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Gluten Free Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes

Gluten free ice cream cone cupcakes are a fun twist on your traditional cupcake!

Gluten Free Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes

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Gluten Free Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes

When I was little my mom would always make ice cream cone cupcakes for parties. I love the texture of the cupcake and the ice cream cone together. The perfect combo of soft and crunchy.

When I found gluten free ice cream cones on a BOGO sale, I knew it was the perfect chance to see if it would work to make this gluten free. I used the Joy brand (sold at Publix), but they have THESE on Amazon that should work as well.

I’ll be honest, this is more of a tutorial than a recipe, but they were just so much fun I couldn’t help but share!

gluten free ice cream cone cupcakes

Quick and Easy

Normally I make everything from scratch, but life has been hectic so I decided to chance it with a box mix. The last gluten free vanilla cake mix I tried was Pamela’s and it was okay, but not great. This time I picked up a box of King Arthur’s gluten free cake mix and I was pleasantly surprised. It is amazing. I like Better Batter’s as well, but they don’t sell that at Target.

I actually had enough cupcake batter to make the 12 ice cream cone cupcakes and 24 mini cupcakes that I took to work and my daughter’s school. They were a hit with everyone, even my husband kept sneaking them when I wasn’t looking!

gluten free ice cream cone cupakes

Gluten Free Ice Cream Cone Cupcake How To

The trick to making these is to use foil over your cupcake tin and then make holes so that gluten free ice cream cones fit into it standing up. You don’t want them to fall over. I really should have taken a picture, but I completely forgot. Next time!

Fill the cones up about to the line where the cone becomes bigger at the top, approximately 2/3 (just like if you were making regular cupcakes) and bake according to your mix directions. I was afraid the cones would burn, but they don’t.

Then just add your favorite frosting- again, I bought it. There are several gluten free brands that are all pretty good. Feel free to make your own if you have time.

These gluten free ice cream cone cupcakes are so much fun! I hope you enjoy making them!

Happy Gluten Free Eating!

gluten free ice cream cone cupcake
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4.60 from 5 votes

Gluten Free Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes

Servings: 12


  • 1 box gluten free ice cream cones
  • 1 box gluten free cupcake mix prepared according to package directions


  • Cover cupcake pan with foil and make a hole for each ice cream cone.
  • Fit gluten free ice cream cones carefully into pan.
  • Fill 2/3 of each cone with gluten free cake mix.
  • Bake according to cupcake mix directions.
  • Decorate and enjoy!


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    July 7, 2017 at 10:54 pm

    I used to love these as a kid! I definitely need to try them again, it’s been way too long.

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    July 4, 2017 at 5:56 pm

    Those not only look so delicious, but they’re so adorable! I love ice cream cones and pretty much all sugary treats lol my kids would have so much fun making and eating these!

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    June 26, 2017 at 11:50 am

    What a fun & clever dessert! I can’t eat ice cream, so this seems like the next best thing!

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    June 23, 2017 at 12:27 pm

    This seems like a good recipe to try out this summer. Thanks guys.

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      June 29, 2017 at 8:06 am

      Perfect for summer! Everyone loves them!

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    Mackenzie @ Food Above Gold
    June 19, 2017 at 10:34 pm

    I’m going to be honest, I’ve never tried an ice cream cone cupcake before. They are so adorable and fun though, that I want to make them for every occasion! Also, good note on the tin foil – wouldn’t have thought of that!

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    June 19, 2017 at 7:12 am

    These are so cute! Perfect for my girl’s summer birthday party. Thank you for sharing this recipe!

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    Marlynn | UrbanBlissLife
    June 19, 2017 at 2:10 am

    These are SO cute! I made these when I was younger, but I can’t wait to try this gluten-free version!

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    June 18, 2017 at 11:20 pm

    Cupcake +Ice cream= yummilicious!!
    This is such a delightful treat for everyone in the summers pluses gluten free!!

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    Jessica (Swanky Recipes)
    June 18, 2017 at 9:47 pm

    I have such good memories of my mom making these years ago growing up. I’m saving this recipe to try at the cabin this summer with the family. I bet they will love they!

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    Danielle @ A Sprinkle of Joy
    June 18, 2017 at 10:48 am

    These look so tasty! I’ve never made cupcakes in ice cream cones, but I totally want to try….

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    Gloria @ Homemade & Yummy
    June 18, 2017 at 10:23 am

    You know, I was just telling my husband the other day…I need to make some of these for the grandkids. They are perfect for a special treat, or for birthday parties too. On my “to make” list for sure.

