Homemade Lemon-Mint Funnel Cakes (Tasty Tuesday #8)

Lemon-Mint Funnel Cake by The Everyday Home


There are some things about the Fall that absolutely thrill me to the core.


If you have been following The Everyday Home for a while, you may already

know that I adore everything Fall.  It’s the time when I shine!  


Pumpkins, Gourds, Sweaters, County Fairs.   Funnel Cakes.  Smile 


But, why oh why, am I talking about Fall sweaters when it is almost 100 degrees

in many parts of the Country?


Tasty Tuesday at The Everyday Home


Because one of my favorite “Fall” treats from the County and State Fairs are the

oh-so-yummy, hot, deep fried, powdered-sugar dusted Funnel Cakes.


I can hear all you health gurus gasp in absolute horror at the word “fried.”  Surprised


Well, folks… sometimes you just gotta grab that frying pan by the handle and

let it go and enjoy life just a little…for a few little bites at least.  Smile   


The first time I made homemade Funnel Cakes, I made them with fresh

strawberries and a minty homemade whipped cream.  Heavenly.  Once you

master the basic Funnel Cake recipe, there’s no turning back on the flavors

you can create.


Funnel Cakes smothered in Nutella anyone?  Laughing


I wanted to create a flavor that would scream Summer.  A flavor that would be

light and fresh and lemony and compliment the crispy, warm Funnel Cake.


Lemon-Mint Funnel Cake by The Everyday Home


Fresh squeezed Lemon and Mint picked from my garden.  The perfect

combination for any dessert.


I can see serving these lacy, little cakes at a Summertime Tea, or even after a

dinner of grilled ribs when something light is in order for dessert.  They are

that versatile.  


Lemon-Mint Funnel Cakes by The Everyday Home


You can make your Funnel Cakes any size you want, and serve them warm

as soon as they are done.  I like to douse them with a generous helping of

powdered sugar.  And if you want another kick of lemony goodness, you can

whip up a quick batch of easy Lemon Glaze to drizzle on top, as well.  


Once you make a batch of homemade Funnel Cakes… you will want to add

this simple “Carnival treat”  part of your family’s repertoire of dessert recipes.


Lemon-Mint Funnel Cake by The Everyday Home



Enjoy!!!!!  Laughing


Lemon-Mint Funnel Cakes
Serves 6
A fresh and Summery twist on a favorite Carnival treat. Homemade Lemon-Mint Funnel Cakes...sprinkled with powdered sugar and drizzled with Lemon Glaze.
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Prep Time
10 hr
Cook Time
10 hr
Total Time
20 hr
Prep Time
10 hr
Cook Time
10 hr
Total Time
20 hr
For the Cake
  1. 1 1/2 Cups Milk
  2. 1/2 Cup French-Vanilla Flavored Coffee Creamer*
  3. *(you can skip the creamer and use a total of 2 cups milk instead)
  4. 3 Cups All-Purpose Flour
  5. 1 Egg, beaten
  6. 1 tsp pure Vanilla
  7. 1 tsp Salt
  8. 1 tsp Baking Soda
  9. 2 Tsp Sugar
  10. 1/2 Stick Melted Butter
  11. 2 Tsp Grated Lemon Peel
  12. Approx 10 Mint Leaves, finely chopped
For the Lemon Glaze
  1. 1 Cup Powdered Sugar
  2. 1 Tbs freshly squeezed Lemon Juice
  3. *Milk (add a few teaspoons of milk a few at a time, stirring well, until you get the consistency desired for a glaze.)
  1. In a large bowl, combine milk, creamer, beaten egg and vanilla. Mix well to combine all ingredients. In a separate smaller bowl, combine flour, salt, baking soda and sugar. Mix well.
  2. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the larger bowl of wet ingredients, stirring well as you go.
  3. Once both wet and dry ingredients have been thoroughly combined, beat the mixture for about 2 minutes to get a light and airy batter. Gently fold in the melted butter, grated lemon zest and chopped mint.
  4. Using a plastic squeeze bottle, fill the bottle with the mixture. Gently stream the batter over medium-high hot oil in a circular pattern, one circle on top of the other until you have a filled-in pattern, or spiral shape. Cook for 2-3 mins or until edges are crispy brown.
  5. Place funnel cakes on paper towels to allow excess oil to drain.
  6. Before serving, sprinkle generously with powdered sugar and/or Lemon Glaze.
  1. You can place the Lemon Glaze in a small creamer or vessel and allow guests to add glaze as desired.
Adapted from Paula Deen's Funnel Cake Recipe
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  1. says

    At first I thought this must be some complicated process but as I scrolled further I realized that this is pretty
    simple. I can’t wait to try this. Lemon flavor is a personal favorite. These would be perfect with tea! YUM!

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  2. says

    Oh wow – these look so decadent and delish Barb! Thanks for sharing at Project INspired – pinned to our group pinboard for some extra luv! Hope you can swing by the party tonight at 8 pm EST! Heather

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  3. says

    Hi Barb,
    This recipe looks yummy but they might be a slight bit healthy if you fried it in unrefined coconut oil instead of regular oil
    I have been trying to eat Paleo which is staying away from all flour and sugar. I have made some delicious and very healthy treats by using almond and coconut flour in place of regular flour and either stevia, maple syrup or agave to sweeten. I would love to find a recipe for Paleo Funnel Cakes. Enjoy these for me!! 😉

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