Bake Days - 'Ice-Cream' Cupcakes

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Hello my dears,

Today I'm sharing an easy, simple, yet affective recipe for Ice-Cream cupcakes with flakes. I first made these a few years ago for my birthday and they went down a storm. I can't remember where I got the original recipe from but I've kinda adapted it to my own.

It's a recipe I'm always getting asked to make, especially during the summer holidays when my siblings come to visit us. These are great for kids parties or if your a big kid at heart for yourself! Its pretty awesome having a cake inside a cone and the sponge just melts in your mouth. YUM!



Here's what you'll need -

12 flat-based ice cream cones
4 oz pure butter (or unsalted butter)
4 oz golden caster sugar
4 oz self raising flour
3 large eggs
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
4 chocolate flakes, cut into 3
Foil for the cones

For the icing you'll need -

8 oz pure butter (or unsalted butter) room temperature
1lb icing sugar, sifted
2 tsp vanilla extract
sprinkles

1. Preheat the oven to 180c/350f/gas 4. Cut 12 squares of foil, each measuring 15cm/6in, and press them into 12 regular muffin tin holes, making sure the foil hangs over the edges. Place an ice-cream cone in each piece of foil and wrap the foil around the cone to hold it in place.

2. Next cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, until all are mixed thoroughly. Sift the flour and baking powder together and add this a third at a time to the batter mix. Then add the vanilla extract and fold into the batter mix carefully.

3. Spoon the mixture into the cones, filling 3/4 of the way up the cone. Place in the centre of the oven and bake for about 20 minutes so that the cakes are springy to the touch and a skewer can be inserted in the middle comes out clean. Place on a wire rack and leave to cool completely.

4. Now its time to make the icing. Beat the butter in a large bowl until its pale and creamy and add the icing sugar a third at a time. Then add the vanilla extract and mix together until the icing is firm but creamy in texture.

5. Using a piping bag and a star shaped nozzle, pipe the 'ice-cream' icing onto the cupcakes to create a Mr Whippy effect. For the extra WOW factor add a chocolate flake to each one. You could also add flavoured syrup and chopped nuts if you like.

And there you have it, a yummy Ice-Cream cupcake! If you make these please do send me a link so I can see your creations! I would love to see them! :)

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  1. These are so cute! I was talking about this with a friend the other day - do the cones survive the hot heat of the oven/do any crack? xxx

    http://hipslikecinders.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thank you! As long as you cover the cones in foil, they won't burn or break at all! Let me know how you get on if you make them sweet :) xx

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  2. I've just stumbled across your blog and I'm so happy I did! 1. This is an awesome recipe! I'm going to be giving these a go ASAP! 2. Your blog is adorable! I'm now your newest follower on bloglovin' and looking forward to catching up on all of your adventures. :) x

    Lemon Freckles

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    1. Awww thank you sweet! If you post a picture of your cupcakes, leave me a link so I can see :D xx

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  3. what an amazingly cute idea! If I were more skilled in the baking department I would definitely give this a go.

    cheers.

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