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Ice Cream Cone Cake Pops Recipe

Ice Cream Cone Cake Pops Recipe

These fun ice cream cone cake pops are the perfect treat for birthday parties, an ice cream party and is a fun idea for anytime! We use your favorite cake recipe, along with some ganache to make the most adorable mini ice cream cones.

When my kids were younger, cake pops were at every birthday party. They were always such a hit, eaten way faster than any cupcake or piece of cake. These Ice Cream Cone Cake Pops were always my favorite.

These little cake pops are perfect for an end of the school year celebration, summer BBQ’s, pool parties, birthdays, Valentine’s Day and really just because any time of the year. The best part? There’s no melting!

Ice Cream Cone Cake Pops

These Ice Cream Cone Cake Pops are perfect for a beginner since, like a scoop of ice cream, they don’t have to be completely round and perfect.

You can use a whole array of cake recipes as the base: red velvet, chocolate cake, cookies n cream, or vanilla cake pops. Thanks to the addition of the ganache, each cake bite is creamy and rich.

Ice Cream Cone Cake Pops

How to Make Ice Cream Cone Cake Pops

Equipment:

  • 2 cardboard boxes to stand your cones up in. Using a pair of closed sharp scissors, punch holes in the top of a cardboard box. Poke holes in the box that are large enough to stand up the cones but not too large they fall over. I suggest making more than 1 of these so that you can have one box for the decoration process and one for your display.
  • Parchment lined baking sheet

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Cake Pop Preparation

Prepare your cake according to the box or recipe instructions, bake in your parchment lined baking sheet. Your cake is done when a toothpick comes out clean in the center. Let your cake cool until it is cool enough to handle.

While the cake is at room temperature, prepare the ganache. To make a quick ganache, heat heavy cream in a heavy bottomed saucepan. When it reaches a simmer, take it off the heat and pour it over the chocolate chips. Let it sit for 3-4 minutes on the chocolate and then whisk until the chocolate has melted.

Next, prepare the ice cream cones. Then stand the cones upright in the cardboard box. If you’d like for something extra fun, you can dip the outer rim of the ice cream cones into some leftover ganache.

Make Your Cake Pop Dough

There are two different methods you can follow to make your ice cream cone cake pops.

If using cake pop dough:

Using an ice cream scoop, form golf ball sized cake balls, no need for an exact amount.

Dip the bottoms into the ganache and set on top of cone. Place in freezer to harden for at least one hour.

If using cake crumbs and ganache:

Using your hands, make fine crumbs out of your cooled cake. Mix the cake mixture with ½ cup of ganache in a large bowl.

Ice Cream Cone Cake Pops

If you do not have an ice cream scoop or a cookie scoop, scoop out 2 tablespoon size balls.

Place onto parchment lined baking sheet, freeze for about an hour.

Remove your set of cake balls and dip cake ball in a little bit of ganache and place it securely on top of the cone.

Place the cones back in the fridge to set hard for about 1 hour.

Ice Cream Cone Cake Pops

The Next Step is to Decorate your Ice Cream Cone Cake Pops

Melt some white chocolate melting wafers in a microwave safe bowl in 30 second increments and color with a small amount of gel food coloring (or use pre colored candy melts). You can do different colors in separate bowls.

Dip the top of the cake pop into the chocolate and give it a quick swirl to coat it completely. You may find that you need to heat your melted candy now and again throughout this process.

Ice Cream Cone Cake Pops

Stand your cake pops up in one of your cardboard boxes. Line the bottom with wax paper to catch the excess melted chocolate.

Ice Cream Cone Cake Pops

Once the chocolate sets you can add some melted milk chocolate and sprinkles to finish creating the ice cream cones to give them an ice cream sundae look. I would follow my cake drip method to give the illusion of chocolate syrup dripping on your ice cream cone. You can add a red jelly bean or red m&m to the top of the cake ball to look like a cherry.

Ice Cream Cone Cake Pops
Ice Cream Cone Cake Pops

Can I Make These Cake Pops Gluten Free?

If using a gluten free cake mix I would highly recommend doing the cake crumb and ganache method to help keep those cake balls from falling apart.

Can I add Cake Pop Sticks to these Cake Cones?

I am using sugar cones in this recipe, but if you want to add a stick, you should use wafer cones with the flat bottom. You will need to add a small hole to the bottom of the cone and add a lollipop stick to the bottom of your refrigerated cake balls prior to decorating.

Can I Wrap These Cake Pops Individually?

For sure! Wrap them in pastry bags and tie them off with some ribbon or a cute little bow.

So, what do you think? Will you make these adorable mini ice cream cone cake pops the next time you need a dessert?

Ice Cream Cone Cake Pops
Ice Cream Cone Cake Pops

Ice Cream Cone Cake Pops Recipe

Yield: 13
Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Additional Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 55 minutes

These fun ice cream cone cake pops are the perfect treat for birthday parties, an ice cream party and is a fun idea for anytime! We use your favorite cake recipe, along with some ganache to make the most adorable mini ice cream cones.

Ingredients

  • A box of cake mix of your choice or ingredients for a homemade cake
  • 13 sugar ice cream cones
  • 3 cups pre-baked cake crumbs
  • 1 1/3 cup white or Chocolate chips
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup colored white chocolate or candy melts
  • 1/2 cup milk chocolate

Instructions

    1. Poke holes in 2 boxes that are large enough to stand up the cones but not too large they fall over. I suggest making more than 1 of these so that you can have one box for the decoration process and one for your display.
    2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
    3. Prepare your cake according to the box or recipe instructions, bake in a cake pan.
    4. Your cake is done when a toothpick comes out clean in the center.
    5. Let your cake cool until it is cool enough to handle.
    6. While the cake is at room temperature, prepare the ganache. To make a quick ganache, heat heavy cream in a heavy bottomed saucepan. When it reaches a simmer, take it off the heat and pour it over the chocolate. Let it sit for 3-4 minutes on the chocolate and then whisk until the chocolate has melted.
    7. Next, prepare the ice cream cones. Using a pair of closed sharp scissors, punch holes in the top of a cardboard box. Then stand the cones upright in the cardboard box.
    8. There are two different methods you can follow to make your ice cream cone cake pops. If using cake pop dough: Using an ice cream scoop, form golf ball sized cake balls, dip the bottoms into ganache and set on top of cone. Place in freezer to harden for at least one hour.
    9. If using cake crumbs and ganache: Using your hands, make fine crumbs out of your cooled cake. Mix the cake mixture with ½ cup of ganache in a large bowl. If you do not have an ice cream scoop or a cookie scoop, scoop out 2 tablespoon size balls. Place onto parchment lined baking sheet, freeze for about an hour.
    10. Remove your set of cake balls and dip cake ball in a little bit of ganache and place it securely on top of the cone.
    11. Place the cones back in the fridge to set hard for about 1 hour.
    12. Melt some white chocolate melting wafers in a microwave safe bowl in 30 second increments and color with a small amount of gel food coloring (or use pre colored candy melts). You can do different colors in separate bowls.
    13. Dip the top of the cake pop into the chocolate and give it a quick swirl to coat it completely.
    14. You may find that you need to heat your melted candy now and again throughout this process.
    15. Stand your cake pops up in one of your cardboard boxes. Line the bottom with wax paper to catch the excess melted chocolate.
    16. Once the chocolate sets you can add some melted milk chocolate and sprinkles to finish creating the ice cream cones to give them an ice cream sundae look.
    17. You can add a red jelly bean or red m&m to the top of the cake ball  to look like a cherry.

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