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Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes (1 of 10)

Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes

Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes(1 of 10)



What if we told you that cake mix isn’t just for cake? You can make nearly anything with a box of cake mix, from creamy milkshakes to chewy Rice Krispie treats. We’re currently craving these ice cream cone cupcakes topped with juicy red cherries.


  • 1 box of cake mix, any variety
  • Egg, oil, and water, if the cake mix calls for these ingredients
  • 1 tub of frosting, any flavor
  • 12 ice cream cones
  • Sprinkles, cherries, chocolate chips, or crushed nuts for topping


  1. Prepare cake mix according to the instructions on the box and pour into muffin liners, filling each liner about 2/3 full. We recommend using large muffin liners for flat-bottomed cones and and smaller liners for pointed-tip sugar cones.
  2. Place one cone face-down on top of each batter-filled muffin liner.
  3. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Tip: Some manufacturers sell oven-safe cone holders specifically made for ice cream cone cupcakes. Skip the liners and fill the cones directly if you own one of these handy cone holders.