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I prepared this watermelon cake using watermelon juice and i was initially worried that i would not taste watermelon, but surprisingly the cake had a slight watermelon taste and awesome fragrance. Infact my husband who can never identify any ingredient that i use in my cooking and who loves watermelon, could identify that i had used watermelon in the cake :) The cake was extremely moist, tasty and perfectly sweet. Hope you like it :)

Step 1: Ingredients Required for Preparing Cake

  • Cake flour - 1 cup + 6 tbsp
  • Baking powder - 2 tsp

  • Salt - 1/3 tsp

  • Egg - 2 (Room temperature)

  • Sugar - 1/2 cup + 4 tbsp

  • Softened Butter - 6 tbsp
  • Watermelon juice - 1/2 cup

  • Vanilla extract - 1/2 tsp

  • Small semi-sweet chocolate chips - 1/3 cup

  • Red food color - As required

Step 2: Method to Prepare Cake

  • Preheat oven to 350 F
  • Grease bottom and sides of 9inch cake pan

  • Cut the watermelon pieces, grind it well in a mixer, strain the juice to remove the pulp and measure out 1/2 cup and keep aside
  • Sift cake flour, baking powder and salt and keep aside

  • In a large bowl, beat eggs till very foamy and keep aside

  • Beat butter and sugar and cream together until light and fluffy.

  • Add sifted ingredients alternately with watermelon juice, a small amount at a time, beating after each addition until smooth

  • Add in vanilla extract and red food color and beat well . Add the beaten egg and chocolate chips and fold gently with spatula until thoroughly combined

  • Bake for 27 to 32 minutes. Cool cake in pan 10 minutes, then remove from pan and transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling.

  • I topped the cake with white chocolate frosting colored in dark green and drew few lines in light green frosting to depict the watermelon rind.

I hope you enjoy this cake as much as my husband and i did :)

I made watermelon cupcakes and mine didn't taste very watermelonish so I included watermelon oil flavoring. Might be that I used a box cake mix though.
<p>Actually i was also planning on adding watermelon flavorings initially because watermelon itself tastes very mellow...i just gave it a shot to see how it turns out, and i was pleasantly surprised...but yes like i said in my instructable, the watermelon flavor was not too too much...but could definitely make out that there was watermelon in the cake and something in the watermelon juice made the cake super moist which was a plus :)</p>
<p>Oooo so tasty sounding. I bet your husband and you enjoyed it a lot, and it turned out so pretty. Thanks for sharing!</p>
<p>Yes MsSweetSatisfaction it was so yummy and moist :)</p>

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