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Ice cream cone cupcakes will fool you in the most delicious way

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Bake cupcakes right inside ice cream cones for a silly surprise

It's a cupcake disguised as a mint chocolate chip ice cream cone. It's sneaky. And yeah, that's a whole lotta frosting. But we're totally down with the joke on account of its deliciousness.

This treat is perfect for kids' birthday parties — and for young-at-heart adults. It's pretty simple to make, too. Just bake cake batter in cones, add a scoop of frosting and top with chocolate sauce and a cherry.

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Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes



  • 1 box vanilla cake mix plus ingredients as indicated in directions on box
  • 2 teaspoons peppermint essence
  • 10 drops green food color
  • 2/3 cup mini chocolate chips


  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup vegetable shorting
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 6 drops green food coloring
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips


  • 24 cake cones
  • Sprinkles
  • Chocolate sauce
  • Whipped cream
  • Cherries (with stems)

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  1. Make vanilla cake mix following manufacturer's instructions on box
  2. Add 2 teaspoons of peppermint extract
  3. Add 10 drops of green food coloring
  4. Mix
  5. Add 2/3 cup of mini chocolate chips, mix by hand
  6. Fill cake cones 3/4 of the way
  7. Bake at 350 degrees F for 12 minutes
  8. Let cool
  9. To make frosting, mix butter and shortening on high with a mixer
  10. Once butter and shortening are combined, add powdered sugar 1 cup at a time
  11. Thoroughly mix in peppermint extract and food coloring
  12. With a rubber spatula, fold in 1 cup mini chocolate chips
  13. Once cake is cooled, use an ice cream scoop to top your cake and finish with chocolate sauce, whipped cream, sprinkles and a cherry.

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Bake cupcakes right inside ice cream cones for a silly surprise
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