If you are craving that sweet and crunchy treat from a carnival, look no further. This funnel cake is a twist on the classic which only makes it better and better. This strawberry funnel cake is absolutely perfect for a special treat that the whole family will love.
Strawberry Funnel Cake
Funnel cake is one of those treats that you can get when you visit a carnival or head to the beach, but it is rarely available anywhere else. Don’t let that cause you to miss out. With this strawberry funnel cake recipe, you can make it anytime the craving hits. Turn a basic funnel cake into a strawberry shortcake funnel cake with only a few extra steps. Next time the funnel cake craving hits, you have to try this recipe.
What is Funnel Cake Made of?
Funnel cake is a simple batter that is fried. Similar to a pancake recipe, this funnel cake recipe uses flour, sugar, and baking powder combined with milk, eggs and butter with a touch of vanilla. These are all simple ingredients that you most likely have in your kitchen cabinets. The batter is then fried in a shallow pan.
How do you make a strawberry sauce?
This strawberry sauce couldn’t be easier to make. You will combine the strawberries and sugar together in a bowl. As they sit together, the strawberries will naturally breakdown creating the sauce. The sauce is then added to the top of the funnel cakes later.
How do you shallow fry desserts?
While most carnival style desserts are deep fried, when making this funnel cake, it does not need to be deep fried. You can do a shallow fry in order to save on oil and to make it safer. Many people get intimated when it comes to deep frying. For this funnel cake, you can add about 2 inches of oil to a deep frying pan and then turn on the heat. Wait until the oil gets hot and then you will add the funnel cake batter to the oil using a piping bag. This creates the typical funnel cake design that you know and love. Once one side is cooked to a golden brown, you will flip it to cook the other side.
Can I Make Funnel Cake Ahead of Time
You can make the batter ahead of time. The batter can be stored in the refrigerator for up to a day before you are ready to use it. However, you want to eat the funnel cake fresh for the best flavor. Wait to fry the funnel cake until you are ready to eat.
Can I Save Leftover Funnel Cake
You can save leftover funnel cake, but it will never taste as good as it does when it is first made. However, once the strawberry and whipped cream is added to the funnel cake, it does get soggy once it has sat for a bit. Try to make only enough funnel cakes as what will be eaten at that moment.
Ingredients to make Strawberry Funnel Cakes
- All purpose flour
- Baking powder
- Large eggs
- Vanilla extract
- Whipped cream
- Powdered sugar
- Chocolate sauce
How to make Strawberry Funnel Cakes
- In a small bowl, mix fresh strawberries and sugar. Cover and place in refrigerator until ready to use.
- In a small bowl, whisk flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt until combined.
- In a large bowl, add milk, egg, vanilla extract, and slightly melted butter. Mix until combined.
- Add flour mixture to the wet ingredients. Stir until combined.
- Heat oil in a medium sized sauce pan over medium heat.
- Fill a piping bag, using a wide tip, with your batter.
- Squeeze the batter into the hot oil in a circular pattern.
- Let cook on each side for 2-3 minutes or until golden brown on both sides.
- Remove from oil and place on paper towels to absorb any excess oil.
- Top funnel cake with powdered sugar, prepared strawberries in syrup, whipped cream and chocolate sauce. Enjoy!
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Strawberry Funnel Cake
Strawberry Funnel Cake is a delicious, homemade funnel cake that is topped with whipped cream, fresh strawberries, and chocolate syrup.
- 2 cups flour
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 2 tsp baking powder
- ¼ tsp salt
- ¾ cup milk
- 1 egg, slightly beaten
- 2 tbsp butter, melted
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract
- 1 lb fresh strawberries, sliced
- 1 cup sugar
- whipped cream
- powdered sugar
- vegetable or canola oil, for frying
- Chocolate sauce, if desired
In a small bowl, mix fresh strawberries and 1 cup of sugar. Cover and place in refrigerator until ready to use.
In a small bowl, whisk flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt together until combined.
In a large bowl, add milk, egg, vanilla, and slightly melted butter. Mix until well combined.
Add flour mixture to the wet ingredients. Stir until combined.
Heat oil in a medium sized saucepan over medium heat.
Fill a piping bag, using a wide tip, with your batter.
Squeeze the batter into the hot oil in a circular pattern.
Let cook on each side for 2-3 minutes or until golden brown on both sides.
Remove from oil and place on paper towels to absorb any excess oil.
Top funnel cake with powdered sugar, prepared strawberries in syrup, whipped cream and chocolate sauce. Enjoy!
Nutritional values are approximate.
Please note that these values can change with different brands and any modifications made to the recipe. For the most accurate information, use a nutritional calculator with the exact brands and measurements.
Calories: 389kcalCarbohydrates: 77gProtein: 7gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 41mgSodium: 152mgPotassium: 356mgFiber: 3gSugar: 43gVitamin A: 215IUVitamin C: 44mgCalcium: 120mgIron: 3mg
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