Watermelon Cupcakes are party perfect! Layers of green vanilla cake and watermelon red cake filled with mini chocolate chips, topped with colorful Watermelon Buttercream Frosting and sprinkled with “watermelon seeds” (chocolate-covered sunflower seeds) make these so fun for summertime picnics, baby showers and One In A Melon birthday parties!
THE BEST PARTY CUPCAKES!
This is my go-to recipe for the best party cupcakes ever – so moist and filled with the perfect soft crumb, and sky-high cupcake perfection! Perfect even without frosting! For Watermelon Cupcakes I use vanilla cake mix and vanilla instant pudding mix, but you can mix-and-match this up any way you want. These are some other wonderful combinations:
WATERMELON CUPCAKE SECRETS:
How fresh and pretty are these for a summertime party? Everyone always goes NUTS when they see these, but the smiles on their faces when they taste them? Priceless!
1 box (15.25 oz.) Pillsbury Moist Supreme White Premium Cake Mix
1 box (3.4 oz.) Jello Instant Vanilla Pudding & Pie Filling
½ cup vegetable oil
½ cup water
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
4 large eggs (room temperature)
1 cup sour cream (room temperature)
Americolor Leaf Green gel food coloring
Americolor Super Red gel food coloring
1 cup mini chocolate chips
Watermelon Buttercream Frosting:
1 cup unsalted butter (softened to room temperature)
5 cups (500g) confectioners’ sugar
4-6 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
1 tablespoon vanilla bean paste
½ teaspoon watermelon extract*
½ teaspoon salt
Americolor Electric Green gel food coloring
Americolor Electric Red gel food coloring
Watermelon Seed Garnish:
Chocolate covered sunflower seeds or mini chocolate chips
HOW WE MAKE THESE:
YIELD: 12 Cupcakes
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