This keto funnel cake tastes like it is from the fair but has under 1 NET CARB! It is perfectly crispy and chewy, topped off with sweet powdered "sugar." And this keto funnel cake recipe only takes 10 minutes to make.
THE BEST KETO FUNNEL CAKE
I don't know if there is anything quite as nostalgic as funnel cake. When I think of funnel cake, I think of getting a hot and fresh one on two paper plates from the fair.
And I was thinking about how much I miss eating this deliciousness the other day, so I created a keto version of a classic funnel cake.
Anyway, this homemade keto funnel cake gets fried up until it is lightly golden, and then gets topped off with a sugar-free powdered "sugar" that makes it melt away when you bite into it.
Honestly, this funnel cake is downright addictive, and it will be hard not to eat the whole thing. Which you can totally do since each serving has 0.75 NET CARBS!
Oh, and if you want another delicious recipe that is reminiscent of the fair, make this Instant Pot Popcorn to go with your keto funnel cake.
INGREDIENTS FOR KETO FUNNEL CAKE
As far as ingredients go, this recipe has some very standard low carb ones.
In fact, I use the majority of these ingredients in a ton of other dessert recipes, like to make this keto lemon pound cake and these keto vanilla cupcakes.
Anyway, here's what you'll need to make this funnel cake:
- 2 large eggs
- ¼ cup melted butter
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- 1 scoop unflavored whey protein isolate
- ⅓ cup almond flour
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¼ cup whipping cream
- Pinch of salt
- 2 cups of coconut oil for frying
- Confectioners Swerve for dusting
KETO FRIENDLY INGREDIENTS TO USE
So, for the unflavored whey protein powder, you can use anything you want for this recipe. Just make sure that it has no added sugars and is low in carbs.
For the sugar-free powdered sugar topping, I used Confectioners Swerve, but you could also use Lakanto's Powdered Monkfruit Sweetener.
Now, if you are allergic or want a substitution for the almond flour, two other options you have are walnut flour and sunflower seed flour. Both can be substituted equally with almond flour and will work well in this recipe.
With that said, a flour you DO NOT want to use is coconut flour in its place. It is highly absorbent and will cause this funnel cake to be dry and fall apart.
Oh, and for the coconut oil to fry your funnel cake, I recommend using refined coconut oil because it has a more neutral flavor and higher smoking point than unrefined coconut oil.
HOW TO MAKE KETO FUNNEL CAKE
The process of making this funnel cake is super easy, and fun too!
It is similar to making these keto hush puppies, which, if you haven't tried yet, you definitely need to soon.
Anyways, let's make some funnel cake from scratch!
STEP 1: MAKING THE BATTER
The first thing you will do is add all of your ingredients - except the coconut oil and confectioners swerve - to a large mixing bowl.
Then whisk these ingredients together until everything is fully incorporated and you have a smooth batter.
Next, transfer the batter to a piping bag with a large ½" tip. And if you do not have a piping bag, you can put the batter into the corner of a Ziploc bag and cut off the end, so it is about a ½" diameter.
STEP 2: FRYING THE BATTER
Take out a large pan and put in your coconut oil. Heat the pan over medium heat until it reaches 350°F - if you do not have a thermometer to check the temperature, heat the oil for about 5 minutes before frying.
Once your oil is heated, slowly squeeze your batter into the oil in a circular motion. Fry the batter for about 2-3 minutes on each side until it is golden.
Then remove your funnel cake from the pan and transfer it to a paper towel-lined plate to drain the excess oil.
To finish up, sprinkle your hot funnel cake with as much confectioners swerve as you want and dig in!
STORING YOUR KETO FUNNEL CAKE
This recipe makes 4 servings of funnel cake. And since you can eat all 4 servings for only 3 NET CARBS, it will be hard not to eat the entire thing!
But if you decide to save some for the next day, you can store your leftover funnel cake at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 2 days.
Then to crisp it back up, put it in a 350°F oven for a few minutes until warm.
This funnel cake is about as low carb as a keto dessert can get. Each serving literally has 0.75 NET CARBS! And it is pretty high in protein for a dessert too.
Check out the rest of the macros for 1 serving:
- 254.75 Calories
- 23g Fat
- 1.75g Carbs
- 1g Fiber
- 0.75g NET CARBS
- 10.25g Protein
It doesn't get much better than this keto funnel cake when it comes to taste, texture, and keto friendliness.
Not only will you love this treat, but your kids will love it too and have no idea it is low carb and sugar-free!
I hope you enjoy this keto funnel cake recipe as much as I do. Make sure to leave a comment below if you make it - I'd love to hear what you think.
