Saturday, June 16, 2012

Amaretto Ice cream Cone Cupcakes with Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

A while back a friend showed me a picture of ice cream cone cupcakes.  They looked tasty at the time, but I never got around trying them.  Then, about 3 days ago I stumbled upon a picture of somebody's attempt at them.  I thought to myself - why not?

What you need:
1) Cake Mix
2) Stuff you put in cake mix(ie: oil, water, eggs)
3) Flat bottomed ice cream cones.
4) Amaretto

This is the easy part.  Make the cake mix per the instructions. Add in two Tablespoons of Amaretto. Fill about 1/4 cup of batter into each cone.  Place on in a pan and bake at 350 degrees F for 25-30 minutes. (I found that it took longer than expected to bake). The cupcakes will be ready when you are able to stab them with a toothpick or fork or knife or what have you and nothing sticks to the stabbing implement.

What you need:
1)  4 oz of regular cream cheese
2) 1/4 of unsalted butter(room temperature)
3) 3/4 cup of powdered sugar
4) 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
5) 1 teaspoon Amaretto
6) Tablespoons coca powder

Put cream cheese in a bowl and using a mixer beat it until whipped.  Add the butter and again mixed until whipped.  Add the powdered sugar, vanilla, coca powder and Amaretto. Beat until whipped.  You are now done. Feel free to adjust amounts of Amaretto to your taste. Also you can add or subtract powdered sugar to make it more or less stiff frosting.

Now just frost the cupcakes and you are done.  Add decorations as desired.

Thoughts: This is an easy recipe to try. Ingredients are rather inexpensive. Overall a fun idea.  I don't recommend making these to bring anywhere as they may be difficult to transport. I find that the cupcakes tend to fall over if your not careful.  The baking time will probably vary based on your oven and they amount of batter you add to each cone.  They taste pretty good though :-)


Deb said...

Nice! Maybe you could get some cupholders like when you order multiple drinks at a fast food place for transport purposes!

Matthew said...

Yea, I've read online that people have had success by cutting holes into a pizza box - and transporting that way. Much you get a pizza :-)