Every summer for as long as I can remember, my family visits our cousins in Long Beach Island, New Jersey. I look forward to the trip every year for so many reasons, but I’d have to say my absolute favorite part of it is when we all go to the carnival. We spend hours going on roller coasters, driving bumper cars, and competing in skee-ball, but the best part of all is at the very end of the day, when we all get funnel cakes! Some are topped with whipped cream, some with ice cream, and of course some with the classic powdered sugar. For me, a summer without funnel cake just isn’t summer!
Of course, I wanted to make my own version of my favorite summer treat, and the best way to do that is obviously to combine it with my favorite year-round treat: cinnamon rolls! I added a TON of cinnamon to the funnel cake batter, turned the usual cream cheese frosting into a thick, tangy drizzle of glaze, and cinnamon-spiced up the shower of powdered sugar at the end. Some recipe mash ups just don’t work, but funnel cake and cinnamon rolls are a match made in heaven!
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