Pretty Please, With a Cherry on Top.
I'm a magician. Did you know? I make magic in the kitchen. I not only make delicious food, but I also transform your everyday snack into something extraordinary.
Allow me to demonstrate. Watch closely. I'm good.
I took this seemingly plain and obviously delicious chocolate cupcake recipe and transformed it into ice cream! A light and creamy Spring treat.
Cupcake Cones. Because everything this awesome deserves a cherry on top.
For my next trick, peanut butter cookies that are also candy. Gasp! Chocolate Cupcake Cones Makes about 2 dozen cupcake cones.
Source: Adapted from Pioneer Woman's Chocolate Sheet Cake.
24 ice cream cones 2 cup flour 2 cup granulated sugar 1/4 tsp salt 4 heaping tbsp cocoa powder 1 cup unsalted butter 1 cup boiling water 1/2 cup milk 2 eggs, beaten 1 tsp baking soda 1 tsp vanilla extract Printer-Friendly Version
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and position a rack in the center. Carefully unwrap the ice cream cones and place them in 2 muffin tins, one cone per cup.
In a large bowl whisk together the flour, sugar and salt.
In a small sauce pan melt the butter on low heat then stir in the cocoa. Add the boiling water and allow the mixture to boil for 30 seconds. Remove it from the heat then pour it into the flour mixture and combine it smoothly.
In a medium sized bowl stir together the milk, beaten eggs, baking soda and vanilla. Add it to the chocolate mixture and mix it well.
Spoon the batter into the ice cream cones making sure not to spill on the outsides. You should be careful not to overfill the cones since they can overflow in the oven making a big mess. I filled mine up to a ¼ inch below the inside rim, but I did a test cone before deciding and yours might be different because everyone's oven is unique. Bake them for 22 – 24 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean. Transfer them to a cooling rack and let them cool for at least 10 minutes before frosting and decorating.
Creamy Vanilla Frosting
Source: Pioneer Woman's That's the Best Frosting I've Ever Had
1 cup milk 5 tbsp flour 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 cup butter, room temperature 1 cup granulated sugar In a small sauce pan whisk together the milk and flour until it's smooth. Heat it over medium heat stirring constantly until it thickens quite a lot. Set it aside a cool it completely. When it's cooled mix in the vanilla.
In a large bowl with an electric mixer and the whisk attachment beat the butter and sugar until it's light a fluffy, scraping down the bowl as needed. Add the cooled flour mixture and whip it on high until it resembles whipped cream, about 45 seconds of hard mixing.
Spoon the frosting into a piping bag fitted with your favourite tip and generously frost the cone cupcakes to simulate that delicious soft serve ice cream. Top with a stemmed maraschino cherry and enjoy!