In 2016, I had a fire lit under me. I remember being so passionate about doing my part in the fight against racism. I thought I was saying and doing all of the right things to get through to others. But then I replied to someone’s “Black lives matter” quote with “All lives matter, stop dividing us (something along those lines).” And people started replying to me in the most negative way. ⁣
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So instead of continuing to try to prove my point, I reached out to a friend from high school and asked her if she would explain what I had done wrong. And even though she didn’t have to, she did. And I understood immediately why what I said was absolutely the wrong thing to say. Thank you, Kendra!⁣
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If you are using the term “all lives matter” in response to anything that is going on in our country right now, I implore you to research why it’s wrong. There are a number of articles and graphics out there that explain it brilliantly. One being the picture of two houses, one on fire and one perfectly fine. But a person is spraying water on the house that isn’t burning down, while saying “all houses matter”. Of course they do, but right now, we need to focus and save the one that is burning down. ⁣
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Yesterday, I read. ⁣
I watched. ⁣
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And even if every single other person in this country did the same thing on #blackouttuesday, it didn’t magically change the lives of black people overnight. It was only 24 hours. That shouldn’t surprise you. ⁣
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We still have work to do. ⁣
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We need to continue to read, continue to watch, continue to listen, continue to share... Continue to teach our kids and have the uncomfortable conversations with those around us that still don’t understand that this isn’t about all lives. This is about black lives. This isn’t about not being a racist. This is about anti-racism. ⁣
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Continuing to educate ourselves and others so that things will change speaks louder than any black box ever will. ⁣
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Like most of you, I watched George Floyd fight for his last breath on national TV, by someone whose job it was to protect people. It sickened me.⁣
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I’ve struggled to find the words to express how I was feeling. In all honesty, I was afraid to speak about it in fear that I would say the wrong thing or my thoughts would be misinterpreted.⁣
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But staying silent can be misinterpreted too.⁣
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I am a white woman. I will NEVER know what it’s like to be a person of color. I will never be pulled over because of the color of my skin. I have never been afraid of the police. And knowing that so many, at a young age are taught to act a certain way around a police officer, in fear that they may be arrested or worse, killed, for absolutely no reason at all, breaks my heart.⁣
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But this isn’t about me or my feelings.⁣
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This is about the senseless killings that continue happening. It’s about the injustice that people of color face. It’s about so many families that have lost loved ones. It’s about all of the beautiful black children and their parents and grandparents and extended family, that are afraid of what could happen to them because of the color of their skin.⁣
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Imagine leaving your home every day and wondering if you’ll ever return. No one should ever have to feel that way.⁣
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It’s time we stopped the silence and did something about it. It’s time we focus on change and how we can do better. I’m sharing ways we can make a change on the blog today and I’ve included the link in my bio. ⁣
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Best part about having a teenage daughter? We can enjoy Lifetime Original Movies together! [ad] I'm so excited for this weekend's movie marathon! @LifetimeTV has always been one of my favorites and just like me, this year they are celebrating 30 incredible years (wink, wink)! ⁣
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Lucia and I are ready for a weekend of movies, popcorn and LOTS of commentary. Somehow, even if it's a drama or a thriller, we find ourselves laughing. She definitely shares my crazy sense of humor. ⁣
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Today we are planning on watching Death of a Cheerleader at 11am EST and Flowers in the Attic at 4pm EST and tomorrow, Beaches at 12pm EST. ⁣
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I don’t know who needs to hear this right now, but this is only temporary. ⁣
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I’ve said it to myself a million times since I was diagnosed with anxiety disorder. And now, during this pandemic, it’s something we all have to focus on. ⁣
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We won’t always be locked in our homes. We won’t always have to wear a mask in public. Our kids won’t always be schooled online. We won’t always be out of work. Because just like anxiety, this pandemic is only temporary. ⁣
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Enjoy your family. Cherish every moment you are being “forced” to spend with them. Your kids are growing up and they won’t always be little. Having them at home with you is just as temporary. ⁣
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Today on the blog, our friend Alison @theanxietyhealer is sharing her personal struggle and how she’s coping with anxiety during a pandemic. She’s also included her favorite affirmations for you. Link is in my bio (or swipe up in stories). ⁣
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Today is #nationalbrisketday so obviously I have to share my go-to slow cooker BBQ brisket recipe. It’s probably one of the easiest recipes you’ll ever make. It tastes like you spent hours in the kitchen cooking it, though it takes just minutes to prep. Best part is, you can make this recipe with any cut of beef! Serve on a plate with your favorite sides or on a roll for a delicious sandwich. Your family will love it!⁣
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Head to the blog (link in bio or swipe up in stories) for the easy to follow recipe. ⁣
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I’ve gotten so much positive feedback on the copycat Starbucks Pink Drink recipe I put up on the blog last month and I just wanted to thank you guys so much! Since most of us aren’t going out, it’s fun to try to make our favorites at home. What copycat recipe do you want me to share next?
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I’ve gotten so much positive...

