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Watermelon Push-It-Up Cakes

Celebrate summer with these clever and creative cupcakes. They'll be a hit with kids of all ages!
By Deborah Harroun

Summer always gets me excited. Swimming in the pool on hot afternoons. Grilling dinner in the backyard. Eating watermelon! I love the pretty pink and green colors of that fresh fruit. So I thought to make Watermelon Push-It-Up Cakes. 

They are a great treat for kids, who will have fun eating them. Adults will love that the push-up cakes are a foolproof, portable snack for picnics in the park and backyard barbecues. 

Begin by mixing up a white cake mix according to the box directions. Add some red food coloring and some mini chocolate chips. Bake in a mini muffin tin; cool completely.

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Now stir some green food coloring into a can of Betty Crocker® Rich & Creamy vanilla frosting.

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Using a piping bag (or a resealable plastic bag with the corner cut out), pipe a little bit of the frosting into the bottom of the push-up pop container. Add a cupcake on top, followed by some more frosting.

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Add a second cupcake and then another layer of frosting.

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Top the whole thing with a few mini chocolate chips. (They mimic the seeds.)

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If not serving right away, put on the lids for easy storage and transportation.

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