These Chocolate Dipped Cake Cones are simply delightful! Top with sprinkles for an extra special effect!

Chocolate Dipped Cupcake Ice Cream Cone with Sprinkles!

I try my very hardest to make sure my little girl Audrey’s birthday has nothing to do with Christmas and that she feels extra special. Having a December birthday is hard!

One way that I do that is by making a cake or cupcakes that are completely opposite of any red and green theme.

Chocolate Dipped Cupcake Ice Cream Cone with Sprinkles!

Audrey loves rainbows.  And chocolate.  And cupcakes.  And ice cream.

So I figured why not add them all together?


Chocolate Dipped Cupcake Ice Cream Cone with Sprinkles!

Using some chocolate candy melts I was able to create a pretty colorful array of cupcake cones.  But they aren’t done unless there are sprinkles, right?

Chocolate Dipped Cupcake Ice Cream Cone with Sprinkles!

I have to be honest though… the first time I made these I made a HUGE mess. There was tipped over cones everywhere and I kept trying  new ways to make the process easy and efficient. I think I finally came up with a method that works!

How to fill cones with cake batter!

I used a mini-cupcake pan for my cones.

One quick tip for this method: Make sure you are SLOW and STEADY when moving it. The cake batter helps to keep them standing tall and straight, but they can fall if bumped.


It’s a fantastic way to bake up the perfect Cake Ice Cream Cone!!!

Full Instructions for Baked Ice Cream Cones:

Prepare the cupcake batter according to the recipe directions. Place all of ice cream cones in a mini muffin pan. Using an 1/8 cup (or two tablespoons), pour cake batter into the ice cream cones (they should be just over halfway full). Bake the cake inside the cones at 350 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes.

Remove the cupcake cones from the oven and allow to cool. Slow and Steady! You don’t want them to tip over.

Chocolate Dipped Cupcake Cones!

When the cupcakes are cool, pipe the whipped cream on top of each cone using a 1M tip. (You are welcome to skip the 1M tip, since the shape of the whipped cream doesn’t perfectly hold when dipped into the candy melts. If you choose to skip using the tip, just cut off the corner of a plastic disposable pastry bag filled with whipped cream and pipe out two round dollops.)

Place the whipped cream-covered cones in the freezer for at least 1 hour.

Prepare the candy melts. Using tall, wide-mouth kitchen glasses, place about 2 cups of candy melts and 1 tablespoon of shortening into each glass. Melt the candy melts for 1 minute in the microwave and then stir. If there are still large clumps, return to the microwave for 15-second increments.

Boil 5 cups of water and pour the boiling water into a 9×13-inch pan. After you have melted each glass of candy melts, place into the pan with hot water so that the chocolate will remain a warm liquid.

Chocolate Dipped Cupcake Cones!

Carefully remove the cupcake cones from the freezer. Pick up each cone and dip down into the glass of candy melts. Lift up the cone and allow excess chocolate to drip off. Turn the cone right-side up and set aside, allowing to harden.

Tip: Set the drying cones on a large piece of parchment paper for easy cleanup.

Chocolate Dipped Cupcake Cones!

If you are using sprinkles, be sure to cover the dipped cones in sprinkles right after dipping. The sprinkles will not stick once the candy coating has hardened.These fun treats can be served right away, but will stay fresh for up to 3 days.


Chocolate Dipped Cupcake Ice Cream Cone with Sprinkles!

I think Audrey is really going to enjoy her birthday this year.  And especially the treats!

Check out Audrey’s cakes from the last few years:

Rainbow Cake!

Audrey’s Birthday Cake

Rainbow Ruffle Cake!

Rainbow Ruffle Cake

Rosette Birthday Cake!

Rose Birthday Cake!

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Meet Amanda Rettke

Amanda Rettke is the creator of I Am Baker, and the bestselling author of Surprise Inside Cakes: Amazing Cakes for Every Occasion – With a Little Something Extra Inside.Over the course of her 15+ year blogging adventure, she has been featured in and collaborated with the Food Network, New York Times, LA Times, Country Living Magazine, People Magazine, Epicurious, Brides, Romantic Homes, life:beautiful, Publishers Weekly, The Daily Mail, Star Tribune, The Globe and Mail, DailyCandy, YumSugar, The Knot, The Kitchn, and Parade, to name a few.

Reader Comments

  1. Hi Amanda, these are super cute! On BHG you wrote that these can stay fresh for up to 3 days. Where would you store them if making ahead of time? Thanks!

    1. Hi Tova- The chocolate starts to get blotchy if stored beyond 2-3 days, so I don’t recommend keeping them longer than that. Thanks!

  2. You are the best mom ever!! My husband has a December birthday and I do feel bad because we either skip presents on his bday or skip his christmas presents. Maybe I should make him these cupcakes!!

  3. Audrey is one lucky girl! Happy upcoming birthday! I always said I’d hate to have my birthday in December but lucky for Audrey, she has a mom who knows how to keep her birthday special. Those prior cakes are incredible. And these ice cream cone cupcakes are so neat – the most realistic I’ve ever seen!

  4. I love this! Amanda I hear what your sayin’ bout the December birthday. i’m down with ya girl. I’m the 24th, and my boys are the 28th and the 30th!!! CRAZY TOWN!! When they were little I thought I was going to loose my mind by the time January 1 rolled around! But because of when my birthday is I’ve always tried to go way over board for them and make sure that they never felt left out or pushed aside. It’s hard, but I’m sure you do a darn good job of making your gal feel special!!

  5. Happy birthday to her! I’m sure she’ll always cherish how much you make her birthday extra special so it is separate from Christmas. With you as a mom how could her birthday cakes NOT be unforgettable?!

  6. December birthdays are rough. Good job at making it still a special day for your daughter!

  7. These are so adorable! You’re such a genius in the kitchen!! Simple idea, but so clever, and I never would’ve thought to do it! These are wonderful!

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