Funfetti Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes with Buttercream Frosting

I’ve seen several twists on ice cream cone cupcakes lately, and thought it would be a fun project to undertake. Everything went swimmingly until I realized (too late) that I’d over-filled the cones with batter. Whoops. I ended up using the rest of the batter to make traditional cupcakes (waste not, want not) but I also learned my lesson: don’t fill your cupcake receptacles too much lest you want to deal with a bit of a mess! Regardless, colorful sprinkles and rich buttercream come together for a fun treat.

Prep Time 15 M
Cook Time 20 M
Recipe Yield 12 Fun-Filled Cones

Recipe Index:

This recipe contains several sub-recipes:

  1. Cupcake Cones
  2. Frosting


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Sub Recipe #1

Cupcake Cones

INGREDIENTS for Cupcake Cones:

DIRECTIONS for Cupcake Cones:

  1. Preheat oven per package directions. Using a mini muffin pan, set one ice cream cone into each cup to hold them upright. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the cake mix, eggs, oil, milk, and vanilla until well combined. Stir in 1/4 cup of the sprinkles.
  3. Fill each ice cream cone half full with batter. (Note: I filled mine 3/4 full and you can see the disaster in the pics below. Trust me — fill them only halfway!)
  4. Bake for 20 – 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a cake comes out clean.
  5. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely before frosting.
Sub Recipe #2


INGREDIENTS for Frosting:

DIRECTIONS for Frosting:

  1. Using a mixer, beat the butter until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
  2. Add the powdered sugar gradually until well mixed. Mix in the vanilla, followed by the milk. (Note: use less milk if you want the frosting to be somewhat stiff; use more if you want it more creamy.
  3. Since I was piping it on, I used 2 tbsp to make it more stiff.) Frost each cupcake with a spatula or with a piping bag and tip. Garnish with the remaining sprinkles.
  4. Enjoy!


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