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Adorable & Delicious Watermelon Cupcakes From The Stir

Posted by on Jul. 8, 2012 at 2:50 PM
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Posted by Julie Ryan Evans
on July 7, 2012 at 8:00 AM

Watermleon CupcakesIf you're looking for a perfect summer desert, look no further than these watermelon cupcakes. They're tangy, creamy, delicious, and nothing short of darling.

They're great for picnics, barbecues, or any other warm-weather occasion where you want to impress without going to too much work. From Shugary Sweets, the recipe contains real watermelon, which sounds a little strange (and is optional), but tastes delicious when combined with the creamy frosting.

Watermelon Cupcakes

For the Cupcake:

  • 1 box (18.25oz) white cake mix
  • 1 box (3oz) lime Jell-o (not sugar free)
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1 1/4 cup water

For the Topping:

  • 8oz white chocolate, melted
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Koolaid powdered mix (watermelon-cherry Twist flavor)
  • 3-4 Tbsp watermelon puree (see note below) OR milk
  • 3/4 cup mini chocolate chips

For the cake, add cake mix, Jell-o, egg whites, oil and water in a mixing bowl. Beat 2 minutes until blended. Fill cupcake liners 1/2 full and bake in a 350 degree oven for 15-18 minutes. Do not overbake. Allow to cool completely.

When cooled, spread melted white chocolate over top of each cupcake. While that sets, begin your frosting

To make watermelon puree, blend about 1/2 cup of fresh watermelon in a blender until smooth. If you want to substitute milk, that will work too, but I liked having some fresh watermelon in the frosting!

In mixer, beat butter with powdered sugar, Koolaid mix and watermelon puree (or milk). Beat for about 3-5 minutes until fluffy and smooth.

Using a decorator bag and tip (I used 6S), pipe frosting on each cupcake and immediately sprinkle with chocolate chips. ENJOY!

 

Image via Shugary Sweets

by on Jul. 8, 2012 at 2:50 PM
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Ladyisis
by on Jul. 8, 2012 at 5:33 PM

These look so yummy! Thanks for sharing!

kimsardo
by on Jul. 8, 2012 at 6:04 PM

a new fun summer treat! thanks for sharing.

EbonySnow
by Desiree on Jul. 8, 2012 at 7:01 PM

 cute

onecuteladybug2
by KT on Jul. 8, 2012 at 11:44 PM

Thanks for sharing!

websorceress
by on Jul. 9, 2012 at 5:01 AM

ymmm they look good......

johnny4ever
by on Jul. 9, 2012 at 6:39 AM

yummo!

sarahjz
by Platinum Member on Jul. 9, 2012 at 9:20 AM

Those are super cute!

kanake
by on Jul. 9, 2012 at 12:06 PM

cute idea

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