Are you looking for the perfect mid-summer treat? Are the kiddos begging for watermelon and cupcakes but you’re just not sure how to mix them together?
Well, my friends, let me introduce you to my all time favorite Watermelon Cupcakes. They are so satisfying and have the perfect amount of sweetness! This recipe catches the wonderful flavor of watermelon that mixes right in with the sweetness of a cupcake.
I don’t know about you but that picture sure does make me want to dig right in! My mouth is already watering for these stunning cupcakes.
Also, if you haven’t checked out my Red Devil Dr.Pepper, you definitely should! This drink right here would go FANTASTIC with this summer time dessert.
Watermelon cupcakes with a delicious soda drink? Sign me up!
Once you and your little ones bite into these, they will definitely be begging for more! These cupcakes are great for any pool side activity, birthday party, family gathering or family cookout. If you have girls, these would make the perfect dessert for a girls night or a sleepover.
Honestly, these cupcakes are the perfect treat for any and every occasion. Everyone that tastes these delicious Watermelon Cupcakes will get addicted within the first bite!
You’ll want to first go ahead & preheat your oven to 350 degrees F then add the cupcake liners to the pan. While the oven is preheating, whisk together the cake mix and watermelon jello in a large mixing bowl.
Once the cake mix and jello are mixed together well, add eggs, buttermilk and oil to your mixing bowl. Mix until completely smooth. If you are using food coloring, add a few drops and mix until you get your desired color.
When the ingredients in your mixing bowl are smooth, fold in the chocolate chips. Using a wooden spoon is great for this!
Divide the batter into the cupcake liners and use about three tablespoons of batter in each cupcake liner. Bake at 350 degrees F for 12-14 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on a cooling rack until completely cooled. Decorate with frosting of your choice and sprinkle mini chocolate chips on top.
If you are looking for a natural food coloring, I recommend making your own
DIY Natural Food Dye. This is a fun way to add a little something to this recipe if you simply want to take a healthier route. If you are feeling a little precarious about making natural food coloring on your own, click here for a local store that sells natural food coloring brands. Whole Foods, Walmart, Target or any other grocery store usually has some brand that you can choose from for natural coloring.
These watermelon cupcakes are a perfect addition to your Summer Celebration!
- 1 box white cake mix
- 1 small box (3.4 oz) watermelon flavored jello
- 1 cup buttermilk or milk
- ½ cup oil
- 4 large eggs, room temperature
- Pink food coloring, optional
- ½ cup mini chocolate chips plus more for decoration
- Frosting of your choice
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and add cupcake liners to pan
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the cake mix and watermelon jello
- Add eggs, buttermilk, and oil
- Mix until completely smooth
- If using food coloring, add a few drops and mix until desired color
- Fold in chocolate chips
- Divide batter into cupcake liners
- Bake at 350 degrees F for 12-14 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean
- Cool completely on a wire rack
- Decorate with frosting of your choice and add mini chocolate chips