Funfetti Ice-Cream Cone Cupcakes

A fluffy moist vanilla cupcakes are baked in ice cream cones and topped with whipped vanilla bean frosting!

Funfetti Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes via Blahnik Baker

Are ice-cream stand runs a part of your summer evenings? They sure are for us. We live close to a lake with beautiful walking paths. Normally, we walk the 4 mile path and sometimes at the end reward ourselves with ice-cream cones at the stand across from the park. Favorite treat! I shared this on Instagram recently.

Funfetti Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes

I’ve wanted to make funfetti ice-cream cone cupcakes since it started warming up but I never found an occasion for it until my 12-year old niece was in town a few weekends ago for a softball tournament. She was staying with us and I figured we could make these together for her softball team and that’s exactly what we ended up doing.

Funfetti Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes via Blahnik Baker

Despite being so excited to bake these, I did no research on how-to bake cupcakes in ice-cream cones and they were a technical nightmare I must admit. I made funfetti vanilla cupcake batter and baked them in mini ice-cream cones (mistake #1). I placed the cones in regular muffin pans (mistake #2) and they were very shaky and difficult to transfer in and out of the oven. Some of the cupcakes overflowed since the cones were so tiny and I had too much in there. I topped with whipped vanilla frosting and decorated with sprinkles.

Funfetti Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes via Blahnik Baker

In the end, I was very glad with how these funfetti ice-cream cone cupcakes looked and the girls loved them. It was the best treat after a long weekend of softball games. The cake recipe is the same I used here and here and it is always a fluffy, moist vanilla cake and the confetti adds a crunchy layer as you bite into the cone.

Even though I loved how these mini ice-cream cone cupcakes turned out, I learned a few lessons for the next time I make them (luckily you will learn from my mistakes):

  • Use JUMBO ice-cream cones (unless you want mini cupcake cones)
  • Bake in ice-cream cone cupcake pans like these from Kupcake Konz : they were made for this purpose and seems to be very easy for transportation too. A great tutorial here. (FYI: I was not paid for this…I just found them online and they seem like a great idea :) ).
  • I found this cool trick that could have saved me some fallen cones. Simply wrap the cones with foil to hold the cones in place in the baking pans.
  • Do not overfill or you will have an overflowing mess.

Hope you will try these ice-cream cone cupcakes on your next summer get together! They are a fun project for kids as well :)

Funfetti Ice-Cream Cone Cupcakes
Adapted from Sweetapolita
Yield: 2-3 dozen cupcakes
  • For Vanilla Cupcakes:
  • 1 cup whole milk, room temperature
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • 4 large egg whites, room temperature
  • 2teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 -3/4 cups cake flour, twice sifted
  • 1-1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ sticks unsalted butter, room temperature and cut into cubes
  • ½ cup rainbow jimmies
For Whipped Vanilla Frosting:
  • 3 ½ sticks unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 cups sifted confectioners’ sugar
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
For the Cake:
  1. Preheat oven to 350oF. Place ice-cream cones into ice-cream cone baking pans or use regular muffin pans.
  2. Whisk together a ¼ cup of the milk, egg whites, egg, vanilla and almond extracts.
  3. Sift the cake flour in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Combine the rest of the dry ingredients including the sugar and stir together on low speed for 30 seconds
  4. Add the butter one piece at a time and blend on low speed for 30 seconds. Then add the remaining milk, and mix on low speed until moistened. Increase speed to medium and mix for 1½ minutes. Be careful not to overmix. Scrape the sides of the bowl as needed.
  5. Add the egg/milk/extract mixture in 3 separate batches mixing on medium speed after each addition until combined. Gently stir in the rainbow jimmies, until just combined.
  6. Pour batter into prepared ice-cream cones and bake in the center of the oven for 15-20 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean when inserted in center.
  7. Let cool in pans for 10 minutes before removing and cooling completely on wire racks.
For the Whipped Vanilla Bean Frosting:
  1. Whip butter for 8 minutes on medium speed using the paddle attachment of an electric mixer. The butter will become pale and creamy
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix on low speed for 1minute. Then increase speed to medium and mix for 6 minutes until the frosting is very light, creamy and fluffy.
  3. Best used right away.



  1. I’ve always wanted to try to make these! I didn’t even consider the difficulties they might entail! well, I appreciate the research and they look just perfect to me! how fun for little girls! I bet they loved them!

  2. These are SUPER fun!

  3. Oh these look so cute and so fun! Not to mention yummy ;) I love Funfetti!

  4. Hi, Zainab! Thanks so much for visiting me at Chatting Over Chocolate and leaving me such a sweet comment! I’m here returning the follow on Bloglovin’, and pinning these ADORABLE sweet treats too! :) Looking forward to enjoying your posts!! Have a wonderful week! :)

  5. These are so cute! Love it. Pinned :)

  6. OMG so pretty!!!! I love how cute and simple these are-YUM!

  7. Love this idea!

  8. These are super cute, Zainab! Love the ice cream cone cupcakes. What a good idea! Pinned!

    I hope you have a wonderful week. It’s back to work for me tomorrow. :/

  9. I LOVE this idea!! I’ve been dying to try it for oh about 3 years now… Thanks for learning the lessons and passing on the tips!!

  10. OMG! I swear that looked like ice cream. What a unique way to make cake disguised as ice cream. Thanks for this because I know someone who will make this for sure.

  11. These are adorable! I wish I had kids so I could make these for them. Will have to store this awesome recipe for later use :)

  12. So beautiful and festive!! The photos came out awesome. I love all the tips that you included… they don’t seem as intimidating now!

  13. Zainab!!!! I love these. You are uber talented. Can’t wait to read through your other creations…

  14. I think these will be the perfect treat for the kiddos to eat while watching fireworks tomorrow! Thanks :)

  15. This ought to cheer up kids of all ages!

    I’ve only made the ice cream cone cupcakes once for my little girl, and if I had known then about the foil trick, it would’ve been a headache-free day :)

  16. this is so creative!

  17. How cute and fun are these! Thank you so much for sharing them at Best of the Weekend. We love having you join us! Will be pinning to our party board – hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  18. What a fun treat! Thanks for linking up with What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!!

  19. Cupcakes in cones are always fun! Pinned! Thanks for sharing on Two Cup Tuesday!

  20. How cute! I haven’t had one of these in years. Pinning and stopping by from Sweet & Savory Sunday :)
    Kim @ *Soliloquy Of Food & Such*

  21. YOU ARE TALENTED!!!!!!

  22. These look SO fun!

    I would love for you to share and link up at my weekly TGIF Link Party if you haven’t already this week. Your favorite posts, most popular, recent or new! The party is open every Thursday night and closes Wednesday’s at midnight. Followed by (Not SO) Wordless Wednesday! I would be honored if you join us! Have a wonderful week!

    Hugs, Cathy

  23. Aw these are great!:) So cute & perfect for a kid’s party … or a mommy’s night in! Ha! Thank you so much for linking up with me this week at Tasty Tuesdays! I’ve pinned this & shared it with my followers! Please be sure to stop back by the party and check out some of the other links!

  24. Absolutely adorable! And you don’t have to worry about the kids dripping ice cream! Thanks for sharing at Sweet & Savory Saturdays #20!

    ~Amber @ Dessert Now, Dinner Later!

  25. Super cute! Stopping by from The Velvet Moon Baker.


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