Ice cream cone cupcakes are cute and delicious

Guestpost by Mich on Jun 20th


I pinned something AGES ago that had cute cupcakes baked inside ice cream cones. I had a weekend with lots of free time and a BBQ to go to, so I thought I would give them a go.

Here's how they turned out, and how you can make them too.


  • 24 cone cups — make sure they are the ones with the flat bottoms
  • 1 box of funfetti cake mix (plus oil, eggs and water for cake mix)
  • 2 tubs of frosting
  • Foil tray… or maybe not (more on this later)

According to my Pinterest find, you need something to support the ice cream cones in the oven while they bake. It suggested a foil tray. I'm going to experiment and do 1/2 with a foil tray and 1/2 just standing in a muffin tin.

Cut holes in the foil tray to support your cones — this is not as easy at it looks. Preheat your oven according to cake mix box directions.

STEP 1.5
STEP 1.5ONLY REQUIRED if you are as accident prone as me… apply a plaster to the foil cutting injury.

Then mix cake mix according to directions on the box.

STEP 2Place ice cream cones into foil tray holder. Then place the whole thing on a tray to make it easier to get in and out of the oven.

STEP 3Fill cones with cake batter to the inside line.

STEP 3.5
STEP 3.5I decided to experiment and do half my cones in the foil tray, as shown on Pinterest, and the other half balanced in a muffin tin.

STEP 4Bake according to direction on your cake box (probably for the maximum time). As you can see, my foil tray holder cones kinda overflowed and mushed together a bit, but the muffin tin ones were fine. In the future I would not bother with the foil tray.

Remove from the oven and allow to cool.

STEP 5 and 6Frost in swirls and decorate with sprinkles.

Refrigerate and then ENJOY. And if you can be bothered, you can make a cool cardboard box holder for your cupcake cones.

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Mich is a former Offbeat Bride Tribe moderator. She's a quirky, goth(ish), learning disabilities teacher/nanny who likes octopuses, zombies, baking and sewing.