Watermelon Cake Recipe

WATERMELON CAKE RECIPE

Watermelon Cake Recipe

Summer and watermelon go together like cake and birthdays. . . so why not have all four!? Time to bake a summertime sweet dessert.  Watermelon puree and Jell-O give this cake the perfect flavor.  The frosting looks just like a sliced watermelon but is yummy too.

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Let’s get to baking and the cake recipe-

Ingredients

    Watermelon Cake

    • 1 box white cake mix
    • 1 (3 oz.) box of watermelon Jell-O powder (reserve 2 teaspoons for frosting)
    • 1/2 cup watermelon puree
    • 1/2 cup water
    • 1/2 cup oil
    • 4 eggs
    • 1/2 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips (optional)
    • red food coloring

    Watermelon Cream Cheese Frosting

    • 8 oz. cream cheese (softened)
    • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (softened)
    • 5 cups confectioners’ sugar
    • 2 teaspoons watermelon puree
    • 2 teaspoons watermelon Jell-O powder
    • red and green food coloring

    Instructions

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line the bottom of 2 eight inch round pans with wax paper, and spray or grease the sides with cooking oil.
    To make the watermelon puree: Cut chunks from the center of a fresh watermelon and remove any seeds. Place them in a blender and puree.  Set aside.
    In a large bowl, combine cake mix and Jell-O.  Add water and oil; mix on medium speed with a mixer.  Add eggs, one at a time, beating well.  Add in the watermelon puree and beat until blended.  Finally, add red food coloring a drop at a time, until you reach the desired color.
    Before adding your chocolate chips- coat them with a small amount of flour – this keeps them from sinking in your cake while it bakes.  Place chocolate chips and a teaspoon of flour in a ziploc bag; shake to coat.
    Fold the chocolate chips into the batter. Pour into pans and bake for 30-35 minutes.
    In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and butter together. Beat in watermelon puree. Gradually add sugar and Jell-O, beating until smooth. Color 1/3 of the frosting green, color the remaining 2/3 the same color as the cake.
    Trim the brown edges off the cake before frosting it.  Use the pink frosting between the layers and on the top of the cake. Spread the green frosting on the sides and outer edge of the top of the cake. Lastly, press mini chocolate chips on the top of the cake frosting to mimic watermelon seeds.
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    Now slice and eat up! YUM!
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