This Watermelon Cupcakes Recipe is sure to be a hit at your next barbecue or potluck event. There is nothing as classic in summer as fresh watermelon, unless, of course, it is a great watermelon cupcake that looks and tastes delicious.
While this watermelon cupcakes recipe doesn’t actually taste like watermelon, they look beautiful and just like a watermelon. A little food coloring and some chocolate chips make these super moist cupcakes look just like a watermelon in a cupcake liner.
Making cupcakes from scratch is much easier than you think. This recipe has a few ingredients to gather, but the assembly is truly simple. For light and moist cupcakes, you may consider sifting your dry ingredients together before combing them with other ingredients. Using cake flour is always an option but not necessary. Cooking these at a lower temperature for a bit longer is just what you need to do to make them moist, fluffy, and perfect when they come out of the oven.
The frosting for these watermelon cupcakes is the real star of the show. A truly delicious buttercream icing that pipes beautifully onto your cupcake (or cake). You may want to make a double batch because you will most likely be licking the spoon!
You’ll notice that the ingredients include gel food coloring instead of drops. A gel food coloring simply provides better overall color and blends better than other types. If you don’t have gel food coloring on hand, you can use traditional food coloring drops, but the colors won’t be as rich and true.