Looking for a delicious treat that’s easy to make and sure to satisfy your sweet tooth? Look no further than these 33 easy funnel cake recipes. With their crispy edges and fluffy centers, these fried dough delights are a beloved carnival classic. 

Looking for a delicious treat that's easy to make and sure to satisfy your sweet tooth? Look no further than these 33 easy funnel cake recipes. With their crispy edges and fluffy centers, these fried dough delights are a beloved carnival classic. #dessertonadime #funnelcakerecipes
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How Long Does Funnel Cake Mix Last?

The shelf life of funnel cake mix can vary depending on the brand and storage conditions. Unopened packages of mix will last for several months to a year. Just make sure to store in a cool, dry place.

There is some variation based on the type of funnel cakes. Make sure to read the label so that it can be properly used and stored.

Best Funnel Cake Recipes

1. Chocolate Funnel Cake

Chocolate Funnel Cake
Chocolate Funnel Cake is a decadent treat fried to perfection. Homemade funnel cake is simple to make and topped with lots of powdered sugar.
Chocolate Funnel Cake

Indulge in the ultimate dessert experience with a heavenly Chocolate Funnel Cake. Fry the perfect batch of homemade funnel cake in hot oil until golden brown for a sweet treat.

2. Oreo Funnel Cake

Oreo Funnel Cake
Oreo Funnel Cake is a must try recipe for anyone that loves Disney World Oreo Funnel Cake. This luscious treat is topped with ice cream and Oreo cookies for an amazing recipe.
Oreo Funnel Cake

This homemade version of the iconic Disney World treat is topped with creamy ice cream and crumbled Oreo cookies. No need to take a trip to Disney when you can make this easy recipe at home.

3. Red Velvet Funnel Cake

Red Velvet Funnel Cake
Red Velvet Funnel Cake is a fabulous twist on traditional fried dough. The red velvet flavor makes this funnel cake batter so tasty.
Red Velvet Funnel Cake

The rich red color and decadent flavor make this fried dough treat a standout addition to any occasion. Just make sure you have enough oil for frying. It is absolutely delicious.

4. Funnel Cake Fries

Funnel Cake Fries
Enjoy all the flavor you love but in bite size Funnel Cake Fries. This recipe is sweet and delicious while being easy to make.
Funnel Cake Fries

The recipe is quick and easy to make with tons of sweet and crispy goodness. You can use a squeeze bottle or piping bag if preferred. Top with powdered sugar and serve with your favorite dipping sauces.

5. Funnel Cake Bites

Funnel cake bites
Funnel cake bites are light and fluffy and so decadent with powdered sugar. Make these easy funnel cake bites in minutes.
Funnel cake bites

These fluffy, golden brown bites are topped with a generous dusting of powdered sugar, making them the ultimate indulgence. Funnel cake bites are easy to eat and so yummy.

6. Strawberry Shortcake Funnel Cake

Strawberry Shortcake Funnel Cake
Learn how to make funnel cake with this classic summertime dessert with a fun seasonal twist with a strawberry shortcake flavor!  
Strawberry Shortcake Funnel Cake

This classic carnival treat gets a fun seasonal twist with a burst of sweet and juicy strawberries.

7. Caramel Apple Funnel Cake

Caramel Apple Funnel Cake
Bring on fall, bring on the fair, and bring on these delicious and flavorful Caramel Apple Funnel Cakes! A tasty apple recipe that you won’t get enough of!
Caramel Apple Funnel Cake

Whether you’re a fan of funnel cake or just love apple desserts, this recipe is sure to become a favorite. 

8. Disneyland’s Apple Pie Funnel Cake

Disneyland’s Apple Funnel Cake
An easy and delicious funnel cake recipe topped with apple pie filling, caramel sauce and whipped cream. Just like the funnel cake from The Hungry Bear Restaurant at Disneyland.
Disneyland’s Apple Funnel Cake

Inspired by the famous funnel cake from The Hungry Bear Restaurant at Disneyland, this recipe is a sweet and decadent treat. Everyone will enjoy having this at home and not having to wait for Disney Land.

