Ice cream cone cupcakes

Ice cream cone cupcakes anyone? Everyone loves a whippy and flake, but when you're hosting a party, it's not always practical to serve up ice creams.

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These ice cream cone cupcakes are the perfect summer party treat!

Ice cream cone cupcakes anyone? Everyone loves a whippy and flake, but when you're hosting a party, it's not always practical to serve up ice creams. Enter the ice cream cone cupcakes! Super-cute and yet oh-so easy to bake, take a look at the recipe below from Baking Mad to create your own!

Ingredients

For the cupcakes:

  • 12 wafer cup cones ((we like Askeys))
  • 175 g unsalted butter (softened)
  • 175 g caster sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract ((we like Nielsen-Massey))
  • 3 large free-range eggs
  • 175 g self-raising white flour
  • 50 g ground almonds
  • sprinkles, edible glitter and chocolate flakes (to decorate)

For the buttercream:

  • 300 g unsalted butter (softened)
  • 300 g icing sugar (sifted)
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract ((we like Nielsen-Massey))

Instructions

1
Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas 4 and place the ice-cream cones in the holes of the muffin tin. Add scrunched-up pieces of baking paper around the base of each cone to help to keep them steady.
2
Using an electric whisk, beat the butter and sugar until pale and creamy. Beat in the vanilla extract and the eggs, one at a time, scraping the bowl down after each addition and adding a spoonful of the flour if the mixture starts to split.
3
Using a metal spoon, fold in the flour and the ground almonds in two batches to make a smooth cake batter. Spoon or pipe the mixture into the ice- cream cones (it may help to ask someone to hold  the cones for you) until three-quarters full and make sure the batter reaches the bottom of the cone. Bake in the oven for 30–35 minutes or until risen and golden and a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean.
4
Using an electric whisk or a food processor, whisk all the buttercream ingredients together for 3–4 minutes until smooth and fluffy. Spoon the buttercream into  a piping bag fitted with a large star nozzle. Using a spiral motion, pipe the buttercream on the top of each ice-cream cake in a large swirl. Decorate with your choice of sprinkles and edible glitter and add a chocolate flake.

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