Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr

Who'd ever guess that the ingredients include to kids' favorites - jellybeans and kool-aid! The presentation will wow adults and you'll get raves from the kids at the backyard pool party and would go great with a tropical theme.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (18 ounce) box white cake mix
  • 1 13 cups water
  • 12 cup water
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 (1/8 ounce) packetwatermelon cherry Kool-Aid
  • 12 cup mini chocolate chip, plus
  • 2 tablespoons mini chocolate chips (the regular ones are too big)
  • 1 (12 ounce) containerwhipped vanilla frosting
  • 23 cup watermellon jelly beans (I use Jelly Belly)
  • 10 -20 drops green food coloring
  • 10 -20 drops red food coloring


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease the bottoms only of 2-8 or 9-inch round cake pans.
  2. In a large bowl, beat cake mix, oil, water, eggs, and kool-aid together on low for 30 seconds, 2 minutes on medium speed. Stir in 1/2 cup of the mini chocolate chips and divide the batter between the two pans.
  3. Bake about 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes in pans, then remove to wire racks to cool completely, 1 hour.
  4. In a small bowl, stir 1 cup of frosting with the green food coloring. Color the remaining frosting with the red food coloring.
  5. Frost the sides of the cake with the green frosting and the top with the red. Press the jelly beans into the sides of the cake and the 2 tablespoons chocolate chips on the top.
  6. Store covered loosely at room temperature.