Ice cream cone cupcakes

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Ice cream cone cupcakes
Ice cream cone cupcakes
  • Makes: 12

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  • Skill level: Bit of effort

  • Costs: Cheap as chips

Can't decide between an ice cream or a cupcake? Have both! These ice cream cone cupcakes make the perfect summer treat and are bound to impress. This recipe uses a classic vanilla cupcakes sponge and is topped with a light and easy to make vanilla buttercream. If you'd like to give your recipe a twist we'd recommend using our chocolate cupcakes recipe for the sponge and you could even try whipped cream as the topping or if you'd rather buttercream, how about chocolate buttercream! Don't forget to add a Flake, sauce and some sprinkles too. This recipe makes 12 ice cream cone cupckaes and will take around 1hr and 10 mins to make in total.


  • 12 wafer cup cornets
  • 125g (41/2 oz) unsalted butter, softened
  • 125g (41/2 oz) caster sugar
  • 1 vanilla pod, cut in half and seeds reserved
  • 2 eggs
  • 125 g (41/2 oz) self-raising flour
  • 3 tbsp milk

To decorate

  • 1 quantity buttercream Get the recipe
  • multi-coloured sugar strands
  • 4 Flake bars, each cut into 3 lengths


  • disposable piping bag
  • large star nozzle

To make it easier to fill the cornets, put the cake mixture into a disposable piping bag and snip off the end. Then pipe the mixture evenly into each cornet.


  1. Preheat the oven to 190/Gas Mark 5.
  2. Stand the cornets in a 12-hole muffin tin − one in each muffin hole.
  3. Whisk the butter, sugar and vanilla seeds together using an electric hand whisk or beat with a wooden spoon until pale and creamy. Gradually whisk in the eggs until just combined. Add the flour and milk and whisk again until combined and fluffy.
  4. Divide between the cornets and bake in the oven for 20−25 minutes until golden and risen. Leave to cool in the tin for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to go cold.
  5. Put the buttercream into a piping bag with a large star nozzle. Pipe a large swirl, just like a Mr Whippy, on to the top of each cupcake. Learn how to pipe an ice cream style swirl with our step-by-step video
  6. Scatter over the sugar strands and finish each with a piece of Flake.

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