Funnel Cake Sundae

  • prep time25 min
  • total time 25 min
  • serves 4

A delightful dessert inspired by a carnival classic.

3 Ratings
Directions for: Funnel Cake Sundae


Vegetable oil, for deep-frying

1 ½ cups all-purpose flour

2 Tbsp granulated sugar

1 tsp baking powder

Pinch of kosher salt

1 ¼ cups whole milk

2 Tbsp salted butter, melted

½ tsp vanilla extract

1 large egg, lightly beaten

Confectioners' sugar, for dusting

1 pt rocky road ice cream

1 pt cherry ice cream

1 pt caramel ice cream

1 jar hot fudge sauce

1 can whipped cream

¼ cup rainbow sprinkles


1. In a large, heavy-bottomed pot, heat 2 inches of vegetable oil to 350ºF.

2. Whisk together the flour, granulated sugar, baking powder and kosher salt in a large bowl. Add the milk, butter, vanilla and egg and whisk until well combined.

3. Make one funnel cake at a time: Pour 1/2 cup of the batter through a funnel (see Cook's Note) into the hot oil while making swirling and overlapping motions. Allow to fry and brown for 2 to 3 minutes per side. Transfer to a paper towel-lined baking sheet to drain. Repeat with the remaining batter.

4. Dust with confectioners' sugar and transfer to a plate. Top with a scoop of rocky road, cherry and caramel ice cream, a drizzle of hot fudge, some whipped cream and sprinkles.

Tips and Substitutions

Special equipment: a deep-frying thermometer

Cook’s Note
A regular plastic funnel with a small nozzle works well.

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