Funnel Cake Fries are delicious snacks that are crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. This state fair-inspired funnel cake recipe is easy to make in 20 minutes. Perfect for a party served with your favorite dipping sauces!
Funnel cake fries are an addictive snack that’s so much fun to share. They’re golden on the outside with a light and airy texture that’s totally irresistible. The best part? You can make these funnel cake sticks using pantry ingredients.
What is Funnel Cake?
Funnel cake got its name when European settlers brought the technique of pouring cake batter into hot oil through a funnel into hot oil. The batter would form a squiggly, pancake-like dessert that would be topped with powdered sugar, fruits and whipped cream.
Funnel Cake Batter
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 large eggs
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 3/4 cup milk
- 1 tsp vanilla
Frying and Serving
- 3 cups vegetable oil, or canola oil
- powdered sugar, optional
- caramel sauce, optional
- marshmallow fluff, optional
In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt.
In another bowl, whisk the eggs, sugar, milk and vanilla together until frothy.
Add the flour mixture to the egg mixture and blend until smooth, ensuring no lumps.
Add oil to a medium saucepan or deep fryer and heat to 350°F (177°C). Set aside a wire rack or a plate lined with paper towel.
Add batter to squeeze bottle or medium funnel.
Pipe the batter into hot oil 5-7 straight lines at a time. Fry 30-60 seconds or until golden brown.
Using a mesh strainer or slotted spoon, carefully remove fries to the prepared rack or plate.
Dust with optional powdered sugar and serve with optional dipping sauce