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Cupcake Cones Recipe

Cupcake Cones Recipe

Children love this treat, which is not as messy as a piece of cake. —Mina Dyck, Boissevain, Manitoba
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling YIELD:24 servings


  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1-1/2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup 2% milk
  • 24 ice cream cake cones (about 3 inches tall)
  • Frosting of your choice
  • Sprinkles or chopped peanuts, optional


  • 1. In a large bowl, cream the butter, peanut butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Combine dry ingredients; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk, beating well after each addition.
  • 2. Place ice cream cones in muffin cups. Spoon about 3 tablespoons batter into each cone, filling to 3/4 in. from the top.
  • 3. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center of the cake comes out clean. Cool completely on wire racks. Frost and decorate as desired. Yield: about 2 dozen.
Editor's Note: Reduced-fat peanut butter is not recommended for this recipe.

Recipe Note

Test Kitchen Tips

  • Tapping the cone gently helps batter settle into nooks and crannies.
  • Two scoops are better than one. Serve these with ice cream on top instead of frosting. Warning: Napkins required!
  • Nutritional Facts

    1 each: 171 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 26mg cholesterol, 162mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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    [email protected] User ID: 4797904 43094
    Reviewed Jun. 8, 2010

    "i think this a great recipe is great for kids"

    horktj User ID: 4166491 21502
    Reviewed Jun. 7, 2010

    "I am 66 years old and my Mom made ice cream cone cupcakes for our birthdays when we were kids, I made them for Bible School last year for a special treat and I gave the recipe to a young co-worker for her childs birthday. She was delighted to have it. You can also use a cake mix baking in the same way."

    zkeseaj User ID: 1937092 43089
    Reviewed Jun. 7, 2010

    "Imade thes for my girls birthdays when they were in elementary school. Iwould make vivid colored frosting and each one would look different but the all tasted the same. The children loved them! Alice G. Sanger,Tx."

    [email protected] User ID: 2603756 43088
    Reviewed Jun. 7, 2010

    "the only thing is - how do you get the cake from falling in on itself when it is done - didn't I fill it enough?"

    Brookrach User ID: 5013329 19485
    Reviewed Jun. 7, 2010

    "Very easy to make, makes as many as it says. Put icing in a freezer bag then cut the edge for easier frosting.

    so Yummy!"

    maggieaw User ID: 4163584 43086
    Reviewed Jun. 4, 2010

    "I made these with out the cones in regular cupcake papers. I also cut the receip in half and subsituted almond butter for the peanut butter. Deliciously different, I made an icing with the almond butter- a bit of buttermilk and confectioners sugar. Sprinkled the tops with chocolate jimmies."

    hazelmyst66 User ID: 1251745 76353
    Reviewed May. 31, 2010

    "They are best the day they are made no matter what flavor of cake is in them. The cones get soggy overnight. They are very cute though and kids do love them."

    keh1985 User ID: 3607645 22610
    Reviewed May. 31, 2010

    "Really cute treat, popular with little kids. My Mom would make them all the time when I was little, using different flavored cupcakes, so if someone has a peanut allergy you should easily be able to substitute a yellow cupcake or other preferred flavor."

    hgresser User ID: 4447742 20285
    Reviewed Sep. 26, 2009

    "Super cute!"

    3173sandy User ID: 1902423 19483
    Reviewed Jul. 22, 2008

    "wonder if you could us a different mix without the peanut butter since some people have peanut allergies- guess it would work -will try with my grandchildand his schoolmates"

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