Sunday, June 26, 2011

#308_ Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes

Ice Cream Cone CUPCAKES
topped with Cream Cheese Frosting...ideal for kiddie parties.

Ice Cream Cone Cup Cakes
topped with ice cream.
Grown ups as well as kids will enjoy these ones with ice cream on top.
I love this ice cream flavor called bunny Blue Bunny.
it's a vanilla flavor with thick fudge, caramels,
choc covered peanut, peanut butter, etc.

To make the Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes, I just used a box of Triple Fudge Chocolate cake mix and followed the directions on the back of box to make the cake.
Filled the ice cream cones 2/3 full with the batter and placed them in cupcake pans.
Baked in a pre heated 350 degrees oven for 20 minutes.
Let cool completely before frosting.

There's a couple of caveats I need to mention:
1) After the cupcakes are baked, the ice cream cones lost their crispiness and became a little chewy.
2) As awesome-looking as they are, its hard to bite down to the cake part without eating the topping first then the cake other words, you have to tackle the frosting first. Unlike a piece of cake with frosting or ice cream on top, you can pick up the cake and topping together with a fork.

3) It is hard to transport them as they will not stay on a container. It was even a struggle taking the pan with the cones from the counter to the oven.

Update: 6-27-11....forget baking the cones!!
I just discovered today that you don't need to bake the batter in the ice cream cones to make these cupcakes. All you need to do is bake a cake in a regular cake pan, then fill the ice cream cones with the baked cake. (You might can even use left over cakes...just an idea that popped in my head as I type this). The top won't be smooth though, but you will cover the top with frosting anyway, so this way the cones will stay nice and crisp. Caveat #1 is solved!

Update pictures: 6-28-11

I thought I'd take a picture of this while I had some cake scraps from trimming some cakes.

Here's the result....ready to top it with frosting or ice cream!!


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