Funnel cakes are sweet, deep fried batter that taste like doughnuts. They are made by pouring something similar to a pancake or runny cake batter through a funnel into a frying pan (thus the name). You can see them being made at street fairs, carnivals and sporting events in the US.
Snip the corner off a disposable piping bag to use in place of a funnel; fill with a small amount of batter and squeeze gently.
OMG! I only made half of the batch. I added about 1 teaspoon vanilla and about 1/4 cup sugar to the batter. I don't have a kitchen funnel so I used a ziploc bag with a corner cut off. These were awesome, really simple to make, quick to fry...delicious...what else? They are just great. I used two spatulas to flip them over. Whatever you use to flip them make sure you grab them in the middle because the corners will be crispier and break off easily. - 10 Aug 2006 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
A very good recipe. I have seen that some have used ziploc bags but we used an old mustard bottle and it worked perfectly! plus it is a good container to refrigerate any leftover you may have. - 02 Jan 2007 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
I don't think it was the recipie, but I'm not sure what happened...I halved this recipe, used a deep fryer and candy thermometer to make sure the oil was at 360. When I poured the batter in the hot oil, it expanded and oil poured over the top of the deep fryer. I unplugged the fryer and the funnel cake continued to cook....looked right in the end but we couldn't eat it - it tasted like it was saturated with oil (probably because the temp dropped). Anyone have any ideas on what I may have done wrong? - 16 Jan 2006 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)