Cherry Choc Chip Ice Cream Cone Cakes

This month’s BBC Good Food magazine has a recipe for cakes cooked in ice cream cones and made to look like Mr Whippy cones using buttercream icing.

Problem is… I plan on taking my version into work on my bike. There’s no way that icing would survive, and I’m not going to pipe the icing at work! So no icing, but as I’ve got all these cherries lying around, I’ll make it into a cherry choc chip version!

The recipe they use is a bit odd: plain flour and no baking powder, plus the all-in-one method. So I guess they’re not meant to rise much!

As is common for me, I forgot to take butter and eggs out of the fridge in advance… so the all-in-one method wasn’t going to work for me. So I started by creaming fridge butter with sugar, then mixed in the flour and custard powder mix (which as custard powder is mostly cornflour I assume just a hack to make cake flour).

CameraZOOM-20130721170939194This time I remembered to flour the cherries (and choc chips) before mixing them in.

CameraZOOM-20130721171358788After mixing in I decided to add some red food colouring to make it look more liek cherry ice cream.

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This then gets spooned into flat-bottomed ice cream cones, which are housed in a muffin tin.

CameraZOOM-20130721173308138These were supposed to cook for 30mins at 160c fan… which seemed a long time for such small cakes. So I did 15mins, turn, then 10mins, check… then 5 more mins… then another 5… Eventually they seemed done by the tooth-pick test.

CameraZOOM-20130721181400564Then it was onto the rack for cooling.

CameraZOOM-20130721181406817To serve… obviously they still needed a flake!

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