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: 447kcal
Author: Veena Azmanov




  • 228 grams Butter unsalted
  • 375 grams Powdered sugar
  • 60 ml Fresh cream
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 tbsp Vanilla


  • 12 Ice cream cones flat bottom
  • 3 to 4 drops of green food gel color.
  • 2 tbsp Sprinkles to decorate
  • 12 Dragees or mini stars for the treetops



  • 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.
  • Ensure all cupcake ingredients are at room temperature.
  • Place all ingredients in a bowl – use a whisk or mixer to combine to a smooth consistency
  • 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.


  • In a large bowl with a whisk or mixer and cream the butter for a minute
  • Add salt, fresh cream and vanilla – mix a minute longer, until well combined
  • Now add the powder sugar 1 cup at a time.
  • Once all the powder sugar has been incorporated
  • Continue to mix on medium-high for 2 to 3 minutes more until you have a light and fluffy buttercream.
  • The cream in the mixture will whip and give you almost stiff peaks.
  • 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: 447kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 96mg | Sodium: 423mg | Potassium: 88mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 40g | Vitamin A: 831IU | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 1mg