Flowerpot Cupcakes

Flowerpot Cupcakes

Ice cream cones become edible flowerpots in this sweet springtime recipe, complete with DIY dirt made of crushed chocolate wafers. Just add flowers for a perfect Mother's Day treat!

YIELDS

18 cupcakes

INGREDIENTS

Frosting

  • 1 (3 oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 1 (1 lb.) pkg. Domino® Confectioners Sugar
  • 1/3 cup milk

Cake

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 18 wafer ice cream cones, flat-bottomed
  • 1/2 cup chocolate wafers, finely crushed
  • 18 straws
  • fresh or artificial flowers

INSTRUCTIONS

Frosting

Preheat oven to 350°F. Place ice cream cones in a muffin tin to hold upright while baking; set aside. 

In large mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and butter at medium speed until smooth. Add sugar, alternately with milk, beating 1 to 2 minutes, or until blended.

Remove 1 1/4 cups of frosting from bowl; set aside.

Cupcakes

With mixer at low speed, add eggs to remaining frosting in mixing bowl. Add vanilla; beat until blended.

In small bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. Add flour mixture to mixing bowl, alternately with milk; continue beating 1 to 2 minutes, or until well blended. Fill each cone about 1/2 full of batter.

Bake 30 to 35 minutes, or until "conecakes" spring back when lightly touched in center. Cool completely. Spread tops of cupcakes with remaining frosting.

To decorate, sprinkle tops of frosted conecakes with crushed chocolate wafer crumbs for "dirt" look.

Before serving, place 1 straw in center of each conecake and garnish with a flower.

QUICK TIP

Remember to remove the flower and straw before eating cupcakes.