How to make ice cream cone cupcakes

I knew what ice cream cones were, and what cupcakes were, but ice cream cone cupcakes? I’d never seen one until I stumbled on a picture online. They looked fantastic – like cakes you might buy in a shop.

I like simple recipes and I guessed this wouldn’t be my type of recipe – too complicated. It turned out that ice cream cone cupcakes are easy to make. Pour your favourite cupcake / bun mixture into the cup cones (just like you normally pour it into paper cases) bake, ice and decorate. Et voilà! You are left with show-stopping cakes.

I made the ice cream cone cupcakes on the pictures with the kids using standard chocolate bun mixture. We took them to a party and everyone mistook them for real ice creams!



To make 12 to 14 ice cream cone cupcakes you will need:

  • Wafer cup cones for ice cream
  • 200g (8 oz) of butter
  • 200g (8 oz) of caster sugar
  • 4 medium eggs
  • 50g (2 oz) of cocoa powder
  • 150g (6 oz) of self-raising flower

For the butter cream icing:

  • 100g (4 oz) of butter, softened
  • 150g (6 oz) icing sugar
  • 50g (2 oz) cocoa powder, sifted
  • 1-2 tablespoons of milk or cold water
  • Sprinkles to decorate



Here is how to make your ice cream cupcakes:

  • Heat oven to 180ºC, 350ºF, Gas Mark 4. Line a bun tin with bun cases
  • Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time, adding a little flour with each
  • Gently fold in remaining flour and cocoa powder
  • Half fill the cup cones with the mixture and bake for about 25 minutes until firm

When the cupcakes are cold prepare the chocolate buttercream icing as follows:

  • Beat the butter in a large bowl until soft. Add half of the icing sugar and beat until smooth
  • Add the remaining icing sugar, cocoa powder and one tablespoon of the milk /water and beat until creamy. Beat in more milk/water if necessary to loosen the icing
  • Spread the icing on top of the ice cream cone cupcakes and decorate to taste

The cakes will keep for a couple of days in an airtight container.