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Vanilla Cream Cheese Cupcake Cones

Vanilla Cream Cheese Cupcake Cones
I have seen cupcake cones starting to pop up on several blogs lately and reminded that it had been a while since I last made them, well…ok, about two months. Whenever my friends with children host a birthday party they always call me with large order for them. Truth is, adults and children alike go crazy over them, and I always have to make extras for B., my in-house cookie monster. This time, I had Sophie bake these with me and we had a blast frostig and decorating. I was really tickled to have her try cupcakes for the first time, but most importantly cream cheese frosting, and I think she could become another fan fast! I think I need to make another cake or cupcakes with it in the near future to be sure!

I have used different recipes for the cupcakes over the years and started using the one for the Magnolia Bakery vanilla cupcake on a regular basis because it is just darn good. Moist, vanilla-a plenty, nice crumbs, good base to play with different flavors and extract. I used a vanilla bean paste that I picked up at Trader Joe’s during my visit to Lisa’s home instead of vanilla extract which made the flavor even more intense. The cream cheese frosting is the one I used now all the time, since we (Daring Bakers) made the Red Velvet Cake back in March. It is so easy to make, does not taste too sweet and has nice little tang from the cream cheese.

I made these even though I did not have an order and delivered some (minus 4 for us) to the kids around the neighborhood. With their going back to school, scortching hot temperatures and the end of summer near by, I thought it would sweeten their plate a little. The cones were gobbled up in no time at all, accompanied with a "more please" that always makes me happy.

Vanilla Cream Cheese Cupcake Cones

Vanilla Cream Cheese Cupcake Cones

Makes 24

Cupcake Batter, adapted from Magnolia Bakery

1 1/2 cups self-rising flour
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
2 cups sugar
4 large eggs, at room temperature
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste.
24 ice cream cones

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Place ice cream cones in the holes of a muffin pan so that they will be stable when you transport them to the oven.
In a small bowl, combine the flours. Set aside.
In a large bowl, on the medium speed of an electric mixer, cream the butter until smooth. Add the sugar gradually and beat until fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add the dry ingredients in three parts, alternating with the milk and vanilla. Do not overbeat. Using a rubber spatula, scrape down the batter in the bowl to make sure the ingredients are well blended. Carefully spoon the batter in the cones, leaving a two inch space to the top as the cupcake will rise. Bake for 20–25 minutes, or until a cake tester inserted in the center of the cupcake comes out clean.

Cream Cheese Icing:

1 stick (115 grams) unsalted butter, room temperature
8 ounces (227 grams) cream cheese, room temperature
2 cups (230 grams) powdered sugar, sifted

In bowl of electric mixer, beat the cream cheese and butter, on low speed, until very smooth with no lumps. Gradually add the sifted powdered sugar and beat, on low speed, until fully incorporated and smooth. Fill a pastry bag with a star tip with the frosting and pipe on the cupcake cones. Add sprinkles if desired.

Vanilla Cream Cheese Cupcake Cones
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Peabody August 15, 2007 um 6:04 am

Oh how I love cupcakes cones. I used to get so excited as a kid when I would go to a party and they had them. I would have loved them even more with cream cheese frosting.

bandwidow August 15, 2007 um 6:06 am

definitely doing this for my daughter’s 3 year old birthday party!

Anonymous August 15, 2007 um 6:50 am

Ils sont superbes!

Anonymous August 15, 2007 um 7:15 am

These are just too cute Helen! I’ve always wanted to make cupcakes in wafer cones but I can’t seem to find any of those pretty cones in france… Life is hard sometimes 😉

Love xxx
– fanny

ps. i just love your new banner – soooo yummy (im just back from a one week holidays, hence the belated note)

Big Boys Oven August 15, 2007 um 8:14 am

Oh they look so beau,…..and colourful.

MyKitchenInHalfCups August 15, 2007 um 10:01 am

Deep in the land of butter and sugar!
Oh yes I do think you and Sophie should be making another batch to see if she’s really a fan or not. Cream cheese frosting has long been a favorite of mine.
Real tech question: will most or all recipes work with baking in the cones? What about baking in a sugar cone?
I love that you gave so many to the kids in the neighborhood.
Now I want some vanilla bean paste!

