ice cream cone cupcakes

Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes

August 9, 2022 2 Comments

Ice cream cone cupcakes are easy to make, look super cute and are so fun to eat.

Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes

From the recipe collection of Tara Ippolito

Does anyone remember ice cream cone cupcakes?

We used to eat these as kids all the time.

It seemed like every birthday party served these when I was growing up in the 80’s and we absolutely loved them.

ice cream cone cupcakes cover

They were so exciting to eat back then and still are to be honest.

My sons were just introduced to them this weekend and were thrilled and intrigued at the same time.

This is such a fun dessert.

rainbow cake mix

A cupcake that looks just like an ice cream cone? Sign me up!!

The best part about this dessert is that not only are they absolutely adorable to look at but they’re super easy to make, too.

If you know me I’m very upfront about not being a great baker.

green icing ice cream cone cupcakes

It’s just not something that I was ever really good at so I try to avoid it most of the time.

Any dessert that I do make has to be pretty much fool proof.

That’s why I love these ice cream cone cupcakes so much.

white icing ice cream cone cupcakes

They’re almost impossible to mess up and they makes them right up my alley!

I know if you give this fun dessert a try that you’ll love it, too.

Other easy desserts

So I already admitted to not being a great baker.

Any dessert I make has to be easy and taste good.

4 ingredient cherry danish

Im all about the semi homemade desserts because that’s even easier for me.

If you’re looking for some desserts that are super easy to make like these ice cream cone cupcakes here are a few great ones:

chocolate chip cookie cast iron skillet

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What cake mix should I use for these ice cream cone cupcakes?

We’ll first of all, you don’t need to use cake mix.

I’d you have a homemade cake mix recipe that you’d like to use please feel free to use that.

cake mix

I just love the convenience of the boxed cake mix.

If you’re like me and are going to use a cake mix, use any brand and flavor you like!

cake batter and ice cream cones

Any cake mix and icing flavor combination would work here so choose your favorite.

Won’t the ice cream cones burn?

Not at all.

cake batter in ice cream cones

The ice cream cones do not burn in the oven so don’t worry about baking them.

They’ll do just fine.

Tips for making the best ice cream cone cupcakes

We know that this dessert is easy peasy.

Especially using the boxed cake mix as a short cut.

cake batter in ice cream cones on baking sheet

As easy as these ice cream cone cupcakes are, there are just a couple tips to make them the best.

  • Don’t overfill the cones- make sure to add enough cake mix to the cones that the batter rises to the top. Don’t overdo it! If you pour more into the cones then the recommended amount it will spill over when they’re being baked.
  • Let them cool- let the cones cool completely before icing them. The icing will run off and it will create a big sloppy mess.
  • Flat bottom cones. This may seem obvious but be sure to get the cones with the flat bottoms so they stand upright nicely.
  • Stand them up- I had no problem keeping the cones filled with batter upright when I was baking them. If you think you could use some extra help try putting the cones into a muffin tin. You can wrap some tinfoil to the bottom so they fit inside each one nice and secure.
flat bottom ice cream cones

Ice cream cone cupcake ingredients

ice cream cone cupcakes with green icing


First preheat the oven to 350°.

cake boxed instructions

Now make the cake mix as it’s directed on the package.

making the cake mix

Then pour the cake mix into each ice cream cone 3/4 of the way up.

pouring cake mix into ice cream cones

Place each filled ice cream cone onto a baking sheet.

cones filled with cake mix

Next carefully place the baking sheet into the oven and bake for about 15 minutes or until the cake mix is cooked all the way through.

ice cream cones with cake mix baked into it

Now let them cool completely before adding icing and sprinkles.

green icing cupcake cones

Serve cool and enjoy!

Ice cream cone cupcakes recipe video

Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes

These ice cream cone cupcakes are so easy to make and so fun to eat.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cupcake cones, ice cream cone cupcakes, ice cream cupcakes


  • baking sheet


  • 1 box Funfetti Cake mix and ingredients to make it
  • 15 oz Icing any flavor
  • 24 Jumbo ice cream cones (flat bottom)
  • Sprinkles


  • First preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  • Now make the cake mix according to the directions on the back of the package
  • Then evenly pour the cake mix into each ice cream cone about 3/4 to the top
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the cake mix is cooked all the way through
  • Let them cook completely before icing and adding the sprinkles. Serve and enjoy!
Tara Ippolito

About Al Dente Diva

Tara Ippolito is a self taught home cook from New Jersey and cookbook author of Fast, Simple, Delicious. Better known as “T” across social media, she makes easy to follow recipes using familiar ingredients. T uses her Tik Tok, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and Pinterest channels to share recipes and cooking tips for everyday people. Her motivation to share with her followers is simple. To inspire people to cook and become more comfortable in the kitchen.

As a wife and busy mother of two little boys she she’s always cooking fast family friendly meals. Sharing her kitchen with others that want to learn is a true passion of hers. As her social media platforms continue to grow she is committed to delivering consistently delicious content to her followers.

Al Dente Diva

Hello there! My name is T & I’m a home cook from New Jersey. I love to share easy to make recipes, cooking tips & kitchen hacks with people who love to cook like I do. My recipes are all easy to follow & use ingredients most people are familiar with. Being a busy stay at home mother of two, I have to cook delicious budget friendly meals that are fast to make. I hope you find something helpful here. Thanks for coming by.

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  • Liz August 9, 2022 at 7:50 pm

    How cute and fun is this?! Will def give it a try. Thanks!

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