Watermelon Cupcakes

In honor of the upcoming watermelon season…I made some Watermelon Cupcakes with a Watermelon Frosting too.  My kiddos ate these babies up!  I pureed fresh watermelon in my blender but you can also buy frozen watermelon in the freezer department (it comes in a liquid form ready for smoothies) and defrost that too.  No matter how you get your watermelon, you are going to love these delicious cupcakes.  
And pssssst: I added a little bit of pink food coloring to both the cupcake batter and the frosting.  You can omit that if you like and then your cupcakes will just be more peach than pink.
This recipe makes 2 dozen cupcakes.
Shopping List
1 box of white cake mix
1 1/4 cups pureed watermelon, divided
1/2 cup vegetable oil
4 egg whites
a few drops of pink food coloring, optional
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 cups of powdered sugar
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Line 2 (12-count) muffin tins with paper liners.  Set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, beat white cake mix, 1 cup pureed watermelon, vegetable oil and egg whites with an electric mixer.  Beat in a drop or two of pink food coloring.
Pour batter into prepared muffin tins and bake 19 to 21 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
Allow cupcakes to cool in tin about 10 minutes before removing them to wire racks to finish cooling.
Meanwhile, in a mixing bowl, beat butter, remaining 1/4 cup pureed watermelon and powdered sugar until blended.  Add more watermelon if the frosting is too thick or more sugar if it’s too thin.  Beat in a drop or two of pink food coloring.
Frost cooled cupcakes with Watermelon Frosting.
Store in the refrigerator when not enjoying.
Is it summer yet?

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  • Narci May 8, 2015 at 11:07 am

    These are so cute and scream summer to me!! Love!!

  • Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} May 8, 2015 at 11:34 am

    Pureed watermelon! YES!

  • The Boutelle Family May 8, 2015 at 12:07 pm

    Yum!!! So cute & creative!

  • Jenny Perez May 8, 2015 at 12:51 pm

    Just added these to our shopping list for next week. My daughter might send you a thank you note. She LOVES watermelon! šŸ™‚

  • Anonymous May 8, 2015 at 5:36 pm

    I am totally making these this weekend! They sound delicious!

  • Victoria Brown May 8, 2015 at 7:43 pm

    YUM! I love watermelon. I can't wait to make these.

  • Tracy May 11, 2015 at 11:47 am

    Thank you so much for your meal planning Mondays and all the hard work you do on our blogs. You've inspired me in so many ways and my family's favorite meals are your recipes! We love Sheaffer's black bean dip too!
    Keep up the great work!

  • Stephanie McKinnon May 19, 2015 at 1:05 am

    These are yummy I just made them! But I'm not sure why my frosting won't thicken? I've added and added powdered sugar and it's still so thin. Any suggestions as to why? Thanks for sharing! šŸ™‚

  • Mix and Match Mama May 19, 2015 at 9:29 am

    Stephanie, is your butter too soft? Or did you use too much liquid? Either of those things could be the culprit!