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Funnel Cake Recipe (Quick and Easy)

This Funnel Cake Recipe is a quick and easy batter that is fried to golden brown perfections and topped with a dusting of powdered sugar for sweetness.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Funnel Cake
Servings: 4 funnel cakes
Author: Jill


  • 2 eggs
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup confectioner’s sugar for sprinkling on top
  • vegetable oil for frying


  • In a large, thick-bottomed skillet, pour oil to about 2 inches deep. Preheat over medium-high heat while you make the batter.
  • In a large mixing bowl with a hand mixer, beat eggs, sugar, milk, flour, baking powder, and salt until smooth.
  • Test your oil by dropping a tiny sprinkling of flour into it. If the flour sizzles, the oil is hot enough and test at 370-375F (187-190C) using a thermometer. Once it tests hot enough, turn the temperature down to medium.
  • The portion about ½ cup of batter into a measuring cup. Slowly drizzle batter into oil in a thin stream, swirling and crisscrossing the batter over itself.
  • Fry on each side until golden brown (about 90 seconds per side) then remove to a paper-towel-lined plate.
  • Dust with powdered sugar and serve warm.
  • Repeat with remaining batter but make sure that oil returns to temperature in between batches.