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Cupcake Sundae Bowls

These cupcake cups are the perfect birthday party dessert. Make a sundae bowl sundae bar with these edible cupcake bowls filled with ice cream!

cupcake sundae bowls

Ok so who doesn’t like cupcakes…and sundaes??!! Well I thought there would be a good way to combine the two and make a fun sundae bar with waffle bowls! These cupcake sundae bowls turned out so well. (affiliate links present)

They are really easy to make, and you can just bake a few or a whole bunch if you’re getting ready for a birthday party. Here’s the recipe and how we did it.

Cupcake Cups

Aren’t these fun??!! The whole thing is edible so there is no waste and look so much cuter than just making cupcakes with wrappers!

  • We were making a sundae bar at home for just the 5 of us.
  • I didn’t want to make the whole box of cake mix which is where my recipe for 6 cupcakes comes in really handy for this too.

You can make homemade cake mix or any boxed variety you love.

Homemade Cake Mix

Cupcake Sundae Bowls

  1. 1 box of cake mix (whichever flavor you like)
    1. plus ingredients needed to make cupcakes
  2. Recipe for 6 cupcakes (or make the whole box as directed if you want to make 24)
  3. Waffle bowls (small version)
  4. Sprinkles
  5. Cookie sheet or muffin tin

Here is how you make them:

Time needed: 12 minutes.

Cupcake Cups

  1. Prepare

    Make cake mix as directed on the back of the box you’ve chosen.
    Put a piece of parchment paper on your cookie sheet or put waffle bowls in muffin tin holes spreading them out so edges don’t touch.

    A large muffin tin is best to make sure they stay in holes.
    Put amount of waffle bowls you want on your sheet or muffin pan. Do NOT use any that are cracked as batter will leak out.

  2. Bake

    Pour about 1/3 c. of cake mix batter into each waffle bowl. Put pan with filled bowls into oven at 350 for about 12 minutes, or until cupcake springs back just as though you were baking cupcakes

  3. Serve

    Allow to cool completely. Top each one with ice cream and sprinkles and serve!

If you love this fun idea check out how to make ladybug cupcakes too, those are always a hit at parties!

birthday party sundae bar

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Cupcake Bowls

Cupcake bowls baked in the oven are great.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword bowls, cupcake
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 112kcal
Author The Typical Mom


  • 1 box cake mix plus ingredients needed to make batter, refer to back of box
  • 12 waffle bowls


  • Mix together cake mix ingredients until smooth. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Pour cake batter into waffle bowls 1/2 full. Put on baking sheet and bake for about 12 minutes until middle springs back when touched gently.
  • Allow to cool completely, top with ice cream.
Nutrition Facts
Cupcake Bowls
Amount Per Serving (2 oz)
Calories 112
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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