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Recipe: Gluten Free Funnel Cake

IMG_0429I went to a fall festival the other day and caught a whiff of a funnel cake, which brought back memories of eating this tasty treat with my cousin Meg when we visited amusement parks back in the day. Like many foods I can no longer eat, I remember the distinct flavor and texture of funnel cake. Here is my gluten free version of it.

Gluten Free Funnel Cake

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 1 Large or 2 Small Cakes

Gluten Free Funnel Cake

Always double check your ingredients for Gluten Free status before using!


  • 3 Tablespoons Almond Flour
  • 1/2 Cup Tapioca Flour
  • 1 Tablespoon Coconut Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • Pinch Salt
  • 1 Tablespoon Coconut Sugar (or Regular Sugar)
  • 1 Egg
  • 3 Tablespoons Milk*
  • 1/2 teaspoon Apple Cider Vinegar
  • As needed Coconut Oil
  • To Taste Powdered Sugar


  1. Heat about a half inch of oil in a skillet over low-medium heat (I used a small cast iron skillet).
  2. Combine dry ingredients in a bowl.
  3. In another bowl, whisk together egg, milk and vinegar.
  4. Pour the dry mixture into the egg mixture and whisk until well combined.
  5. Pour batter into funnel (keep your finger over the hole until ready to cook).
  6. Carefully and slowly drizzle the batter into the hot oil.
  7. In a minute or less, carefully/slowly/gently flip the funnel cake to cook the other side (I scooped the underside of the cake with a metal spatula, placed another spatula on top of the funnel cake, slowly and carefully flipped it over then gently placed it back in the oil).
  8. When both sides are golden brown, turn off the heat, remove cake from the pan and place cake on a pile of paper towels to absorb excess oil.
  9. Sprinkle with confectioner's sugar and serve.


*I used almond milk. Other non-dairy milk may work too.

Check the housewares section of a dollar store for a funnel. Or use a pastry bag, or plastic bag with a corner snipped off may work.



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