Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Kids Bake! Watermelon Poke Cupcakes

Watermelon recipes remind me of the sweet tastes of summer. Whether it's for a picnic, birthday or just a family barbecue, these watermelon poke cupcakes are easy for kids to make and look fabulous on your cookout table!

What You Need

1 box white cake mix
1 C. boiling water
1 small box of watermelon Jell-O -- or any red Jell-O
1 - 8oz container of Cool Whip, thawed
red & green liquid food coloring
mini chocolate chips

Getting Ready

Cover table with a plastic table cloth, or even an old shower curtain.

Gather supplies and have everything ready at the work table and within reach.

Make sure that children use pot holders and have some handy wipes or a sink nearby to
wash hands.

Now you are ready to start making watermelon poke cupcakes...

What You Do

Mix cupcakes and bake as directed on box, using cupcake liners. Cool cupcakes.

Stir boiling water into powdered Jell-O until dissolved. Pierce tops of cupcakes several times
with a meat fork or straw. Spoon Jell-O over cupcakes, making sure that the liquid is going
down into the holes. Refrigerate 30 min. Remove from pans.

Tint Cool Whip with red and green food coloring. Using plastic baggies to hold the whipped
topping, pipe a green circle around the outside rim of each cupcake. Fill in the middle with
pink whipped topping. Add mini chocolate chips to represent watermelon seeds.

Store in refrigerator. These cupcakes taste best if eaten the same day as they are made.

Linking up to:

Cupcake Tuesdays @ Hoosier Homemade

Gooseberry Patch Kids Recipe Round Up


Talita said...

What a great post! i'm not a kid, but I felt in love with these cupcakes! I like watermelon a lot!

Tami said...

Thanks so much!

Stop back soon to visit!

Michelle said...

These are so adorable! My grandkids are coming next week; this is a cute idea of something to do with them!

MaierHousehold said...

These are TOO cute!

Thanks for sharing!

Tami said...


I don't know if you you're like me or not, when I make a poke cake (or these cupcakes) I like the taste of them much better once they've set in the frig for a while and become really cold. :)

I've made different versions of these same cupcakes and my kids have the most fun filling the cupcakes with the Jell-O. lol! It can get a little messy but the laughs and smiles are worth it. ;)

Barbara Bakes said...

They're so cute! I bet they were a big hit with the kids!

We Are Not Martha said...

Aww these are so cute! And perfect for a kid to help with I bet!


Kalaivani said...

It looks so cute and yummy.

Unknown said...

Those are really cute! Love the way you did it with letting the kids help too.

I think they would be neat too if you did it with a pink cake mix and then found a way to insert some little dark colored drops to make it look like seeds.

Krystal said...

so cute! Love the idea, I'm going to try it :)

Thanks for stopping by my blog, I can't wait to peruse yours more

HoosierHomemade said...

Yum! Love the poke cupcakes! And the frosting looks perfect!
Thanks for sharing on Cupcake Tuesday!

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