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Friday, April 7, 2017

Copycat Disneyland Churro Funnel Cake

Disneyland has some of the best food! One of my favorites is found at the Hungry Bear Restaurant (Critter Country) in Disneyland: the Churro Funnel Cake! It's a scrumptious funnel cake, sprinkled generously with cinnamon and sugar, drizzled with caramel, and topped with a triple dollop of whipped cream in the shape of Mickey Mouse!

Copycat Disneyland Churro Funnel Cake

Since we can't be in "The Happiest Place on Earth" every single day, we have to make do and try to recreate our favorites at home. This mouthwatering Copycat Disneyland Churro Funnel Cake recipe is easy to make, and is a delightfully sweet treat that will hold you over until you can go grab the original in the park!

Copycat Disneyland Churro Funnel Cake

Disneyland Churro Funnel Cake
Makes 6-8 cakes

1 large egg
2 cups milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups flour
1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons melted butter
1 quart vegetable oil, as needed
8 oz. whipped cream (store bought or homemade)
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon cinnamon
caramel sauce

  1. Fill a pastry bag with whipped cream, using a starred tip (I used #32).
  2. Move in a circular motion to create Mickey Mouse heads out of whipped cream. Place in the freezer to set while you make the funnel cakes.
  3. Pour oil into saucepan so it's 1-2 inches high. Heat on medium heat until it's about 350º.
  4. In a mixing bowl, whisk the egg and then add the milk and vanilla. Whisk again until well combined. In a separate bowl, stir the flour, sugar, baking soda and salt together.
  5. Slowly whisk the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Mix until there are no lumps.
  6. Stir in the melted butter. 
  7. Transfer the batter to a squeeze bottle.
  8. To test that the oil has reached the correct temperature, squeeze a couple drops of batter into the oil. If they immediately bubble and float to the top, the oil is ready.
  9. Squeeze batter in a circular motion (about a 1/2 cup of batter).
  10. Cook until edges appear golden brown. Use tongs to carefully flip and cook for about a minute on the other side.
  11. Gently remove cake to drain on paper towels, then immediately sprinkle about a teaspoon of the cinnamon & sugar mixture on each side.
  12. Serve warm with a drizzle of caramel sauce. Top with the frozen Mickey Mouse-shaped whipped cream.

Copycat Disneyland Churro Funnel Cake

With all the deliciously sweet toppings, this dessert can get kind of rich. So, invite some friends to share with you, or make the funnel cakes a little smaller than the ones served in Disneyland.

Now that you've seen how I make my favorite Disneyland treat at home check out how a few of my blog buddies make their favorites too!

18 Copy Cat Disney Recipes AND Southern California Vacation Giveaway

Hand Dipped Corndogs from Dessert Now, Dinner Later

Clam Chowder Bread Bowl from Kleinworth & Co.

Mickey Mouse Ice Cream Treats from Tastefully Frugal

Monte Cristo Sandwich from See Lindsay

Churro Funnel Cake from Artsy Fartsy Mama

Pumpkin Mickey Mouse Beignets from Clarks Condensed

BLT Waffle Fries from Old House To New Home

Chocolate Peanut Butter Sandwiches from Love To Be In The Kitchen

Carrot Cake Cookies from Cupcake Diaries

Caramel S'mores from My Latina Table

Mickey Marshmallow Wand from Liz On Call

Dole Whip Popsicles from Bite Of Delight

Dole Whips from Girl Loves Glam

Mint Julep Slush from As The Bunny Hops

Frozen Chocolate Covered Bananas from Pretty Providence

Mickey Mouse Cake Pops from Play Party Plan

Mac'n'Cheese Pizza from Over The Big Moon

Mickey Mouse Beignets from Housewife Eclectic


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  1. We LOVE Disney World but have always wanted to go to Disneyland. This would be so awesome to win!

  2. OMG - how could you pick just one treat? My hubby and I like to share a Mickey IceCream bar though - it's just fun.


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