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How to Make Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes

How to Make Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes

This ice cream cone cupcake recipe is really simple and sure to be a crowd pleaser! It is a great birthday cake recipe, and I’m so excited to share it with you!

Ever since I showed you my neice’s “Crazy 8” Birthday Party, I’ve been wanting to try making cupcakes in ice cream cones.

Now, I know what you’re thinking… this isn’t the most “original” idea ever, right? Right. But, if you’re like me, you may not realize how EASY these are to make.

Yield: 24 cupcakes

Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes

ice cream cone cupcake recipe

Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes are so fun to make, and even more fun to eat. These are sure to be a family favorite!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 24 flat bottom ice cream cones
  • Boxed cake mix of any flavor
  • Oil (as directed on the cake mix box)
  • Eggs (as directed on the cake mix box)
  • 4 cups (1 pound) powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1-2 tablespoons milk
  • Food coloring
  • Sprinkles

Instructions

  1. Prepare your cake mix according to the directions on the box
  2. Set your ice cream cones upright in a pan. I found that a mini muffin tin worked great.
  3. Fill your ice cream cones halfway full.
  4. Bake the cupcakes according to the directions on the box. You want a toothpick inserted in the center of the cupcake to come out clean, except for a few moist crumbs.
  5. Prepare buttercream icing by mixing the powdered sugar, butter, vanilla. Add 1 tablespoon of milk at a time until smooth. You want your buttercream to be a pretty thick consistency. Add food coloring if desired.
  6. Once the cupcakes are cool, pipe the icing onto the tops of the cupcakes and top with sprinkles, if desired.

Ice Cream Cone Cupcake Ingredients

  • 24 flat bottom ice cream cones- mine were colorful
  • Boxed cake mix of any flavor
  • Oil as directed on the cake mix box
  • Eggs as directed on the cake mix box
  • Icing (homemade buttercream or store bought
  • Food coloring
  • Sprinkles.

Ice Cream Cone Cupcake Recipe

Time needed: 1 hour.

How to make ice cream cone cupcakes

  1. Prepare Cake Batter

    Prepare the cake mix according to the directions on the box

  2. Prepare Cones

    Set your ice cream cones upright in a pan. I found that a mini muffin tin worked great.ice cream cupcake recipe

  3. Fill Cones with Batter

    Fill your ice cream cones halfway to 2/3 full.ice cream cone cupcakes

  4. Bake Cupcakes

    Keep the cupcakes in the mini muffin pan and bake the cupcakes according to the directions on the box. You want a toothpick inserted in the center of the cupcake to come out clean, except for a few moist crumbs.ice cream cupcakes

  5. Prepare Icing

    Prepare buttercream icing or use a jar of prepared icing. Add food coloring if desired. Fill piping bag and use a star tip. I use a wilton 2D

  6. Frost Cupcakes

    The trick to frosting these is by starting on the edge of the cupcake, and swirling around and in, toward the center. Use steady pressure. And to make it look like ice cream, you want it to be swirled with a little dollop on top.
    And it helps if your frosting is slightly thicker in consistency.

  7. Enjoy!

    ice cream cupcake recipe

ice cream cone cupcake recipe

Sharon

Wednesday 5th of September 2018

I used my Ikea muffin tins! It's makes tall skinny muffins so held the cone really well and sturdy!

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Sunday 3rd of April 2016

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Sharyn

Wednesday 14th of October 2015

Hi there, all is going sound here and ofcourse every one is sharing facts, that's actually excellent, keep up writing.

Sunday 24th of May 2015

I have also sprayed a regular muffin tin and then filled it half full and then put the icecream cone on top that way they don't get soggy.

Melissa

Friday 1st of May 2015

How do you keep them crispy, mine always turn out soggy???

Tuesday 24th of March 2020

After baking puncher small holes in the bottom of cones.

Paulette

Monday 24th of September 2018

To eliminate soggy cones, remove the baked cupcake cones from the oven, let cool to the touch, then poke a couple small holes in the bottom of the cone to release the steam and moisture. This will ensure that your entire party will enjoy crispy ice cream cone cupcakes!

Sunday 20th of March 2016

I made these this weekend for my grand daughter's birthday party and I ended up throwing them away, because the cone came out so chewy you couldn't eat them. Pretty disappointed.

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