Welcome to my new summer baking series! This is something I'm really excited about. Emilia & I are going to be inviting you into our kitchen for some mommy daughter baking fun every Sunday and sharing our favourite summer cupcake recipes! To kick things off, we've started with these super cute Watermelon Slice Cupcakes, which would be perfect for a summer BBQ!
(Recipe taken & adapted from Betty Crocker "The Big Book of Cupcakes")
To make the cupcakes you will need:
2 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 packet strawberry flavour jelly (in powder form)
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 1/4 cups caster sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2/3 cup pureed watermelon (about 1 1/2 cups watermelon pieces
3/4 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
For the frosting you will need:
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/4 cup shortening
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/8 teaspoon salt
4 cups powdered sugar
2-4 tablespoons milk or water
1 tube green gel food colouring
2 tubes red gel food colouring
1/4 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
Red muffin cases
For the method & to learn how to make these, watch the video here!
(P.S. I did forget to mention to preheat the oven to 350F/175C!)
This recipe bakes 24 cupcakes. 1 cupcake = 340 calories
As you can tell Emilia definitely approves! These are surprisingly fruity & tangy cupcakes...the jelly and watermelon keeps them lovely and moist and chocolate lovers will be satisfied too as they contain chocolate chips!
Sorry for the creepy cupcake lady picture...ha ha ha! I hope you liked our first summer recipe - let me know if you have any requests for what you'd like to see next! I have a few lovely recipes planned but I am always open to new ideas! If you bake these Watermelon Slice Cupcakes be sure to tweet me your pictures with the hashtag #SweetSunday!