These Funnel Cakes Will Transport You to the State Fair

(Image credit: Joy Wilson)

Arguably the best part about going to the State Fair is eating funnel cakes. Those warm, squiggly disks of dough elicit the kind of joy that can only come from eating deep-fried batter covered with an avalanche of powdered sugar.

Can’t make it to the State Fair? You’ll just have to bring the State Fair to you. Yes, that’s right — you can make funnel cakes in your very own home.

You’ll need a few pieces of equipment to make these delectable treats — mainly a fry thermometer and a small saucepan — but a funnel cake batter dispenser is not necessary. (Although if you do have one of those, I love you.)

All you need is a pastry bag and tip — and a few ninja moves that Joy outlines in her instructions — to pipe the batter into the hot oil to create those signature swirls of fried dough.

Sprinkle generously with cinnamon and powdered sugar, then top with sliced peaches and raspberries for a fresh, bright contrast to the heavy cakes.

Get the Recipe: Cinnamon Sugar Funnel Cake with Peaches and Raspberries from Joy the Baker