Easy Watermelon Cupcakes Recipe Will Be the Star of Summer Parties & Holidays by 30Seconds Food


Easy Watermelon Cupcakes Recipe Will Be the Star of Summer Parties & Holidays

Along with strawberries and cherries, watermelon is the fruit of summer. Instead of cutting open a watermelon and eating it the old-fashioned way, why not turn cake into watermelon cupcakes! These easy watermelon cupcakes not only look like watermelon, but taste like watermelon, too!

Here's what you'll need to make these fun watermelon cupcakes: a box of white cake mix, lemon-lime soda, egg whites, vegetable oil, watermelon gelatin, food coloring, butter, powdered sugar and mini chocolate chips. The cupcakes are baked for about 20 minutes in the oven then cooled completely. While the cupcakes cool, beat together the frosting ingredients. Pile the watermelon-flavored frosting high on top of the cupcakes and then sprinkle with mini chocolate chips for the "seeds."

Store these summer watermelon cupcakes in the refrigerator until you're ready to serve. This cute cupcake recipe would be the hit at any summer party, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day or for Dad on Father's Day!

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Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 30 minutes plus time to cool
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes plus time to cool
Servings: Makes about 24 cupcakes

Ingredients

Cupcakes

Frosting

  • 2 cups (4 sticks) butter, softened
  • 6 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 box (3 ounces) watermelon gelatin
  • 6 tablespoons lemon-lime soda (or as needed)
  • red food coloring 
  • 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips

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Recipe Notes

  • Be sure to cool the cupcakes completely before frosting. 
  • If you can find them, use green baking liners to represent the watermelon rind. 
  • Store the cupcakes in an airtight container in the refrigerator. 
  • For added flavor, stir some mini chocolate chips into the cake batter before baking. 
  • Gently press the mini chocolate chips into the batter so they don't fall off. 

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Line 24 muffin cups with baking liners (preferably green). Set aside. 
  2. Beat together the cake mix, lemon-lime soda, egg whites, oil and watermelon gelatin in a mixing bowl for about 2 minutes. Add red food coloring, if desired, to reach desired color. Pour the batter into the prepared muffin cups. Bake in a preheated 350-degree F oven for about 18 to 20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Remove and cool completely. 
  3. To make the frosting, beat the butter, powdered sugar, watermelon gelatin, lemon-lime soda and red food coloring until smooth and fluffy. Add more soda, if needed, to reach desired consistency. 
  4. Frost the cupcakes generously with the frosting. Sprinkle with the chocolate chips. 

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Cassiday
These are so fresh and fun. Great idea for my next gathering.
Elisa Schmitz
Easy, fun, fresh and festive for all warm-weather events and gatherings. Love this dessert recipe! #yum

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