Sunday, July 10, 2011

homemade funnel cake

Whenever I make something it’s always for other people.

The majority of things I make goes to work, a get-together , mailed out, etc.

Rarely do I make these sinful treats for myself.

Well, sometime today after my car got towed and before I slammed my front door on my left foot, I decided that I wanted funnel cake.

You know, those fried dough thingy’s that you get at your local fair?

Yea, those.
You actually use a funnel to make them. Funnel Cakes!

You can’t pack them up and send them  off—they’re only good right at that moment.

And, since I’ve been both a loser and unlucky
all weekend, I decided why not continue in my loserdom and make something really fatty and delicious all for myself?

I did---the aforementioned funnel cake.

You guys.

They were so freaking good.

They tasted BETTER than the ones that I’ve ever had at a fair.
They were crispy and doughy and fresh and delightful.

So freaking good.

As I was eating them standing by my sink full of dirty dishes, I happened to see a forgotten jar of Nutella in one of my open cupboards and thought, “Hmmm.”

Yea, I did it—and it was oh so good. I added bananas too.  :)

So good.

I am physically trying to restrain myself from frying up some more of those bad boys.

But, I’m not going to.

No need to add anymore gluttony to my already sloth filled
weekend.  =)

Homemade Funnel Cake--From Tasty Kitchen
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cups sugars
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3 whole eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2-1/4 cups milk
  • Powdered Sugar (for Dusting)
  • Canola Oil, For Frying (I used Crisco)

1. In a large, deep pan, heat the oil to 350 degrees.

2. Mix dry ingredients then whisk in the eggs, vanilla extract, and milk. Add a dash more milk if need to  achieve the proper consistency (the batter should resemble thin pancake batter).

3. Pour 1/2 cup batter through a funnel (while making circular, swirling motions) into the hot oil. Fry for 2 to 3 minutes, flipping halfway through. Drain on a paper towel, coat with powdered sugar, and enjoy!


  1. Yup reminds me of Home town 4th of July celebrations and carnivals!

    Thanks for sharing!

  2. omg,
    this funnel cake is a sin sin sin.
    i shall make this.
    thank you!

  3. I heart funnel cake! I HAVE to get it every single time I go to the fair, Knott's Berry Farm, or Disneyland!

  4. Is it bad that I'm 99% sure I'm going to feed this to my kids for dinner tomorrow night??

    Just found you, and I'm totally following. Anyone who loves funnel cakes and works in words like "loserdom" is good in my book!

    Love to see you by my blog sometime:

  5. Umm. i am pretty sure I now need you to head over to my house and make this for me because I am pregnant and craving it and it looks so good and I need it now and amazing job, amazing pictures and yes please I need you to come over!

  6. @Kitchen Belleicious Ha! I would definitely come over to make these for you! I've always wanted to go to TEXAS!

  7. That looks crazy good! This is going to be my special treat this week :) (I'm in "pre-loserdom mode...Next week I'll be visiting my 'funsucking' MIL)

  8. Oh. My. Gosh. You did not actually make funnel cakes at home! I would have devoured every single bit of it. This was the perfect food to improve on your weekend. I'm following you now and sending you wishes for a much much better week to come!

  9. awwwww...I'm so sorry about your weekend. I hope that the next few days will be better!! But I can understand why you'd want to make this for yourself.

    It would remind me of fun days as a kid at the fair. And then eating one of these would be a totally amazing experience.

    I've never tried making them myself, but I sure would love to sometime...especially with nutella on it. Oh wow!!! :)

  10. I like to bake for others too.
    And I've never had a funnel cake. I hope they cheered you up - they look really decadent!

  11. We only get funnel cakes once a year at our county fair. I'm glad you showed us the homemade version. They look so delicious. Thanks for sharing on A Well-Seasoned Life's Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

  12. I LOVE Funnel cake!!!! I just had one when we were in Disneyland. Sooo yummy! I am bookmarking this recipe : )

  13. OMG my jaw just dropped open! I would have never thought to try to make this at home! So good! and the drizzle of nutella...oh ya, wish I was there!

  14. This is such a great idea. Your funnel cake looks wonderful. I'd like to have one myself. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

  15. Funnel cakes are pretty much my favorite thing on earth! Yummmy.

  16. OMG, your funnel cake looks amazing. I actually learned about funnel cake last year at the fair. I didn't know about nowhere sells it or no one makes it (like you!). It was sooo good. I was missing out until last year and I lived in the US for more than 10 years! This is a great recipe!

  17. These would be so fun to make...and to eat, of course!

  18. I want one now, that looks so uterly amazing and fatty in the most delicious way!! Nice blog btw.x

  19. I have fond memories of childhood going to the local fair and eating funnelcake. It was always so heavenly. I can't wait to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing.

  20. I can smell them cooking right now- they smell like late summer, wandering around our little county fair with powdered sugar all over my face and fingers. Yummy!

  21. We have 2 friends who make funnel cakes all the time. For no reason! Not that you need a good reason anyways. They're good with caramel or warm jam on them too. :)

  22. Oh my Yummy!!! Love funnel cakes <3

  23. Sinful indeed. Your blog looks great doll.