Cooking With Kids Thursday: Mini Funnel Cakes

Funnel cakes are always a must any time I go to an amusement park.  I remember a few years back when my husband and I went to Disney World for the first time and I mentioned getting this delicious treat.  My husband just gave me a confused look.  Apparently he had never heard of them.  Consequently, I made a beeline to the nearest funnel cake stand and my husband has been converted ever since!

I am so excited that I can now have funnel cakes any time I want, in the comfort of my own home.  I also love that I can use any cookie cutter I want to make some really fun shapes.  Just think of the fun your kids will have picking their cookie cutter, squirting the batter into the pan and then putting all the toppings on the finished product.  Although, I advise that an adult be the one to do all the frying.  Grease burns can be pretty painful.  Thanks Bird on a Cake!

Here’s what you need to make these:

Dry Ingredients:
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
Wet Ingredients:
  • 1 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 egg

Toppings (optional):

  • whipped cream
  • fresh fruit
  • powdered sugar
  • jam
  • chocolate or strawberry syrup

Here’s how to make them -> Mini Funnel Cake Tutorial


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