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Funnel Cake Bites: a delicious and simple recipe for bite sized funnel cakes. They are the perfect powdered dusted dessert.
Funnel Cake Bites
Funnel cakes are one of my favorite summer time treats. While we typically enjoy this delicious dessert at our county fair you can easily make these funnel cake bites and our funnel cakes at home! These funnel cake bites are a delicious twist from our regular funnel cake recipe. For this recipe we use the same batter but in more bite sized and kid friendly puffs.
The ingredients need to make your funnel cake batter and easily found and ingredients you most likely have on hand! It’s a simple batter that is fried to perfection.
- baking powder
- confectioners sugar
- vanilla extract
How to make Funnel Cake Bites
Beat eggs until foamy.
Mix in flour, sugar, baking powder and salt until smooth.
Heat 3/4 inch deep of oil to about 375 degrees
Pour batter into hot oil by spoonfuls. I like to use a cookie scoop to help plop them in.
Fry until golden brown, flip and repeat.
Drain on paper towels. Sprinkle with powdered sugar or dip in your favorite toppings.
Variations and Tips
Funnel Cake toppings besides powdered sugar
While our classic funnel cake recipe calls for powdered sugar these little funnel cake puffs are delicious with powdered sugar and some fun dipping sauces! Being that these are bite sized little puffs they are great for little fingers and dipping. Here are some of our favorite topping/dipping ideas:
- chocolate fudge sauce, warmed
- caramel sauce, warmed
- strawberry sauce
- apple pie filling
Can funnel cake batter be refrigerated?
Yes! I have found that funnel cake batter can be kept in an airtight container for 3-5 days before use. This recipe is great to prep ahead and fry right before serving. As with all fried food, these funnel cake bites are best eaten right away.
Funnel Cake Bites
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup milk
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 3/4 cup flour
- 1 Tbsp . sugar
- 1 tsp . baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- Confectioners Sugar , for dusting
- Beat eggs until foamy.
- Add milk and vanilla
- Mix in flour, sugar, baking powder and salt until smooth.
- Heat 3/4 inch deep of oil to about 375 degrees
- Pour batter into hot oil using a cookie scoop to create small puffs.
- Fry until golden brown, flip and repeat.
- Drain on paper towels. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.
Laura Reese says
This dessert is delicious. I love the bite size pieces!
Yummy! This is one of my favorite parts about going to the fair. Excited that I can make this at home for my family. So good and so easy!
These were super easy to make! Not a lot of work to put into it and come out tasting great!