Ice cream cone cupcakes, 4 decorated on the kitchen counter

Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes: A Real Treat

Every once in a while I bake with Yuri and my nieces. We pick out some fun recipes and have a whole day of baking. This time we picked out ice cream cone cupcakes. A cupcake disguised as an ice cream. It looked like a fun recipe to prepare, easy to bake and delicious. All 3 important when you’re baking with a kid and tweens. Definitely when you have more than one recipe to prepare on that day.

Ice cream cone cupcakes, 4 decorated on the kitchen counter
Ice cream cone cupcakes

So how to make an ice cream cone cupcake? You’ll need unsalted butter, fine sugar, vanilla extract, eggs, self-rising flour and salt for the batter. Ice cream cones to pour the batter in. Buttercream and sprinkles to decorate them and let them look like a soft serve ice cream. The recipe for ice cream cone cupcakes is from the cookbook Kinderbakboek from Laura Kieft. Laura has her own foodblog Laura’s Bakery.

Other cupcake recipes on the blog are Kingsday Cupcakes and Eyeballs Cupcakes. If you want to know what the best vanilla cupcakes recipe is, check out this blog.


The recipe was easy to follow for the kids and myself. It was fun baking these cupcakes and let them look as much as possible as ice cream cones. We baked them on a slightly higher temperature, since my oven doesn’t have 175°C and we baked them for 23 minutes in the oven instead of 18.

Comment below if you’re going to try it out, if you have any questions and tag #cosetteiscookin when you post pictures on your socials.

Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes Recipe

Ice cream cone cupcakes, 4 decorated on the kitchen counter
Ice cream cone cupcakes

Allergies: sugar, gluten, wheat, dairy.


180 grams unsalted butter

135 grams fine sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

4 eggs

180 grams self-rising flour

A bit of salt

14 ice cream cones




So now let’s get on with how to make ice cream cone cupcakes.

Whisk unsalted butter, sugar and vanilla extract together in a bowl until creamy, this will take only a few minutes.

Add each egg separately, mix until the egg isn’t visible anymore, before adding the next one.

Then add the self-rising flour and salt. Whisk until it’s one smooth butter.

Scoop one ice cream spoon of batter in each ice cream cone. Place them on a baking tray.

Bake in a preheated oven on 180°C/350°F oven for 23 minutes. Check if they’re done. Let them cool down completely.

With a piping bag, pipe the buttercream on the cones, in a way that it looks like soft serve ice cream.

Top with sprinkles and enjoy!


  • Recipe source is the cookbook Kinderbakboek from Laura Kieft.
  • Enough for 14 cupcakes.
Ingredients, placed on the kitchen counter, seen from above
Measuring the ingredients, Yuri is measuring, his cousins are standing on both his sides.
Measuring the ingredients
Yuri and his nieces in the kitchen, seen from behind.
Yuri and his cousins in the kitchen
Whisking the batter, all three kids seen from the back. One adds something to the bowl, the other two are watching
Whisking the batter
The cupcake batter in a white bowl, with the whisks still in it
The cupcake batter
Cupcake cones before baking, 12 cones and two silicone cupcake molds, standing on a baking tray
Cupcake cones before baking
The cupcakes after baking, still standing on a baking tray
The cupcakes after baking
Decorating the cupcakes, Yuri is standing and you see him from the back.
Decorating the cupcakes
Ice cream cone cupcakes, standing on the kitchen counter
Ice cream cone cupcakes

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