Homemade Funnel Cakes
The fragrance of funnel cakes permeate the air of every state fair and festival. For most of us, the smell alone evokes fond childhood memories. Unsurprisingly, funnel cakes are easy to make and even easier to mass produce (meaning you can double or triple our recipe if you’re making them for a crowd).Simply a batter made of flour, brown sugar, eggs, milk, and some flavorings, the funnel cake mixture is not dissimilar from a pancake batter. This recipe uses cake flour to ensure the inside of the cake is tender. It's the vanilla extract and cinnamon that give off a characteristic funnel cake scent as they cook. Funnel cakes only require 2 to 3 minutes in hot oil before you transfer them to a paper towel-lined plate to be dried and dusted with a generous amount of powdered sugar. It’s the sweet coating of powdered sugar around the fried dough that makes this dessert a staple at public gatherings around the country—it’s undeniably delicious and so easy to make for yourself.