These Christmas Tree Cupcakes made in an ice cream cone are a fun project to make for a Christmas theme party.

Ice Cream Cone Christmas Tree Cupcakes

These Christmas tree cupcakes baked in an ice cream cone can be a fun way to get kids excited about Christmas. These cupcakes are simple and easy to make as well as cute and fun to eat. Perfect to take with you for a kids Christmas theme party. Make them festive with holidays flavors such as eggnog or peppermint and frost them with my five-minute buttercream frosting recipe. 
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Course: Desserts
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Christmas, cone, Cupcakes, ice cream, Trees
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 12 Cupcakes
Calories: 57kcal
Author: Veena Azmanov


For the cupcakes

For the buttercream

  • 1 batch Vanilla buttercream frosting
  • 3 to 4 drops green food gel color.
  • 1/4 cup Sprinkles to decorate
  • 2 tbsp Dragees or mini stars for the tip of the tree.


Prepare cupcakes

  • Preheat the oven at 170 C / 340 F
  • You can place the ice cream cones in a muffin pan but I just placed them in a baking tray.
  • Prepare the cupcake batter as described in the video recipe
  • Use an ice cream scooper and divide the batter between 12 ice cream cones
  • Bake them in the preheated oven for 18 to 20 minutes, or until a skewer inserted comes clean
  • When baked cooked completely.

Prepare Buttercream

  • Prepare one batch of vanilla buttercream frosting as shown in this recipe video.
  • Add just enough green food gel color to get a pretty Christmas tree color


  • Place buttercream in the piping bag with a star tip nozzle.
  • Pipe an ice cream swirl on the top of each cone cupcake
  • Top with sprinkles and a little dragee or star on the tip of each swirl to look like a decorated tree.


Calories: 57kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 35mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 1g | Iron: 0.4mg