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Patriotic Cupcake Cones

Total Time

Prep: 40 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling

Makes

2 dozen

Young and old alike will get a kick out of our cute cupcakes. The red colored cake and white frosting make them a perfect patriotic treat. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Patriotic Cupcake Cones Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 bottle (1 ounce) red food coloring
  • 3 teaspoons white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon butter flavoring
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-1/2 cups cake flour
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 24 ice cream cake cones (about 3 inches tall)
  • FROSTING:
  • 1-1/2 cups shortening
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 6 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 4 to 5 tablespoons milk
  • Blue jimmies

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in the food coloring, vinegar, butter flavoring and vanilla. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt; add to the creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk, beating well after each addition. Pour batter into each cake cone to within 3/4 in. of the top. Place in ungreased muffin cups.
  2. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool completely.
  3. In a large bowl, beat shortening and vanilla until fluffy; gradually add confectioners' sugar and beat until smooth. Add enough milk to achieve spreading consistency.
  4. Cut a small hole in the corner of plastic bag; insert a large star tip. Fill the bag with frosting. Pipe onto cupcakes. Sprinkle with jimmies.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 396 calories, 17g fat (4g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 175mg sodium, 58g carbohydrate (42g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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