9. Baked Funnel Cake

Baked Funnel Cakes
Baked instead of deep-fried, these funnel cakes are a healthier option than the ones typically sold at carnivals and fairs. You can skip the powdered sugar and substitute fresh fruit if you'd like.
Baked Funnel Cakes

Unlike the deep-fried version typically sold at fairs and carnivals, this recipe is baked to crispy perfection.

10. Mini Banana Funnel Cake

Mini Banana Funnel Cakes
Mini Banana Funnel Cakes are infused with cinnamon and shaped into mini swirls of deep fried goodness. Dusted with a coating of powdered sugar and drizzled with chocolate ganache!
Mini Banana Funnel Cakes

Infused with cinnamon and shaped into adorable mini swirls, these deep-fried bites are the perfect treat for any occasion.

11. Banana Pudding Funnel Cake

Banana pudding funnel cakes
Banana pudding funnel cakes are not your typical state fair food. This recipe kicks the original funnel cake up a notch. 
Banana pudding funnel cakes

This recipe elevates the traditional funnel cake with the addition of creamy banana pudding.

12. Banana Split Funnel Cake

Banana Split Funnel Cake Banana Split Funnel Cake

This delicious recipe takes the classic carnival dessert to the next level with fresh bananas, strawberries, and chocolate syrup.

13. Birthday Cake Funnel Cake

Birthday Funnel Cake
Dripping with sweet creamy icing and covered in tons of sprinkles, this funnel cake just screams CELEBRATION!
Birthday Funnel Cake

This dessert is dripping with sweet, creamy icing and covered in an explosion of colorful sprinkles.

14. Bisquick Funnel Cake

Bisquick Funnel Cake
There's no need to wait for your next carnival or fair to have a funnel cake! Make your favorite funnel cake right at home with this easy Bisquick funnel cake recipe.
Bisquick Funnel Cake

With Bisquick Funnel Cake recipe, you can easily enjoy funnel cakes at home.

15. Fried Sourdough Discard Funnel Cake

Fried sourdough discard funnel cakes
These fried sourdough discard funnel cakes are so much fun to make! 
Fried sourdough discard funnel cakes

Take your sourdough discard to the next level with this Fried Sourdough Discard Funnel Cake recipe.

16. Chocolate Funnel Cake With Cherry Compote

Chocolate Funnel Cake with Cherry Compote
Not your average carnival funnel cake, this chocolate one topped with cherries is fancy enough to eat with a fork.
Chocolate Funnel Cake with Cherry Compote

This fancy funnel cake is not your typical carnival food, as it’s topped with a luscious cherry compote.

17. Cupcake Brownie Funnel Cake With Caramel Sauce

Cupcake Brownie Funnel Cake with Caramel Sauce
Grab our homemade brownie recipe, and stack it with Funnel Cake and Caramel Sauce to make this decadent dessert.
Cupcake Brownie Funnel Cake with Caramel Sauce

Layer your homemade brownies with a fluffy funnel cake batter and drizzle it with warm caramel sauce for a tasty dessert. The combination is delicious and so decadent.

18. S’mores Funnel Cake

S’mores Funnel Cake
Graham Cracker flavored funnel cake with homemade marshmallow sauce and homemade chocolate sauce. 
S’mores Funnel Cake

This S’mores Funnel Cake takes the classic graham cracker, marshmallow, and chocolate flavors to the next level.

19. Vegan Funnel Cake

Vegan Funnel Cake
This funnel cake provides a tasty vegan option for funnel cake fans.
Vegan Funnel Cake

Made with plant-based ingredients and topped with powdered sugar, this crispy and fluffy treat is perfect for a vegan option.

20. Starbucks Strawberry Funnel Cake Frappuccino

Starbucks Strawberry Funnel Cake Frappuccino
Made with strawberry puree, lots of whipped cream and sugar funnel cake crumbs, this frappe is one you NEED to try this summer.
Starbucks Strawberry Funnel Cake Frappuccino

This Starbucks Strawberry Funnel Cake Frappuccino will take you straight to the carnival with its sweet strawberry puree and whipped cream.

