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Watermelon Cupcake Cones

With the beginning of Summer just weeks away, it’s time to start planning for those parties, cookouts, holidays and celebrations that we all love during this time of year. These Watermelon Cupcake Cones are as fun to make as they are to eat. Watermelon flavored cupcakes are baked right in colorful, pink and green Ice Cream Cones and frosted to look like a slice of Watermelon. 

 

Watermelon Cupcake Cones | Watermelon flavored Cupcakes baked right in the Ice Cream Cones, makes a fun treat for Summer time! Recipe on HoosierHomemade.com

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Enjoying a delicious Summer time meal with friends and family is one of my favorite things! Gathering on the deck, grilling our dinner and a fun dessert is perfect this time of year. I remember my Dad growing wonderful looking watermelons in his garden, and although I don’t really like to eat watermelon, I do like watermelon flavor…I know, it’s strange.

So these Watermelon Cupcakes are perfect for those evenings on the deck with friends, to take to a potluck or cookout, celebrate Memorial Day or Fourth of July, or they even make a fun treat to bake with the kiddos.

Watermelon Cupcake Cones | Watermelon flavored Cupcakes baked right in the Ice Cream Cones, makes a fun treat for Summer time! Recipe on HoosierHomemade.com

Beginning with a Watermelon Cupcake recipe, the batter is baked right in the Ice Cream Cones. You can find the pink and green cones at Walmart, then using a Food Writer, the stripes are simply drawn on the green cones and the seeds on the pink cones.

Watermelon Cupcake Cones | Watermelon flavored Cupcakes baked right in the Ice Cream Cones, makes a fun treat for Summer time! Recipe on HoosierHomemade.com

Watermelon Cupcake Cone Supplies

  • Watermelon cake batter {recipe below}
  • Pink and Green Ice Cream Cones
  • Food Writers - green and black
  • White, pink and green frosting
  • Mini Chocolate Chips for seeds
  • Green Jimmies
  • Decorator bag fitted with a #1M Round tip

Watermelon Cupcake Cones | Watermelon flavored Cupcakes baked right in the Ice Cream Cones, makes a fun treat for Summer time! Recipe on HoosierHomemade.com

Watermelon Cupcake Cones | Watermelon flavored Cupcakes baked right in the Ice Cream Cones, makes a fun treat for Summer time! Recipe on HoosierHomemade.com

The Watermelon cake batter, made with watermelon jello for flavoring, is baked right in the cones. Learn how to bake them upside down…it’s really easy!

Watermelon Cupcake Cones

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Watermelon Cupcake Cones

Fun treat for the kiddos and adults. Recipe from HoosierHomemade.com

Ingredients

    Cupcakes
  • 1 box white cake mix
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk {splash of vinegar in a measuring cup, fill with milk and let set a couple minutes}
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 1 small box watermelon jello
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips
  • Cones
  • Pink and Green Ice Cream Cones {available at Walmart or Kroger}
  • Frosting - white, pink and green
  • Food Writers - green and black
  • Mini Chocolate Chips
  • Green Jimmies
  • Decorator Bag fitted with #1M round tip

Instructions

    Cupcakes
  1. Mix together cake mix, eggs, buttermilk, oil and jello. Fold in chocolate chips
  2. Spray a cupcake pan with non-stick cooking spray
  3. Divide batter, about 1/4 cup each.
  4. Place Ice Cream Cone on top of batter, upside down
  5. Bake for about 10-12 minutes
  6. Note: you may need to straighten the cones, part of the way through baking
  7. Cones
  8. After the cones are cool, use a Food Writer to draw the stripes and seeds on
  9. Color frosting pink and green, and fill a decorator bag
  10. Using an offset spatula, add white frosting around the edge
  11. Pipe on pink and green frosting
  12. Add chocolate chips for seeds and green Jimmies for rind

Notes

The watermelon cake can also be made into regular cupcakes.

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Watermelon Ice Cream Cone inspiration from Party Pinching

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Comments

  1. Super super cute! I have just made Watermelion Mallow Pops on my site – but yours win hands down!
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  2. Liz, these cupcakes are adorable!!! You are so creative. :-)
    Lisa@BlessedwithGrace recently posted..Tempt My Tummy Tuesday… Savory Herb Chicken and Rice CasseroleMy Profile

  3. Marie Arden says:

    So clever and so colorful. They are refreshing to look at!

  4. These are so cute!! I love the details you added on the cones : )

  5. Mazzi says:

    Such a great idea! I love the green cone with the stripes, so cute! Thank you for sharing this!

  6. I’ve got some popsicles coming up that would go PERFECTLY with these!
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  7. You are so awesome. Great ideas. I didn’t see any design of cupcakes like this. Very cute.

  8. Elizabeth says:

    OMG! Liz these are gorgeous. I’m sending this to my sister-in-law to make with her two young children. Can’t wait to make these too.

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  9. Kath Puffe says:

    I recently saw watermelon (Pillsbury) cake mix – I’m not sure which is the better one to use for this (I do look forward to trying your recipe too!), just wanted to give a heads’ up that there actually is a watermelon cake mix available. These are so adorable and I will most likely make them this summer!

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