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Scavenger hunts are a great way to keep busy, get out of the house (safely) as a family, get some exercise and have some competitive fun! ⁣
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Although our city is slowly opening up, we will be staying in and enjoying family time today. ⁣
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Back in January, we visited @legolandflorida for the first time. One of the highlights of that trip, was discovering Granny's Apple Fries. We've been pretty obsessed with them since the first bite and wanted to try to recreate them at home.⁣
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I researched, I googled, I tried two different recipes that I found online that claimed to be Legoland Granny apple fries copycat recipes. And they were both huge failures. ⁣
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After a whole lot of brainstorming and trial and error, we fell back on something that seems to save the day for us on a regular basis... funnel cake batter. ⁣
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We dipped our apple sticks in the batter, fried and tossed in a cinnamon sugar mix. OMG... HEAVEN.  Cinnamon sugar apple fries are EVERY 👏🏻 THING 👏🏻 and I’m sharing the recipe today on the blog (click on the link in our bio or swipe up in stories). ⁣
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I have a confession… I only go to the fair for the food. All that fried, yummy, not at all healthy for you goodness.. I can eat it all (except the donut burger — I can’t get up the courage to try that one, though I’ve heard it’s delicious). Aside from fried oreos, funnel cakes (also called fried dough) are at the very tippy top of my must-eat list. That powdered sugar covered, crispy on the outside, soft on the inside deliciousness is something dreams are made of. For years, I’ve been buying the boxed funnel cake mix. It’s easy and most only require you to add water and stir. But recently, without a box available, and our funnel cake craving growing by the day, we decided to try to make them from scratch. I honestly can’t believe how easy it was and how incredibly delicious they turned out.

Like most recipes we share, we go through a trial and error stage. We make the recipe, figure out what we could have done better, or what we didn’t need and then we tweak it and make it again the following day.

On day 1, we found the batter to be lumpy and not pourable. While it tasted delicious (and you bet your butt we ate all of them), we weren’t 100% convinced that the batter was right. So, the following day we added some water and made sure to sift the flour first and voila.. funnel cake PERFECTION! My mouth is still watering.

homemade funnel cake with powdered sugar

close up of homemade funnel cake

That fried yumminess that you get at the fair can be made right in your kitchen. These funnel cakes (fried dough) are easy and so delicious!

fried dough with powdered sugar

What I love most about this funnel cake recipe is that there are so many fun snacks and desserts that you can use it for. For example, remember our Fried Oreo vs. Air Fried Oreo challenge? We used a funnel cake mix to cover the Oreos and deep fry them. Now, we will be using this batter instead! And yes, we will be trying that this week because it’s been way too long since I had a fried Oreo.

We also used it for an upcoming recipe that you guys are going to LOVE! It should be live in a couple of weeks, so make sure to bookmark this and come back for the big reveal. It was a recipe that was over a month in the making and finally came together with the help of this funnel cake recipe! Any guesses?

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close up of a homemade funnel cake with powdered sugar

If you want to take your funnel cakes to the next level, you can top with cinnamon, brown sugar and powdered sugar. Want to add something healthier to the mix, you can chop up some baked apples or fresh berries and whipped cream. You can even try to create fun shapes. There are so many ways to enjoy a funnel cake and the possibilities are endless!  Do you have a favorite topping?

Once you’ve made these funnel cakes, I’d love for you to come back and comment below to let me know what you and your family think of them. We love to hear from our readers!

That fried yumminess that you get at the fair can be made right in your kitchen. These funnel cakes (fried dough) are easy and so delicious!

Funnel Cake (Fried Dough) Recipe

 

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Super Easy Funnel Cake Recipe


  • Author: Heather

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These funnel cakes are crisp, deep-fried cakes, topped with powdered sugar. One bite and you’ll be instantly transformed to your childhood days at the fair!


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Ingredients

  • vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 2 TBSP water
  • 1 TBSP vanilla extract
  • 2 TBSP granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • pinch salt
  • 1 cup flour
  • powdered sugar (for topping)

Instructions

  • Add approx. an inch or so of oil to a deep pan. Heat to 375 degrees.
  • Meanwhile, whisk together egg, milk, water and vanilla until fully combined. I like to use a batter bowl so you can pour the batter directly into the pan.
  • Add sugar, baking powder and salt and whisk until fully combined.
  • Sift flour and then add to the batter. Whisk until smooth. There should be no lumps and should be able to pour very easily.
  • Slowly pour the batter into the heated oil. If you don’t have a batter bowl, you can also use a funnel. You want to start on the outside and swirl inward until you reach the center. You’ll notice that as the batter heats, it will start to puff and rise to the top.
  • Once the funnel cake is lightly browned, flip and let fry for an additional 2-3 minutes.
  • Remove the funnel cake to a paper towel lined plate for a couple of minutes to get the excess oil off.
  • Sprinkle powdered sugar with a dredge shaker and serve!

