Saturday, March 5, 2011

ice cream cupcakes!

Here is a recipe for a twist on the average cupcake, fun to make and great for birthday parties or a summertime treat!

1/2 cup butter, room temperature
2/3 cup granulated white sugar
3 large eggs
1 teaspoon pure vanilla
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup milk (I used soy milk)
Zest of 1 large lemon (optional)

12 ice cream cones
Tin foil

I used a tub of Pillsbury vanilla frosting, but I'm sure these would be even better with a homemade buttercream frosting.

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. Cut 12 six inch squares of aluminum foil and press them into 12 regular
or mini muffin tin cups.

3. Place cone in each cup, wrapping the foil around the cone to hold it in
place (jiggle slightly to make sure cones are secure).

4. Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

5. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in the vanilla extract and lemon zest.

6. In a separate bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
Add to the butter and egg mixture, along with the milk, and beat until

7. Fill cones to top of the cone handle (I didn't fill them high enough, so don't be scared).

8. Put in oven and let bake for 20-25 minutes (make sure cupcakes are fully cooked by inserting toothpick, it should come out clean).

9. Let cool before you add the frosting and toppings.

10. Refrigerate for at least 15 minutes before serving!


  1. I am so going to make these for my daughter's 3rd birthday. Too cute!

  2. Cute!!
    BTW, how are you so lucky? congrats on winning a million prizes! It seems like every giveaway I've seen lately has your name on it. ;)
    Oh, I'm going to email you about sponsorship. <3

  3. Mandi, you should! She would love them!

    Beca, Thanks! I won two giveaways and they were both within like a week of each other! I never win anything, I feel so grateful :)

  4. yumm! I'm going to save this! :D thanks for the baked mac & cheese idea btw last week! ;)

  5. what a cute idea! i can't wait until i have an occasion to try and make these!

  6. These look de-lish.

    Happy day to you!

  7. ice cream cupcakes! I completely forgot about those. My mom used to make these for my birthdays growing up so they definitely bring back good memories. Yours turned out so cute and delicious looking!