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

*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.


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


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

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

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

  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!

  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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