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Cupcake Cones [Vegan]

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These ice cream cones are filled with rich, chocolate cake and topped with a swirly cream cheese frosting.

Cupcake Cones




12 cupcakes


  • 1.5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup vegan refined sugar
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 teaspoon distilled white vinegar
  • 1/2 cup coffee, brewed and cooled
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup vegan cream cheese, softened (I used Tofutti Better Than Cream Cheese)
  • 1 cup Earth Balance Organic Buttery Spread, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 6 cups vegan confectioners’ sugar
  • 12 vegan ice cream cones


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, refined sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt.
  3. In a separate bowl, stir together the vegetable oil, almond extract, distilled white vinegar, coffee and water.
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix on low-medium speed for 1 minute.
  5. Spoon the batter into the ice cream cones, filling each cone 3/4 of the way full.
  6. Stand each cone upright in a cupcake tin and carefully place in the oven, making sure not to knock over any of the cones.
  7. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick can be inserted and removed cleanly. Allow the cake cones to cool completely before adding on the frosting.
  8. To make the frosting, combine the vegan cream cheese, Earth Balance, vanilla extract and confectioners’ sugar in a large bowl and mix on low-medium speed until well combined.
  9. Use a spatula or piping bag to frost the cakes.


This recipe makes a large amount of frosting so you can pile it high on the cakes, giving it the appearance of soft serve ice cream.




Southern born and Brooklyn based, Nikki is the founder of The Tolerant Vegan where she demonstrates that a vegan life does not have to be devoid of frosting or fun. When she’s not elbow-deep in cake batter you’ll find her rescuing cats, yelling at hockey games, hopping the globe and struggling to stay in crow pose.



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3 comments on “Cupcake Cones [Vegan]”

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1 Years Ago

I\'ve made these a few times now and OH MY GOODNESS - this is hands-down the BEST chocolate cake recipe ever! I\'ve switched up the cones with regular liners and the icing with Biscoff topping and it is utterly phenomenal - thanks so much for sharing!

Jessica @ Dairy Free Betty
7 Years Ago

AWesome! LOVE this I pinned it to my pintrest!! :)

Liz in NJ
7 Years Ago

OMG! This sounds amazing, and not too difficult! I can picture myself at a picnic right now....or in my living room watching the bronx bombers eating them all....


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