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Watermelon Cupcakes

Watermelon Cupcakes

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These Watermelon Cupcakes are super cute for a summer treat and so easy to make thanks to a simple vanilla cupcake recipe and food coloring!

Happy Summer! Is there anything better than biting into a giant slice of juicy watermelon? How about these cute little Watermelon Cupcakes?

Aren’t these just adorable? They are perfect for a summertime sweet treat or as a dessert to bring to all of those summer BBQs you are invited to!

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watermelon cupcakes

So many of my friends are so intimidated by making fresh baked goods. It is so super easy, I promise!

And guess what? If you are stuck on time or really don’t feel like making these watermelon cupcakes from scratch, use a box mix! Vanilla or White cake mix will work just fine! 

I recently started to add some watermelon flavoring to these cute watermelon cupcakes! How? So easy! With watermelon kool aid mix! 

How to make these cute Watermelon Cupcakes:

What you will need to make these watermelon cupcakes: 

  • flour
  • baking powder
  • salt
  • sugar
  • butter
  • milk
  • vanilla
  • green gel food coloring
  • cream cheese
  • powdered sugar
  • red gel food coloring
  • Miniature semi-sweet chocolate chips for topping

First step is to make the cupcakes. Line a muffin tin with cupcake liners and preheat the oven to 350 degrees. 

These watermelon cupcakes start with a pretty basic vanilla cupcake recipe. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. 

In a separate bowl, cream together butter and sugar. Add the eggs one at a time, mixing in between. Stir in vanilla.

Slowly alternate adding the dry ingredients and the milk to the butter and sugar mixture, mixing well in between each addition. 

Mix in green food coloring, a few drops at a time, until incorporated into the cupcakes.

green cake batter in a bowl

Fill cupcake liners ⅔ full. Bake the watermelon cupcakes for 18-20 minutes. 

green cupcakes

While the watermelon cupcakes are cooling, make your frosting! 

In a large bowl mix together cream cheese, butter, and vanilla.

Slowly mix in powdered sugar, kool aid (if using) and red food coloring until ingredients are combined and frosting is formed.

Allow the cupcakes to cool completely before frosting.

Add the frosting to your cake decorator or piping bag with an icing tip, and frost the cupcakes. 

Finish with miniature chocolate chips for “watermelon seeds”.

Aren’t these watermelon cupcakes SO cute?! 

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Watermelon Cupcakes

Watermelon Cupcakes

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

These Watermelon Cupcakes are super cute for a summer treat and so easy to make thanks to a simple vanilla cupcake recipe and food coloring!

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 10-12 drops green gel food coloring
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2-4 drops red gel food coloring
  • Miniature semi-sweet chocolate chips for topping
  • 1 .15oz packet of watermelon kool aid (if using)

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and line a muffin tin with cupcake liners.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt, set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl, cream together butter and sugar. Add the eggs one at a time, mixing in between.
  4. Stir in vanilla.
  5. Slowly alternate adding the dry ingredients and the milk to the butter and sugar mixture, mixing well in between each addition. 
  6. Mix in green food coloring, a few drops at a time, until incorporated into the cupcakes.
  7. Fill cupcake liners ⅔ full. Bake for 18-20 minutes. 
  8. Meanwhile, in a large bowl mix together cream cheese, butter, and vanilla.
  9. Slowly mix in powdered sugar, kool aid and red food coloring until ingredients are combined and frosting is formed.
  10. Allow the watermelon cupcakes to cool completely before frosting.
  11. Add the frosting to your cake decorator or piping bag with an icing tip, and frost the watermelon cupcakes. 
  12. Finish your watermelon cupcakes with miniature chocolate chips for “watermelon seeds”. Enjoy!

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Stacey A Smith

Sunday 17th of June 2018

those look so cute. may have to try making these for the 4th of July.

Kristi

Thursday 14th of June 2018

These are so cute. I think they're the perfect cupcake for summer.

Kelly Freeman

Thursday 14th of June 2018

these look super yummy. i'm going to have to attempt them after i'm through with this gestational diabetes

Holly Shannon

Wednesday 13th of June 2018

These look absolutely adorable!! I need to bookmark this for future reference!! :D xx

Michelle Bartley

Tuesday 12th of June 2018

My Granddaughter's birthday is in August. Going to make these for her party!