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How to Make Watermelon Cupcakes by RoseBakes.com

How to Make Watermelon Cupcakes


  • Author: Rose
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 18 mins
  • Total Time: 38 minutes
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Ingredients

For the Cupcakes:

  • 1 Butter Cake Mix (I prefer Pillsbury Golden Butter Recipe)
  • 1 box (3.4 oz) instant vanilla pudding mix
  • ½ cup water
  • ⅓ cup real butter, softened
  • 3 large eggs
  • 8 oz. sour cream
  • Red and Pink food coloring to reach desired “watermelon” color
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips

For the Frosting:

  • 1 stick of butter, at room temperature
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • ½ cup shortening (3.5 oz)
  • ½ cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2 pounds confectioners sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • Electric Green food coloring

Instructions

For the Cupcakes:

  1. Preheat oven to 325°. Line muffin tin with cupcake liners.
  2. Thoroughly mix first 7 ingredients together.
  3. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  4. Fill the cupcake liners approximately ⅔ full of batter. I love to use a cookie scoop to get the perfect amount for each cupcake!
  5. Bake for 17-18 minutes, until the cupcakes are very lightly browned and spring back when touched in the center.

For the Frosting

  1. Cream the butter, cream cheese and shortening together until smooth.
  2. Add in the brown sugar and mix well.
  3. Add the confectioners sugar 1 cup at a time until well combined (it will be a little dry). Pour in the vanilla and add milk until desired texture is obtained.
  4. Add the green food coloring to reach the desired color.

  • Cuisine: dessert