Monday, July 11, 2011

{What's Cooking?} Ice Cream Cone Cakes!

Here's a fun twist for your next Ice Cream Party: Ice Cream Cone Cakes! Get the look of an ice cream cone without worrying about the melted mess. I want one!

Image: My Recipes

These would be perfect for a summer party, playdate, or just because you want to brighten someone's day. They will definitely be making an appearance at our house before the end of the summer! Here's how you can make some to enjoy yourself:
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup baking cocoa
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg white
  • 10 flat-bottomed ice-cream cones
  • Frosting (see recipe, below)
  • Optional: colored sprinkles, 10 maraschino cherries with stems
- Combine first 4 ingredients in a small bowl; set aside.
- Beat butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Add flour mixture and buttermilk alternately to butter mixture, beginning and ending with flour mixture; beat at low speed after each addition just until blended. Stir in vanilla. Add egg white, mixing well.
- Fill cones to within 1/2 inch of the top; carefully place on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for 35 minutes; cool completely on wire racks. Spread evenly with Frosting. Top with colored sprinkles and a cherry, if desired.

Frosting Recipe:

  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons buttermilk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Beat butter and sugar at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Add buttermilk; beat until spreading consistency. Stir in vanilla.

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  1. I loved your cupcakes so I made them yesterday! I'm not much of a blogger, but put them up:

    thanks for the inspiration!

    1. Heather-when you made these how many did this recipe make?

  2. How many do they make?

  3. My daughter wanted me to make these for her birthday party. The cake was very dense and dry, and the flavor isn't very good. I think 35 minutes to cook is too long. The tops were really hard. Going with a store bought cake I guess. :(

  4. so cool, but with the madness of 3 kids i think ill use a boxed cake and frosting from the store! Gread idea though and I know my 5 year old will love it!!