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!

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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

Beginning with a Watermelon Cupcake recipe, the batter is baked right in the Ice Cream Cones. You can find the pink and green cones, 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 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

Cupcakes baked in an ice cream cone

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

Watermelon Cupcake Cones

Yield: 18-24
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes

Watermelon flavored Cupcakes baked right in the Ice Cream Cones, makes a fun treat for Summer time!



  • 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


  • 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



  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


  1. After the cones are cool, use a Food Writer to draw the stripes and seeds on
  2. Color frosting pink and green, and fill a decorator bag
  3. Using an offset spatula, add white frosting around the edge
  4. Pipe on pink and green frosting
  5. Add chocolate chips for seeds and green Jimmies for rind


The watermelon cake can also be made into regular cupcakes.

Watermelon Ice Cream Cone inspiration from Party Pinching

Oh how we LOVE Summer! Especially dessert during the Summer! Here are 50 Desserts that are perfect for Picnics, Potlucks, Memorial Day or even 4th of July!

Looking for more Dessert Recipes for your Summer time celebration? I have 50 for you to choose from!

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