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Watermelon Cupcakes

By sugarkissed_net

About This Recipe:

This cupcake recipe is perfect for those with a serious sweet tooth. The watermelon frosting especially is not lacking in the sugar department. Described as tasting like watermelon Jolly Ranchers, the flavor is intense and consumption of even just one cupcake will almost surely result in a sugar high.

 

 

Watermelon Cupcake Ingredients:

1 16.5 oz. box of white cake mix
1 0.15 oz. packet of watermelon Kool-Aid
1/2 cup of watermelon juice (from pureed fresh watermelon)
1/2 cup of water
1/2 cup of oil
4 eggs
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
1 teaspoon of all-purpose flour
Super Red food coloring

 

Watermelon Cupcake Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Line a cupcake pan with paper liners and set aside.
Mix together cake mix and Kool-Aid powder.
Add in the water and oil and combine.
Beat the eggs into the mixture.
Cut a watermelon up into chunks, removing the seeds. Puree the watermelon chunks to create the needed amount of watermelon juice. Mix the watermelon juice into the bowl.
Add a few drops of Super Red food coloring and mix to create a dark pink color.
In a Ziploc bag, shake the chocolate chips and flour until the chips are evenly coated with flour.
Pour the chips into the bowl and fold into the mixture until spread evenly throughout.
Pour the mixture into cupcake liners, filling 3/4 of the liner.
Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, rotating the pan halfway through the baking time.
Test cupcakes for doneness by inserting a toothpick into the center. Remove the cupcakes from the oven when the toothpick comes out clean.
Let cupcake pan sit on a cooling rack for about 20 minutes. Then, remove the cupcakes from the pan and place them on the rack until completely cooled.

 

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Watermelon Cream Cheese Icing Ingredients:

8 oz. of softened cream cheese
1/2 cup of room temperature unsalted butter
9 cups of confectioners sugar
2 teaspoons of watermelon juice (from pureed fresh watermelon)
2 teaspoons of watermelon Kool-Aid

Super Red food coloring
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
Watermelon fruit jell slices  (one per cupcake)

 

Watermelon Cream Cheese Icing Directions:

Combine cream cheese and butter together in a bowl.
Cut a watermelon up into chunks, removing the seeds. Puree the watermelon chunks to create the needed amount of watermelon juice. Mix the watermelon juice into the bowl.
Add the Kool-Aid to the bowl.
Add the powdered sugar a little bit at a time, beating the mixture until it has a smooth texture.
Add a few drops of Super Red food coloring and mix to create a dark pink color.
Chill frosting in the fridge for a few minutes to stiffen if desired.
Pipe frosting onto cupcakes using a Ziploc bag or decorating bag and tip.
Sprinkle chocolate chips onto frosting and add top off with a watermelon fruit jell slice.

 

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Comments (12)

Hi.. The watermelon cupcake recipe is really different. I want to make this at home. But I disagree with the usage of color. Can I make it without using color?
Fun recipe Janine, but I'm pretty sure our LorAnn watermelon flavor would be better and easier than watermelon kool-aid & juice :)
@LorAnnOils I totally agree! And now I have a dram of it so I will have to give it a try!
These look awesome. Great idea!
Very cute idea. Question about those cute green and white cups...do you bake in those or bake cupcakes first and then put them in? I've never used that type of cup before. Thanks.
If using the lorann watermelon what would the new measurements be for the remaining ingredients?
@sweettia I would just substitute it for the Kool-aid.
I'll try them tonight. Thanks!
I just wanted t let you know i made these on halloween and they were a hugh hit at the fall festival. I will be making more this weekend for a party also.
@awag70 Awesome! Thanks for sharing!
they look adorable!
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