Updated: Dec 1, 2022
Growing up as a child, I waited with great anticipation when our family would go to the amusement park. My mom always took us to the park in June since school was out for the summer and that was her way of celebrating my birthday. My favorite treats at the park was the corn dogs and funnel cakes, going forward I am going to have to do a recipe on the corn dogs also. This funnel cake recipe is easy to make you can whip the batter up in no time at all. The crispy outside layer, the soft and fluffy inside, with a hint of cinnamon and nutmeg makes this a delicious funnel cake.
In my video I used a square electric skillet to fry my funnel cakes, I like using this skillet because I can control the heat better without worrying about the cakes cooking to fast. The only problem is the skillet is square and I wanted round funnel cakes. That is why I decided to use my spring form cake pan, take the bottom out and use the ring as a template to fry my funnel cakes. This method works very well that way all of my cakes will be the same size, but if you have a medium size round skillet that will work great and you will not have to use the ring like I did to fry your cakes.
You can eat these scrumptious cakes with powder sugar alone or top with fruit and whipped cream, either way you’re going to love this recipe. You do not have to go to the amusement park anymore when you get a taste for funnel cake, this recipe will satisfy your appetite for this delectable treat. View the video and recipe below to see how quick you can make these for yourself.
AMUSEMENT PARK FUNNEL CAKE
2 Cups of All-Purpose Flour
1 1/2 Teaspoons of Baking Powder
1 Teaspoon of Cinnamon
1/2 Teaspoon of Nutmeg
1/4 Teaspoon of Salt
1 1/2 Cups of Milk
1/4 Cup of Sugar
1 Teaspoon of Vanilla Extract
Vegetable Oil for frying
Powdered Sugar to sprinkle on top.
In medium bowl mix, flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Blend well and set to the side. In large bowl blend milk, sugar, eggs, and vanilla, then add dry ingredients to wet ingredients. Blend until batter is mixed thoroughly.
In large pot or skillet, fill halfway with oil and heat to 350F. In my video I used a square electric skillet, so I took a spring form cake pan and took the bottom out of the pan and used the ring part of the pan to cook my funnel cake and that allowed for the batter to stay inside the ring. Once it started cooking and formed, then I removed the ring. See video.
I used a little over a half cup of batter for each funnel cake because I used a medium size funnel, I tried it with a smaller one and it did not hold much batter and the cake was too thin. I wanted plate sized funnel cakes so a larger funnel and more batter will do fine. Cook cake on both sides until golden brown for about 2-3 minutes for larger cakes, and 1-2 minutes for smaller ones. Drain quickly on paper towels and sprinkle with powdered sugar. You can serve this with whipped cream, fruit or both. Enjoy!!!