MORE KETO DESSERT RECIPES
There's no doubt that this funnel cake is delicious. And I have a few more dessert recipes that I think you'll like too.
So I highly suggest you give these a try next:
- No Bake Keto Peanut Butter Pie
- Keto Chocolate Mousse
- Keto Strawberry Cheesecake
- Keto Chocolate Cake
- Keto Brownies
- Keto Lemon Bars
- Keto Cinnamon Rolls
Keto Funnel Cake | The Best Keto Funnel Cake Recipe
This keto funnel cake tastes like it is from the fair but has under 1 NET CARB! It is perfectly crispy and chewy, topped off with sweet powdered sugar. And this keto funnel cake recipe only takes 10 minutes to make.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 5 minutes
- Total Time: 10 minutes
- Yield: 4 servings 1x
- Category: Dessert
- Method: Stovetop
- Cuisine: Keto Low Carb
2 large eggs
¼ cup (55g) melted butter
½ teaspoon baking powder
1 scoop (20g) unflavored whey protein powder
⅓ cup (40g) almond flour
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
¼ cup (60ml) whipping cream
Pinch of salt
2 cups of coconut oil for frying
Confectioners Swerve for dusting
- In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together all the ingredients - besides coconut oil and confectioners swerve - until smooth. Transfer to a piping bag fitted with a large ½” tip.
- Heat the coconut oil in a pan until it reaches 350° F.
- Slowly add the batter to the coconut oil in a circular motion and fry until golden (about 2-3 minutes per side).
- Remove from the pan and transfer to a paper towel-lined plate to soak up the excess oil.
- Sprinkle with as much confectioners swerve as you'd like and enjoy!
The scale up function does not change the gram measurements.
- Serving Size: 1 Serving
- Calories: 254.75
- Fat: 23
- Carbohydrates: 1.75
- Fiber: 1
- Protein: 10.25
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OMG so good! My family loves getting funnel cakes at fairs and this tasted pretty close. My kids loved it! Thanks:)
Since a "scoop of unflavored protein powder" can have different amounts depending on the brand & size of said scoop how many grams should we use?
This was super good! I was skeptical because I’ve never tried making a funnel cake before but it turned out perfect. I’ll be making it again very soon! Thanks😊
Definitely reminded me of the fair. My kids really liked it too. Will be making it again this week!
Super good. Will make again.
Turned out perfect!
Unbelievably good for just 1 carb!
Such a fun and different keto dessert to make!
OMG new favorite keto dessert!!!! Brought me back to when I was a kid. Haven't had a funnel cake in so long. Thanks for the recipe (:
Really darn tasty! And so easy to make to.
ok so this actually did remind me of the one that I got at Disney a few years ago. My son thought so too and wants me to make it again. Thanks for the recipe:)
Tasted really good! Kids actually loved them!!!
Loved this funnel cake! Kids loved it too.
Love love love!
Talk about nostalgia. Totally reminded me of when I was a kid. Delicious funnel cake!
As good as the fair!!
Very easy and fast to make. Texture was great.
Such a great treat!
These a perfectly crispy!
One of my favorite desserts I've made since going keto!
Haven't had a funnel cake in years and this brought me back! What a fun keto dessert recipe, will absolutely be making again soon!
Pretty darn good.
Amazing!! I had to buy protein powder to make it but it was well worth it. Plan on making this again many times 🙂
The funnel cake was delicious!! I put cinnamon sugar on two of them, so good!
Easy to make and so tasty. Just as good as the ones from the fair.
So yummy!! So happy I found this recipe!
Melt in your mouth delicious!
Can't stop making this, I think I've made it five times since I found the recipe 🙂
This recipe is the best. Has been my go to dessert since I found it.
Tried today, and all I can say is WOW!
Mine did not look like the picture lol but it tasted out of this universe delicious. My kids loved it and didn't have a clue there was no sugar in it!!
Cannot get over how good this is!!
I absolutely love funnel cakes and I was very pleased with how this came out!
Just made it, unreal!
Wowza this was heavenly!
Love this funnel cake, reminds me of when I went to the village fair as a kid.
Top notch funnel cake!! I suggest trying it if you haven't!
Can you sub the whipping cream for coconut cream and the whey protein for egg white protein?
I think it should work!
These turned out perfectly crispy.
This was great. I made an alteration. I used 1/2 scoop salted caramel protein powder instead
of unflavored. Added perfect sweetness no other topping/swerve needed. I did add a sprinkle
to my husbands but he said leave it off. The half of scoop protein powder is only 1 1/2 carbs and it
made 4 servings.