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June 6, 2011

Best of the Web: Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes

Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes.  What could make a kid happier on any given day?!  Have you tried to bake these yet?  I have not, so I searched the web and found two strong contenders.

The first, is the Paula Deen version, where she uses actual flat bottom ice cream cones and box cake mix.  Looks pretty simple.


1 box favorite cake mix
1/2 cup cold water
2 eggs
3 tablespoons water
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon cooking oil
24 flat-bottomed ice cream cones

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Combine cake mix and 1/2 cup cold water. Beat 2 minutes. Beat in eggs, water, vanilla and oil. Mix well. Place ice cream cones in muffin tins or on cookie sheet and fill each 1/2 full with batter. Bake 20 minutes or until cake springs back to the touch. Frost and decorate when cooled, if desired.

Photo by Food Network

Next UP is the Martha Stewart version.  Now Martha, puts a twist on the original ice cream cone cupcake.  First of all, they're mini and are baked in little dixie-type cups and second, she uses ICE CREAM as the topping! 

June IS Dairy Month, afterall. 

Oh, and her recipe is from scratch and here it is.

Makes 4 dozen mini cupcakes.

1 1/2 cups plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 1/4 cups sugar
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 large egg, plus 1 large egg yolk
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons warm water
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons buttermilk
1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line mini-muffin tins with paper liners.

2.Sift flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and salt into a mixer bowl. Transfer bowl to mixer, and add egg, yolk, water, buttermilk, oil, and vanilla. Beat on low speed until mixture is well combined and smooth, about 3 minutes.

3.Divide batter among liners, filling each cup about 2/3 full. Bake, rotating tins halfway through, until golden brown and a tester inserted into centers comes out clean, about 17 minutes. Let cool in tins on wire racks for 30 minutes. Invert cupcakes onto racks, and let cool completely. (Cupcakes can be stored for up to 3 days.)

Photo from Martha Stewart.

Which version do you prefer?  I may have to try them both!

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Leontien said...

Ohhh you do a SOOO MUCH BETTER JOB then i do!!!!

I would vote for you! (well i allready did, but i'll do it again!)


~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

It's my birthday on Friday, and I don't 'think' anyone has a cake planned because it's a day where several co-workers are off, I just may have to do this for myself! THANKS for the idea!! :-))

Mary said...

Always go with the Martha recipes!! I miss watching her show on TV. By the way, my Aunt and cousin run their own dairy farm. Her daughter and family run their own dairy also. It's in my blood but I milk goats instead.

trump said...

Ill vote this morning.... Richard from the Amish settlement of Lebanon county.

Kim said...

Voted for you.

Now on to the cupcakes. I'm going to have to try these! So cute! Only I'm going with Paula's boxed mix version. I've never had luck with from scratch versions of cakes. Then I saw Alton Brown say, "Why would you make them from scratch. The mixes are never fail. Just buy a box!" That was it. No more guilt over that!

LB @ Bullets And Biscuits said...

I've made Paula's versionbut never seen Martha's. I must try these suckers ASAP.

...and voting completed!

DigiMom said...

Just voted! :) Fun ice cream cone cupcake son would love these! Thanks for sharing.