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Sugar Ice Cream Cone Witch Hat Cupcakes (Dipped in Chocolate)

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Witch Hat Cupcakes – decadent chocolate cupcakes topped with frosting, squiggly witch hair, and topped with an edible witch hat made with a crunchy, chocolate-covered, sugar ice cream cone for the perfect Halloween treat for any occasion!

Witch themed chocolate cupcakes with green and purple frosting topped with chocolate coated hat cones.

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It’s that time of year again! The kids are beyond excited for trick-or-treating, carving pumpkins, and getting ready for Halloween parties. If you have a Halloween party planned or if your little ones want to make something spooky but sweet for their friends (and themselves!), then this witch hat cupcake recipe is the perfect way to go! It’s easy to make and delicious, too. All you need is sugar ice cream cones dipped in chocolate, a sugar cookie for the brim of your witches hat frosting, sprinkles, and chocolate cupcakes!

Ingredients For Your Ice Cream Cone Witch Hat Cupcakes

Ingredients of witch hat cupcakes sitting on a marble countertop.

The complete list of ingredients, quantities, and instructions can be found in the printable recipe card below.

How To Make Sugar Cone Witch Hat Cupcakes

A collage of two cookies and one cone dipped into melted chocolate.
  1. Bake cupcakes per recipe and cool completely 
  2. Melt chocolate and shortening together to make chocolate thin enough for dipping the cookies and cones (Photo 1)
  3. Dip cookies and cones in chocolate and set aside or place in refrigerator to set (Photos 2 & 3)
Collage of frosting the cupcakes and assembling the hat of witch theme cupcakes.
  1. Pipe frosting onto cooled cupcakes, alternating colors as you wish (Photos 4 & 5)
  2. Pipe a line of frosting around the opening of the cone and place it in the center of the cookie to create the witch hat (Photo 6)
  3. Pipe frosting all the way around where the cookie and cone meet and pour on sprinkles to create a hat band (Photo 7)
Collage of pipping a gray frosting on the sides of the cupcakes and adding the chocolate hat on top.
  1. Use gray frosting to pipe hair on one side of the cupcake (Photos 8 & 9)
  2. Place the hat on top of cupcake (Photos 10 & 11)
Collage of assembling witch hat cupcakes.
  1. Add deco eyes and jellybean nose (Photos 12 & 13)  

Optional: Sprinkle Surprise Witch Hats

If you want to add a little hidden surprise to your witch hat cupcakes, you can fill the sugar cone halfway full with fun Halloween sprinkles like spiders, ghosts, etc. Before you seal, it shut with the cookie!

Witch hat cupcake with purple frosting sitting on a countertop.

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Witch hat cupcake with green frosting sitting on a countertop.

Witch Hat Cupcakes FAQs

Help! My Sugar Cone Won’t Stick to My Cookie!

If you’re having issues with your sugar cone sticking to your cookie with the frosting, take some melted chocolate, line the rim of the ice cream cone generously with the chocolate, and then add your cookie.

Do I have to use chocolate cake mix for my cupcakes?

You can use any chocolate cake mix you’d like for your cupcakes. If you have a go-to homemade chocolate cake recipe go for it. However, if you’re pressed on time and looking to save yourself some work – any box brand will do the trick! Also, if you prefer to use vanilla or white cake mix, you can do so. These cupcakes are really versatile and easy to customize!

Can I make my witch hat with a cake ice cream cone instead of sugar?

I don’t recommend using a cake cone instead of a sugar cone as the cake cones will not hold up to the chocolate and frosting. Plus, you don’t want your witch hats dripping on your party table! Sugar cones are sturdy enough to handle these cupcakes without any tipping over issues!

Can I use dark or semi-sweet chocolate instead of milk chocolate?

You can definitely substitute dark or semi-sweet chocolate for milk chocolate. However, I don’t recommend using white chocolate as it doesn’t work well with these cupcakes and is hard to dip into!

How many witch hats can I make from one box of cake mix?

One box of cake mix will yield about 24 cupcakes, so you’ll have enough to make 24 witch hat cupcakes.

Can I use other candies or sprinkles on my witch hats?

These are completely customizable, so feel free to add whatever kind of candy or sprinkle you’d like onto your witch hat cupcake. I used festive M u0026amp; M’s, jimmies (the non-peanut kind), and pumpkin sprinkles!

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Sugar Ice Cream Cone Witch Hat Cupcakes (Dipped in Chocolate)


Author: Kim Schob
Course: Desserts
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Yields 24 Cupcakes
Super cute Witch Hat Cupcakes made with sugar ice cream cones for a fun Halloween party treat! For an extra surprise.

Ingredients 

  • Chocolate cake mix recipe
  • Sugar ice cream cones 1 for each cupcake
  • Cookie round, flat cookie, 1 for each cupcake
  • Purple frosting
  • Green frosting
  • Gray frosting
  • Sprinkles
  • candy eyeballs
  • Jelly beans for nose
  • 10-12 oz (283 ½ g) Chocolate
  • 1-2 tablespoons (1 tablespoons) of vegetable shortening

Instructions

  • Bake cupcakes per recipe and cool completely 
    Chocolate cake mix recipe
  • Melt chocolate and shortening together to make chocolate thin enough for dipping the cookies and cones 
  • Dip cookies and cones in chocolate and set aside or place in refrigerator to set 
  • Pipe frosting onto cooled cupcakes, alternating colors as you wish 
  • Pipe a line of frosting around the opening of the cone and place it in the center of the cookie to create the witch hat 
  • Pipe frosting all the way around where the cookie and cone meet and pour on sprinkles to create a hat band 
  • Use gray frosting to pipe hair on one side of the cupcake
  • Place the hat on top of cupcake 
    Sugar ice cream cones
  • Add deco eyes and jellybean nose  
    Jelly beans,candy eyeballs

Nutrition Information

Calories: 65kcal (3%) Carbohydrates: 7g (2%) Protein: 1g (2%) Fat: 5g (8%) Saturated Fat: 3g (19%) Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Monounsaturated Fat: 2g Trans Fat: 1g Sodium: 2mg Potassium: 34mg (1%) Fiber: 1g (4%) Sugar: 6g (7%) Calcium: 3mg Iron: 1mg (6%)

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