Funnel Cakes Tips
What's the best oil for funnel cake?
When frying funnel cake, you'll want to use a refined oil, like canola oil. Refined oils have a higher smoke point and therefore are best for higher-temperature pan- and deep-frying. To maintain a crispy coating on your funnel cake without absorbing the oil and becoming greasy, you’ll want to maintain a temperature of 350-375°. Canola oil is always a good choice because of its neutral flavor and affordability. No canola oil in the cupboard? Here are all the best oils for frying
What can I use if I don't have a funnel?
You can still make a funnel cake without a funnel. Simply pour the batter into a large baggie and snip off the end (you can frost cupcakes with a Ziploc bag
, too!). Another option is to use a clean squeeze bottle—just snip off more of the tip.
Why is my funnel cake falling apart?
If your funnel cake is falling apart, try chilling the batter in the fridge. This will help if you batter is too thin. You want the batter to be thicker, so it flows evenly from the spout.
What toppings can you put on funnel cake?
Funnel cakes are delicious with just powdered sugar, or get decadent with tons of toppings! Go for a sundae feel with chocolate syrup, chopped peanuts, cherries and whipped cream. If you add some cinnamon and sugar while warm, you’ll get a fun twist on homemade churros
.Research contributed by Maggie Knoebel, Taste of Home Culinary Assistant