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    Molly Kumar
    June 18, 2017 at 1:20 am

    This sounds like such a fun idea, especially to make with kids. I do have sugar cones lying at home and will try the recipe soon.

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    June 17, 2017 at 10:42 pm

    So cute and delicious! Pinned for later! My kids will love it!

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    June 17, 2017 at 9:25 pm

    These are almost too cute to eat! I am a big fan of ice cream, so I’m looking forward to trying your recipe!

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    June 17, 2017 at 4:12 pm

    Oh, just love how you made it so simple yet so genious! We adore ice cream! ?

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    Noel Lizotte
    June 17, 2017 at 12:03 pm

    Oh! A walk down memory lane! My mom made these cupcake in ice cream cones too! Love the pastel sprinkles you used – that makes these so summery pretty.

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    Veena Azmanov
    June 17, 2017 at 9:29 am

    These are so cute..!! These would make perfect kids party treats too! My kids would LOVE these!!

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    Adriana Lopez Martn
    June 17, 2017 at 2:57 am

    What a beautiful idea, who does not love ice cream and cupcakes. Combining the illusion of both is very creative. This is super nice for parties too =)

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    June 16, 2017 at 11:21 pm

    these, look delicious!

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    Marie, Mamma's Cooking
    June 16, 2017 at 6:26 pm

    Thank you for the tips! I’ve been meaning to make these. King Arthur’s GF cake mixes are my favorite mix! This would be fun for a bbq!

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    June 16, 2017 at 5:44 pm

    I don’t have a problem with gluten… but these are super cute!! I pinned these 🙂

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    Marisa Franca @ All Our Way
    June 16, 2017 at 3:22 pm

    How cute!! I don’t have any problem with gluten but this would be worth making just for how delicious they look. I bet our grandsons would go wild over them!! Thank you for sharing.

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    June 16, 2017 at 2:28 pm

    I love this idea, very creative and perfect for those who are gluten-free!

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    June 16, 2017 at 1:56 pm

    These look so yummy and fun for a birthday party!

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    Christina Shoemaker
    June 16, 2017 at 1:55 pm

    This is such a fun way to update traditional cupcakes! So very cute!

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    Sumer | Grace, Giggles & Naptime
    June 16, 2017 at 1:28 pm

    These are SO cute! I love how simple they are to make, and bonus for being gluten free! I just pinned this as well!

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    Corey | The Nostalgia Diaries
    June 16, 2017 at 12:58 pm

    I love how whimsical and fun these are. I definitely need to try these out!

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    Alisa Fleming
    June 16, 2017 at 11:18 am

    I’ve always wondered how hard these are to make. So much fun and they look wonderful! You could even put an ice cream scoop on top 🙂

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    June 16, 2017 at 11:09 am

    These look so good! What an awesome summer treat, especially for the kids.

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    Jenna Urben
    June 16, 2017 at 11:04 am

    Oh man, these look awesome! Such a creative way to serve desserts.

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    June 16, 2017 at 10:52 am

    I’ve always wanted to make these! I think they are so fun. Didn’t know there was gluten-free cones. FUN!

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    June 16, 2017 at 9:27 am

    These look so delicious. It`s such a perfect recipe for the summer time! Thanks for the recipe, I will definitly try it!

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    Nicol Living
    June 16, 2017 at 8:02 am

    Quick & Easy is key. Plus gluten free. Win, win!

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    June 16, 2017 at 7:57 am

    And now that it’s summer – a perfect recipe!

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    June 16, 2017 at 7:29 am

    I can’t wait to surprise my kids with GF ice cream cones tomorrow 🙂 It’s the simple treats like ice cream that I miss sometimes.

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    lesley sullivan
    June 16, 2017 at 7:13 am

    Love this idea! It’s perfect for summer entertaining 🙂

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    June 16, 2017 at 5:59 am

    These cupcakes are the cutest! The perfect way to serve treats over the summer. I have to make these for my friend’s bday, who is gluten free!

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    June 16, 2017 at 12:50 am

    These look so yummy! Definitely adding it to my baking list.

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    June 16, 2017 at 12:10 am

    What a creative idea! My kids would absolutely love this!!

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    June 15, 2017 at 2:41 pm

    These cupcakes were great! I ate several.

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    Margaret E Clegg
    June 15, 2017 at 1:08 pm

    Thank you for sharing the tip about the tinfoil. I ALWAYS wondered how people made these work without them tipping over!

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