Watermelon Cake

Recipe by Mindi Bunch
READY IN: 1hr 30mins


  • 1
    (18 ounce) box white cake mix, prepared in batter form with
  • egg, as called for by cake mix
  • oil, as called for by cake mix
  • water, as called for by cake mix
  • 1
    (1/4 ounce) package cherry unsweetened flavored drink mix (other red-colored drink mix will also work)
  • 12
    cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips, plus
  • 2
    tablespoons miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1
    (12 ounce) container whipped white frosting
  • green food coloring
  • red food coloring
  • 23
    cup green jelly beans


  • Heat oven to 350°F Grease bottoms only of two 8- or 9-inch round pans with shortening or cooking spray.
  • In large bowl, stir into batter 1/2 cup of the chocolate chips. Add the drink mix, stir, and pour into pans.
  • Bake 27 to 32 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • In small bowl, stir 1 cup frosting with 10 to 12 drops green food coloring. Stir 10 to 12 drops red food color into remaining frosting.
  • Cut cake rounds crosswise in half to make 4 halves. Frost uncut sides with green frosting; press green jelly beans into frosting. Frost top of cake with red frosting; press remaining 2 tablespoons chocolate chips into frosting for seeds.
  • To serve, cut into wedges.