Funnel Cake

Funnel Cake Recipe
After visiting Country Bakery in the LA Farmers Market, I was inspired to make a funnel cake recipe at home.

After visiting Country Bakery in the LA Farmers Market, I was inspired to make a funnel cake recipe at home. These Pennsylvania Dutch pastries are a favorite at county fairs across America.

But do you need a funnel to make funnel cake? Actually, these days, it’s much easier to use a pastry bag. You can also just pour it from a pitcher into the oil. Also, there’s no need to buy a special funnel cake fryer to make funnel cake. All you need is a 6-inch cast iron pan!

I like to top my funnel cake with fresh strawberries, powdered sugar and whipped cream. Hope you enjoy it!

Funnel Cake Recipe

Funnel Cake

Recipe by Jason Hill –
Chef Jason Hill shares his best funnel cake recipe in this episode of "Chef Tips."Inspired by the funnel cakes found at Country Bakery in the LA Farmers Market, these Pennsylvania Dutch recipes are a favorite at county fairs.
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 21 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 4


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 cups of milk
  • 3 beaten eggs
  • 2 cups canola oil
  • Sifted powdered sugar fresh whipped cream and fresh-cut fruit or jam


  • In a bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Next, stir in 2 cups of milk and 3 beaten eggs.
  • Heat 2 cups of canola oil to about 350 degrees. If you don’t have a frying thermometer, you can tell if the oil is ready with a wooden spoon. Just place it in the hot oil and if a lot of bubbles form around the edge, your oil is hot enough for frying. You can also flick some water or a bread cube in the oil. If it sizzles immediately, the oil is ready.
  • When you’re oil is hot, drizzle 1/2 cup of the funnel cake mix into the hot oil, making a circular crosswise pattern. Let it set about 2-3 minutes, or until it looks nice and golden brown underneath.
  • Flip it over and cook the other side, then remove with a slotted metal spoon or metal tongs onto a paper towel or wire rack.
  • Cover with sifted powdered sugar, fresh whipped cream and the fresh-cut fruit or jam of your choice.
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AboutJason Hill

Hi, I’m Jason Hill, host of YouTube’s “Chef Tips” series. I graduated from culinary school in 1998, and gained my experience working the lines in Southern California. I launched my cooking videos in 2007. I love sharing quick and easy recipes that get people back in the kitchen.

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