Tuesday Treats: Watermelon Cupcakes

It’s time for a 4th of July picnic and while watermelon is a staple in this part of the country, I’m willing to give these watermelon cupcakes a try!

Prep Time: 20 min.
Total Time: 1 hr. 23 min.
Servings: 24 servings

Sure, these Watermelon KOOL-AID Cupcakes are as cute as can be and fun to look at on the dessert table. But trust us: They’re even better to eat!

What You Need
1 pkg. (2-layer size) white cake mix
1 env. (0.15 oz.) KOOL-AID Watermelon Flavor Unsweetened Drink Mix
1/2 cup plus 2 Tbsp. miniature semi-sweet chocolate chips, divided
6 drops green food coloring
1 container (16 oz.) ready-to-spread vanilla frosting
1 cup thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping

Make It

Prepare cake batter and bake as directed on package for 24 cupcakes, adding dry drink mix and 1/2 cup chocolate chips to batter before spooning into prepared muffin pan cups.
Cool cupcakes in pans 10 min. Remove from pans to wire racks; cool completely.
Remove cupcakes from liners. Spoon frosting into medium bowl. Add COOL WHIP; whisk until blended. Stir in food coloring; spread onto cupcakes. Sprinkle with remaining chocolate chips.

To watch a video of how to make these treats and get all the nutrional info, CLICK HERE. Our favorite alpha female, Hannah Jackson McIntire, notorious bad cook in the Moonstruck series, took one look and said, “Hey! I can make these. I mean…cake mix. Pre-made everything! No, seriously. I can do it.” That was before the Kool-Aid package spilled all across the kitchen counter (WHITE counter) when she opened it. Should I mention that the counter was wet? Yeah…Mac and Liam are still laughing, just not in her earshot. Check out her love story with Mac in MOONSTRUCK: SECRETS, or any of the Moonstruck books because she ALWAYS shows up. 😉 Just click on the cover for a trip to the page with all the links.

About Silver James

I like walks on the wild side and coffee. Lots of coffee. Warning: My Muse runs with scissors. Author of several award-winning series--Moonstruck, Nightriders MC, The Penumbra Papers, and Red Dirt Royalty (Harlequin Desire) & other books! Purveyor of magic, mystery, mayhem and romance. Lots and lots of romance.
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1 Response to Tuesday Treats: Watermelon Cupcakes

  1. ROFL! I can totally see that happening to Hannah. Her skills are more suited to places other than the kitchen, kicking ass and not bothering to take names.

    Looks like a fun recipe. Maybe if I still had a young kid at home. And wasn’t trying to stay away from sweets.

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