Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes are the most adorable dessert that will bring a smile to everyone's face. Made using a simple box cake mix, and sprinkled with cheer, you will enjoy celebrating with these fun treats.
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  1. Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes
  2. How to make ice cream cone cupcakes
  3. Ice cream cone cupcakes frosting
  4. How do you transport ice cream cone cupcakes?
  5. Can you bake cupcakes in ice cream cones?
  6. More Great Desserts
  7. Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes Recipe

Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes are the most adorable dessert that will bring a smile to everyone’s face. Made using a simple box cake mix, and sprinkled with cheer (and colorful sprinkles), you will enjoy celebrating with these fun treats.

Ice cream cones filled with cupcakes topped with icing and sprinkles

Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes

What is a celebration without dessert? Boring! We love to celebrate with family and friends whether it is a birthday party, graduation, anniversary, baby shower, you name it we love to celebrate it. These adorable ice cream cone cupcakes will make your celebration that much sweeter.

The best part about this recipe, besides tasting absolutely delicious, is how simple they are to make. Begin with a basic box cake mix in a flavor your family loves and half the work is already done for you. It is one of our family’s favorite recipes and I am sure it will be yours too!

Three ice cream cones filled with cupcakes with frosting and sprinkles on a baking pan

Hey guys, this is Shannon from The Food Cafe and I love to make desserts and watch and hear the “oohs” and “ahhs” when your family and friends bite into something amazing.

You may also want to tantalize their tastebud with this moist and delicious Texas sheet cake or these easy chocolate dipped cake pops, made from pound cake.

How to make ice cream cone cupcakes

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Using a 12 cup muffin pan place one flat bottomed ice cream cone (sometimes called cake cones) upright in each cup of the cupcake pan and set aside. A muffin tray with ice cream cone stacked inside of each muffin hole
  2. In a large bowl prepare cake batter as instructed on box. Beat for 2 minutes with an electric mixer until combined.
  3. Fill each ice cream cone 3/4 of the way, using a piping bag and tip or spoon. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes, remove and let cool completely for approximately 20 minutes before frosting. The steps showing how to make ice cream cone cupcakes

Ice cream cone cupcakes frosting

To frost ice cream cone cupcakes allow them to cool at least 20-30 minutes.

  1. Using your favorite frosting of choice (I used whipped fluffy white) Place in a medium bowl with 3/4 cup powdered sugar and mix until combined.
  2. Place frosting into a piping bag with a tip of your choice or into a Ziploc bag and snip the corner off at one end and frost each cupcake then top with your favorite sprinkles or chocolate chips. Frosting an ice cream cone cupcake

How do you transport ice cream cone cupcakes?

  • You can use a cereal box or sturdy cardboard box trace the outline of the bottom of the cupcake for a dozen cupcakes. Cut each circle out with scissors or sharp knife and place the ice cream cones into the holes and securely transport.
  • Using the muffin tin pan, cover the top with aluminum foil and trace the bottom of the ice cream cone on the foil. Cut out the hole and then place the ice cream cone down into the hole.
  • Clean a styrofoam egg carton and flip it so it lies flat. Cut the egg shape dome off of the carton and place the cupcakes into the holes of the styrofoam.
Ice cream cone cupcakes with frosting and sprinkles on a baking tray

Can you bake cupcakes in ice cream cones?

Yes. It is very easy to bake cupcakes in ice cream cones and the ice cream cones do not get burnt and still taste subtly sweet and flaky.

For your next celebration of any kind, make a fun statement with these sweet and adorable ice cream cone cupcakes that will bring a smile to everyone’s face and remind that we are all kids at heart.

Ice cream cone cupcakes

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4.47 from 13 votes

Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes

Author — Shannon Johanson
Serves — 12
Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes are the most adorable dessert that will bring a smile to everyone’s face. Made using a simple box cake mix, and sprinkled with cheer, you will enjoy celebrating with these fun treats.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Cool 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 1 box white cake mix or favorite cake mix of choice
  • 12 ice cream cones

For Frosting:

  • 12 oz whipped white frosting
  • ¾ cup powdered sugar
  • Sprinkles

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Using a 12-cup muffin tin pan place one ice cream cone upright in each cup and set aside.
  • In a large bowl prepare cake mix as instructed on box.  Beat for 2 minutes with electric mixer until combined. 
  • Fill each ice cream cone 3/4 of the way, using a piping bag and tip or spoon. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes, remove and let cool for 20 minutes before frosting.

For Frosting:

  • Using your favorite frosting of choice (I used whipped fluffy white) Place in a medium bowl with 3/4 cup powdered sugar and mix until combined.
  • Place frosting into a piping bag with a tip of your choice or into a Ziploc bag and snip the corner off at one end and frost each cupcake then top with your favorite sprinkles.

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Nutrition Info

Calories: 324kcal | Carbohydrates: 64g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 361mg | Potassium: 40mg | Sugar: 43g | Calcium: 96mg | Iron: 1mg
Jennifer Fishkind

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Jenn is a mom to three beautiful boys, wife to an amazing husband, social influencer and blogger. I love all things easy recipes, easy crafts, all things hacks, traveling EVERYWHERE and feeding my Pinterest addiction!

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  1. Helpful tip: If you pour the cupcake batter into greased cupcake pan, then place the cones upside down in the center of each cupcake, they will bake up into the cone, eliminating the possibility of them all spilling over on the way into the oven with them filled upright.

  2. 1 star
    Followed the recipe to a t and the top browned nice but the middle and inside was sunken in and raw.

  3. I wanted to make these for my granddaughters birthday party. I made a practice batch. They turned out pretty good. The problem was by the next day the cones were getting soft and stale. Any suggestions to prevent this?

  4. Do the cones get soggy if you make these ahead? If so – how long do they stay sturdy and fresh before we need to worry about them soaking up the moisture from the cake?

    1. Mine were soggy by the next day. On another site I saw that you should serve them in a couple hours.

    2. My mom made these back when I was a kid and I’m 53 now. I find them to be kinda soggy the next day so I’ve always found myself baking them early in the morning so they can cool before frosting. But they are so cute with putting sprinkles on top they can really look like an ice cream cone!