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Watermelon Cupcakes

Watermelon Cupcakes

These darling cupcakes look like mini watermelons and taste so good! The perfect summertime treat.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Watermelon Cupcakes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 125kcal


  • 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 and green food coloring
  • 1 cup butter
  • 3-4 cups powdered or icing sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla OR Lime Kool-aid packet
  • 4 Tablespoons heavy cream or milk


  • Preheat oven to 350F and line a cupcake pan with liners.
  • 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).
  • Fill the cupcake liners about 2/3 of the way full and bake for 18-22 minutes until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  • Mix the butter, 3 cups of the powdered sugar, salt, vanilla or Lime Kool-aid packet, and heavy cream or milk together.
  • Adjust the consistency by adding more icing sugar with heavy cream and then add the green food coloring one drop at a time until you reach your desired color. Spoon the frosting into a piping bag, snip off the tip, and swirl onto your cupcakes – starting at the middle and swirling out, then swirling back in towards the center.
  • Sprinkle with a few additional mini chocolate chips.


Calories: 125kcal