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5 from 2 votes

Pancake Mix Funnel Cake

This pancake mix funnel cake recipe proves that funnel cakes don’t have to be limited to carnivals and fairs! It’s easier than you think to make them at home!
Prep Time10 minutes
Course: Appetizer/Dessert, Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: funnel cake
Servings: 4
Calories: 20kcal


  • vegetable oil for frying
  • 1 cup buttermilk pancake mix
  • 1 ½ tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ cup water
  • powdered sugar for dusting


  • Fill a large heavy sauté pan halfway with vegetable oil. Bring to 350F over medium-high heat.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, combine the pancake mix, sugar, and vanilla. Slowly whisk in the water, a little at a time, until you reach the desired consistency similar to cake batter.
  • Transfer batter to a piping bag fitted with a ¼-inch tip. If you don’t have piping bags, use a zip lock bag with the corner snipped.
  • When the oil has reached the proper temperature, quickly squeeze the batter in a circular motion into the hot oil, forming a disk.
  • Let cook for 1 minute or so and carefully flip the funnel cake with tongs. Cook for an additional minute or until golden brown. Carefully remove to a paper towel-lined plate to drain. Dust with powdered sugar while still hot.


Calories: 20kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 2mg | Sugar: 5g | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 1mg