Neon Watermelon Cupcakes

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More Watermelon ideas we used at our Watermelon Dinner Party.

Neon Watermelon Cupcakes

This is a more of a solid type cupcake and has a good taste and does not have that real sugary taste that some cupcakes have and it lets the cream cheese frosting take all the taste which I really like and hope you do too.

Sponge Cupcake Recipe:

Mix in bowl

*2 Eggs
*3/4 cup Sugar

Beat until thick.

Sift together; I whisk the dry ingredients with wire whisk until light and fluffy.

*2- 2 1/2 cups cake flour or you could use all-purpose flour (I used 2 cups of flour but your chocolate chips might sink so that’s why I say you might want 1/2 cup more flour.
*1 teaspoon Baking Powder
* 1/4 teaspoon salt to increase flavor

Wet ingredients

*1/2 cup Vanilla Almond Milk or milk of your choice, in my experience with baking with almond milk it makes batter a little bit runnier so the extra flour also helps. Almond milk will also affect the color of the cupcakes when adding food coloring.
*2 teaspoon Vanilla
*1/4 cup Light Olive Oil
*6-7 drops or more to desired color of Green Neon Food Coloring

Combine the above ingredients and mix well or use hand mixer. Then add 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips if desired.

Use cupcake liner in muffin/Cupcake pan with liners and fill 3/4 full.

Bake at 325* for 20-25 minutes, and recipe makes 12 cupcakes or 2 small (6 inch pans) cake layers.

Ingredients:

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Wet ingredients added with sugar and eggs mixture.

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Dry ingredients whisked.

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After mixing well add mini chocolate chips and pour into baking cups using a measuring cup.

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Baked cupcakes

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Cool the cupcakes and frost.

Yummy Cream Cheese Frosting

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Yummy Cream Cheese Frosting

This is enough Frosting for 12 Cupcakes.

*1 8 ounce package Greek Yogurt Cream Cheese, softened
*1/4 cup Butter, softened
*1 cup Powdered Sugar
*1 teaspoon Vanilla

Cream together the above ingredients and add Neon Pink/Watermelon Food Coloring. I used about 10 drops.

I like to refrigerate for about an hour before putting in a decorating tube to decorate cupcakes.

Recipe adapted from Bubble Crumb also for frosting decorating tip.

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Royal Icing Watermelon Toppers

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You can learn how to make them here.

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Have a great day!

Lindy

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