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


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!

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

Here is a quick video tutorial on how to make these funnel cakes!

I serve mine with my Cinnamon Buttermilk Caramel Sauce, oh my!


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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??

Caramel Apple Funnel Cakes

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 3 -4 large funnel cakes
Print Recipe


  • 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


  • Place three inches of vegetable oil a heavy bottom skillet with deep sides. Heat over medium heat until hot, around 350 degrees. You can also use a deep fryer set to 350 degrees.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Let funnel cake drain on a paper towel lined plate.
  • Top with powdered sugar and caramel sauce. Or, serve caramel sauce on the side for dipping, enjoy!

Originally posted August 2014, updated July 2017

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27 Comments at Caramel Apple Funnel Cakes

  1. OMG does that look amazing! I am going to have to try it…i do have a box of funnel cake mix..think that would work if I just added apples. I just need to eat this in about 15 minutes lol stop by my blog when you have a second! Cant wait to check out the rest of your blog! I followed you on all channels. keep in touch!

  2. Oh my goodness, why must you post such a temptingly dangerous recipe. 🙂 This looks SO dang good… And I bet it is so much better than anything from the fair/carnival! Thank you so much for linking up at Snickerdoodle Sunday!! I hope you’ll come back this Saturday with your latest makes!

    Sarah (Sadie Seasongoods)

  3. I’ve only ever had funnel cakes once at Disney World and I didn’t really like them – I bet they’d taste better with caramel apple though so I might give this a try

  4. We were just at a bbq and the hostess was serving funnel cake, and my kids asked me if I could do them! “Hmmmmm I am not sure” was all I could say, PINNED so I can tell my kids I can! Awesome recipe!

  5. I love this idea! I love caramel and apples but haven’t eaten a candy apple in years, too rough on the teeth! This adds a whole level of yumminess.

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