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Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes

20 mins
20 minutes

Welcome to the first week of the #HilandBakingChallenge. I am so excited to partner with Hiland Dairy to bring you these weekly baking challenges you can make at home with ingredients you likely already have in your pantry and fridge! I absolutely love Hiland Dairy products and grew up on them, in fact! They are a Midwest based company focused on bringing the freshest and highest quality ingredients to your home. No artificial growth hormones ever! I love all of that but mostly I love their products because they taste good! They make everything I bake taste even better. Which is why I am so excited to be able to bring a little Hiland love to you!


This Hiland Baking Challenge is a great opportunity to get the kiddos in the kitchen with you or take this time to do some therapeutic baking all by yourself (as much “by yourself” as you can get these days at least.) After you finish your baking session, take a picture of your final creation and post it to your social media with the tag #HilandBakingChallenge This will automatically enter you in the weekly giveaway of a prize pack consisting of free product coupons and other Hiland swag. You can find full details and rules here.

Introducing the first recipe for the first week of the baking challenge-the Ice Cream Cone Cupcake! Easy, fun, and so yummy! Leah had so much fun making these and even more fun getting sprinkles everywhere. The girl loves her some sprinkles.

We used my Yellow Cupcake recipe which is easy and my favorite cake. It uses ingredients you probably have in your kitchen right now. Details below, plus a handy pdf recipe card you can print off for easy access!

Head over to for products and coupons to stock up your fridge. Be sure to tag #HilandBakingChallenge for a chance to win the prize package of Hiland coupons and goodies each week and to be featured on the Lolo’s page as well!


Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes

Prep time:   |  Cook time: 20 mins  |  Total: 20 minutes

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1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

2/3 cup Hiland Dairy whole milk

1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

1/2 cup Hiland Dairy butter, room temperature

1 cup sugar

1 large egg

2 large egg whites


2 sticks (1 cup) Hiland butter, room temperature

3 cups powdered sugar

34 Tablespoons Hiland whole milk or heavy cream

2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

Decorations: sprinkles, chocolate chips, nuts, chocolate sauce


  1. Cake: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a cupcake pan, place cupcake paper liners in each cup. (this will help catch any overflow. Place ice cream cones standing up in each cup.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. In a separate small bowl stir together the milk and vanilla.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the butter and sugar on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Reduce the speed to medium-low, slowly add the egg and egg whites one at a time, and beat until creamy, About 1 minute.
  4. Slowly add half the flour mixture, then the milk mixture, then the remaining flour mixture, beating until just blended after each addition.
  5. Fill each ice cream cone about 2/3 full. Up to the first ridge before the top of the cone. Bake for about 20 minutes. Remove and let cool for about 15 minutes. Cake will not be puffed up out of the cone, don’t be alarmed.
  6. Frosting: In a stand mixer, beat the butter on medium high for about 2 minutes until fluffy. Add the powdered sugar one cup at a time, beating after each addition. Scrape the sides of the bowl as needed.
  7. Add the milk, vanilla and salt and mix again until smooth. If too thick, add another Tablespoon of milk and mix again.
  8. Decorating: In a piping bag, a Ziploc bag with the corner cut off or a good old spoon or knife- frost the cupcake cones. Idea is to make it look like soft serve ice cream with that Dairy Queen like swirl. Be creative though and do whatever you like!
  9. After frosting is on, time to decorate with sprinkles, chocolate chips, nuts, chocolate sauce…anything-get creative!
  10. Now it’s time to take a pic of your creation and tag #HilandBakingChallenge. Have fun and good luck!



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