Meeta K. Wolff August 15, 2007 um 11:27 am

Lovely! These really are a great idea for kiddies b-day parties. Soeren is turning 5 on the 25th and we are planning a party. Helene, I think I might give this a go!! Hugs!

Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) August 15, 2007 um 11:41 am

I’ve always wanted to try to make these, but never have — and now I have your wonderful recipe and method to follow. I’ll just have to pretend there is a special occasion and bake a batch of these!

Anonymous August 15, 2007 um 1:00 pm

omg, and with rainbow sprinkles?! just STOP. seriously, irresistible and superfine frosting work too 🙂

Half Baked August 15, 2007 um 1:06 pm

Those are sooo cute and look so yummy! I don’t have a reason to make them but I’ll invent one!

Blame It on Paris August 15, 2007 um 1:17 pm

Your neighborhood kids must have loved it! How sweet of you. And fun!

Helene August 15, 2007 um 1:32 pm

Tanna: these cones work ed great because of the wider base. I thought about sugar cone but I was short on time to try to figure a contraption to bake them in!!
Most cupckaes recipes will work in these.

Patricia Scarpin August 15, 2007 um 1:57 pm

These are adorable, Helen!

Brilynn August 15, 2007 um 2:01 pm

I love how these look, but I don’t actually like the taste of ice cream cones… I think they’d be better made in waffle cones…

Deborah August 15, 2007 um 2:36 pm

This has got to be the best way to serve cupcakes. Now I just need to find someone to make them for….

LizNoVeggieGirl August 15, 2007 um 3:22 pm

your cupcake cones are so adorable – in my past experience, these have always been the quintessential best-sellers at bake sales.

I hope Hannah’s egg-carton comes my way – I’m in the same location at the person whose blog you linked; and I’m a friend of Hannah’s, so I’d love to have a chance to "house" the little eggs! :0)

Anonymous August 15, 2007 um 5:36 pm

Love these! They are so fun. What a great idea for birthdays…at any age:)

Nora B. August 15, 2007 um 9:02 pm

Helene, these look amazing! I actually haven’t seen these before, not even on the other blogs that you mentioned, so I think it’s such a terrific idea. I never knew that the wafer cones can withstand the baking. I will definitely be making these for the kids at heart (i.e. my friends).

Cynthia August 15, 2007 um 9:04 pm

Helen I love these!

Anh August 15, 2007 um 11:46 pm

Beautiful! I have seen this idea for a while now, but never have time to bake them yet. You have truly inspired me!

henrychan888 August 16, 2007 um 3:01 am

they look amazing!!

Oh for the love of food! August 16, 2007 um 3:35 am

Oh Helen! your cupcake cones are soooo precious! and your photos are simply perfect. I will definitely be making a batch of these when we return from our vacation. My girls will go absolutely NUTS over them!

Anita August 16, 2007 um 4:55 am

They look too adorable to eat! What is it about cupcakes that brings out the little kid in everyone?

Anonymous August 16, 2007 um 9:27 am

aHHHhhhhh, they’re super cute. I’ve never seen them before, I’ll keep them in mind when I next have a kids party to do.

Anonymous August 16, 2007 um 4:30 pm

So cute! My daughter saw your pictures and begged me to make them.

Anonymous August 16, 2007 um 9:20 pm

I have seen these around many food blogs too – so adorable!

Susan from Food Blogga August 16, 2007 um 9:33 pm

I just saw these in a magazine recently, and yours look even better. 🙂

Freddie L Sirmans, Sr. August 16, 2007 um 11:22 pm

Just browsing the internet, your blog is very, very interesting.

Belinda August 16, 2007 um 11:34 pm

Oh my goodness! How CUTE can you get?! These are just so sweet, and how kind of you to make these special cheerful treats for the neighborhood children. 🙂

Jenny August 17, 2007 um 12:39 am

Hehe my children love it when I make these!
Way to make yourself popular with the neighbourhood kids!

