CommonGround volunteer Amy Johnson shares her recipe for Funnel Cakes with Pure Nebraska viewers. 

DIY Funnel Cakes at Home


  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • 2 cups pancake baking mix
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • Powdered sugar for topping


  • Pour oil about one inch deep into a large saucepan. Heat over medium heat until a candy thermometer reads 350°F to 360°F.
  • Meanwhile, combine pancake mix, milk and eggs in a large bowl; stir until well mixed with as few lumps as possible. Pour the batter into a squeeze bottle, or a ziplock bag, seal it, and cut the corner of the bag.
  • When oil is fully heated, carefully squeeze batter in a circular motion, close to the oil, until a funnel cake forms. Fry 30 seconds on each side until golden brown, then transfer with a slotted spoon to a paper towel-lined baking sheet to drain.
  • Repeat with remaining batter, making sure oil temperature stays within 350°F to 360°F.
  • Let the cakes drain and cool slightly on a paper towel-lined baking sheet or plate. When all the cakes are fried and slightly cooled, sprinkle the tops with powdered sugar, fruit, or your favorite topping.
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