Icecream Cup Cake Anyone???

How on earth could I forget to post about my Ice Cream Cup Cakes.  Talk about a success.

Remember when I found a link to them and blogged it?  I sincerley thought that they might be a hit for James’s Birthday Party and I was right!!

They were so easy to do.  Put in the paper patty pans in the tray.  Fill with cake mix (I used chocolate cause that’s what his birthday cake was) plonk on an ice cream cone and bake as normal.

When cold pull off the paper patty pan, ice with what ever colour icing your little heart desires and pop on some sprinkles or whatever else you can find.

Just a hint though – use flat bottomed ice cream cones not the pointy ones like I did cause you can’t sit them upright.

The little boys all thought it was pretty cool that James had ice creams at his party and they all reached for one straight away.

“Ohh” says one, “it’s cake!”

“Keep eating”, says another “there’s ice cream in the middle.”

“I haven’t found the ice cream yet” says a third.

Meanwhile I’m holding my breath hoping James wouldn’t give it away.

“Darn it” says the first boy “it’s all cake.  Pass the Party Pies please.”

So the Ice Cream Cone Cakes were abandoned in favor of party pies and sausage roll and Birthday Cake that had Freddo Frogs on it.

The girls I might add loved these and we could seriously see them being made in quantity and used for a Birthday Cake.  Just think – self service and you don’t even have to slice up the cake and try to make sure everyone gets an even size piece or has the same amount of lollies on it……roflmol.


4 thoughts on “Icecream Cup Cake Anyone???

  1. Catherine I couldn’t resist sending this to you, though I haven’t yet tried it myself. Maureen

    Microwave Chocolate Cake-in-a-Mug

    DANGEROUS CHOCOLATE CAKE-IN-A-MUG 1 coffee mug 4 Tbsp. cake flour (plain, not self-rising) 4 Tbsp. sugar 2 Tbsp. cocoa 1 egg 3 Tbsp. milk 3 Tbsp. oil Small splash of vanilla 3 Tbsp. chocolate chips, optional Add dry ingredients to mug, mix well with a fork. Add egg, mix thoroughly. Pour in milk and oil and vanilla, mix well. Add chips, if using. Put mug in microwave, and cook for three minutes on 1000 watts. Cake will rise over top of mug–do not be alarmed! Allow to cool a little; tip onto a plate if desired. Eat! (This can serve two if you want to feel slightly more virtuous.) ***And WHY is this the most dangerous cake recipe in the world? Because now we are all only five minutes away from chocolate cake any time of the day or night!!!*** ___________________________________________________________________________ this note was tacked to the end when I got it :”Get thee hence” to the microwave!!! This is GREAT!!! Got the recipe from a friend, and tried it out immediately. It works! I see multiple applications for this gem: With kids; grandkids; 4-H cooking classes; college dorm room when there’s only a microwave; late-night cravings; just enough for one or two servings instead of an entire cake……….ha, ha! My kids added some drizzles of chocolate syrup and some Cool Whip (we didn’t put in the chocolate chips). You could add canned frosting, too. The batter does rise up ‘way over the top of the mug, but doesn’t run down the side. Fun to watch! Be careful not to overcook–our microwave is higher than 1000 watts, and three minutes was a dab too long–dried the cakes out a little bit. Anyway, give it a try! And be sure to watch it the whole time it’s baking in the microwave!!!

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