Anne August 17, 2007 um 10:28 am

These cupcake cones look soo beautiful. I made vanilla cupcakes using the same recipe 3 days ago and I agree they are delicious although I would have preferred something lighter. I haven’t tried using cream cheese frosting ever but seeing yours so beautiful…I think I want to try it 🙂

Jasmine August 17, 2007 um 11:09 am

Vive le sucre et le beurre! Il n’y a pas que les enfants qui devraient pouvoir en manger. Ils sont délicieusement appétissant!

Anonymous August 17, 2007 um 3:26 pm

very cute! that could be an idea for my son’s birthday.
it’s been a long time since i blogwalk, and i see that you’ve changed your blog appearanc, i like it! thank you again for your birthday wish 🙂

Mallow August 17, 2007 um 7:14 pm

I’ve been intimitdated to try making those. Yours are works of art!

Cheryl August 17, 2007 um 8:19 pm

What a beautiful classic!! I can’t believe I have still never tried it.

Suganya August 18, 2007 um 5:15 am

Looks out-of-this-world-divine. Amazing idea. I wonder how you come up with these?

Kelly-Jane August 18, 2007 um 1:14 pm

I don’t think I’ve come across these before, but how cute are they?

I’ll have to give them a try for little one, – well ok and me too 🙂

Parisbreakfasts August 18, 2007 um 4:23 pm

Boy would I love to paint these!

Lisa Johnson August 18, 2007 um 6:41 pm

These are so cute! I’m going to have to try some of these one day!

Le Flâneur Novice August 19, 2007 um 12:15 am

Hi 🙂

This is Banu from istanbul…

I bet you have heard this many times, but this is a wonderful work of yours!

As being to away from these non-naturel sugar paste covered cakes, your cupcakes, and other bakes just hit me :))

I would really love to bake such cupcakes one day… And I will try your recipes for my coming project for sure…

Thank you again for every single beauty you have done, and gonna do…

With best wishes…
BaL (KaRaFaKi)

Amy August 19, 2007 um 2:22 am

These are too cute! I’ve never seen cupcakes in cones before but it’s brilliant!

Chris August 19, 2007 um 3:56 am

I love these! I have seen various versions and always say I will try them. So, the cones don’t burn, huh?

KJ August 19, 2007 um 4:56 am

What a terrific idea. My niece would love them.

Anonymous August 20, 2007 um 2:34 am

My kids would go crazy for these cupcakes. Yum!

Anonymous August 20, 2007 um 7:27 pm

Your cupcakes are too cute for words. hmm…when my daughter is older, I’ll make her these for her birthday parties 🙂

Anonymous September 1, 2007 um 5:38 pm

I just wanted to say thanks for the cream cheese frosting recipe. We had a potluck "going away" lunch for our secretary on Friday, and I brought miniature devil’s food cupcakes, iced with the cream cheese frosting and dusted with cocoa powder. Even the teachers who are supposedly on diets were gobbling them up like they were fat free! They were gone in no time and everyone was begging for more. The icing really made the cupcakes shine. Thanks for sharing your recipe!

Helene September 1, 2007 um 5:58 pm

You are very welcome Betsy! Thanks for the feedback!

Anonymous September 2, 2007 um 3:56 pm

they look yummy! how do you prop them up so that they dont fall over when you’re moving them to the oven?

Anonymous September 8, 2007 um 5:26 pm

Oh my! I’m having my morning coffee and wishing I had one of those beauties! Or maybe I would want 2 of them. Marvelous!

BitsAndPieces September 21, 2007 um 4:58 pm

Hey, I found your blog through tastespotting and just tried your recipe for cupcake cones tonight, they turned out great! A really lovely recipe, and so beautiful in presentation. I used rainbow sprinkles and dusted in colored crystals, they came out truly lovely, and I’ve gotta say such a breeze; not finicky at all and the prep-time really wasn’t that long, thanks alot! I highly recommend that everyone try it!

Jerry September 25, 2007 um 7:20 pm

This would be perfect for my kids party I want to throw!

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