Funnel Cake Fries

Enjoy the carnival experience at home with these irresistible Funnel Cake Fries. Crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, these delightful treats are perfect for satisfying your sweet cravings. With just a handful of ingredients and a few simple steps, you can whip up a batch of these delicious funnel cake fries in no time!


  • 1 Cup Buttermilk Pancake Mix
  • ¼ Cup Cold Water (Pulse 1-2 Tablespoons If Needed)
  • 1 Tbsp Granulated White Sugar
  • ¼ tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • Vegetable or Canola Oil For Frying
  • Powdered Sugar For Dusting


  1. In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the pancake mix, water, sugar, salt, and vanilla extract until just combined. The batter should be a cake-like consistency. If it is too thick, add one tablespoon of water at a time until the correct consistency is achieved.
  2. Transfer the batter to a piping bag with a circle tip or a zip-top bag with a small piece of the corner cut off. Rest the bag in a tall glass or bowl while the oil heats, making for easier clean-up if any drips out.
  3. In a dutch oven or 4-inch deep pan, heat oil over medium-high heat until it reaches a temperature of 340°F-350°F. Adjust the heat as needed to maintain this temperature. Prepare a plate lined with paper towels.
  4. Pipe 3-4 strips of batter into the hot oil, each about 5-6 inches long, working quickly as they fry fast. Flip the “fries” over after about 20-30 seconds and fry for another 20-30 seconds or until golden brown. Transfer the “fries” to a paper towel-lined plate to soak up any excess oil. Repeat until all the batter has been used. (Remember to adjust the heat as needed to keep the temperature around 340°F-350°F)
  5. Dust the funnel cake fries with powdered sugar using a fine mesh strainer and enjoy! Best served right away!

Prep Time: 10 min
Cooking Time: 5 min
Total Time: 15 min
Servings: 24


Store any leftover funnel cake fries in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days. Reheat in the oven or air fryer for a few minutes to restore crispiness.

Recipe Tips:

  • Make sure the oil is at the right temperature before frying to achieve crispy and golden funnel cake fries.
  • Dust the powdered sugar right before serving to prevent it from becoming soggy.
  • Customize your funnel cake fries by adding cinnamon or other spices to the batter for a different flavor profile.

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