Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes

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Ice Cream Cone CupcakesAs expected, they were delicious, looked very cute, and were a huge hit with my coworkers.

I saw this recipe in my new 125 Best Cupcake Recipes book by Julie Hasson. It reminded me of the cupcakes kids brought into school for their birthdays in elementary school so I just had to try them. I used her white cake recipe and of course, my favorite buttercrean frosting recipe.

1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
pinch of salt
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
2 egg whites
1 teaspoon almond extract
2/3 cup buttermilk

Prehead oven to 350 degrees.

In a small bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

In a bowl, using an electric mixer, beat together sugar and butter until well combined. Add egg whites, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Mix in almond extract. Alternately beat in flour mixture and buttermilk, making three additions of flour mixture and two of buttermilk, beating until smooth.

Fill muffin pan with flat-bottomed ice cream cones. Fill each cone three-quarters full of cake batter. Bake in preheaded oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until tops of cupcakes are golden brown and a tester inserted in center comes out clean.

Let cool completely in pan on rack. Top cooled cupcake cones with frosting. Sprinkle with garnishes.

Cupcake Notes:

  • I hate almond, so I used vanilla extract instead.
  • The cones end up a little soft due to baking. This is normal.

Buttercream Frosting
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup butter flavor Crisco
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
5 cups confectioners’ sugar
1/4 cup milk

In a large bowl, cream margarine and shortening until light and fluffy. Add salt, vanilla, confectioners’ sugar and milk. Beat well.

Frosting Note:
The first time I made this frosting, I used regular water based food coloring and the colors came out extremely muted. Since then, I’ve used gel color and the colors have looked great.

Recipe from 125 Best Cupcake Recipes by Julie Hasson.


9 Responses to “Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes”

    marie on 1 June 15th, 2006 8:14 am

    So cute! I have seen this before? When are you going to post the cupcake recipe. I can’t wait to make these. Thanks so much for sharing 🙂

    Eileen on 2 September 17th, 2006 6:33 am

    Awesome! I think my girl would love this “Ice-cream”! Could u post the recipe for the cupcake?

    BTW, most of your fosting usese “butter-flavour cisco”. I can only find the regular crisco shortening without the butter-flavour. What shall I do?

    H on 3 September 17th, 2006 10:18 am

    Eileen, I’ll post the recipe in a bit, but you can actually use any cupcake recipe you like!

    Re: the butter flavor crisco. The original frosting recipe actually calls for just regular crisco, but some of the reviewers said it had a funky taste to it, so they recommmended using the butter flavor crisco. However, I know someone that made it using just the regular crisco and she said it tasted fine, so I say go for it!

    Elayn on 4 September 29th, 2006 6:25 pm

    I would like to take these ice cream cone cupcakes to my childs school. What is the best way to transport them?

    H on 5 September 30th, 2006 1:08 pm

    Elayn, I put them in a big round Rubbermaid container. If you pack it full enough, they won’t move around.

    Tracey on 6 January 7th, 2007 6:59 pm

    Help! I love these cupcakes and am making them for my daughter’s part next week but we live in Australia and I don’t think they sell Crisco of any kind here (can’t find it anyway). What can I use instead??


    KjAY on 7 February 3rd, 2007 4:29 pm

    You can use any boxed cake mix and icing from a can if you are in a pinch or if you can’t find the ingredients.The confetti cakes come out really cute.

    Shellie Goyal on 8 March 20th, 2008 10:40 pm

    I am on the prowl for easter ideas and these look fab, but best of all the are making me drool..

    thanks for sharing

    Amber on 9 June 3rd, 2010 2:22 am


    I cut holes in the side of a large cereal box (alternating the hole placement so the box wasn’t too weakened). Worked great and acted as a tray.