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Watermelon Cupcakes: Made with Real Watermelon

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I love watermelon; it's big, juicy, and bright red. Watermelon is just one of those fruits you eat and can only think of happy thoughts. So I has a lot of happy thoughts when I created this watermelon cupcake. Sunshine... Happy faces... Friends. I just love how pretty the cupcakes turned out. And they were delicious too.

Yes, I know watermelon and cupcake doesn't seem like a possible combination and I had my doubts too. But in the end, with one bite, I knew it was a winning combination.

Get your apron tied on because we are heading into the kitchen to bake up some yummy Watermelon Cupcakes using real watermelon.

 
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Step 1: Ingredients

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For the Cake:

1 seedless Watermelon

White Cupcake Mix (plus 2 egg whites and 1/3 cup oil)

Red Gel Food Dye

2/3 cups Mini Chocolate Chips

1-4 drops Watermelon Flavor Oil

For the Frosting:

5-6 tbsp of reduced watermelon juice (step shown how later)

1 cup Shortening or Butter

2 tsp Vanilla

2 cup Powder Sugar

Green Gel Food Dye

2-5 drops Watermelon Flavor Oil

Tip: I recommend the gel food dye because it has less liquid and a little goes a long way in coloring the cupcake.

Tip: Watermelon has a very mild flavor which is hard to translate into a cupcake. I know this because the first batch of cupcakes I made, I couldn't tell that there was any watermelon in it at all. So I kicked up the flavor by using the watermelon flavor oil. It is very strong so we are talking only drops. In the batter you could use less. In the frosting I used more so that it had more watermelon flavor.

Tip: In the frosting I used shortening but I'm a butter gal. I just hate to waste food and I have a tub of shortening that needs to be used. You can use margarine too if you want.

Snowball103 months ago

What a fun idea! But I think the colors look a bit too chemical for food!

tofu911 (author)  Snowball103 months ago

I have to agree with you. Alas pretty much everything has food dye nowadays. Even meat has it. If you prefer not to have the additional dye, you don't have to. I wish there was a more natural way to do the color. And this wasn't as bad as the fire truck marshmallow fondant cake I made for my nephew this Saturday. Beautiful fire engine red color took a ton of color gel.

donna.tan.7163 months ago

It look watermelon! I gonna try it. Can i know how many gram flour mix do you need?

Its so cute ..

tofu911 (author)  sabina delpinoh3 months ago

They surely are.

SpicyTyrone3 months ago
Mmmmmmmmm
Bhawya3 months ago

Cup cake looks delicious and cute.. I love it lot :)

tofu911 (author)  Bhawya3 months ago

Thank you, Bhawya. I'm already a big fan of you.

spaceofhearts3 months ago
Wow they look soo nice I'm deffenatly going to try :)
tofu911 (author)  spaceofhearts3 months ago

Thank you. I appreciate the comment and please post pictures when you do.

SMU793 months ago

I LOVE watermellon. I am going to try this. Thumbs up to you for the idea. Where did you get Watermellon Oil?? I have never seen it.

tofu911 (author)  SMU793 months ago

Thank you for the thumbs up. You can get watermelon oil from the baking section of Michael's or from Amazon. Michaels almost always offers a 40% off coupon you can use your cell phone to show at the register which makes for a great deal. Amazon is more expensive.

tippirate3 months ago

A yummy addition to my crepes.

tofu911 (author)  tippirate3 months ago

Thank you. I'm sure they are.

Passion Make3 months ago

Yummy! Kids will love to eat the watermelon themed cup cakes/

tofu911 (author)  Passion Make3 months ago

They surely will. Great for back to school to share with the new classroom too.

hunter9993 months ago

These look so scrumptious! Thanks for sharing :D

tofu911 (author)  hunter9993 months ago

You are welcome. Feels good to know that in less 24 hours it's already got 1200 plus views. Don't forget to follow me if you love cupcakes and other DIY.

millycreates3 months ago
Yummy I am hungry now?
tofu911 (author)  millycreates3 months ago

:-) Quick, to the kitchen!

djspanda8173 months ago
Wow! Those r #cool!!!
tofu911 (author)  djspanda8173 months ago

Thank you. :-)

Those look so cute and tasty! Thanks for sharing!

tofu911 (author)  MsSweetSatisfaction3 months ago

You are welcome. :-)