Funnel Cake

Funnel Cake Recipe

Funnel cake is easy to make since it has pancake like batter and I am sure all of us know how to make pancakes. This is an easy and a must try recipe which is extremely easy to make.

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 5 minutes

Yield eight cakes

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Oil for deep-fat frying
  • Confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
Funnel Cake
Funnel Cake

Procedure:

  1. Take a bowl and whisk an egg. Now add water, milk, vanilla, and mix until fully combined.
  2. Take another bowl and whisk sugar, baking powder, and salt. Now mix dry ingredients into egg mixture.
  3. Take a deep frying pan and heat oil.
  4. Now pour half batter into funnel. Cover the bottom of funnel with finger or spoon so it does not fall out.
  5. Now keep funnel 6-7 inches high from flame and remove finger. Move the funnel in spiral motion to release the batter.
  6. Fry until both sides are golden brown.
  7. Take them out of oil and wipe off access oil with paper towel.
  8. Serve your funnel cake warm.

 

 

FAQs

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How do you make funnel cakes from scratch?

You need:

  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Oil for deep-fat frying
  • Confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour

Follow the above-mentioned recipe for best results.

 

Why is it called funnel cake?

Funnel cake was generally originated from north America. The name “funnel” later came from the technique used to make the cakes, in which the pancake-like batter is poured into hot oil through a funnel.

 

Is an elephant ear a funnel cake?

An elephant ear is sweet pastry dough, and a funnel cake is a batter, like a pancake or waffle cake batter. So very different but similar, like people.

 

What does funnel cake taste like?

It tastes pretty much like doughnuts. The batter is dribbled into hot fat through a funnel, then fished out and dusted with sugar. Like fat crispy worms.

 

Is Funnel Cake healthy?

If you can believe it, funnel cakes are considered a lower-calorie treat compared to other fried dough because the steam produced by high water content allows the batter to expand, resulting crispy, yet cloud like texture.

 

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