Mr Whippy Ice Cream Cakes
Updated: Jul 21, 2020
There are no words to explain the excitement as a kid (and adults) when you hear the music from the ice cream van. Did anyone else use to run to their parents, hoping they have some coins in their purse and run out of the door to the van?
For those days the ice cream van doesn't come down your road, whip up these delicious ice cream cupcakes which will no doubt excite everyone!
If you're making this with junior chefs, use this kid-friendly version which has the step-by-step guide along with pictures.
Ingredients (makes 12):
For the cake:
150g baking butter, room temperature
150g caster sugar
150g self-raising flour
1tsp vanilla essence
For the buttercream:
250g unsalted butter
500g icing sugar
1tsp vanilla essence
Preheat your oven to 160°C and stand 12 cup cornets into a muffin tray
In a large bowl, add the butter, sugar, flour, eggs and vanilla and using a whisk (hand or electric), mix together until all the ingredients are incorporated
Spoon the cake mix into each cone, be sure to get the cake mix to the bottom and fill to about 3/4 full
Place in the oven and bake for about 20-25 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean
When the sponge is cooked, remove from the oven and leave to cool on a wire rack
To make the buttercream, in a large bowl, add the unsalted butter, icing sugar and vanilla
Using a wooden spoon or silicone spatula, mix together to incorporate the sugar and butter to avoid lots of powder splashing up out of the bowl
Once it's incorporated, use your whisk and mix until you get a satin-smooth white buttercream
Spoon the buttercream into a piping bag, don't have a piping bag, use this step-by-step guide
I used a Wilton 1M Nozzle to get the Mr Whippy swirl, but if you don't have one, just snip the end of the bag
Starting from the inside -pipe outwards, slightly overlapping as you go around the cake, then return inwards and finish with a point at the top
Chop a Cadbury Flake in half and insert into the buttercream
It's never too cold for ice cream, especially when it's cake!