Caramel Apple Funnel Cakes

Bring on fall, bring on the fair, bring on caramel apples and funnel cakes! I am soooo ready. So, of course I had to make this insanely yummy concoction for you! I know I have said this many many times before, but one of Jeremy’s favorite desserts are funnel cakes! He goes nuts for them. Last week we went to a minor league baseball game and we couldn’t even find our seats before he was stuffing his face with one! LOL, so I knew these would be a knock out, and they were!

Caramel Apple Funnel Cakes

Caramel Apple Funnel Cakes, spiced funnel cake mix loaded with diced apples, dusted with powdered sugar and caramel drizzle!

Basic funnel cake mix is spiced with cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice. Finely diced apples, powdered sugar and caramel sauce makes this a unique fall dessert!

Caramel Apple Funnel Cakes, spiced funnel cake mix loaded with diced apples, dusted with powdered sugar and caramel drizzle!

The base recipe for the funnel cakes are the same as my Crispy Spider Webs!

Caramel Apple Funnel Cakes
 
Makes 4 to 6 large funnel cakes.
Ingredients
  • 3 eggs
  • ¼ Cup granulated sugar
  • 2 Cup milk
  • 3⅔ Cup flour
  • 1 granny smith apple, peeled, cored and diced fine
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp vanilla bean paste or extract
  • oil for frying
  • powdered sugar and caramel sauce for topping
Instructions
  1. Place three inches of vegetable oil a heavy bottom skillet with deep sides. Heat over medium heat until hot, around 375 degrees.
  2. Beat the eggs and sugar together until smooth. Carefully beat in the milk. Add the dry ingredients except for the powdered sugar and beat this until smooth with no lumps. Add in the spices, vanilla and diced apples and fold in until combined.
  3. Place ½ of the mixture into a gallon sized bag. Snip one of the bottom corners off and CAREFULLY let batter pour into hot oil. Make a large circle of the batter and connect it with more batter around and around in the pan. Let fry until golden brown on first side about 3 minutes. With a tongs, turn funnel cake over and let brown on the second side about 2 additional minutes.
  4. Let funnel cake drain on a paper towel lined plate.
  5. Top with powdered sugar and caramel sauce. Or, serve caramel sauce on the side for dipping, enjoy!

Step by Step Directions

Beat the eggs and sugar together until smooth. Carefully beat in the milk. Add the dry ingredients except for the powdered sugar and beat this until smooth with no lumps.

Beat the eggs and sugar together until smooth. Carefully beat in the milk. Add the dry ingredients except for the powdered sugar and beat this until smooth with no lumps.

Add in the spices, vanilla and diced apples and fold in until combined.

Add in the spices, vanilla and diced apples and fold in until combined.

Place 1/2 of the mixture into a gallon sized bag. Snip one of the bottom corners off and CAREFULLY let batter pour into hot oil. Make a large circle of the batter and connect it with more batter around and around in the pan.

Place 1/2 of the mixture into a gallon sized bag. Snip one of the bottom corners off and CAREFULLY let batter pour into hot oil. Make a large circle of the batter and connect it with more batter around and around in the pan.

Let fry until golden brown on first side about 3 minutes. With a tongs, turn funnel cake over and let brown on the second side about 2 additional minutes.

Let fry until golden brown on first side about 3 minutes. With a tongs, turn funnel cake over and let brown on the second side about 2 additional minutes.

Caramel Apple Funnel Cakes, spiced funnel cake mix loaded with diced apples, dusted with powdered sugar and caramel drizzle!

Let funnel cake drain on a paper towel lined plate.

Caramel Apple Funnel Cakes, spiced funnel cake mix loaded with diced apples, dusted with powdered sugar and caramel drizzle!

Top with powdered sugar and caramel sauce. Or, serve caramel sauce on the side for dipping, enjoy!

Caramel Apple Funnel Cakes, spiced funnel cake mix loaded with diced apples, dusted with powdered sugar and caramel drizzle!

So yummy and easy! Just be careful with the hot oil, the batter is thin so it will come out of the bag fast! What is you favorite caramel apple dessert??

Don’t forget to check out those other amazing Apple Projects from #CreativeBuzz bloggers:

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1. Individual Caramel Apple Pies from Handmade in the Heartland

2. Caramel Apple Parfait from Just Us Four

3. DIY Apple Chalkboard Teacher Gift from A Glimpse Inside

4. Apples of Gold Printable from All Things with Purpose

5. How to Make a Simple Caramel Apple from Sugar Bee Crafts

6. Oreo Apples Bouquet for Teachers from A Girl and a Glue Gun

7. Modern Apple Cross Stitch from Do Small Things with Love

8. Apple Cinnamon Cupcakes from Made to Be a Momma

9. Vintage Apple Sign from Carissa Miss

10. Caramel Apple Funnel Cakes from This Silly Girl’s Life

11. Easy Clay Snow White Pendant and Apple Earrings from Seven Thirty Three

12. Stenciled Apple Pillow from One Krieger Chick

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For more yummy inspiration make sure to follow my food board on Pinterest!


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