These homemade corn dogs are lightly sweet, crisp, and hand-dipped just like the ones at Corn Dog Castle in California Adventure, Disneyland. They freeze well too!

Homemade Corn Dogs (Disneyland Copycat)

Yield 12 corndogs



  • 3/4 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 3/4 cup + up to 2 Tbsp buttermilk
  • 1 Tbsp oil (vegetable/canola)


  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour (for dredging hot dogs)
  • 12 hot dogs (we used all beef)
  • 12 wooden skewers, candy sticks, or thin popsicle sticks
  • 2 quarts oil (vegetable/canola), for frying


  1. In a large pot, heat 2 quarts of oil to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the cornmeal, flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder. Add the egg, honey, buttermilk, and Tablespoon of oil. Stir to combine. Adjust consistency with an extra Tablespoon or two of buttermilk if batter is too thick. The batter should be able to coat a spoon, yet be pourable. Transfer batter to a tall drinking glass. Let sit for 10 minutes.
  3. Insert a skewer into each hot dog. Place 1/4 cup of flour on a plate. Dredge/coat the hot dogs with flour, shaking off any excess. (This helps the batter stick.)
  4. Dip one hot dog at a time into the batter and onto a little bit of the stick. Shake off excess batter as evenly as possible. Slowly dip the battered corn dog into the hot oil and release the stick when the oil reaches your fingers. The corn dog will sink to the bottom, then float. Cook about 2-3 minutes, turning with tongs to evenly brown all sides, and fully cook the hot dog and batter. Transfer to a paper towel lined plate.
  5. Repeat with remaining hot dogs. You may have to tilt the glass to dip the last few hot dogs in the batter. I cook 2 corn dogs at a time. Enjoy hot! See notes for freezing instructions.

Recipe Notes

TO FREEZE: Cool corn dogs completely. Place in a zip-top bag. TO REHEAT: Bake at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 20-25 minutes, flipping halfway, until desired crispness.

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