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Funnel Cake Birthday Cake

Demetra Overton
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 32 mins
Total Time 42 mins
Servings 8 funnel cakes


  • 1 ½ cup milk
  • 1 T lemon juice freshly squeezed
  • 1 egg
  • 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 T sugar
  • 2 t baking powder
  • 1/8 t salt
  • 1 t baking soda
  • 1 t vanilla
  • oil for frying
  • sprinkles for decorating
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-4 tablespoons heavy cream


  • Pour fresh lemon juice into the milk and let it stand for 5 minutes.
  • Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a bowl and stir.
  • Add the egg to the milk and beat well to combine, add vanilla
  • Stir the milk mixture into the flour mixture to combine.
  • Pour 1/2 inch of oil into a deep frying pan and heat to 350 degrees
  • Drizzle a 1/2 cup the batter in a circular motion into the hot oil in a circular motion
  • Fry 1-2 minutes on one side until golden brown
  • Carefully flip the funnel cake over and cook for 1-2 minutes more until golden brown
  • Remove the funnel cake from the oil and let it drain on a paper towel.
  • Repeat with remaining batter
  • Put powdered sugar into a bowl
  • Add vanilla
  • Pour 2 tablespoons of cream into the sugar and stir adding more cream 1 tablespoon at a time until you reach a pourable consistency.
  • Put 1 funnel cake on a serving plate, drizzle with icing and sprinkle with sprinkles. Repeat with the remaining funnel cakes stacking them on top of each other