Ice Cream Filled Vanilla Cupcakes: Sweet Vanilla Cupcakes are filled with Vanilla Ice Cream and topped with a Whipped Cream Frosting.

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Whatever happened to predictability? The milkman, the paper boy, and evening TV? (I SO hope you can name that tune!)

I’m not sure about the milkman or the paper boy, but evening TV and I are good buds. Evening TV is about Real Housewives, followed by Jimmy Fallon, and a few episodes of Friends. Even a Full House episode, from time to time. Wish they would air some Growing Pains… with a side of Who’s The Boss.
I also hope that you are all old enough to know these shows.

If not, then, just know this – I’m not old.

Aleksandra's Birthday Cupcake

Guess who is having a birthday today?? NOT ME!

My daughter, Aleksandra, was born exactly 2-years ago, today. Happy Birthday, presh!!!

I could plaster a picture of her in just about every post because she photobombs all my food-photos. I have to delete around 20 photos each time – she’s constantly reaching over, trying to get a taste of the food that I’m photographing. Baby girl is always hungry.

However, this was the one time where I didn’t tell her to stop and wait. I let her go right ahead and have a lick of the cupcakes – after all, they were meant for her because it’s her birthday, even if this photo took place a few days before the big day.

Sidenote: I wish I had more cupcakes…


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Because we are all huge ice cream fans, I’ve been making ice cream filled cupcakes for a while now, and since Summer is sneaking up on us, I thought this was as good time as any to share this pretty cupcake recipe with you.

Not to worry – this is very basic. Make vanilla cupcakes, core out some cake, fill empty space with ice cream, top with whipped frosting and done! If not devouring right away, place them in the freezer because, um, it’s ice cream. It will melt.


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Ice Cream Filled Vanilla Cupcakes
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Sweet Vanilla Cupcakes are filled with Vanilla Ice Cream and topped with a Whipped Cream Frosting.
Serves: Makes 12 Cupcakes
For the Cupcakes
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 stick (8 tablespoons) butter, room temperature
  • ⅔ cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup milk
  • Vanilla Ice Cream
For the Whipped Cream Frosting
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • Decorate with white and dark chocolate shavings and strawberries, optional.
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line a cupcake pan with 12 paper liners; set aside.
  3. In a mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt; set aside.
  4. In your mixer's bowl, combine butter and sugar; beat until fluffy.
  5. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  6. Add in the vanilla.
  7. Set mixer on low and alternately add the flour mixture and milk, in three additions, beginning and ending with the flour, scraping down the sides of the bowl.
  8. Fill the muffin cups with the batter and bake for 18 to 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle of a cupcake comes out clean.
  9. Remove from oven and place on a wire rack to cool.
In the meantime, prepare the frosting:
  1. In your mixer's bowl, combine cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla; beat until smooth.
  2. While still mixing, slowly pour in the heavy cream.
  3. Scrape the bowl and continue beating until the cream can hold a stiff peak.
  1. When the cupcakes have completely cooled, take a cupcake corer, set it in the center of the cupcake and gently twist into the cupcake, about half-way through and take it out.
  2. Spoon ice cream into the holes. I use a melon baller to scoop out the ice cream - it's the perfect size.
  3. Cover the holes with previously prepared frosting and continue to frost the top of the cupcakes and freeze them.
  4. Decorate with white and dark chocolate shavings and strawberries.
  5. Serve.

Vanilla Cupcakes adapted from Joyofbaking

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  1. Pang June 8, 2014 at 4:35 PM - Reply

    Happy Birthday to your adorable daughter.

    This cupcake is so beautiful; I am speechless. Btw, I found you cause ‘Savory Simple’ shared your recipe on her FB :)

  2. Megan {Country Cleaver} June 8, 2014 at 12:56 PM - Reply

    What darling cupcakes for a darling girl!!!

  3. dina June 7, 2014 at 1:04 PM - Reply

    they look delicious!

  4. Valerie June 6, 2014 at 11:31 AM - Reply

    Happy belated Birthday to your little one! (She is darling!!)

