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Upside Down Ice Cream Cone Cake
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Upside Down Ice Cream Cone Cake

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Refrigeration time 1 hour
Servings 24 servings
Calories 382 kcal
Author Lise Ode


For the CAKE

  • 1 15.25 oz box white cake mix (I used Pillsbury Moist Supreme Classic White)
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 eggs room temperature
  • 1 1/3 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 8 ounces sour cream room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2-1 teaspoon almond extract depending how much almond flavor you want


  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened to room temperature (or 2 sticks)
  • 16 ounces powdered sugar about 4 cups
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Blue and green food coloring


  • 2 cups pink candy melts
  • 2-3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips or white candy melts
  • Sprinkles
  • 1 ice cream cone
  • 3 lollipop sticks


For the CAKE

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease 3 (6-inch) round cake pans and line with parchment paper. Grease again or spray with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside. Place all of the CAKE ingredients (including cake mix) in a large bowl. With an electric mixer, stir on low speed to combine (30 seconds). Then turn mixer up to medium and beat for 2 minutes. Divide batter evenly into the 3 prepared cake pans. Bake in preheated oven for 40-50 minutes or until a toothpick stuck in the middle of the cake comes out clean. Let cool. Level the cakes by cutting horizontally to remove the domed tops. Reserve the cut pieces of cake and crumble into a bowl. Add about 1/2 cup of frosting. Stir into crumbs until combined. Form into 2-3 large cake balls (about the size of a scoop of ice cream). Place in refrigerator to chill for about an hour.


  1. Beat softened butter on medium speed with an electric or stand mixer. Beat for 3 minutes until smooth and creamy. Add powdered sugar, cream, and vanilla extract with the mixer running on low. Increase to high speed and beat for 3 minutes. Note: If the frosting is too thick, you can add a little more cream. Just add one tablespoon at a time, then mix thoroughly until you get the consistency you like. Add a little bit of blue and green food coloring to achieve a pale blue-green color. Stir well.

To assemble CAKE

  1. Fill and frost cake with a crumb coat. Refrigerate for one hour. Frost the cake with a smooth finish. Add sprinkles to the bottom sides of the cake. Refrigerate again for 30 minutes.
  2. Melt the white chocolate according to package instructions. I did it in the microwave. Be careful not to overheat. Microwave for 20 seconds. Stir. Then microwave for 10 seconds. Stir until smooth. Add a teaspoon of oil. Stir. Dip the ice cream cone in the melted white chocolate then add sprinkles. Put on a parchment lined cookie sheet and put in refrigerator to harden. Dip a lollipop stick into melted chocolate, about 1/4 inch down. Stick in middle of cake ball. Repeat with remaining cake balls. Set aside. (Note: You only need one cake ball for the cake, but have extra in case you mess up or have taste testers that want to eat them.)

  3. Melt pink candy melts according to package instructions, being careful not to overheat. Add 2 tablespoons oil and stir until smooth. It should be soupy. You can add a little more oil, if needed. Stick a cake ball into the middle of the cake. Pour melted pink candy melts over the cake ball and stick the prepared cone on top. Working quickly, drizzle sides of cake, then fill in the top section. The cake is ready to serve.

Serving the CAKE

  1. A note about serving. You can either have 12 big slices of cake or 24 small slices of cake. To get 24 servings, slice the cake (like a pie) into 12 slices. Then cut each of the slices into 2 servings.

Nutrition Facts
Upside Down Ice Cream Cone Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 382 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 12g75%
Cholesterol 49mg16%
Sodium 318mg14%
Potassium 44mg1%
Carbohydrates 56g19%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 43g48%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 361IU7%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 65mg7%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.