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Funnel Cakes II

"These are Pennsylvania Dutch cakes. The batter is poured through a funnel into cooking oil and fried, then sprinkled with confectioners' sugar."
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servings 195 cals
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Original recipe yields 10 servings (10 cakes)


  • Calories:
  • 195 kcal
  • 10%
  • Fat:
  • 10 g
  • 15%
  • Carbs:
  • 22.8g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 3.6 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 21 mg
  • 7%
  • Sodium:
  • 170 mg
  • 7%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. In a mixing bowl, beat together egg and milk. Beat in flour, salt, baking soda, cream of tartar, and white sugar until smooth.
  2. Heat about 1 inch cooking oil in frying pan to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  3. Pour 1/2 cup batter through funnel into oil with a circular motion to form a spiral. Fry until lightly brown; turn over to brown the other side. Cook to golden brown, and remove to drain on paper towels. Sprinkle with confectioner's sugar while still warm.


  • Editor's Note:
  • We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount may vary depending on cook time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

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This tasted GREAT! However, I'm rating only 4 stars because the recipe requires unnecessary ingredients, namely baking soda and cream of tartar. I thought I would see if there was a noticeable...

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These were good, though they just weren't quite what I'm used to...I can't quite put my finger on what it is. I prefered Funnel Cakes IV from this site.

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This tasted GREAT! However, I'm rating only 4 stars because the recipe requires unnecessary ingredients, namely baking soda and cream of tartar. I thought I would see if there was a noticeable...

This really replicated that great "fair ground" taste!! I used an empty squeeze salad dressing bottle to pour the batter into the oil, and that worked really well--could even store my leftovers ...

Very good recipe. However, I did add a splash of vanilla extract to the batter, and it did take a little more milk than 1 cup in order to get it thin enough to pour into the classic funnel cake ...

i loved this recipe! it was just what i was looking for! I made a few changes... i added a little bit more milk and also some cinnamon and vanilla.

DELICIOUS!!!!! This was fast and easy to put together-it made 2 large funnel cakes. The size you buy at fairs, amusement parks, Epcot.... We just topped with the powdered sugar, but plan to top...

FANTASTIC! Just like what you get at the fair! I didn't have a funnel so I cut the corner of a zip-lock bag after I poured in the batter. I found when making them to keep space as you drizzl...

This was very simple to do and tasted great! I used an old chocolate syrup bottle to squeeze the batter into the oil and it worked great!

Over all I think this was a good recipe. Like the others I had to use more milk and more sugar. I also added a little cinnamon to kick it up a little and was happy with the result. I found using...

These were so yummy! I had to add some more milk as the batter seemed rather thick. Even with the milk addition, the batter wouldn't go through the funnel, so I used the batter dispenser that co...