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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!

Caramel Apple Funnel Cakes

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


  • 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


  1. 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.
  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!

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??

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Originally posted August 2014, updated July 2017

27 Wonderful Comments

  1. Bobbi says:
    August 28, 2014

    Love funnel cakes…and with caramel and apples? Holy moly…I might marry these 🙂

    Pinning it!
    Thanks for sharing!

    • August 28, 2014

      You literally made me LOL… try themmmmm!

  2. Jessica says:
    August 28, 2014

    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!

  3. Mireille says:
    August 28, 2014

    love funnel cakes but these are better than I’ve ever had at any carnival

  4. August 28, 2014

    Bring on fall – and caramel apples and funnel cakes! Thanks for sharing a wonderful recipe on foodie friday!

  5. August 29, 2014

    Oh my goodness, this looks amazing! What a fun and delicious twist on a traditional funnel cake. Pinned!

  6. Trish says:
    August 31, 2014

    These look so delicious. Funnel cake with apples…yummy.

  7. Morgan says:
    September 1, 2014

    I think I’m in love! Thanks so much for posting this!

  8. September 1, 2014

    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)

  9. Clare says:
    September 2, 2014

    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

  10. Cathy says:
    September 2, 2014

    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!

  11. Gina says:
    September 2, 2014

    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.

  12. September 2, 2014

    These look amazing! I’ve actually never had a funnel cake, and I’ve been dying to try one. I’ve considered making some shortly, and I’ll be pinning your recipe to try out along with regular funnel cakes.

  13. heather says:
    September 5, 2014

    wow..these look soooo good! thanks for adding it to From the Farm! you were chosen as this week’s favorite!

  14. September 5, 2014

    Funnel cakes and curly fries are the two best foods at the fair! I’m ready for fall too. These funnel cakes look fabulous! Pinning!
    Stopping by from Pin Junkie, Pin It.

  15. Karly says:
    September 7, 2014

    I need about 10 of these! Thanks for linking up with What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!

  16. Kimberly says:
    September 7, 2014

    Seriously, this looks so amazing! Pinned. Jessica has chosen it to feature it at our party tomorrow night at 7 pm. Woo Hoo! Hope to see you there.
    Happy Sunday! Lou Lou Girls

  17. September 23, 2015

    Wow these look incredible and making me really hungry! I can’t wait to try these now!

  18. Diana Johnson says:
    February 26, 2018

    Two of the best fair foods combined!

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