Watermelon

I heard on the radio this week that this Monday is National Watermelon Day.  I mean…there is just no other fruit more synonymous with summer than watermelon, right?  In honor of Monday’s Watermelon Day, I thought we could all use a watermelon treat this weekend…
I’m re-posting my Watermelon Cupcakes for your delicious day.  Make it a watermelon weekend friends!  Happy Friday!


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.
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.
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  • Narci July 31, 2015 at 11:03 am

    These cupcakes look delicious!!

  • Mix and Match Mama July 31, 2015 at 11:46 am

    SO pretty!

  • Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} July 31, 2015 at 2:27 pm

    Dangit! I did it here too! It seems as if moderating comments on 3 blogs is challenging for me! Sorry friend!! xoxo, Sheaffer šŸ™‚

  • Jen July 31, 2015 at 6:05 pm

    Yum!! Cannot wait to make these. Perfect summer treat šŸ™‚

  • Elise @ Cheers Yall August 1, 2015 at 12:22 am

    Oh my goodness, Shay. These sound AMAZING!!! MUST. TRY! xx

  • palma August 1, 2015 at 12:21 pm

    How do you puree watermelon? it is so watery it will be more like a juice than a puree, no?

  • Pat August 2, 2015 at 11:39 am

    Love watermelons. Thank you for this recipe. Any slushy recipes?