Friday, 30 May 2014

Lemon Berry Ice Cream Cupcakes

The idea for these ice cream cupcakes came from creating a summer recipe to pair with a glass of Chablis Wine for the Chablis Wine Blogger Challenge. The Petit Chablis is a young wine and has floral and citrus notes. I started thinking about cake pairings and decided on a light and fruity bake. As it's almost summer, I thought it would be fun to bake them in ice cream cones. Instead of my usual buttercream icing, I decided on a yoghurt berry topping to keep it light, refreshing and healthy. The flavours also pair well with the Petit Chablis and would be perfect for a summer garden party or BBQ. The sponge is light and lemony and pairs well with the slightly tangy berry topping. Everyone thought the cakes were light and refreshing just like the wine! 

golden caster sugar, self raising flour, cornflour, butter, eggs, lemon, fat free greek yoghurt, berry assortment 

 Chablis and Petit Chablis wines 

 ready to go in the oven 

 making the berry compote 

 fresh from the oven 

 loosen up the yoghurt by stirring with a spoon in a bowl 

 add the berry compote 

 delicious berry yoghurt 

 Perfect with a glass of wine 

Makes 10 ice cream cupcakes

For the cupcakes
10 ice cream cones with a flat base
115g golden caster sugar
115g self-raising flour, sifted
15g cornflour
115g unsalted butter, at room temperature
2 large eggs
grated zest and juice of 1 lemon

For the topping
2 x 170g pot of fat free greek yoghurt
Selection of berries - I used strawberries, blackberries and blueberries -approximately 120g
1 tablespoon of caster sugar (or to taste) 
  • Preheat the oven to 170C.
  • Beat the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy.
  • Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Add the lemon zest and juice. 
  • Add the flour and cornflour  
  • Spoon into ice cream cones until 2/3 full and bake for 15-18 minutes until golden brown and a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.
  • Allow to cool completely. 
  • In the meantime, make the berry compote by placing all the berries in a small saucepan with 1 tablespoon of caster sugar.
  • Simmer on a low heat until the sauce thickens and it turns into a syrup. This will take approximately 15-20 minutes.
  • Place the yoghurt in a large bowl and loosen it by stirring it through with a spoon. 
  • Add the berry compote and swirl it gently.
  • Place the yoghurt berry mixture in a piping bag fitted with a large star tip and place 1 large 'star' on top of each cupcake.
  • Decorate with sprinkles.
Disclaimer: I was sent a bottle of Petit Chablis and Chablis wine for the blogger challenge. All opinions expressed are my own. 


  1. so beautiful... I must give this ice cream cone cupcake thing a go, you make them look so beautiful x

  2. They look so pretty - wine and cupcakes is not a combination that springs to mind...but why not?!

  3. Ice cream cupcakes are awesome and these look delicious! Wine and cupcakes? I love it!

    1. I think I can start a new trend of wine and cupcakes! :)

  4. I love these Ros look beautiful I want try:))

  5. So pretty! Love the idea of the yoghurt compote on top and such a lovely natural colour too.

    1. It tasted really refreshing with the yoghurt and yes I love the colour too :)


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