Elephant Ears

Cooking something fun and different was always a “must” when the kids came to visit.  Elephant ears or Funnel Cakes are always a big hit at state fairs, church festivals and amusement parks. We made this fried cake at home for Valentine’s Day one year.  I know someone was very happy!

Elephant Ears

  • 6 cups vegetable oil for frying
  • 1-1/2 cups milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups unbleached flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 2 tbsp. sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 3/4 cup confectioners’ sugar

Heat the oil to 375°F in a deep fryer with sides at least 3 inches deep.

Beat together the milk and eggs.  Whisk the flour, baking powder, sugar, cinnamon and salt.  Stir into the egg mixture until smooth.

Pour 1 cup of batter, starting in the center of the hot oil, and in a swirling motion, pour batter in concentric and overlapping circles to make a 6-inch round.  If you have a funnel pour the batter through this; that is why they are called funnel cakes. Fry both sides until golden brown.  Remove and drain on paper towels and sprinkle with confectioners’ sugar; serve warm.

Recipe by cooking with aunt juju https://cookingwithauntjuju.com/2012/01/23/elephant-ears/

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