How to Make Mini Cone Cakes

How to Make Mini Cone Cakes

Leilani Lowry

Have you seen the mini cones by Joy Cones? They've been around for several years and are just darling!  I remember using them when my kids were little (they're teens now) - specifically with chocolate ice cream and sprinkles. Of course the kids loved loved loved them and it was just the right amount of sugary sweet for them. 

I was a vendor at a recent pop-up market and wanted to bring samples. I decided to try making mini cone cakes (I've actually NEVER tried this before!) and guess what? It was super easy and a box of cake mix makes tons of little cone cakes! They were a hit at the pop-up so I wanted to show you how easy they are to make. 

Below are step-by-step instructions and a fun video.  Happy baking!

Yippee Cone Cake Holders
Joy Mini Cones
Cake Mix - our fave is Duncan Hines Classic Yellow
Frosting - my kids LOVE Betty Crocker Cream Cheese Frosting


1. Insert mini cones into holders.

2. Make batter.  

3. Pour batter into cones. There are two methods for this.  First is to use a tablespoon.  One tablespoon, not scraped out, is just the right amount:

The second method is to use a pastry bag.  Clip a small hole after it's been filled with batter and you'll have more control.  Also, it's less messy!

Tip:  Only fill the cones half way, or up to the line on the outside.  Please note - there is very little room for error!! Because they're so small, if you overfill even the slightest, you'll end up with mini volcanoes. If unsure, test a couple first before doing the whole batch.  See pic:

4. Bake at 325 degrees for 18-20 minutes.  Use a toothpick to test for doneness.

5. Cool on a cooling rack.

6. Frost and decorate.


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