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Cardamom Funnel Cake
with powdered sugar

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Making funnel cake at home is easier than you think! This version has warm cardamom spice added for a wintery flavor.
Smarts: Despite its name, no funnel is needed for this festive dessert! Just use any container with a spout, like a measuring cup or pitcher.



Cardamom Funnel Cake:
  • Sugar, powdered - 1/4 cup
  • Cardamom, ground - 1 tsp + 1/2 tsp
  • Milk - 1/2 cup , room temperature (sub dairy-free milk)
  • Eggs, large - 1
  • Water - 1 Tbsp
  • Vanilla extract - 1 tsp
  • Sugar, granulated - 2 Tbsp
  • Baking powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt - 1/2 tsp
  • All-purpose flour - 1 cup
  • Oil, cooking - for frying (use a high-heat oil, like grape seed or canola)


  1. Mix powdered sugar with first portion of cardamom.

  2. In a large bowl with a whisk or hand beater, beat the milk, egg, water and vanilla extract until just combined and uniform in color.

  3. In a separate bowl, mix together granulated sugar, baking powder, second portion of cardamom, salt and flour.

  4. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and whisk until just combined.

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  1. In a heavy-bottomed deep saute or saucepan, heat 1-2 inches of oil.

  2. Pour the batter into a container with a spout (like a large measuring cup). Drizzle batter into hot oil, making a swirl design and making sure to overlap the batter in spots.

  3. Fry for 1-2 minutes per side until golden brown. Cook in batches if using a smaller pot.

  4. Cool funnel cakes slightly on a cooling rack and dust with powdered sugar / cardamom mixture. Serve hot and enjoy!



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