Apple Funnel Cake
20 MIN
12 MIN
6 to 8

Apple Funnel Cake


  • 1 cup (150 g) unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup (55 g) sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups (270 g) finely grated unpeeled apples, any variety
  • 2 tbsp icing sugar
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • Vegetable oil, for frying


  1. Preheat the oil in a deep fryer to 375°F (190°C). Line a baking sheet with paper towels.
  2. In a bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda and baking powder.
  3. In a large bowl, beat the eggs and sugar with an electric mixer until the mixture triples in volume and forms a ribbon as it falls from the beaters. Fold in the dry ingredients using a whisk, then stir in the apples.
  4. Spoon the mixture into a pastry bag fitted with a 1/2-inch (1 cm) plain tip.
  5. Pipe the batter in a spiral motion into the hot oil to create 4-inch (10 cm) funnel cakes. Watch out for splattering. Fry for 2 to 2 1/2 minutes, flipping halfway through cooking. Drain on the paper towels and let cool.
  6. In a small bowl, combine the icing sugar and cinnamon. Using a fine-mesh strainer, sift the mixture onto the funnel cakes.
  7. Delicious served with baked apple sorbet (see recipe below) or vanilla ice cream.