Ice Cream "99" Cupcakes Recipe

Cute Ice Cream Cakes

I love making cupcakes almost as much as I enjoy eating them. I love the prettiness of colourful butter cream icing and lovely cup cake cases.

I am always looking for something different, either a new flavour or something with fancy icing or glitter.

Cupcakes are a simple thing to make for my family, and the cute individual cakes are much more appealing than making one large cake.

I had heard of '99' cupcakes, but had never really seen them before. So, I decided to make my own with simple ingredients which go well together. Many of the ingredients are found in my pantry at home and are very easy to find in the supermarket.

Ice Cream "99" Cupcakes
Ice Cream "99" Cupcakes
Cool Your Cupcakes
Cool Your Cupcakes

How to Make Ice Cream "99" Cupcakes

What You Need:

  • 4oz Caster Sugar
  • 4oz Unsalted Butter
  • 4oz Self Raising Flour
  • 2 Medium Eggs
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Essence
  • Cupcake Cases

Makes 10 Cupcakes

Method:

Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees centigrade. Use an electric whisk and cream together the caster sugar and butter. Once soft, spoon in the flour and gradually add the eggs whilst still whisking.

Fold in the remainder of the flour with a spoon, ensuring the mixture is airy.

Set out the cupcake cases on a baking tray and spoon in the mixture into each case. Fill the case halfway with mixture.

Put the cakes in the oven and cook for about 20 minutes. Check them regularly. They are cooked when they spring back when pressed on the top.

Leave on a wire rack to cool.


Cream Cheese Frosting
Cream Cheese Frosting

Make the Ice Cream Topping

Actually, it isn't ice cream at all. It is actually a cream cheese frosting, which gives it a fresh taste and a white appearance. Add vanilla for flavour. Here is what you need:

  • 2oz Unsalted Butter
  • 4oz Full Fat Cream Cheese
  • 9oz Icing Sugar
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Essence
  • 1 - 2 Chocolate Flakes, cut into 2 cm pieces

How To Make The Frosting:

Whisk together the butter and cream cheese until it is smooth and free of any lumps. Add the vanilla essence.

Sieve in the icing sugar and whisk into the mixture. Do this gradually. Once all of the icing sugar is mixed in, check that the frosting is quite thick. Always add a little more icing sugar if need be.

Use a spoon or a piping bag and swirl on the cream cheese frosting. Layer it on to make it look like an ice cream cone.

Once you have topped your cupcakes, place a piece of flake into the top of each one. The vanilla essence makes it taste like ice cream, but these cakes won't melt!


"99" Cone Cupcakes
"99" Cone Cupcakes

Make For Any Occasion

Make these cupcakes for any occasion or party. They will impress guests and keep them guessing, when it looks like ice cream but tastes like cake.

Try making them for a children's party, for friends and family or for a picnic. You could even set a theme for a garden party wedding and have your ice cream cupcakes on a stand for guests to help themselves.

Try making these lovely cakes. They taste like heaven!


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Comments 15 comments

SAM ELDER profile image

SAM ELDER 3 years ago from Home

yummmy....


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Nicole Danielle 3 years ago

Looks Delicious!


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SidKemp 3 years ago from Boca Raton, Florida (near Miami and Palm Beach)

Wait! What the heck is a 99 cupcake? Where did the 99 come in? Did I miss something?

Delicious and beautiful, though.


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Emma Harvey 3 years ago from Berkshire, UK Author

They are very tasty Nicole!


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Emma Harvey 3 years ago from Berkshire, UK Author

Hi Sid - Maybe it's something we have here in Britain. When you buy an ice cream from the ice cream van, a cone with a flake in is called a "99". Don't ask me why! So when we want a Mr Whippy with a chocolate flake, we just ask for a "99". It has to be with a flake though - haha.

Thanks for checking it out :)


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SidKemp 3 years ago from Boca Raton, Florida (near Miami and Palm Beach)

Thanks. I've had the Cadbury flake, and love it, but they're hard to find here in the US. In the old days in the US, a name like that would have meant "99 cents." We were obsessed with money then. Now, it would mean "99 calories"; We're obsessed with our weight!

Also, an American would never confuse cold ice cream with cream cheese frosting. An ice cream cake in the US is made mostly of ice cream, and served frozen.

I may make up my own variation here, with either shaved dark chocolate, or shaved Mexican chocolate.


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Emma Harvey 3 years ago from Berkshire, UK Author

Sounds nice - it's always good to experiment. Anything with chocolate is good :)


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Ceres Schwarz 3 years ago

These cupcakes look really good. Looking at the images of those cupcakes is making me want to have some now. This recipe doesn't seem all that hard to make.


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Emma Harvey 3 years ago from Berkshire, UK Author

Hi Ceres Schwarz - they are very easy to make. I think they look really effective too!


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BlossomSB 3 years ago from Victoria, Australia

Your cupcakes sound delicious, but I, too, am intrigued about the '99' and would love to know its significance.


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Emma Harvey 3 years ago from Berkshire, UK Author

Hi Blossom SB - from doing a small amount of research on the "99", the origin of the name is unclear. There are theories behind it, but it is to do with the Cadbury Flake which is put into the ice cream.


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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois

I know they must be delicious, they look heavenly....Thank you..


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Emma Harvey 3 years ago from Berkshire, UK Author

You're welcome always exploring. My family loved them.


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Om Paramapoonya 3 years ago

Sounds yummy! The cream cheese frosting looks a lot like ice-cream. I'll definitely put this on my "to-bake" list!


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Emma Harvey 3 years ago from Berkshire, UK Author

You must Om, they are pretty tasty. Thanks!

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