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10 Minute Mini Watermelon Cupcakes

Not only do these watermelon cupcakes look like little melons, they taste like watermelon too! These little cuties use a box mix cupcake and then get topped with a watermelon frosting and mini chocolate chip “seeds!”

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Watermelon Cupcakes


Units Scale


  • 1 box White Cake Mix
  • Green Food Coloring


  • 3 c Confectioners’ Sugar
  • 1/4 c Butter
  • 23 tbsp Watermelon Flavored Drink (or 1/2 tsp Powdered Watermelon Flavored Kool-Aid Mix)
  • Red Food Coloring


  • Mini Chocolate Chips, for garnish



  1. Make the cake according to the directions on the back of the box. Add green food coloring to the batter and mix to combine.
  2. Pour the dyed batter into bright green cupcake liners and bake as directed by the box. Then remove from heat when a toothpick inserted into the center of the cupcake comes out clean and allow them to cool completely.


  1. Combine the confectioners’ sugar, butter, watermelon flavoring, and a few drops of red food coloring together in a bowl. Beat with an electric mixer to combine. (You can adjust the consistency by either adding more liquid to thin or more sugar to thicken the frosting.)
  2. Scrape the frosting into a piping bag fitted with a star tip and pipe the frosting on top of the cooled cupcakes.


  1. Decorate with mini chocolate chips.


I used the Simply brand Watermelon Juice Drink for my watermelon flavoring.

Thanks to the First Year Blog for the recipe!

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