Thursday, March 8, 2012

Recipe: Cookies and cream cupcakes in a cone...

Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes!

I posted pictures of these to Tumblr and I had a lot of people wanting to know how to make them once I explained what they were. So, I decided I'd do a blog post about it.

I made these the other day. A friend of mine was having her birthday celebration dinner with her family and instead of buying a birthday cake, I was requested to make them a cake. When I inquired about what my friend would prefer, she went through tons of options and went back and forth on what she wanted. She has a big sweet tooth and was also being considerate towards what her family would like as well. So after almost an hour of her indecision, I suggested making a couple different varieties of cupcakes instead of just having a single cake. She contemplated that and then perked up quickly. She had remembered me mentioning making cupcakes in ice cream cones and asked me if I could do that. Sure I can but that still didn't help me out on the flavor of cake to use.

So after more thought and indecision, she finally decided, after checking with family members, that cookies and cream cupcakes would be the way to go. I was secretly happy she settled on one cake flavor, too.

While doing multiple flavors wouldn't have been difficult as long as she kept them simple, it's less work this way and I didn't have much free time to work into doing her birthday cupcakes for her.

These are really fun to make! You can do so many different things with them, too.

For hers, I did a vanilla cupcake with plenty of crushed Oreo cookies folded in.

I wanted the icing to taste as close to the cream centers of an Oreo cookie as possible. I did a rather successful job of that, too! According to her and her family anyway. Also I had a few extras that I sent home with my mom last night for my younger sister. She was rather pleased as well.

Then I topped half of them with more crushed Oreo cookies and left the other half topping free, as requested by the birthday girl.

To make these, all you need is some ice cream cones, cupcake batter and frosting. I make all my cupcakes and frosting from scratch but I'm quite positive boxed mix and canned frosting will do just fine if you don't have the time or inclination to make them from scratch.

Once you have your cupcake batter done, spoon it into the ice cream cones until they're 2/3 full. Sit the cones into a muffin/cupcake pan and then bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. Of course time varies based on your oven. Just keep an eye on them and make sure not to over cook them. Cool completely then frost and decorate however you want to.

Happy Wednesday!

1 comment:

Jack and Jill said...

Clever and imaginative, not to mention delicious, I'm sure. Thanks for sharing this!