Sugar Swings! Serve Some: Watermelon cupcakes=Summer!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Watermelon cupcakes=Summer!

I would have held off posting these had I known about a cupcake challenge!...but these are for Hoosier Homemade's Cupcake Tuesday Cupcake Challenge.

When I think of summer I really do think watermelon really represents so well. These are watermelon cake with watermelon cream cheese icing with pieces of chocolate candy melts for seeds.

Watermelon Cupcakes:
  • 1 box white cake mix
  • 1 (3 ounce) package of watermelon jello
  • 1 and 1/3 cups cubed watermelon
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 tablespoon of oil
Watermelon Icing:
  • 6 ounces of cream cheese
  • 1/4 c butter
  • 1/4 c watermelon juice
  • 3+ cups confectioner's sugar

the green wrappers are a must for the full effect....I also used enough confectioner's sugar until the icing was pipeable and even that was hard with the 98+ degree weather on the east coast....there really is nothing better than watermelon in the summertime...!

...and if you can't do this...

...these are the next best thing....enjoy!

sharing these at tidy mom!


  1. Spotted these on Hoosier Homemade's site. The watermelon "seeds" really make it! These look tasty. Watermelon's such a tricky flavor to work with when baking so using watermelon Jello was darn clever.

  2. So cute! I love the little seeds too! I'm glad I'm not the only one having trouble with my frosting!
    Thanks so much for joining the Cupcake Challenge! I look forward to seeing more of your creations!

  3. I didn't even know they made watermellon jello! I agree - the "seeds" really do make it! I wonder if you could even tint the icing pink?
    Very cute!

  4. thanks ladies, my mom went on a jello kick awhile back and I just happened to have it around. It's not my recipe but one I found on a bunch of sites when looking for real watermelon recipes. The icing was great! and the color is all from the watermelon juice!

    thanks for stopping by!


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