Kid Favorite Dessert: Easy Funnel Cakes


My oldest son, Alec, is running cross country this season which is quite the challenge. He runs 5 days a week after school (2 to 5 miles) and has a track meet almost every weekend. It’s quite impressive for a 12-year-old. At most of the meets, they sell funnel cakes so he has been begging me to come up with an easy recipe to make funnel cakes at home. We worked together to create this simple Funnel Cake recipe, and it’s really pretty tasty. I tried to make it as low-fat as possible.

Easy Funnel Cakes

Cook Time:

6 minutes

Prep Times:

10 minutes


2 to 4 servings


1 cup all-purpose flour (or whole wheat flour)
3/4 tablespoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 egg
1 cup plus 1 tablespoon skim milk
2 tablespoons sugar
Vegetable oil
Powdered sugar


1. Combine flour, baking powder and salt in a small mixing bowl, stirring well.

2. In a separate bowl, combine egg and milk, mixing until blended. Whisk in sugar until blended.

3. Add milk mixture into dry ingredients gradually, mixing well. Pour batter into a medium measurement cup or container with a spout.

4. Pour oil to depth of 1 inch in a large skillet over medium heat until 375F, about 10 minutes or until oil is thoroughly heated. Pour batter, making circular shapes with the batter in the oil. Cook 3 to 5 minutes on each side or until lightly browed, using tongs and a spatula to carefully flip the funnel cake. Drain on paper towels and top with powdered sugar.

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