By: Morgan Schoenrock
Cooking with kids is a great way to spend quality time together and teach valuable life skills. Wanderwild wants to help these activities flourish in your home! We are introducing our Cooking With Kids series, sharing recipes that are fun to cook and eat together as a family. Starting off this series we hope you enjoy this sweet treat!
Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes
This delicious treat is one of my family’s personal favorites, and easy to make. Start by whipping up some cake batter, a box mix works just fine! Funfetti is always a great choice for kids. As you make the mix let your kids put in each ingredient separately. For children ages 2-4 have an adult measure out the ingredients, then let the kids put it in the large bowl. For older children they can measure out the ingredients on their own. Cooking, and especially baking can be great math and fraction practice! Using an electric mixer will lead to the smoothest batter, an added benefit is letting your children use the electric mixer makes them feel grown up. One of the most important parts of cooking with your children is making them feel helpful and not a burden in the kitchen.
-1 box of Funfetti Cake Mix
-2 containers of Vanilla Icing
-1 box of Cake Ice Cream Cones
After your cake batter is mixed you will want to wrap the bottom of each ice cream cone in aluminum foil, to create a base that will hold it up while cooking. Then put these wrapped cones on a baking sheet. At this point you will fill the cones with batter, letting your kids help of course! You only want to fill the cones roughly up to the part of the cone where they start to get wider, filling more than that will lead to them overflowing while baking. If you haven’t invested in a batter dispenser it’s something I highly recommend while cooking with children, it helps them dispense the batter in a neat, controlled manner.
Once the cones are filled carefully put the pan in the oven at 375 degrees for 10-15 minutes (adults only for handling the oven and hot contents). After they are baked, take them out and let them cool before topping with icing. Adults enjoy eating these just as much as the kids and they are almost no mess since the cone provides a clean area to hold while eating. For extra fun let the kids decorate their own cone cakes with sprinkles. Enjoy!