ice cream cone cupcakes

Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes

A vegan vanilla cupcake disguised as a soft-serve ice cream cone!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword ice cream cone cupcakes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 190 kcal


  • 60 g Vegan butter (1/3 cup)
  • 100 g Caster sugar (1/2 cup)
  • 200 g All purpose flour (1 + 1/2 cups)
  • 200 ml Plant-based milk (1/2 cup + 5 tablespoons)
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla extract
  • 2 Teaspoons Baking powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Apple cider vinegar (or lemon juice)
  • 8 Vegan ice cream cup cones (the small ones with the flat bottom)

For the frosting:

  • 200 g Vegan butter (1 cup)
  • 450 g Powdered sugar (3 cups)
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla extract
  • 2 Teaspoons Plant-based milk

To top (optional)


  1. Preheat your oven to 180C/ 160C fan/ 350F / Gas mark 4 and place the ice cream cones into the holes of a cupcake tin.

  2. In a large bowl, mix together the butter and sugar until it forms a smooth paste.

  3. Add half of the flour and half of the plant-based milk and fold until combined.

  4. Add the rest of the flour, the rest of the milk, the vanilla, the baking powder and the vinegar. Fold in gently to form a smooth cake batter.

  5. Fill up each ice cream cone around 3/4 the way full, leaving a couple of inches to allow the cakes to rise.

  6. Bake for 35 minutes and check they are ready by inserting a toothpick until it comes out clean. Leave them to cool completely.

  7. Prepare your frosting my mixing all of the frosting ingredients together. Pipe or scoop the frosting onto the cooled cupcakes and decorate with sprinkles.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

*To store, cut holes into an upside-down aluminum foil tray then place a cupcake in each hole. Cover using a cupcake carrier lid or similar.

You can store them for up to 5 days this way in a cool, dry place.

Nutrition Facts
Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 190 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Sodium 130mg6%
Carbohydrates 30g10%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 4g8%
* All values are an estimate only and will vary depending on the food brands used.