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Watermelon Cake Pops

Watermelon Cake Pops

Prep Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Calories 10709kcal
Author Jennifer Tammy


  • White or yellow pre-made cake mix
  • PLUS ingredients the cake mix calls for
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
  • Watermelon Kool-aid packet
  • Red food coloring
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 cups powdered or icing sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 Tablespoons heavy cream or milk
  • 2 cups dark green candy melts
  • 1/2 cup light green candy melts
  • 2 1/2 Tablespoons shortening


  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Grease a cake pan (or line a cupcake tin if you're making cupcakes as well).
  • Make cake mix according to package directions.
  • Stir in the Watermelon Kool-aid packet and chocolate chips before adding additional red food coloring until you reach a pleasant pink color (you don't want a deep red).
  • Bake cake according to package instructions.
  • Allow the cake to cool as you prepare the frosting - this will help you roll the cakepops into balls.
  • Mix the butter, icing sugar, salt, vanilla, and cream together to make the frosting.
  • When the cake is cool, crumble it and mix in just enough frosting to be able to roll the cake-frosting mixture into balls.
  • Lay the cake balls on a lined baking sheet and freeze for an hour or overnight.
  • Before removing the cake balls from the freezer, melt the dark green candy melts along with 2 Tablespoons of the shortening in the microwave. Heat for 20 second bursts, stirring well in between each heating, until the candy melts are smooth and completely melted.
  • Dip each cake ball into the green candy coating and set to dry on the lined baking sheet.
  • Once all of the cake balls have been completely coated with the dark green candy coating, melt the light green candy melts with the remaining shortening.
  • Drizzle the light green candy melt onto the cake balls to imitate watermelon markings.
  • Allow to dry before serving.


Calories: 10709kcal | Carbohydrates: 1723g | Protein: 107g | Fat: 403g | Saturated Fat: 210g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 165g | Trans Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 329mg | Sodium: 8580mg | Sugar: 824g