Murphy’s Funnel Cakes

Are you in the mood for something sweet, but not feeling overly ambitious? Funnel Cakes are the way to go – trust us! The best part is, we are just using our basic pancake recipe so if you’re tired of Funnel Cakes you can just whip up a couple pancakes instead.

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 3/4 cup plus 2 tbsp milk
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled
  • Vegetable oil, for cooking
  1. Combine the flour, baking powder, sugar and salt in a bowl and mix well.
  2. Beat the egg and milk together in a bowl. In a different bowl, add the milk mixture to the melted butter, stirring constantly with a whisk to blend.
  3. Pour the milk mixture into the dry ingredients and stir just enough to moisten the flour mixture. It should look a little lumpy. This is a thick batter but if it seems too thick, add a bit more milk (you’ll need it to pour nicely from the funnel)

Now to turn your pancake batter into delicious funnel cakes.

  • In a deep-fryer, or heavy skillet, heat oil to 375 degrees F  (enough oil so your funnel cakes don’t touch the bottom)
  • Using a funnel pour about 1 cup of batter into the top (make sure you’re blocking the hole!) 
  • Start in the centre in a swirling motion to create your funnel cake
  • Fry until golden brown, about 2 minutes per side
  • Remove and drain on paper towels. Sprinkle with confectioners’ sugar or cinnamon sugar & enjoy warm!