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The Cutest Watermelon Cupcakes For Summer Parties

by Nellie

These are the cutest watermelon cupcakes ever! Decorated with mini chocolate chips for watermelon seeds, these are super fun for a summer bbq or summer gathering!

Is there anything better than fresh watermelon in the summertime? You won’t be using an actual watermelon in this watermelon cupcakes recipe but you will still get the delicious flavor.

This watermelon cupcake recipe is super easy to make. It is made with a yummy buttercream frosting that has been flavored with watermelon jello. You will need a large mixing bowl, muffin tins, a wire rack, an electric mixer and of course cupcake paper liners in a bright green color for these delicious cupcakes.

The homemade frosting is a beautiful pink color that just looks so good a summer parties. Some recipes call for cream cheese frosting but you can really do the frosting of your choice.

If you have a watermelon theme party these delicious watermelon cupcakes with pink frosting are super perfect! This is also a great recipe for a birthday party. It’s a fun cupcake to celebrate the season. You guys know I love themed cupcakes so be sure to check out the bottom of the post for more recipes!

The part is you don’t need any real watermelon or watermelon puree for these delicious summer cupcakes.

What ingredients are needed for these easy watermelon cupcakes?

Cupcake Ingredients:

·      1 white cake mix

·      1/3 cup vegetable oil

·      4 large egg whites

·      1 ¼ cups water

·      1 teaspoon clear vanilla

·      1/2 package of watermelon flavored gelatin (we found ours at Kroger)

·      Green food coloring

·      Green cupcake liners (Get them at Walmart or on Amazon)

Frosting Ingredients

·      2 sticks salted butter, softened

·      1 teaspoon clear vanilla

·      1/2 package of watermelon flavored gelatin (we found ours at Kroger)

·      4 cups powdered sugar

·      1-2 tablespoons half and half or whole milk (not pictured)

·      Dark pink and/or red gel food coloring

·      1 large piping bag, 1 large round icing tip

·      1 cup White Sanding Sugar, divided

·      ½ cup mini chocolate chips

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The Cutest Watermelon Cupcakes For Summer Parties
Yield: 24 cupcakes

The Cutest Watermelon Cupcakes For Summer Parties

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

These watermelon cupcakes are made with a fun green batter, pink butter cream frosting and mini chocolate chips.

Ingredients

  • Cupcake Ingredients:
  • • 1 white cake mix
  • • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • • 4 large egg whites
  • • 1 ¼ cups water
  • • 1 teaspoon clear vanilla
  • • 1/2 package of watermelon flavored gelatin (we found ours at Kroger)
  • • Green food coloring
  • • Green cupcake liners (Get them at Walmart or on Amazon)
  • Frosting Ingredients
  • • 2 sticks salted butter, softened
  • • 1 teaspoon clear vanilla
  • • 1/2 package of watermelon flavored gelatin (we found ours at Kroger)
  • • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • • 1-2 tablespoons half and half or whole milk (not pictured)
  • • Dark pink and/or red food coloring
  • • 1 large piping bag, 1 large round frosting tip
  • • 1 cup White Sanding Sugar, divided
  • • ½ cup mini chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray or line a standard muffin
    tin.
  2. **Because you are adding vanilla to the cake mix and the
    sanding sugar to the frosting, the watermelon flavor is more subtle and pleasant. It doesn’t punch you in the face like other recipes 😊
  3. Step 1: Add cake mix to a large mixing bowl. Using a hand or
    stand mixer, add in your oil, egg whites, and water and mix on medium until well incorporated.
  4. Step 2: Add in your ½ package of watermelon gelatin and
    vanilla.
  5. Step 3: Add in your green food coloring until desired color
    is achieved.
  6. Steps 4-5: Add batter into the muffin tin until each is about
    2/3 full. Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Allow
    to cool completely before frosting.

Directions for Frosting:

  1. Steps 6-7:  In a large mixing bowl or stand mixer, cream the butter, and beat until light and fluffy. Mix
    in 1 teaspoon vanilla, remaining watermelon gelatin and ¼ cup sanding sugar.
  2. Steps 8-10: Slowly mix in the powdered sugar, 1 cup at a
    time, while adding a bit of the half and half or milk in between each cup.  Continue to mix for 1 minute or until creamy. Add
    in your pink food coloring. Add a bit of red if you want a deeper color.
  3. Step 11: Prepare piping bag and fill bag with frosting and frost
    your cupcakes.
  4. Steps 12-13: If you desire, sprinkle with your white sanding
    sugar. Then top each cupcake with a handful of the mini chocolate chips Enjoy! Makes 24 cupcakes.

Nutrition Information

Yield

24

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 278Total Fat 14gSaturated Fat 7gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 7gCholesterol 23mgSodium 114mgCarbohydrates 37gFiber 0gSugar 35gProtein 2g

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