• 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ cup softened butter
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup milk
  • ½ tbsp lemon or calamansi juice
  • ice cream cones
  • rainbow sprinkles

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 8 oz cream cheese (226g), room temperature
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 ½ cups heavy whipping cream (chilled)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Chocolate Glaze

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp melted butter
  • 3-4 tbsp hot water
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract

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  • In a large bowl, combine and sift the dry ingredients: flour, baking soda and salt. Mix to combine. Set aside.
  • To make a buttermilk, combine together the milk and calamansi or lemon juice. Mix well and set aside.
  • In another bowl, beat together the butter and sugar. Beat until thick and fluffy.
  • Add the eggs. Add each eggs one at a time.
  • Add vanilla extract and buttermilk. Beat again until combined.
  • Combine the wet and dry ingredients. Mix until well combined.
  • Line the muffin tray with muffin liners.
  • Scoop the batter onto lined muffin tray.
  • Bake in a preheated oven at 175 C for 20 minutes.
  • After baking, transfer to a cooling rack. Allow to cool completely.
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How to Make Cream Cheese Frosting

  • In a large bowl, whip the chilled heavy cream on high speed until thick and fluffy. Set aside.
  • In another bowl, beat the cream cheese.
  • Add powdered sugar. Beat together until creamy.
  • Add vanilla extract.
  • Gently fold the whipped cream into the cream cheese. Mix until well blended. Set aside.

How to Make Chocolate Glaze

  • In a medium bowl, combine all the ingredients: powdered sugar, cocoa powder, butter, hot water and vanilla extract.
  • Just mix until smooth. Set aside.


  • Using a spoon, pour a small amount of chocolate glaze onto the top of each cupcake.
  • Add sprinkles immediately before the chocolate begins to set.
  • Add a scoop of frosting on top of the chocolate on each cupcake.
  • Gently press an ice cream cone on top of the scoop of frosting.
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