Vanilla Cake Cones

Vanilla Cake Cones
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Vanilla Cake Cones
Tara Fisher

Vanilla Cake Cones

The perfect tea-time treat for a sunny afternoon! They go down great with kids, so why not trailblaze a trend and serve at parties instead of cupcakes? — Mima Sinclair, Mug Cakes.

4
Servings
337
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

Alter the icing flavor by adding 1 tablespoon cooled melted chocolate or jam, or 1 teaspoon flavored essence.

Mug Cakes by Mima Sinclair © 2014 Kyle Books, and the photographs © Tara Fisher. No images may be used, in print or electronically, without written consent from the publisher. 

Ingredients

For the cake:

  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 medium egg
  • 1 Tablespoon 2-percent milk
  • 2 Teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 Tablespoons superfine sugar
  • 4 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • ¼ Teaspoon baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • small flat-bottomed wafer ice cream cones, optional

For the frosting:

  • 4 Tablespoons softened butter
  • 6 Tablespoons confectioners sugar
  • ¼ Teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 Teaspoon colored sprinkles
  • 1 Tablespoon strawberry sauce
  • 2 chocolate flake candy bars, halved

Directions

For the cake:

Place the butter in a mug and microwave until melted, 10 to 20 seconds. Add the egg, milk, and vanilla to the mug and beat together with a fork. Add the sugar, flour, baking powder, and salt and beat again until smooth. Divide between the four ice cream cones and place on a small plate. Cook in the microwave for 1 minute 45 seconds at 600W, 1 minute 30 seconds at 800W, or 1 minutes 15 seconds at 1000W. Leave to cool.

For the frosting:

Beat the butter, sugar, and vanilla together until light and fluffy, then spoon into a piping bag fitted with a large open star nozzle. Pipe the icing over the cooled cake in a spiral pattern — it’s best to work from the outside edge, keeping a constant pressure on the icing bag as you work in towards the center. To finish, release the pressure on the bag, then press down lightly and pull straight up. Decorate with all the sauces and sprinkles you fancy.

If using a 1 ½ cup mug instead of the cones, cook in the microwave for 2 minutes 50 seconds t 600W, 2 minutes 30 seconds at 800W or 2 minutes 10 seconds at 1000W. Leave to cool. Make the icing use half the butter, sugar, and vanilla.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
15g
21%
Sugar
8g
9%
Saturated Fat
4g
17%
Cholesterol
8mg
3%
Carbohydrate, by difference
49g
38%
Protein
5g
11%
Vitamin A, RAE
3µg
0%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
16mg
2%
Choline, total
2mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
6g
24%
Folate, total
43µg
11%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
7mg
2%
Niacin
3mg
21%
Phosphorus, P
36mg
5%
Selenium, Se
6µg
11%
Sodium, Na
170mg
11%
Water
12g
0%

Vanilla Shopping Tip

Spices and dried herbs have a shelf life too, and lose potency over time. The rule of thumb is, if your spices are over two years old, it's time to buy some new ones.

Vanilla Cooking Tip

Toasting whole spices before using them intensifies their aroma and flavor.