Do anyone else’s kitchen cupboards look like a corner shop had exploded in them? Mine are in a right mess so my mission today is to sort them out and find ways to use up all the odd bits and bobs that I seem to have accrued.
The first thing I came across was half a packet of those flat ice cream cones and I was tempted to just throw them out as we’ve had them for ages but then I remembered seeing some cupcakes on sale somehere that were baked in these type of cones so…. I though I would have a go.
I used my own version of a red velvet cupcake mix which Miss Frugal thought was really cool (anything remotely pink is always a winner here ;-)), I’ve wanted to make red velvet cakes for ages but all the recipes I found called for vinegar, buttermilk and some needed sour cream and I like to make cupcakes that are quick and easy so here’s the Frugal family version:
125g self raising flour
150g butter or margarine
1tsp Vanilla essence
2tbsp red food colouring
- Cream the butter and sugar together
- Beat the eggs into the mixture
- Add the cocoa, flour, vanilla essence and food colouring to the bowl and mix it all together.
- Spoon into your cupcake cases and bake at 200 c for about twenty minutes (the ice cream cupcakes took a little longer but I tested them with a toothpick – when it comes out clean you know they’re cooked)
The only thing I did differently when making the ice cream cupcakes was to spoon my mixture into the cones instead of the cupcake cases. I filled them to the line near the top (about two thirds of the way up) and sat them in the muffin tray where the cake cases would usually go. Then I used some foil to secure them to make sure they didn’t fall over when they were being cooked.
We iced them with a cream cheese icing (250g icing sugar, 175g cream cheese, 90g butter – all mixed together), although Mr Frugal’s hand slipped when he put the food colouring in, we were going for a pastel pink lol.
Now I’m off to sort out the rest of my kitchen cupboards, I could be a while 😉