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a stack of funnel cakes topped with whipped cream

Funnel Cake Made With Pancake Mix

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Make everyone's favorite fair food at home! You'll be surprised how quick, easy and delicious it is to make homemade funnel cake with pancake mix!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Servings 6 servings


  • Funnel, squeeze bottle or piping bag. A food thermometer is very helpful but not required.


  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups Krusteaz Pancake Mix
  • Oil For Frying Canola and peanut oil work well, provide a neutral flavor and have a high flash point.


  • In a large mixing bowl combine eggs, sugar, milk and vanilla. Whisk well until combined.
  • Add Krusteaz Pancake Mix and salt to the liquid mixture and stir to combine. Ingredients should be well incorporated, but do not over mix.
  • Add approximately 1 1/2" - 2" of oil to a heavy bottomed fry pan, dutch oven or cast iron pan*. Heat oil to 375 degrees F. If you do not have a thermometer, you will know the oil is ready when you drop a small drop of the batter into the oil and it immediately bubbles and sizzles.
  • Add approximately 1/4 of the batter to a funnel, piping bag or squeeze bottle, with your finger covering the opening until you are ready to dispense it into the oil. Holding the funnel/bag/bottle several inches above the oil, remove your finger and swirl the batter into the oil, overlapping it on itself, until the batter is all dispensed.
  • Fry until the bottom side is golden brown, approximately 1-2 minutes, then gently turn over with tongs and fry until the second side is golden brown. Carefully remove and immediately place on a plate covered with paper towels to help drain off any extra oil. Sprinkle with powdered sugar, add toppings and serve immediately.


*Additional oil may be needed after cooking the first few funnel cakes. If additional oil is added, it will likely drop the temperature, so make sure it has time to get back to 375 degrees before making your next funnel cake. 


Calories: 543kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 45g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 107mg | Sodium: 517mg | Potassium: 211mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 324IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 195mg | Iron: 1mg
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