    Love the airy, light ambience of these cupcakes! One might forget the ice cream filling and want to indulge a bit too much…although cupcakes don’t count on the weekend. Right? Right. xo

  5. Naomi June 6, 2014 at 8:14 AM - Reply

    And I hit submit too fast–gorgeous, gorgeous baby girl. The cupcakes–beautifully shot!

  6. Naomi June 6, 2014 at 8:13 AM - Reply

    I’m not old either :) but I love old re-reruns of all those shows along with some Family Ties. In fact Matt and I have it DVR’d.

  7. Jessica @ Jessiker Bakes June 6, 2014 at 1:02 AM - Reply

    Name that tune I definitely did! Happy birthday to your baby girl, and can I just say how GORGEOUS your photos are?!

  8. Crystal June 5, 2014 at 10:12 AM - Reply

    Genius!! Two in one!! Thanks for sharing! Happy Birthday to your cutie!!

  9. Connie | URBAN BAKES June 5, 2014 at 9:25 AM - Reply

    This is genius! Love it!

  10. Laura (Tutti Dolci) June 5, 2014 at 1:33 AM - Reply

    Such pretty cupcakes for the birthday girl, love the ice cream filling!

  11. Nicole ~ Cooking for Keeps June 4, 2014 at 9:42 PM - Reply

    Gorgeous! And happy birthday to your daughter — she is adorable!

  12. Zainab @ Blahnik Baker June 4, 2014 at 8:30 PM - Reply

    Freaking awesome idea. So simple but never thought of it! Happy birthday to your beautiful girl. Hope she had a great day. Stunning photos by the way!!

  13. Rose June 4, 2014 at 3:49 PM - Reply

    Happy birthday lil’ girl!


  14. Meagan @ A Zesty Bite June 4, 2014 at 3:43 PM - Reply

    Happy birthday to your sweet and precious little girl! I know mine would be super jealous of these ice cream cupcakes.

  15. Happy Birthday to your gorgeous little girl! These look amazing and my kids would be smitten with them.

  16. Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain June 4, 2014 at 1:57 PM - Reply

    Fo’ reals? I’ll take at least 27 of these!!

  17. Matt Robinson June 4, 2014 at 1:52 PM - Reply

    Love how easy these are, and happy birthday to your sweet little girl! I’m sure she loved these. By the way, don’t forget Family Ties re-runs.

    • Katerina Petrovska June 4, 2014 at 2:06 PM - Reply

      OMG! YEEEES! I LOVED Family Ties! Alex P. Keaton was da man!

      Thanks, Matt!!

  18. Heather @ French Press June 4, 2014 at 11:05 AM - Reply

    today is my birthday too – and I could really use one or two of these! Hope your baby has a great day

    • Katerina Petrovska June 4, 2014 at 11:09 AM - Reply

      Happy Birthday!!!! I wish you have the best birthday ever!! xoxo

  19. Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet June 4, 2014 at 9:02 AM - Reply

    Happy Birthday to your beautiful daughter, Kate! These cupcakes – LOVE!!! Pinned!

  20. Erin | The Law Student's Wife June 4, 2014 at 8:58 AM - Reply

    Happy Happy Birthday to your daughter! She is such a cutie pie!!

  21. Laura Dembowski June 4, 2014 at 7:27 AM - Reply

    I made ice cream cupcakes once – so good. Definitely not as pretty as yours though. I love watching reruns of Full House and sometimes Grey’s Anatomy too. Can never get enough Grey’s.

  22. Deanna June 4, 2014 at 7:02 AM - Reply

    Happy Birthday Alexsandra! Enjoy your cupcakes! I let my daughter pig out on cake and pizza for her birthday, which was this past Friday, pretty close in age!

    I’m sure if I make her these she’ll scarf them down as well!

  23. Rochelle @ Oh So Sweet Baker June 4, 2014 at 6:35 AM - Reply

    This would be perfect for those days where I have to choose between desserts. Now I can have my cake and icecream and eat it too. Ps. Loving that cake stand!

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