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Friday, February 17, 2012

Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes

I was sitting around trying to think of something to make today. I then remembered a suggestion from a dear friend that Doug works with. You may think a 5 year old would request a treat like this, however that was not the case :) I have seen these before but never attempted to make my own. I used a box mix to save a few steps. I had my mix all ready to go and fill up the cones when I thought, I HAVE to do something to make these even better.
With no hesitation I took out the simple ingredients to make some edible cookie dough. Now, I realize all cookie dough is "edible" but this variation is safe for those of you that have the fear or hesitation of eating a raw egg.
I mixed up the ingredients for the cookie dough and rolled them in small balls, and put them on a wax paper lined cookie sheet. Place them in the freezer for about 5 minutes to firm up. Once they are firm fill the bottom of the cone with cake batter, then drop in a cookie dough ball. Now that I have done this, I would probably stick 2 cookie dough balls in each cone. Fill the rest of the cone with batter. I filled the cone almost to the top, right to the top rim of the cone. When I baked these a few of them kind of bubbled out of the top, no fear, they all were done and I ended up slicing the dome off the cupcakes to make it easier to frost the top. Once they were cool, I used the cream cheese frosting from Glorious Treats.
Look at that center! The cookie dough adds a nice surprise in the cone, and like I said, I would add another ball next time I make these! I was surprised that the cone was not as crunchy when eating it as I would expect it to be. With the moisture from the cake I guess that's what happens. They weren't soggy, but just didn't have the typical crunch an ice cream cone would have.
I could already see the doubt in Doug's eyes, "How am I supposed to carry these to work?" I had already been thinking of an easy transport. I took a cardboard shirt box and cut an "x" on one side of the box. Pushed in the folds and stuck the cone down into it. They aren't going anywhere!

Cookie Dough Cupcake Ice Cream Cones

1 box cake mix, I used Duncan Hines, Vanilla. Prepare according to package directions
Flat bottom ice cream cones

Mix together the following for the cookie dough
1 stick butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar
2 TBLS milk
2 tsp. vanilla
1 cup flour
1 cup chocolate chips, I used the mini chips

Roll into balls and place on wax lined baking sheet and place in freezer to firm up.

Begin to assemble cones. Pour some batter in bottom of cone, then place 1-2 balls of cookie dough in. Fill cone with batter, I left about a half inch at the top. Place in a baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes, or until tooth pick stuck in the center comes out clean. Ice and decorate!

*** icing was wasted in the making of this dessert***


  1. Thanks for the snacks. Good job, very good. Probably gonna eat 3 of Em.

  2. LOL on the no frosting wasted...too cute. These are really cute...I love things that are portable (nice trick with the box) eating...with Matt always on the run growing up, I learned that portable food gotten eaten first because he could grab and go...these definitely fit into that category! And they are cute, too...I'm all about the cute in food on a regular basis. I'm all about the cute in kids, too, and Jack is such a cutie...covered in frosting or not.

  3. hey hungry house! you have such nice presentation when you display your food items. i love it! keep up the good work.
    also, i have a request... mardi gras is coming up and i would like to know if hungry house has any recipes to share that are southern-inspired. i happen to know doug likes okra; do you have a recipe for fried okra?
    and what if someone decides to give up coke for lent?! i have sampled a "coca cola cake" before that was very good. do you know the recipe? we should eat it before ash wednesday arrives!
    signed, hungry farmhouse