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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savageladi User ID: 5819853 222532
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."

ladiebug721 User ID: 4336805 38710
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!"

Mary Eleanor User ID: 4623575 45843
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"

quinton1 User ID: 2548427 54313
Reviewed Aug. 6, 2012

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

4ittlepigs User ID: 6007386 54311
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!"

seamstressmama User ID: 4612221 84371
Reviewed Aug. 6, 2012

"I hope these will always be a kids favorite. When the idea came about years ago our room mothers made them for every school party. Sadly to say our school district won't allow home baked donations but I will always make these for my grand kids at home."

susanellis User ID: 4416292 86868
Reviewed Aug. 6, 2012

"This was one of the first recipes I made in 7th grade home economics class (back in the day when they had home ec classes). its great. I used it for my children and now for my grandchildren."

sabrinalee50 User ID: 2248137 54310
Reviewed Aug. 6, 2012

"I have been making these cupcakes since my kids were little, they are all grown with their own children now. The first time I tried them I made them for a huge family gathering on July 4th and made them look like Lady Libertie's torch. They were a big hit. Enjoy making these and use your imagination to make them into great things"

athomp436 User ID: 5061653 53828
Reviewed Sep. 29, 2009

"Any suggestions how to transport them?"

JodiLB User ID: 1362822 45839
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2008

"My kids love these. I leave off the frosting, because there is already frosting in the middle as my 4 year old like to say."

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