I have been wanting to make these for ages and as I am thinking about including some as part of Burton's birthday party theme next month, I thought I should have a practice at making them. I have made chocolate ones to start with, but any flavour would work (and could be a recipe post for another time!)
Made 11 cakes
You will need:
for the sponges:
100g caster sugar
100g unsalted butter, at room temperature
100g self raising flour, sifted
25g cocoa powder, sifted
Cornets with a flat bottom
Some pieces of chocolate/chocolate buttons
For the buttercream:
75g unsalted butter
100g icing sugar
25g cocoa powder
2 tbsp milk
Small chocolate flakes, or mini chocolate fingers
Colourful toppings eg. Hundreds & thousands, smarties - whatever you like really
To make the cone-cakes:
Pre-heat the oven to 180oC/160oC fan
Put the butter and sugar in a bowl and beat until pale and creamy
Add the eggs and flour to the butter and sugar and mix well until combined
Add the cocoa powder and mix again
Take your ice cream cones and stand them up in an oven proof roasting tin
Place a small piece of chocolate at the bottom of each cone
Drop 2 tsp of cake batter into each cone
Place the cone cakes into the oven and cook for about 20-25 minutes until cooked and a knife comes out of the sponge clean
Place on a rack to cool down completely
To make the buttercream
Place all of the ingredients into a bowl and beat well (and carefully!) until the buttercream is soft and creamy. If you need a little more milk than what I specified then add some.
Now my decorating skills are not the best, but basically you need to fill a piping bag and you want to make a Mr Whippy ice cream effect on top of each cone with the buttercream.
Once this has been done, simply add your cake decorations to make your own ice cream cone cake designs.
Inside you get a piece of actual chocolate at the bottom of the cone, just like you do with a cornetto ice cream!
They look and taste great, well I think so anyway (and so did Burton)