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  • Stephen
    May 9, 2020

    Funnel cake has never been something I’ve thought of making until now, but this looks delish
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  • katrina Kroeplin
    May 9, 2020

    a fair must have. this looks amazing. i have to make it!

  • Natalie
    May 8, 2020

    What a fun and interesting recipe. I must give this a try. I bet my family will flip when I make them this. They love fried treats 🙂

  • Lyanna Soria
    May 8, 2020

    I don’t think I’ve tried making something like this before but we have a dish quite similar to this. I’d love to try this one out, it looks tasty.

  • Peachy
    May 7, 2020

    I haven’t tried making my own funnel cake at home. This looks super delicious!
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  • Sushmita
    May 7, 2020

    I had my first funnel cake when I was in Prague and I fell in love with them ever since! Thanks for sharing the recipe 🙂

  • Claudia Krusch
    May 7, 2020

    It looks just like the one we buy at the fairs and boardwalk! My son will love it! Can’t wait to try it!
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  • Fatima Torres
    May 7, 2020

    This is perfect for the kids. They’ve been missing carnivals and desserts from our favorite restaurants. This would be a fun treat to create for them this weekend. Thanks for this!

  • Shayla
    May 7, 2020

    I haven’t had a funnel cake in years. This makes me crave one! One of my kids has a birthday this month, maybe we will do this for him.

  • I’ve actually never had a funnel cake before! You have me feeling inspired. I can’t have gluten or dairy, but I think I’m going to work at creating my own version of this. Yum! Thank you so much for sharing your recipe 🙂
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  • Ashlee
    May 7, 2020

    I have never had a funnel cake, but yours look sooo good and I want to this this tasty, sugary goodness!

  • Sarah m
    May 7, 2020

    I never taste this type of cake but it looks delicious 😋

  • Toni
    May 7, 2020

    This would be a great treat!! Everyone at my house will love it!

  • Melanie williams
    May 7, 2020

    Oh wow this looks great. It is good to do some fun baking during this lockdown period xx

  • Nilakshi
    May 7, 2020

    This looks like a wonderful recipe. I will try it.

  • Marta Skeledžija
    May 7, 2020

    That looks so yummy. I think its a great confort food.
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  • Lisa Joy Thompson
    May 7, 2020

    I love funnel cakes so much! I was just wondering yesterday if I could figure out a way to make a keto funnel cake! I should make your recipe for my kids this week. They’d be in heaven!
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  • Sherry
    May 7, 2020

    I finally tried funnel cake last summer. So good! I really need to try making it myself.

  • Tisha
    May 7, 2020

    I love funnel cake, any time there is a fair or one around I have to have one. Now I can make them at home!

  • Kathy
    May 6, 2020

    I love funnel cakes. I have never tried making them before though. Now I certainly want to give it a try. This looks so delicious.

  • Joy
    May 6, 2020

    I have always wanted to try making funnel cakes.
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  • Easy enough. I just need to find flour. No flour in any store around us. But I have never made a funnel cake and never had it at the fair, as it seemed really greasy. But at home, why not try it!

    • Heather
      May 6, 2020

      We had a hard time finding flour here as well! I got lucky and kept checking online until I found some!

  • Stephanie Stebbins
    May 6, 2020

    I love, love, love funnel cake. Thank you so much for this recipe!
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  • chad
    May 6, 2020

    oh my oh my!!! This looks soooo DELICIOUS…I can’t wait to make it on Saturday, I will let you know how it goes.

  • Bill
    May 6, 2020

    There will never be anything as delicious as funnel cake. Ever. I have never thought of making it at home. Booyah!
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  • Norma
    May 6, 2020

    Wow thanks for such an amazing recipe. I loved the recipe and will give it a try.

  • Astrid
    May 6, 2020

    That looks delicious. You make it look so easy to make.

  • Steven
    May 6, 2020

    That really looks good. I think you really have good recipes on here.

  • Amber Myers
    May 6, 2020

    I LOVE funnel cakes too. I am all about fair food. That’s basically why I go as well 😉 I will load up on fried stuff. I am so going to try this!
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    • Heather
      May 6, 2020

      Let me know how it goes. I have faith in you!

  • Jamie
    May 6, 2020

    Yum!! I miss being able to go to the fair and have these. Now I can just make my own. 🙂 Thanks!

  • Cristina Petrini
    May 6, 2020

    But how wonderful, it seems difficult but the desire to try it is too much!

    • Heather
      May 6, 2020

      Hi Cristina! Which part of the recipe seems difficult to you? Actually, it’s quite easy!

  • Jessica Collazo
    May 6, 2020

    I love this so much. Thanks for sharing this I love having this on carnivals.
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  • Ann
    May 6, 2020

    I have heard about funnel cakes but I have never actually known what it is. It looks good 🙂

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