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Chocolate Cupcake Cones Recipe

Chocolate Cupcake Cones Recipe

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. YIELD:36 servings


  • 1 package (18-1/4 ounces) chocolate cake mix
  • 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


  • 1. Prepare cake mix according to package directions; set aside. In a mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugar, egg and vanilla until smooth; stir in chocolate chips. 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. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  • 2. In a mixing bowl, beat the shortening, confectioners' sugar and vanilla. Add enough milk to achieve spreading consistency. Frost tops of cooled cones. Yield: about 3 dozen.

Recipe Note

Editor's Note: These cupcakes are best served the day they are made.

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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!"

Mary Eleanor
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!"

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."

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."

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"

Reviewed Sep. 29, 2009

"Any suggestions how to transport them?"

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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