Watermelon Cupcakes For Summer!

by Jillian Leslie on

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It rained last night. No, it poured, and I was delighted. I went outside to smell the smells and soak it all in. I didn't care how wet I got.

I'm on vacation in the mountains of North Carolina. We're visiting my family who live in the middle of the woods.

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In California, everyone has water on their minds (or the lack of it). It's a big problem and we all don't know how it's going to get solved.

But being here and embracing the rain, brought me back to summers from my childhood. We'd eat hotdogs and watermelon. It would be sweltering hot. There would be fireflies everywhere. Then everything would go dark and it would pour. Thunder and lightening -- it felt dangerous but exciting. I loved it.

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So in honor of those memories, I want to share this watermelon cupcake recipe from Shauna at Ella and Annie Magazine. What a fun treat to serve your family this summer. Take it away, Shauna...

These sweet watermelon inspired cupcakes are super easy to make, and definitely a hit at your next BBQ! I absolutely love the idea of using mini chocolate chips as "watermelon seeds."


  • Boxed cake mix or your favorite homemade cake recipe ( I used yellow cake mix)
  • Mini chocolate chips
  • Pre­-made frosting or homemade buttercream
  • Red and green food coloring
Watermelon Cupcake Recipe | CatchMyParty.com


Make batter for cupcakes according to package directions. Add red food coloring until desired shade of pink is achieved.

Hint: I used a yellow cake mix and found that I did not need the yellow food coloring to offset the red. Fold in 1⁄2 - ­3⁄4 cup mini chocolate chips.

Watermelon Cupcake Recipe | CatchMyParty.com

Bake according to package directions. Let cool.

Watermelon Cupcakes for Summer | CatchMyParty.com

Add green food coloring to white frosting. Spread the green frosting on the cooled cupcakes.

Watermelon Cupcakes For Summer | CatchMyParty.com

Sprinkle with a few mini chocolate chips and that’s it. Here's what they look like inside.

Watermelon Cupcake Recipe | CatchMyParty.com


So pretty.

Watermelon Cupcake Recipe | CatchMyParty.com

Welcome to awesome summer memories!

To see more of Shauna's work, check out Ella and Annie Magazine and visit her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.

For more part inspiration, check out all our summer parties on our site and our free summer party printables.



  • Ella and Annie Magazine

    Ella and Annie Magazine wrote:

    they are delicious too!

  • Ladyfromsun Designs

    Ladyfromsun Designs wrote:

    Great recipe! Thanks

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    Dolly S wrote:

    Thank you so much for sharing!!!! These are quite adorable :)