Chocolate Cupcake Cones Recipe
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Chocolate Cupcake Cones Recipe

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I experimented with these cupcakes when my girls were young. Now, I'm a grandmother of nine, and these are still our favorites. They're a great treat for kids to bring to school.—Betty Anderson, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES:36 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES: 36 servings


  • 1 package chocolate cake mix (regular size)
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • 36 ice-cream cake cones (about 3 inches tall)
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 3-3/4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 to 5 tablespoons milk
  • Sprinkles


  1. Prepare cake mix according to package directions; set aside. In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugar, egg and vanilla until smooth; stir in chocolate chips.
  2. Place ice-cream cones in muffin cups. Spoon about 1 tablespoon of cake batter into each cone; top with a rounded teaspoon of cream cheese mixture. Fill with remaining batter to within 3/4 in. of top.
  3. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  4. In a small bowl, beat the shortening, confectioners' sugar and vanilla until smooth. Add enough milk to achieve spreading consistency. Frost tops of cooled cones and top with sprinkles. Yield: about 3 dozen.
Editor's Note: These cupcakes are best served the day they are made.
Originally published as Cupcake Cones in Country Woman January/February 2003, p35

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Reviewed Mar. 11, 2015

"When I make these, I plan ahead & save empty cereal boxes & cut holes to set cones in....great when your traveling, it stays in place."

Reviewed Sep. 3, 2012

"I made my own version of these before, but can't wait to try this one! To make it easy to bake & somewhat transport, I put a piece of aluminum foil on top of my cupcake pan, and cut a small hole over each cupcake hole and then placed a cone in. It helped keep the cones stable during baking!"

Reviewed Aug. 8, 2012

"Someone had a question about how to transport. If you buy the cones in a box there is an order form for purchasing covered containers. They are great. As a teacher, mother, and grandmother I use them a lot"

Reviewed Aug. 6, 2012

"I would use a scoop of ice-cream on top instead of icing."

Reviewed Aug. 6, 2012

"The 1st time I made this recipe my oldest was in Pre-K...he's now a 28 year old soldier who still remembers them fondly. I now have two boys and a little girl that enjoy them immensely! Travels great...I throw them into a grocery bag in a cooler. When we eat them at our destination, I have frosting in a sandwich bag, snip a corner and frost it!"

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