Experienced these Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes years ago via a friend of a friends small gathering. They were so cool I wanted to make them for my then “little” girls birthday. She’s not so little anymore. Cupcake batter into cones, baked, and topped with your favourite icing. The batter cooks all the way down to the bottom of the cone. The satin type icing I choose is one of my favourite icings as it’s not too sweet. It does however take about 15 minutes of mixing to make this icing and get it where it needs to be so plan ahead!
Unique and different this recipe has been updated and is one of the best food hacks out there. All the kids at my son’s birthday thought these were legit ice cream cones…until they took a bite. I’ve made these quite a few times but it’s been a while so my design and piping skills were weak, but the kids didn’t notice or care. The most important thing to remember when making them is to follow the directions ensuring you do not over fill the cones. You can also use boxed cupcake batter – why not?!
I decided to make these on a whim this year as I just don’t have my shit together lately when it comes to party planning. In previous years I would have my kids birthdays planned out in detail two months in advance. Now a days life is so busy I usually have the location or concept planned in advance but no details. That’s where the desire to bring these ice cream cone cupcakes back came from. My desire to show I put some thought and effort into this party. Being a detailed Virgo sucks sometimes!
My son wanted blue and green icing to match two of the Lego Ninjago characters (his current obsession) but I kept it simple and just did blue. But added blue and green sprinkles. Some leftover Halloween kit kats seemed like the perfect topper.
Surprise them with these Ice Cream Cone Birthday Cupcakes, I think they are perfect for kids of all ages!
I picked up the Walmart brand ice cream cones but I would recommend buying the better brand ones as these ones looked cheap (you can tell by the photos and how discoloured they are – boo) and more than half were broken or “chipped” around the edges when I took them out as you can also see. I was really not impressed with these Walmart Brand cones and will always buy brand name in the future.
- 20 Brand Name Flat Bottomed Ice Cream Cones
- 1 1/2 cup flour
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- pinch of salt
- 1/2 cup butter softened
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup cocoa
- 3/4 cup boiling water
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 3/4 cup milk
- Preheat oven to 350F
- In a large bowl mix together flour, baking soda, baking powder and a pinch of salt. Set aside.
- In a medium bowl beat together butter and sugar until smooth. Add in eggs and vanilla and continue to beat until well combined.
- In a third bowl mix together cocoa powder, boiling water and brown sugar. Once combined add your milk.
- Get your cones ready by placing standing up in large/regular sized muffin tins.
- Add half the flour to butter mixture and beat well. Pour in half of the cocoa powder wet ingredients beating to combine. Finally add the last addition of flour, mixing in and then the wet ingredients. Beat until fully combined and glossy.
- Fill each cone 3/4 full allowing room for expansion. Do not over fill.
- Bake in oven for 22 minutes or until tester toothpick comes out clean.
- Let cool before icing.