Surprise that special birthday boy or girl with something different this year and make birthday cake cones. Delicious vanilla cake-flavored balls are coated in smooth milk and white chocolate, and decorated in a whole lot of sprinkles. (‘Cause you gotta have sprinkles.) The cake balls are then stacked on top of funfetti dipped ice-cream cones, making them a very impressive sweet treat that everyone of all ages will enjoy.

These Birthday Cake Cones are fun and incredibly delicious!

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Things You'll Need


Step 1: Prepare the Cake Base

Prepare your cake according to the packets instructions. Let it cool completely before using it in the recipe.

Prepare the cake base in a round or square pan. Let it cool before using.

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Step 2: Prepare the Ice Cream Cones

Place all of the white chocolate in a medium sized heatproof bowl set over a pan of barely simmering water. Heat on medium-low, stirring occasionally with a rubber spatula until the chocolate is melted and smooth. Remove from the heat and evenly divide the white chocolate into four separate small bowls, about 3.5 ounces (100 grams) per bowl. Set each bowl aside to cool slightly.

Melt down the white chocolate until it is smooth and glossy.

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Gently dip an ice cream cone into one of the melted white chocolate bowls and then immediately coat the dipped portion with a tablespoon of sprinkles. Carefully turn the cone upside down and onto a parchment-lined baking tray. Repeat this process with the remaining ice cream cones. Chill until the chocolate has hardened.

Coat the white chocolate dipped portion in a generous amount of sprinkles.

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Step 3: Make the Mini Donut Sprinkles

Stir in a few drops of the pink food coloring into one of the white chocolate bowls until it is dyed a light pink shade. Use a skewer to dip a Cheerio into the chocolate and then coat in a few sprinkles. Repeat with the remaining Cheerios. Place the mini donuts on a parchment-lined baking tray and chill until the chocolate has hardened.

Coat the chocolate dipped cheerios in a few sprinkles then chill until the chocolate has hardened.

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Step 4: Make the Cake Ball Frosting

Make the cake ball frosting by mixing together the melted butter, cream cheese, one bowl of the melted white chocolate, vanilla extract and confectioners’ sugar until smooth.

Stir the frosting until it is very smooth.

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Step 5: Make the Cake Balls

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.

In a large bowl, use your fingers to break apart the baked vanilla cake until it forms a finely crumbled texture. Pour in the cake ball frosting and mix thoroughly until all the crumbs are evenly moistened. Use your hands to bring the mixture together into a smooth ball.

Use your hands to break apart the cake until it is a finely crumbled texture.

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Roll the cake mixture into even balls about 1/2 inch (1 centimeter) in width smaller than that of your ice cream cone. Place them on the prepared baking sheet and chill until needed.

Roll the mixture into smooth cake balls about a generous tablespoon in size.

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Step 6: Coat the Cake Balls

Place the milk chocolate in a medium-sized heatproof bowl set over a pan of barely simmering water. Heat on medium-low, stirring occasionally with a rubber spatula until the chocolate is melted and smooth. Remove from the heat.

Place a chilled cake ball into the bowl of melted milk chocolate. Use a fork to lift out the cake ball then tap against the rim of the bowl to remove any excess chocolate. Place the cake ball back onto the lined baking tray. Repeat this process with the remaining cake balls. Set the tray in a refrigerator or freezer to chill until the chocolate coating has set.

Generously coat the chilled cake balls in a layer of melted milk chocolate.

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Step 7: Decorate

Once the milk chocolate coating has set, lightly drizzle the tops of the cake balls with the last remaining bowl of white chocolate. Immediately coat the top in a pinch of sprinkles, a mini sprinkled donut and desired decorations. Set the cake balls back on the baking tray and chill until slightly hardened.

Prepare all the decorations needed to make for quick assembly.

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Step 8: Assemble and Serve

Fill the ice cream cones with the cake balls and serve.

Fit the decorated cake balls on the dipped ice-cream cones.

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The birthday cake cones can be made up to 3 days in advance and stored in the refrigerator until needed. Let them come to room temperature before serving.

Serve the Birthday Cake Cones at room temperature.

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