Watermelon sugar, high! Gotta love Harry Styles! Easy Watermelon cakesicles are next up on my blog! I am a huge fan of sweet and juicy watermelon, so it only made sense that I made something that looks like watermelon!
These cakesicles are super easy to make! First, you throw a box of cake mix together and then add food coloring to resemble the inside of a watermelon. Second you bake it, crumble it up and add frosting. Throw in some mini chocolate chips to resemble watermelon seeds. Lastly, throw them in cakesicle molds and call it a day! No really, I promise to go into more depth below!
What is a cakesicle?
Cakesicles are a different version of the ever famous cake pop!
Unlike a cake pop, which is made by rolling a cake and frosting combo into a ball (or other shape) then dipping it in chocolate or candy melts, a cakesicle is created by painting the chocolate into a popsicle mold, then filling the hardened candy shell with the cake/frosting mixture.
I have made cake pops in the past for my three rugrats, but this was my first stab at cakesicles. The process of cakesicles was more fun and the kids even enjoyed creating the candy shell. I also noticed that some of the cake mixture went missing!
- 1 white boxed cake mix: prepare as directed and making a homemade white cake will also work as well.
- 1 can of Vanilla frosting: I used Pillsbury, but homemade buttercream or any other store bought vanilla frosting would work as well.
- Mini chocolate chips
- Wilton Green and Pink Candy Melts: I prefer the store bought confectionary coating, but you can also use pure white chocolate like Lindt.
- Wilton red and pink gel food coloring
Step by step instructions
Step one: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 9x 13 cake pan with non stick spray and set aside. Prepare white cake mix per directions on box. Once the batter is mixed up, add in the food coloring to get your desired color of the inside of a watermelon. Bake for 28-30 minutes or until cake tester comes out clean. Cool for at least 30 minutes if using the same day. If using next day, store the cake in an airtight container overnight.
Step two: Crumble the cake up with your hands until you get a fine cake mixture and then add in the mini chocolate chips. Next, add in ¼ to ⅓ of the vanilla frosting and mix until the cake mixture just comes together. Set aside.
Step three: In two separate microwavable bowls, melt the green and pink melting chips at 30 second intervals until smooth. Paint in your silicon molds and then freeze for 3-5 minutes.
Step four: Remove the molds from the freezer, add the cake mixture on top, place in popsicle sticks and pour the rest of the chocolate on top of the cake mixture. Freeze for an additional 15-30 minutes. Pop out of the silicon molds and serve!
Substitutions and variations
- Use different flavors of cake such as chocolate pr white
- Use different molds to make different shapes for different seasons
- Make into round cake pops versus shapes
- Add on some sprinkles and different candy coatings on the outside
Frequently asked questions
Yes, they can be made ahead of time. I like to bake my cake 1 day ahead of time, cover and keep at room temperature. It just seems to blend better with the frosting for the cake mixture. You can store the undipped cakesickles in the fridge for 2 days and in the freezer for up to 6 weeks.
Easy Watermelon cakesicles
- Electric hand mixer
- 9x13 cake pan
- 2 silicon cake molds
- Silicon Spatula
- Cake popsicle sticks
- 1 15.25 oz Duncan Hines yellow cake mix
- 1 16 oz Pillsbury Vanilla frosting
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- pink food coloring
- red food coloring
- 1 12 oz Wilton Green Baking melts
- 1 12 oz Wilton Pink Baking melts
- Preheat the oven to 350°. Spray the 9x13 cake pan with non-stick spray. Set aside.
- Prepare cake mix as directed on box. Add in the pink and red food coloring to get desired color. Pour cake into 9x13 pan. Bake for 28-30 minutes or until cake tester comes out clean. Cool cake for about 25 minutes.
- Once the cake is cooled, use your hands to crumble the cake into fine crumbs.
- Add the mini chocolate chips and mix them into the cake crumbs.
- Add the vanilla frosting and mix with hands until the frosting is fully incorporated. The mixture should be moist enough to put into molds without it falling apart.
- Melt both the green and pink melts in a microwavable bowls at 30 second intervals until completely melted. Place in molds. Put molds in the freezer for 3-5 minutes.
- Take molds out of freezer, add the cake mixture to each mold, pour additional melted chocolate on top of the cake mixture and add the popsicle sticks. Freeze for 15 minutes. Take out and serve!
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Fun fact of the day!
A watermelon is both a fruit and a vegetable! Who knew?
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