Sunny summer days are always made even better with a scoop or two of fresh ice cream, add a cone and a flake and I'm one happy bunny. The 99 which is more like the £1.90 in the south, is the icecream of many a childhood. Long days in the park or by the river, were always made special with a trip to the icecream van. So it's safe to say that cake that looks like icecream is enough to keep any child happy, even at the age of 23. Very happy indeed.
I couldn't let the summer end without making these beauties again. Here is the recipe originally by BBC Good Food which I've adapted.
- 12 flat-bottomed ice cream cones
- 200g softened butter
- 200g plain flour
- 4 tbsp custard powder
- 1 tsp vanilla paste with seeds
- 200g golden caster sugar
- 2 large eggs, beaten
- 300g butter, softened
- 350g icing sugar, sifted
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- sprinkles, Flakes, edible glitter, Choclate ganache or sauce
- Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Sit the cones in a muffin tin to hold them upright - Very important!
- Put the butter and sugar in a bowl and mix together with an electric whisk until light and fluffy. Then add the flour, custard powder, vanilla and eggs to the bowl and beat until smooth. Spoon the cake batter into a piping bag, snip off the end to give you a wide hole, then pipe into the cones, filling them ¾ full – this will enable you to get the batter right to the bottom and you won't get the batter all over the sides of the cones.
- Bake the cone cakes, still in the muffin tin, for 30 mins until a skewer poked into the centre of the cake comes out clean. Leave to cool.
- To decorate the cakes, beat the butter until smooth, then add the icing sugar and vanilla, and beat again until well mixed. Put into a piping bag fitted with a big star nozzle, then pipe icing on top of each cake as you would a cupcake. Decorate with sprinkles, glitter and flakes. I served hot chocolate ganache with my cone cakes left over from a previous bake.
I love how they turned out and they were so simple to make. My family loved them too and the cakes seemed to evaporate within seconds! I wish I had one left over for me now. I have no doubt that I will be making ice cream cone cakes again. What do you think?