Four weeks to the big day and so the Christmas countdown has officially begun.

It seems like only yesterday we were putting the decorations up in the attic.  Next week all the boxes will come down and someone named (Adam)  will have to sit down and spend hours unravelling all the Christmas lights.  So glad that’s not my job ha ha.   I always leave the decorating to the hubby and the kids, while I get on with the Christmas baking –  I definitely got the better part of the deal.

I’ve  been so looking forward to sharing this fantastic Christmas recipe with you all.  You are really going to love these Christmas Ice Cream Cone Cakes.  OK, I know these Ice-Cream Cone Cakes are usually a summer thing but they also make really cute and delicious Christmas Treats and best of all they are SO simple to make.




I used my favourite vanilla cupcake recipe, split it into three bowls and mixed in green and red icing colours. It makes them a little more Christmassy.  Put the wafer “Cup” cones in a cupcake tray. Add spoonfuls of green, red, and normal mix into each cone. Put the tray in the oven and bake for about 20mins.




cake -cones


cut christmas ice creamcone cake


When a recipe calls for vanilla extract and I don’t have of my own home-made to hand,  I always use Nielsen-Massey paste or extract.   These are made with pure vanilla beans and have a really natural vanilla flavour and taste.  I absolutely can’t stress  the next bit enough – NEVER EVER use vanilla essence . It’s made with nasty artificial stuff,  not a vanilla bean in sight and has a horrible after taste.

For the “ice cream” topping,  you can’t go wrong with a rich vanilla buttercream.  I coloured 1/2 the buttercream green and used a 1M icing tip to swirl the icing on top for the Christmas tree “ice cream cone” effect.  For the finishing touch, a shiny ribbon and some Christmas sprinkles did the trick.












Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Yield: 10-12


These Christmas Ice Cream Cone Cakes will be a big hit with Santa. Topped with a rich vanilla buttercream and sprinkles. A really yummy Christmas treat.


  • 175g softened butter
  • 175g self-raising flour
  • 175g caster sugar
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 3 large eggs
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract or paste
  • Red & green icing colouring paste
  • 12 wafer cup cornets
  • 175g butter
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 2-3 tbsp milk
  • 350g icing sugar, sifted
  • Green icing colouring paste
  • Christmas sprinkles for decoration


  • Preheat the oven to 180C/350F.
  • Place ice cream cone wafer cups in a cupcake tin.
  • Put all the cake ingredients into a large bowl and beat with an electric hand whisk or a wooden spoon until smooth and evenly mixed.
  • Remove 2/3 of the mix and split into two bowls and add green coloring to one bowl, red to the second bowl. Using a tablespoon drop the red, green and normal mix into each cone until each wafer cone is 2/3 full.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the cakes are well risen and firm on top. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.
  • Put the butter, vanilla extract, two tablespoons of the milk, and half the icing sugar in a large bowl and beat until smooth. Beat in the remaining icing sugar, and ONLY pour in the rest of the milk if needed to make the icing the right consistency.
  • Put half of the icing into another bowl and colour it green with a few drops of green coloring paste.
  • Using an icing bag with a 1M tip, pipe swirls of the icing on top of 6 of the cones and the plain vanilla buttercream on the rest.
  • Finish off with Christmas sprinkles.


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  • Sara | Belly Rumbles November 22, 2016 at 10:40 am

    These guys are just the cutest. I love the tri colour Christmasy cake filling of the “ice cream cones”, and they are perfect for colder climes when ice cream isn’t really craved.

    They do really look like Christmas trees too.

    • Karyn November 22, 2016 at 12:40 pm

      Cheers Sara.. I was going to go with just plain buttercream, it was my Son’s idea to make some green buttercream to look like Christmas trees. We had great fun making these

  • Sharon November 22, 2016 at 11:16 am

    Aw these are so cute! I love this idea for the holidays, especially for kids.

    • Karyn November 22, 2016 at 12:38 pm

      Thanks Sharon.. they are really cute.. a great way to get the kids baking

  • Sarah November 22, 2016 at 12:00 pm

    These are so adorable, so fun and so festive! Meaning, they are SO perfect!

    • Karyn November 22, 2016 at 12:37 pm

      Thanks Sarah.. They were great fun to make and to eat.. I love Christmas Baking

  • Helen @ Fuss Free Flavours November 22, 2016 at 12:26 pm

    Such a cute idea, great for a children’s Christmas party.

    • Karyn November 22, 2016 at 12:37 pm

      Hi Helen.. Your so right .. Great baking project to do with the kids as well

  • Platter Talk November 22, 2016 at 12:47 pm

    The “little ones” will be so thrilled with these!

    • Karyn November 22, 2016 at 6:32 pm

      I made them for my kids bake sale in school. went down a treat x

  • Stephanie@ApplesforCJ November 23, 2016 at 6:42 pm

    What a cute idea! I know I can’t believe it’s almost that time again and yes you got the better task than hubby..haha

    • Karyn November 23, 2016 at 10:05 pm

      I know this year has flown by.. can’t believe I’m doing Christmas Baking already x

  • Emily November 23, 2016 at 7:31 pm

    These are adorable, so festive and fun! Thanks so much for the recipe.

    • Karyn November 23, 2016 at 10:03 pm

      So glad you kike it Emily xxx Happy Holidays

  • Michele November 23, 2016 at 8:08 pm

    These are simply adorable! Cant wait to have my niece over to make these in a few weeks!

    • Karyn November 23, 2016 at 10:02 pm

      Ah.. It’s so much fun baking with young kids despite the mess lol x Enjoy the time with your niece

  • Tara November 23, 2016 at 8:13 pm

    How fun and festive! This looks like such a great treat to make with the kids. Love your photos!

    • Karyn November 23, 2016 at 10:00 pm

      Thanks Tara.. They are Christmassy.. who would have thought it’s less than 4 weeks away.. I’m slowing getting to grips with the camera.. It’s a learning process x

  • Luci | madebyluci November 23, 2016 at 8:17 pm

    OH my days these are the cutest cakes ever!! Love them!! I almost always get the extract from nielsen massey too – the only time I don’t is when the shop is sold out and I’m desperate!

    • Karyn November 23, 2016 at 9:59 pm

      Thanks Luci.. I had great fun baking these, the kids loved them. x


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