Watermelon Cupcakes

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How creative is this idea to make Watermelon Cupcakes recipe! This recipe is one of the easy cupcake recipes and a perfect treat for any occasion including birthdays or anniversaries. It's an absolute fun dessert to make for a summer theme party or anytime you want to make fun cupcakes for kids. This recipe is a classic white cake box mix recipe that is colored green along with the buttercream frosting that tastes like watermelon. Even though it's a store-bought cake mix, the buttercream frosting is so delicious that you won't be able to tell that it's a cake mix. To make this recipe even more fun, there are mini chocolate chips sprinkled on the buttercream to make them look like watermelon seeds.

Cupcakes can always set the mood right no matter what the occasion is. They not only make for an incredible visual presentation at parties but also make a tasty sweet indulgence for the guests. You can never resist a delicious cupcake that looks gorgeous and tastes ever so delectable. Quick dessert recipes are always a great option to serve at parties. You can make any buttercream frosting in advance to save time and store it in the fridge for up to a week. Although you may have it give it a quick whip when you take it out of the fridge, before you start piping the cupcakes.Some important tips to keep in mind when baking this easy and delicious dessert are, using quality ingredients in the batter to get that luscious depth of flavor. Using the best vanilla extract will impact the flavor to a large extent, and you can tell the difference right away. Look for a pure vanilla extract with no additives like corn syrup etc. If you’re on a budget, then prioritize your list of recipe ingredients based on the essential baking supplies to the least important ones. Make sure not to overfill the paper liners with the cupcake batter.

Always fill until the batter is 2/3 full to ensure that it does not spill. Use a measuring scoop to fill the cupcake instead of eyeballing. Always bring the ingredients to room temperature to avoid lumps in the cupcakes. If the eggs and butter are still cold, let them sit long enough before you begin baking. Once the cupcakes are thoroughly baked, don’t let them cool for longer than a few minutes in the baking pan. The heat from the pan can cause the cupcakes to overcook and dry them out. Lastly, wait until the cupcakes have thoroughly cooled before you start frosting them. This is important because even if the cupcakes are slightly warm, it can melt the frosting and ruin it. Thank you to Beth at the The First Year food blog for sharing this Watermelon Cupcakes recipe with us. Do visit Beth's blog for more quick dessert recipes or other easy cupcake recipes. This Watermelon cupcakes recipe is an easy and delicious dessert. Make them soon for your loved ones!

Nutrition Facts for: Watermelon Cupcakes from The First Year
Ingredients: Butter, sugar, egg whites, sour cream, vanilla extract, all purpose flour, baking powder, salt, butter, vegetable shortening, powdered sugar, watermelon koolaid mix.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet. * The entire recipe has been calculated for 12 servings. * Per Serving:Calories 508, Calories from Fat 285, Total Fat 31.7g 49%, Saturated Fat 17.2g 86%, Cholesterol 60mg 20%, Sodium 214mg 9%, Potassium 111mg 3%, Carbohydrates 55.7g 19%, Dietary Fiber 0.3g 1%, Sugars 45.5g, Protein 2.6g, Vitamin A 14%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 5%, Iron 3%

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