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Funnel Cakes

  • Serves 4.


  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • 3 cups baking mix (such as Bisquick )
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon almond flavoring Confectioners’
  • sugar for dusting
  • Canned fruit pie fillings such as apple,blueberry, or cherry


In a deep fryer, heat oil to 375°. Combine the next six ingredients in a large bowl and whisk until smooth. Using a large funnel, pour about a cup of the mixture in while holding your finger over the hole. When oil is ready, release your finger and release batter in a circular and squiggly motion until circle is filled in. Fry about 2 to 2-1/2 minutes on each side until golden brown. Drain and transfer to plate. Dust with powdered sugar and top with your favorite fruit filling. Batter will make about four cakes.

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