21. Tart Cherry Funnel Cake Sundae

This cherry funnel cake sundae recipe takes only 40 minutes to make, and it's topped with powdered sugar, tart cherries and a scoop of vanilla ice cream. 
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Tart Cherry Funnel Cake Sundae is covered in powdered sugar, tart cherries and a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

22. Brown Sugar and Cinnamon Funnel Cake

Brown Sugar and Cinnamon Funnel Cakes
These funnel cakes get their great flavor from the brown sugar and cinnamon added to the batter. 
Brown Sugar and Cinnamon Funnel Cakes

Indulge in the flavors of brown sugar and cinnamon with this amazing Funnel Cake recipe fried until golden brown.

23. Cinnamon Roll Funnel Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting

Cinnamon Roll Funnel Cake
Everything you love about cinnamon rolls is packed in these funnel cakes with cream cheese icing.
Cinnamon Roll Funnel Cake

This delicious treat takes the classic carnival favorite to a whole new level with its sweet cinnamon flavor and creamy frosting.

24. Classic Funnel Cake

Classic Funnel Cake
Deep-fried until crunchy and golden brown, funnel cakes can be topped with anything: sugar, syrup, fresh fruit, you name it. 
Classic Funnel Cake

This Classic Funnel Cake recipe will transport you straight to the carnival.

25. Air Fryer Funnel Cake

Air Fryer Funnel Cakes
Air Fryer Funnel Cakes are the perfect summer dessert! Light, fluffy, and absolutely delicious!
Air Fryer Funnel Cakes

Indulge in the ultimate summer treat with this Air Fryer Funnel Cake that is light and fluffy.

26. Easy Pancake Mix Funnel Cake

Easy Pancake Mix Funnel Cakes
The sweet, deep fried aroma draws in the crowds and everyone has fun diving in to pinch off a bite.
Easy Pancake Mix Funnel Cakes

Just grab your favorite pancake mix, add some sugar and milk, and you’re halfway there.

27. Funfetti Funnel Cake

Funfetti Funnel Cakes
It starts with pancake batter and everything is topped with frosting and sprinkles.
Funfetti Funnel Cakes

This Funfetti Funnel Cake is loaded with colorful sprinkles, making each bite a celebration in your mouth.

28. Funnel Cake Ice Cream Sundae

Funnel Cake Ice Cream Sundae
A fairground favorite just got a frosty upgrade!
Funnel Cake Ice Cream Sundae

This crispy funnel cake is topped with vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, and a drizzle of your favorite sauce.

29. Strawberry Funnel Cake

Strawberry Funnel Cake
Warm crisp funnel cake topped with cold strawberry sauce. This strawberry funnel cake is a fair favorite that can be easily made at home!
Strawberry Funnel Cake

The warm and crispy funnel cake is perfectly complemented by a sweet and refreshing strawberry sauce.

30. Gluten-Free Funnel Cake

GLUTEN-FREE FUNNEL CAKE
Learn how easy it is to make your own homemade funnel cake, so you can enjoy it at home, anytime you wish!
GLUTEN-FREE FUNNEL CAKE

Topped with a sprinkle of powdered sugar and a drizzle of maple syrup, this treat is sure to satisfy.

31. Buttermilk Funnel Cake

Buttermilk Funnel Cakes
These crunchy cakes are like the fried dough you find at county fairs.
Buttermilk Funnel Cakes

Whip up a batch and serve it hot and fresh, topped with your favorite toppings.

32. Easy Keto Funnel Cake

Keto Funnel Cake
This Easy Keto Funnel Cake will bring back memories of country fairs and childhood. This tasty low-carb dessert is just a few minutes and some hot oil away!
Keto Funnel Cake

Just a few minutes of frying and you’ll be transported back to your childhood days with this funnel cake recipe.

33. Apple Stuffed Funnel Cake

Apple Stuffed Funnel Cake
Funnel cakes stuffed with apples blend together for a delicious treat.
Apple Stuffed Funnel Cake

Crispy, tender, and stuffed with sweet apple filling, this dessert will be a hit with anyone who loves a tasty treat.

Funnel cake recipes offer a world of deliciousness that can transport you straight to the carnival or fair. With lots of options, there is something for everyone. So, put on your apron, grab your mixing bowl, and let’s get frying.

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