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Mini Funnel Cakes Three Ways (Made in a Bag)

Funnel cakes are crispy on the outside and soft and fluffy on the inside. They are usually eaten with a dusting of powdered sugar, but why not make them even more delicious! Here I’ve made mini funnel cakes, that way you can try all the versions you’d like. The jelly version is a deconstructed jelly doughnut, which had some doubters at first, but then were proven wrong at the first bite. The s’mores version is beyond decadent. Who doesn’t like marshmallows and chocolate!? And the cinnamon bun version with the cream cheese glaze is out of this world. One more reason to try this recipe- the batter is all mixed in a bag! Simply cut the end and drizzle into the hot oil. That means one less dish to clean! Try them all and thank me later!

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Mini Funnel Cakes Three Ways (Made in a Bag)
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Recipe type: Dessert, Dairy
 
Ingredients
Basic Batter:
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1⁄4 cups milk
  • ⅓ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups flour
  • Oil, for frying
Toppings:
  • Marshmallow fluff
  • Milk chocolate
  • Graham crackers, crushed
  • Strawberry jelly
  • Powdered sugar
  • (For cinnamon bun see below)
Cream Cheese Glaze
  • 1⁄4 cup cream cheese
  • 1⁄2-1 cup powdered sugar
Instructions
For the Basic Batter
  1. Heat oil in a large pot.
  2. Mix together all ingredients in a bag, then cut off the corner using a scissor.
  3. Drizzle the batter into the hot oil. Make swirls, overlapping each other.
  4. Once golden on one side, flip to the other. Remove and place onto paper towels to soak up excess oil.
For the S’mores Funnel Cakes
  1. Use the basic batter and make mini funnel cakes.
  2. Smear the marshmallow fluff over the hot funnel cake.
  3. Place a few squares of milk chocolate in a bag and place in hot water. Once melted, cut a hole in the corner and drizzle over the marshmallow fluff.
  4. Sprinkle crushed graham crackers over the top.
For the Jelly Funnel Cakes
  1. Use the basic batter and make mini funnel cakes.
  2. Place jelly into a bag and cut off the end.
  3. Swirl in a circle onto the hot funnel cake and dust with powdered sugar.
For the Cinnamon Bun Funnel Cakes
  1. Remove 1 cup of the basic batter into another bag and mix with 1 1⁄2 tablespoons cinnamon and one tablespoon brown sugar.
  2. Swirl and drizzle the basic batter in hot oil then swirl the cinnamon batter over the basic batter in a circle.
  3. Once golden, flip and allow the other side to fry.
  4. Remove onto paper towels and drizzle glaze over the top.
For the Cream Cheese Glaze:
  1. Mix till smooth. Add in more powdered sugar till you get the consistency you like.
Notes
You can make the funnel cakes in advance. Reheat in the oven uncovered and put on toppings before serving.

 

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