Definition of funnel cake in US English:

funnel cake


  • A cake made of batter that is poured through a funnel into hot fat or oil, deep-fried until crisp, and served sprinkled with sugar, of Pennsylvania Dutch origin.

    • ‘You don't even need a funnel to make funnel cake.’
    • ‘Cotton candy, funnel cakes, and the twirling rides made him want to puke.’
    • ‘The sweet smell of funnel cake wafted through the entire park, and despite their attempts to resist, the girls eventually dove into one, giggling when the breeze would cover them in powdered sugar.’
    • ‘Do not put more that one cake in each pan, the usual funnel cake is the size of the plate it is served on.’
    • ‘Jax sat beside her, munching on some funnel cake.’
    • ‘As for me, I never did get the funnel cake I wanted, but no matter.’
    • ‘We would like to to make donuts for the morning crowd and funnel cakes for the evening.’
    • ‘They tried to propagate some lies against me the other day, but I tipped over their funnel cake stand (it was at the county fair) and then they knew I meant business.’
    • ‘Her face was caked with powdered sugar and she was holding a half-eaten funnel cake folded inside a paper plate.’
    • ‘Well, they have a funnel cake here that I'm pretty fond of.’
    • ‘I enjoyed the dinner which was capped off by the largest and most delicious funnel cake I have ever seen.’
    • ‘Now you can make your own funnel cake at home - all you need are just a few ingredients and some simple tools.’
    • ‘Today, funnel cakes are a novelty, but the fried bread has its roots in Pennsylvania Dutch country.’
    • ‘I mean where else on earth do you have a collection of restaurants and food vendors that offer elephant ears, Cascade Burgers, hot scones, funnel cakes, BBQ and a multitude of other food varieties, most of which are deep fried?’
    • ‘Continue making funnel cakes one at a time until all of the batter is used.’
    • ‘We found a drink booth, and bought two drinks and a funnel cake to share, and headed back to our chairs, chattering about how hot it was and how big the firework show might be, my sister completely forgotten now.’
    • ‘‘I want a funnel cake,’ I said, tossing my arms around his neck.’
    • ‘We stuffed ourselves with hot dogs, corn dogs, funnel cakes, and everything else that we couldn't draw ourselves away from.’
    • ‘Somewhere, in each of us, lurks a little kid who still wants to go win a stuffed animal at the county fair, or cram popcorn in our mouths, or stand in line anticipating the hot, powdery sugared goodness of a funnel cake.’
    • ‘You know those fried funnel cakes at carnivals and Six Flags?’