Strawberry Shortcake Cone Cakes

Strawberry Shortcake Cone Cakes {RECIPE}

Leilani Lowry

As a kid my favorite treat from the ice cream truck were these Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream bars from Good Humor.  I remember hearing the ding from the truck and immediately deciding in my mind that no matter what the choices are, I'm getting the Strawberry Shortcake!  My 13 year old has since claimed them as her favorite ice cream treat too so I thought it was time to try to make a cone cake version.

I have a number of thoughts and tips on making these, which I'll detail below. But most important: I wanted the middle of the cone to be strawberry, just like in the ice cream, and it took some thought on how to do this. I ultimately decided on making a cake-ball style filling and add the vanilla batter around it. It worked beautifully!  BUT - in my opinion it is not worth the effort unless achieving that look is really important to you. It would've been WAY less time consuming to alternate vanilla with strawberry batter - and the taste would've been virtually the same. 

The printable recipe is below the photos, but you can also download it HERE.

 
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Ingredients:
French vanilla cake box mix or homemade
Strawberry cake mix - I used Duncan Hines
Golden Oreos
Shortbread cookies 
Butter
Frosting to mix with cake - I used vanilla
Freeze dried strawberries - I bought them on Amazon: So Natural brand, you'll need 2 packs
Heavy cream
Frozen (thawed) or fresh strawberries (I used fresh)
Powdered sugar


Directions:

1. Bake strawberry cake in a 13x9" pan.  Fully cool.

2. Scoop some cake into a bowl and add a couple of tablespoons of frosting, just enough to make the cake stick together, but not so much that it is wet. I used vanilla frosting that I had on hand.  

3. Mix with your hands until the frosting is blended.
Strawberry Shortcake Cone Cake

4. Press about a tablespoon of cake into the bottom of the cone.
Strawberry Shortcake Cone Cake
Strawberry Shortcake Cone Cake
 
5. Create a log as best as you can and insert into cone.
Strawberry Shortcake Cone Cake
Strawberry Shortcake Cone Cake
Strawberry Shortcake Cone Cake
Strawberry Shortcake Cone Cake
 
6. Add vanilla batter. I used a squirt bottle but you can use a spoon. I added more batter than my other recipes call for since the cake ball mix takes up most of the room.

7. Bake for 25-30 minutes until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.  Cool on a cooling rack (don't skip this step!)
Strawberry Shortcake Cone Cake
Strawberry Shortcake Cone Cake
Strawberry Shortcake Cone Cake
Strawberry Shortcake Cone Cake
 
Make the crunch topping:
8. In a food processor, combine cookies, melted butter and freeze-dried strawberries. You'll need to scrape the sides.
Strawberry Shortcake Cone Cake
Strawberry Shortcake Cone Cake
Strawberry Shortcake Cone Cake
Strawberry Shortcake Cone Cake
Strawberry Shortcake Cone Cake
Strawberry Shortcake Cone Cake
Strawberry Shortcake Cone Cake
 
Make the frosting:
9. Cream the butter with a beater for 3-5 minutes.
Strawberry Shortcake Cone Cake

10. Add pureed strawberries and heavy cream, blend well.
Strawberry Shortcake Cone Cake

11. Add powdered sugar, one cup at a time.
Strawberry Shortcake Cone Cake
Strawberry Shortcake Cone Cake
 
12. Once cone cakes are cool, top with frosting and spread over the entire top (I only added about a tablespoon but feel free to add more) and roll in crumb topping.
Strawberry Shortcake Cone Cake
Strawberry Shortcake Cone Cake


ENJOY!!!

 

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