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Toffee Cake Ice Cream Cone Recipe

Deb The Bread is my new best friend, she found me on Twitter.  This Toffee Cake Ice Cream Cone Recipe is one from her site.  The Toffee Cake Mix is from Wrights Baking and is available in most supermarkets or on line direct from Wrights.

Wrights Baking is a family business that has been going for almost 150 years and the company is still family owned five generations on. They were set up to produce the best possible flour at a time when a lot of flour was adulterated. I work for Angels a seven generation family company.  I know that the passion a family has for the business is something that percolates down throughout the company.  After all everything they produce has their name on it.  Wrights is still on the same site in Ponders End (Enfield London for my US readers), although the waterwheel power is now electricity!

Nonetheless this is a review and I intend to be honest. The package is smaller than I’d have expected, but even through the paper you could smell a beautiful scent of toffee.wrights Toffee cake mix

Being an enthusiastic home baker I do love to do things myself and really I don’t like to use packet mixes.  This is not based on any knowledge – just a prejudice. Some packet mixes are full of things the home baker wouldn’t dream of adding, but I looked up the ingredients and found nothing there to worry me and I’m fussy. What did intrigue me was the inclusion of real toffee pieces and the smell they produced. Deb The Bread tells me that they have carefully selected a specialist supplier for the toffee and it is of the highest quality. I am available for toffee tasting should they need my assistance.

You need to add 200ml of water and 4 tablespoons of vegetable oil and then whisk until smooth.  This I did and they combined in a matter of seconds.  Really what could be easier?

Toffee Cake Ice Cream Cone Recipe ingredientsTo Make This Toffee Cake Ice Cream Cone Recipe You Will need

Step 1

add oil to mixPlace the cake mix, water and vegetable oil in a bowl and beat to form a smooth batter, now the smell gets even better (have I gone on too much about the smell?).

Step 2

I tipped the mix into a jug to make pouring into the cones easier, you need to fill the cornets about two thirds.  Stand them in a muffin tray, my mix made 19.  I can hear you ask ‘won’t  this make the cornets soggy and you’ll have cake everywhere?’  No trust me, I had to cook mine in two batches and even the ones waiting to cook were fine.  No soggy cornets in my house thank-you-very-much!in cones cooked

Bake in a preheated oven 190C/170C Fan/375F/Gas 5 for 20-22 minutes until firm to the touch, I’d check them at 20 mins.  Oh and whist baking a toffee whiff permeated my whole house.

Place on a wire rack and allow to cool completely.

For the Buttercream

  • Toffee Cake Ice Cream Cone Recipe ingredients topping500g Icing Sugar
  • 250g Softened Butter
  • Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • Flakes

Step 3

Sift the icing sugar and on slow speed mix in the butter and vanilla.  Wham the beaters up to high speed and whisk until light and fluffy.  You will know it is ready when it goes from yellow to light cream colour.

Three tips here

  1. To slice up Flakes you will need a serrated knife with small teeth. Rest assured I have tried many blades for this and eaten the evidence.  Saw back and forth and let the knife do the work otherwise the Flake shatters.
  2. Mix your buttercrem in a small bowl or jug with enough room to get your beaters in but you don’t want to have to chase the mix around the bowl.
  3. To pile the buttercream into the bag first put the bag into a large glass. Fold the spare material down over the outside of the glass.  This will give you both hands free to work with.

pipe buttercreamStep 4

With a piping bag fitted with a star nozzle pipe the butter cream onto the top of the cones, decorate with a third of a Flake and serve.  These will keep for several days in an air-tight tin – like this is ever gonna happen.

So the mix I used for this Toffee Cake Ice Cream Cone Recipe has dispelled my prejudices, there is nothing wrong with this mix.  It saves a lot of time and effort and I’m all for that.  The cooked cake was moist with a delicious toffee flavour with no harsh tang that you get with chemically flavoured products.  I’d thoroughly recommend it.

In this blog post used 1 x 500g pack of Wrights Toffee Cake Mix – product provided by Wrights Baking. To see my product placement statement follow this link.

If you have a product you’d like reviewed then contact me at mark@bonabaking.com.

Toffee Cake Ice Cream Cone Recipe finished

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7 Comments

  • Rev Mother 25th June 2016 at 10:40 am

    Having tasted these tasty treats I would thoroughly recommend them. Such fun for a children’s party.

    The cone does soften a little if kept too long after making, but I imagine that in most households they would be gone long before that point is reached!

    Highly recommended!

    what’s next?

    Much love Rev. Mum. Xx

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    • Mark 25th June 2016 at 2:53 pm

      You are right, I did have to make an effort to keep my mits off them as they were destined for a friends garden party raising funds for Sussex Beacon.

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  • Bruce 25th June 2016 at 10:50 am

    I wonder if you might lose some of your independence by going on a bit about the supplier.
    Despite your assurances about the cone mine was a bit ‘Mary Berry’. Nevertheless I did enjoy it and it was all cleverly constructed and I liked the picture on Brighton beach. If I was to give chocolate brownie a 9 1/2 this would rate this at 8.

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    • Mark 25th June 2016 at 2:52 pm

      Thanks for the comments – i am only going on a bit about the supplier as they sent me the product. I’m retaining my independance, as if i though what they sent was poor quality I would have said so. I’m not sure about your Mary Berry comment though?
      Mx

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  • Deb the Bread 25th June 2016 at 2:47 pm

    That’s a Wright wonderful review on our company & our products Mark – thank you – your new best friend Deb the Bread

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    • Mark 25th June 2016 at 2:56 pm

      Hi Deb The Bread – I’m so glad you liked the review and its nice to have a new best friend! I’d love to review more products from other suppliers (Deb, do you want to reccomend me to anyone?), but do be warned I’ll always be honest! If you would like me to try something out then contaqct me mark@bonabaking.com

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  • Denise 15th August 2016 at 10:34 am

    I have made these before and you can make them even extra special by putting a desertspoon of Carnation’s ready made Caramel before you put the toffee mix in.

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