In a small bowl, mix fresh strawberries and 1 cup of sugar. Cover and place in refrigerator until ready to use.
In a small bowl, whisk flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt together until combined.
In a large bowl, add milk, egg, vanilla, and slightly melted butter. Mix until well combined.
Add flour mixture to the wet ingredients. Stir until combined.
Heat oil in a medium sized saucepan over medium heat.
Fill a piping bag, using a wide tip, with your batter.
Squeeze the batter into the hot oil in a circular pattern.
Let cook on each side for 2-3 minutes or until golden brown on both sides.
Remove from oil and place on paper towels to absorb any excess oil.
Top funnel cake with powdered sugar, prepared strawberries in syrup, whipped cream and chocolate sauce. Enjoy!