Banana Pudding Funnel Cake Recipe: How To

Last Updated on December 29, 2023

Today, we’re going to be looking at a banana pudding funnel cake recipe, and how to make the perfect funnel cake from the comfort of your home. Whenever I go to a theme park, it’s tradition for me to order a funnel cake. I’m not sure why, but funnel cake has always just screamed “theme park food” to me, and a visit doesn’t the feel same without one.

You’re probably thinking – what could be better than funnel cake, right? Four words: banana pudding funnel cake. The flavors of banana and funnel cake together are a match made in heaven, and there’s no wonder why this dessert is so popular.

What Is Funnel Cake?

Whenever anyone asks me to describe a funnel cake, it feels impossible to describe it in a way that does it justice. It’s a sweet treat that’s most commonly eaten in the US. You’ll regularly see people eating funnel cakes at theme parks, carnivals, and funfairs.

They’re crispy, fried…and somewhere between a doughnut and churros. It’s made by frying batter, and gets its name from having to use a funnel within the recipe (yes, it really is that obvious!).

What is banana pudding?

Banana pudding is simply a flavor of instant pudding mix that’s used in this recipe. Usually, you just add liquid to an instant pudding mix and you’re left with a simple, tasty dessert. However, the banana pudding funnel cake is fried and covered in sugar (as always), but then topped with banana pudding and sliced bananas. You’ll definitely be going bananas for this funnel cake!

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Ingredients in banana pudding funnel cake

The ingredients for a banana pudding funnel cake can differ, depending on which recipe you’re following. Our recipe uses the following:

  • pancake/baking mix
  • whole milk
  • eggs
  • vanilla extract
  • banana pudding mix
  • powdered sugar
  • bananas
  • Nilla wafers
  • oil

Nutritional information of banana pudding funnel cake

As you can probably imagine, this funnel cake is packed full of sugar! Each serving of the cake contains the following nutritional value:

  • Calories: 111
  • Carbs: 23g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Fat: 2g
  • Cholesterol: 55mg
  • Sodium: 380mg
  • Sugar: 19g

Banana Pudding Funnel Cake Recipe

Let’s move on to the reason you’re here – how to make a banana pudding funnel cake. It’s worth noting that you can use any flavor instant pudding and any fruit in this recipe. But banana is one of my favorites! This recipe is inspired by The Six Figure Dish.


The ingredients you’ll need for this recipe are:

  • 2 cups of pancake/baking mix
  • 4 cups of cold whole milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
  • 1 packet of banana pudding mix
  • powdered sugar (topping)
  • 3 sliced bananas (topping)
  • wafers (topping)
  • oil (frying)


Now all you need to do is:

Step 1: Prepare

Gather all of the ingredients you need for this recipe. Grab your oil and pour around an inch into a pot or pan you can fry the funnel cake in. Heat the oil to around 355F.

Step 2: Make the batter

Grab a bowl and add the vanilla extract, eggs, 1 cup of whole milk and the pancake mix. Mix well until completely combined. If you have a squeeze bottle and a funnel, this next part will be easy! Just use the funnel to pour to batter into a squeeze bottle. If not, you can use a cup, but it’ll much more difficult and you’ll need to have control when pouring the batter.

Step 3: Fry the batter

Once the oil has reached it’s temperature, pour the batter into a circle shape first. Once you have your circle, drizzle the batter all over to recreate the look of a traditional funnel cake. Leave to fry until golden on each side, this should take no longer than around 45 seconds.

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Step 4: Toppings

Leave to cool and make as many funnel cakes as your batter will allow – you may need to use more oil at this point. While the funnel cakes are cooling, add the banana pudding mix and three cups of cold milk to a bowl. Mix well with a whisk until it reaches a pudding like texture. This will take a while! Once you have your pudding ready, decorate the funnel cakes as you wish. Dust with powdered sugar, add the layers of pudding, along with the slices of banana. And then crush your wafers to sprinkle over the top. Enjoy!


I hope this article has helped you to become more familiar with a banana pudding funnel cake recipe. Not only is it a delicious treat, but it’s also super easy to make too! Most of the ingredients you’ll likely already have stocked in your pantry.

Do you have any tips or tricks when it comes to making funnel cakes? If so, please feel free to let me know in the comments below. Sharing is caring!


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