I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for… Ice Cream Cone CUPCAKES!

Want an ice cream cone that won’t melt in the sun? Look no further than these adorable and delicious Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes. These DIY cupcake creations combine two of our favorites, ice cream cones and cupcakes. Gather your kiddos in the Kitchen and let them explore their creativity as they top their cupcakes with frosting, sprinkles, cherries, chocolate chips — the possibilities are endless! You’re sure to score the “mom-win” of the neighborhood with this fun summertime treat.


For this recipe, you’ll need a fantastic sous chef, team-work, and a “we can do it” attitude.

A little concentration will produce a delicious masterpiece!

Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes
Prep Time10 min
Cook Time10 min
Makes12 cupcakes
1 1/2 C all-purpose flour
1 1/2 t baking powder
1/4 t salt
1/2 C unsalted butter, room temperature
2 T mayonnaise
3/4 C + 2 T sugar
2 eggs
1 t vanilla extract
1/2 C + 2 T milk
12 wafer cones
1 1/2 C white buttercream frosting
2 T confetti sprinkles
Toppings of your choice i.e. sprinkles, maraschino cherries, chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.


In a bowl, whisk together dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.


In a medium bowl, with an electric mixer or by hand, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed and mix in the vanilla.


Add dry ingredients and milk to the butter mixture, alternately, beginning and ending with dry ingredients. Mix until incorporated after each addition. Be sure not to over beat.


Using a mini cupcake scoop, fill wafer ice cream cone ⅔ full of batter, being careful not to over fill cone (see TBK TIP for remaining batter). Place filled wafer cones into mini muffin pans so that they do not tip over when baking. Bake until the center is firm, about 10-12 minutes, rotating pan once if needed. Transfer to a wire rack; let cool for 5 minutes. Remove wafer cones from pan and let cool completely on a wire rack.


Once wafer and cupcake are cooled, frost top with buttercream frosting, spread on with an offset spatula or piped from a bag. Sprinkle with confetti sprinkles before frosting dries to ensure they stick. Top with a cherry. Enjoy!

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