My mom got this recipe from a magazine a long time ago. I was so thrilled when she told me that we had a Funnel Cake recipe! Here it is.
2 beaten eggs
1 1/2 cups milk
2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups cooking oil (I just used Canola oil. One time we were out of Canola oil so I just used lard, and that worked fine)
In a mixing bowl, combine eggs and milk. Sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Add to egg mixture; beat smooth with rotary beater. (test mixture to see if it flows easily through funnel. If too thick, add milk; if too thin, add flour.) In 8-inch skillet, heat cooking oil to 360 degrees (I used a candy thermometer to check the temperature). Covering bottom opening of funnel with finger, pour a generous 1/2 cup batter into funnel. Remove finger and release batter into hot oil in a spiral shape. Fry till golden, about 3 minutes. Using wide spatula and tongs, turn cake carefully. Cook 1 minute more. Drain on paper toweling; sprinkle with sifted confectioners' sugar. (It says it only makes 4 cakes but I got 5 out of one batch).