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Pumpkin Funnel Cakes Recipe
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Pumpkin Funnel Cakes

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"After having this special treat at a Pennsylvania country fair I just had to try and recreate this for my family. I believe I came pretty close, and I hope you enjoy them as much as we do!"

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    30 mins


  1. Pour the oil into a deep pot or deep skillet, and heat to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, and pumpkin pie spice in a mixing bowl.
  3. Beat the egg, brown sugar, pumpkin puree, and milk together in a large bowl until well blended. Gradually add the flour mixture, stirring until the mixture is smooth.
  4. Using your finger to close the opening, pour 1/2 cup batter into a funnel with a 1/2 inch wide spout. Release your finger, and drizzle the batter into the hot oil using a circular motion to make 4 to 6 inch circle, and then cross over the circle to make a spiral pattern. Cook until golden brown. Turn the cake over to cook the bottom side. Use a slotted spoon to remove from the oil, and drain on paper towels. Cool 5 minutes, and dust generously with confectioners' sugar.
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  • Cook's Tips
  • Snip a corner from a heavy, resealable plastic bag to use in place of a funnel; fill with a small amount of batter and squeeze gently. Use a candy thermometer to check the oil temperature.

Reviews More Reviews

Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 04, 2007

These funnel cakes were absolutely out-of-this-world delicious! I happen to love pumpkin pie, so I pretty much figured I would enjoy this recipe. Imagine my surprise when my hubby, who totally hates "pumpkin anything", devoured three of these and only left me one! The taste of the pumpkin is perfectly balanced with the suggested amount of spice. Very enjoyable. I highly recommend trying these; you will not be disappointed. Thanks, Lin!!!!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 24, 2008

I have made funnel cake a lot and this was more cake like in consistency than most funnel cakes. Because of how cake like it is I found it absorbed a lot of oil which made it heavy. Will not make again


23 Ratings

Oct 20, 2010

Wonderful! I followed the recipe exactly, except I made my own pumpkin pie spice (a little extra cinnamon, scant 1/4 tsp cloves, 1/4 tsp ginger, some fresh grated nutmeg). I couldn't get it to come out of my funnel. I resorted to the sandwich bag method, which was messy but worked, except I think I made the hole too big. In spots the funnel cake was too thick, and it didn't cook all the way through. All in all a messy but delicious recipe. Worth the mess! Somewhere between funnel cake and pumpkin pancakes. Whip cream or real maple syrup would have been amazing on it. Rave reviews from my boyfriend and my neighbors.

Nov 17, 2007

I had several extra cans of pumpkin left over and was looking to do something different and kid friendly and I couldnt have picked a better recipe! This was the first time I ever made funnel cakes and until I found my rhythm, the first few were a little funky looking but let me say that the kids thought they tasted great, even my extraordinarily picky nephew loved them. Thanx for sharing, will make again!

Nov 01, 2010

Gosh these were good! I dropped them by spoonfulls, trying to make a ball, and used them for our Halloween Party and called them Boo Balls (Ghost Testicles) They were a hit!

May 27, 2008

These were the best funnel cakes ever! My brother couldn't stop eating them and we kept beggin' my Mom to make more and she finally did. We chowed them down.....thank you so much for giving my Mom this recipe!!!!!!XD

Oct 21, 2007

WOW! We liked these. New twist on a funnel cake. If you like pumpkin pie etc. you will love these.

Nov 23, 2010

This recipe was great. I made them at our halloween party. They MUST be made to order. If you eat them as soon as they come out of the fryer they are fluffy and the perfect texture you would expect from a funnel cake. I dusted them with powdered sugar just like they do at the fair. I however being so busy didn't get to eat mine right away and while it had time to sit it became thick and very cake like as other posters had mentioned. My advice MAKE TO ORDER, eat fresh from the fryer! who can resist anyway. They were a hit at my party!


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  • Calories
  • 542 kcal
  • 27%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 71.6 g
  • 23%
  • Cholesterol
  • 51 mg
  • 17%
  • Fat
  • 25.1 g
  • 39%
  • Fiber
  • 3 g
  • 12%
  • Protein
  • 9 g
  • 18%
  • Sodium
  • 649 mg
  • 26%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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