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Funnel Cakes Information

Funnel Cakes began in Pennsylvania and are now a favorite throughout the USA. They're made by preparing a batter then pouring the it in a circular motion through a funnel into hot oil. They're then fried to a deep golden brown on both sides and served with powdered sugar, fruit jam, honey or chocolate sauce.

Funnel Cake With Powdered Sugar

Funnel Cakes Fast Facts

• First made by the Pennsylvania Dutch.

• They were originally intended to be a mid-morning snack rather than a dessert.

• Companies online sell home kits that include hot oil and funnels to make your own.

• They cook at 375 degrees for about one minute on each side to brown.

• One serving is about 800-1000 calories with a topping.

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