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Cantaloupe Watermelon Cupcakes

Cantaloupe Watermelon Cupcakes

These quick kid-friendly ‘homemade’ cupcakes are adorable mini-cake shaped watermelon and cantaloupe topped with sweet Greek yogurt frosting. 

Cantaloupe Watermelon Cupcakes

UPDATE: This Watermelon Cupcakes recipe was first posted in 2014 – when my baby wasn’t even 2 yet! Oh, those crazy days. Now that baby is almost 7. But we still love making these together.

Maybe I shouldn’t admit it, but this recipe – literally – took me LESS than 15 minutes to pull together. Yup: ‘Homemade’ cupcakes in like 12 minutes. But I’ve been thinking about how to make Watermelon Cupcakes for much longer…

I’ve seen some fun versions of watermelon cupcakes and watermelon cake through Pinterest:

The super fancy coconut frosted and fruit topped via @PaleoCupboard
Cake flavored with watermelon juice via Instructables Cooking
And the whipped cream topped via @PremeditatedLeftovers

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All look delicious. But, none too portable.

I don’t seem to have time for anything this summer. (Let’s just say the reality of having four kids has REALLY sunk in on me as all of them are home most of every day and the youngest, who is 22 months is at the explore-everything-that’s-hazardous-to-her-health stage. And did I mention, my dishwasher is broken?) And… we needed a quick, transportable treat for a kids’ pool party.

Make these easy Watermelon Cantaloupe Cupcakes for any get together. For more #Healthy Kitchen Hacks, follow @Tspcurry

When checking the fridge, I spotted plain Greek yogurt and remembered this brilliant Greek Yogurt frosting via Regan Jones, RD. A perfect topping – for super-quick, portable (and healthy!) Watermelon Cupcakes:

  • 5 minutes to cut the watermelon
  • Cantaloupe + creamy, vanilla topping is a match made in heaven (my dad still eats ice cream on cantaloupe!)
  • 5 minutes to whip together the frosting + 2 minutes to assemble
  • Portable because the yogurt is thicker and stays pretty for 2 hours chilled (in a cooler or refrigerator.)
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Cantaloupe Watermelon Cupcakes

  • Author: by Deanna Segrave-Daly, RD
  • Yield: 6 cupcakes 1x


These quick, kid-friendly (healthy!) homemade cupcakes are adorable mini-cake-shaped watermelon and cantaloupe topped with sweet Greek yogurt frosting.


  • 1/2 cup plain non-fat, low-fat or full-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1.5-inch thick slice of watermelon, trimmed of rind
  • 1.25-inch thick slice of cantaloupe, trimmed of rind
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • Dash or 2 of fine sea salt
  • 12 drops of vanilla extract
  • Cupcake sprinkles


  1. Line a small sieve with 3 paper towels or coffee filters and place over a bowl. Place yogurt on top to drain while cutting watermelon. (Original recipe calls for draining overnight. I only drained for 6-7 minutes.)
  2. Lay the watermelon on cutting board and using a 1/4-cup measuring cup (or other cupcake-sized circle mold) press out 3 circles. Using a knife, cut around shape to dislodge from large watermelon slice. And place on paper towels. Repeat process for cantaloupe. (See photos below)
  3. Scrape yogurt into small bowl and add sugar, salt and vanilla. Stir thoroughly with a fork.
  4. Blot fruit with more paper towels and place in cupcake papers. Top with about 1 tablespoon of frosting and sprinkles.

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How have you been eating watermelon and cantaloupe this summer? Tried any new melon recipes?

Julie Harrington

Sunday 17th of July 2016

What a FUN idea! I love this new and cute new recipe for melon. I will be bringing this to my next BBQ!


Friday 15th of July 2016

how darling are these? perfect for a healthy & refreshing summer treat!


Friday 15th of July 2016

These are adorable! And so refreshing for a long day out in the sun! They're like a good Pixar movie, made for the kids, but love by adults too :)

Amber @ Fit Foodie Runs

Wednesday 30th of July 2014

OMG! I love this idea! My kids are going to love ME! I am heading to the kitchen to surprise them. Guess what, I love you for creating it :) Absolutely creative and fun! Can't wait to see their face...thank you for sharing!

Serena Ball

Wednesday 30th of July 2014

Amber, you are too kind. Thanks for making my day! (: And please let me know how your kids like it. (BTW my kids could were so excited to eat the cupcakes I could hardly finish taking the photos before they gobbled them up!)

Nancy Granada

Tuesday 29th of July 2014

love...Love...LOVE this!!

Serena Ball

Wednesday 30th of July 2014

Thanks Nancy. (: Enjoy!

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