Step 4: Heat 4 cups of oil in the fryer.

Step 5: Place a few paper towel squares on a plate to use at the end of the recipe.

Step 6: Fill a batter bottle or funnel with the prepared batter.

Step 7: Dispense batter by starting in the center of the fryer and then make circular motions towards the outer edge of the maker.

Step 8: Fry for approximately 2 minutes on one side (or until nicely brown) and then turn over using tongs. Brown the other side for 2 minutes.

Step 9: Carefully remove the funnel cake with tongs and place on the paper towel. This will allow the excess oil to drain.

Step 10: Sprinkle with powdered sugar.

*Recipe yields about 6 individual funnel cakes.


So easy to create with the Babycakes Funnel Cake Maker!

Interested in other Babycakes kitchen helpers? There are just so many different kinds to choose from.

Here are a few favorites that are definitely must haves for anyone who likes to bake.

Babycakes triple delight multi-treat maker for cake pops, cupcakes and donuts.
Babycakes cake pop maker recipes.

I absolutely adore that red Babycakes Triple Delight. The perfect addition to any kitchen since it’s a multi-treat maker. Comes complete with interchangeable baking plates for making cupcakes, donuts AND cake pops!


But how about another looks at my favorite fried treat? So delicious…

Easy to make homemade funnel cakes with powdered sugar topping.

Powdered sugar. Yum. You can also top with a cinnamon and sugar mixture, chocolate syrup or fruit!


Get the delicious strawberry shortcake funnel cake recipe HERE.

Gluten Free Funnel Cakes At Holiday World

Remember how I really enjoyed eating those gluten free funnel cakes at Holiday World? With the help of the Babycakes Funnel Cake Maker it’s super easy to make a gluten free funnel cake! I enjoy creating gluten free recipes and this one turns out delicious. My kids even love the gluten free variety. Honestly? They taste exactly the same as the regular. I dare you to just try and tell the difference.

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