Watermelon Cupcakes

These Watermelon Cupcakes are perfect for summer gatherings! You’ll taste the flavor of watermelon as you bite into this moist, yummy cake. Tiny mini chocolate chips in the cupcake are reminiscent of watermelon seeds.

Make up a batch of these easy watermelon cupcakes for your next summer gathering. Your guests won’t be able to resist these delicious watermelon cupcakes with jello.

How to Make Watermelon Cupcakes

(printable recipe card at the end of this post)

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

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 your favorite frosting tinted pink and add mini chocolate chips. I like to use a simple vanilla buttercream recipe for this icing to allow the watermelon flavor of the cupcake stand out.

Yield: 24 cupcakes

Watermelon Cupcakes

Watermelon Cupcakes

Adorable Watermelon Cupcakes are the perfect summer dessert!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes 12 seconds
Total Time 24 minutes 12 seconds

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and add cupcake liners to pan
    2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the cake mix and watermelon jello
    3. Add eggs, buttermilk, and oil
    4. Mix until completely smooth
    5. If using food coloring, add a few drops and mix until desired color
    6. Fold in chocolate chips
    7. Divide batter into cupcake liners 
    8. Bake at 350 degrees F for 12-14 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean
    9. Cool completely on a wire rack
    10. Decorate with pink frosting of your choice and add mini chocolate chips 

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