5.24.2011

Recipe: Cupcake Ice Cream Cones

Looking for cupcakes that are a little more that ordinary!? I saw this online somewhere and had to try it for myself!


They would make a fun treat for a birthday party, a family reunion, holidays, or just because!

Here's what you need:
• 1 box of cake cones {flat bottom}
• cake mix and ingredients
• frosting
• hand or stand mixer
• 9"x13" baking dish

Instructions:
*Set your oven to your cake mixes specified temperature. Usually 350°F

Mix your cake batter togther as usual. I used a boxed cake mix but adapted it to be dairy and egg-free {if you wonder why read here}. If you are looking for a great recipe that is allergen-free and gluten-free, this is a great one!

Next, grab your 9"x13" baking dish and place your empty cones in it. {I found that once I had them filled I could actually fit 12 in the pan. }


Then, fill your cones. Since my mix had no egg in it and I knew it wasn't going to rise very much, I filled mine pretty full. With a regualr cake mix, you will want to fill them about 2/3 full. Otherwise your cupcake will spill out over the top of your cone while it bakes.


VERY CAREFULLY place your baking pan {with the filled cones} into the oven. Set your timer for about 12-18 minutes {depending on your mixes directions}. Once your timer goes off, check to see if they are baked completely through by inserting a toothpick in center. If it comes out clean, they are done. If it still has some batter on it, let them cook a little longer.


Once they cool, it's time to frost! I have one of these guys:

It is a pampered chef frosting gun. It comes with several different attachments for different frosting shapes. I just used the largest opening top. You can also use a ziploc bag, or frosting bag and tips... whatever works for you!

I suggest, if you happen to use store-bought frosting, that you either buy the whipped frosting or whip yours with your mixer before you put it on the cupcakes. It adds a nice fluffy feeling to it and makes it taste homemade{ hiding the fact that it is actually store-bought frosting }.

Then just swirl your frosting on the top to make it look like ice cream! I didn't cover all of the cupcake part because my kids are little and I don't want them having TOO much sugar frosting.



ENJOY!

BUT... be beware... they can be messy!



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6 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing. Going to bookmark this for Moo's upcoming bday.

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  2. mmm I had this recipe and misplaced it, Thank you Thank you for sharing!! So doing this for a bake sale coming up :)

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  3. What a great idea for Memorial Day weekend! Thanks!

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  4. I made those about a year and half ago, they looked so hard but was very easy... Hardest part was getting them in the oven! LOL Yours look great... Kids eatting them are too cute!

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  5. My mom use to make these for my class in kindergarten. Everyone loved them and now my mom makes them for my kids!

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