Skip to main content New<> this month
Get the Allrecipes magazine

Rainbow Cupcake Cones

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"It's a cupcake inside of a wafer ice cream cone! Use your favorite flavor of frosting and toppings. I have no doubt they will be a favorite for you as well...enjoy."
Added to shopping list. Go to shopping list.


1 h 40 m servings 217
Original recipe yields 24 servings (24 cupcakes)


{{model.addEditText}} Print
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Stir cake mix, water, eggs, and vegetable oil together in a bowl until moistened; beat the batter with an electric mixer set on medium speed for 2 minutes.
  3. Divide cake batter into 4 equal portions in separate bowls. Tint each bowl a different color, stirring in red, green, yellow, and blue food coloring to reach desired shade.
  4. Set ice cream cones upright in 24 muffin cups.
  5. Spoon about 1 1/2 tablespoons of each colored batter into cones, leaving about 1 inch of room from the top.
  6. Carefully transfer cones to the preheated oven and bake until a toothpick inserted into the middle of a filled cone comes out clean, 20 to 25 minutes.
  7. Cool cupcakes thoroughly before decorating, about 1 hour.


  • Cook's Notes:
  • I've made these cones on numerous occasions - birthdays, holidays etc... they are a BIG hit with kids and adults. I adjust the cake colors for the occasion I am baking for (example: Christmas - red/green; Memorial Day, red/white/blue).
  • If making for a bunch of kids, I like to place cones upside down in cupcake papers (looks like a melted ice cream cone).

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 217 calories; 9.5 31.6 2.3 23 190 Full nutrition

Explore more


Read all reviews 6
Most helpful
Most positive
Least positive

This is a very delightful recipe! Something new to try!

This turned out pretty good. Made this for a birthday party. Kids enjoyed it!

This was so much fun to make as a family.

I made this for guests with 4 kids. Between 6 kids and 2 adults, we are 18 slices. I used sourdough bread and was aaamazing!

Love it

I made a layered rainbow cake for my daughters fifth birthday party and I'm allowed to send treats into her preschool to celebrate her special day with her class, so I made these! They were a hu...