Sunday, July 14, 2019

Delicious Watermelon Cake

Hello everyone!
One of my favorite things about summertime is watermelon.
It's so delicious!
Each time Erik and I cut one up, there is a good chance we will eat it all then and there.
I have seen lots of fun watermelon cakes around but, I had not seen any that were round like an actual watermelon.
I thought it would be fun to create a cake that not only looked like a watermelon but, tasted like one too!

You will need:
2 Cups Of Flour
2 Teaspoons of Baking Powder
1/8 a Teaspoon of Salt
1 Stick of Salted Butter, Room Temperature
1/4 a Cup of Vegetable Shortening
1 and 1/2 Cups of Sugar
2 Teaspoons of Vanilla
1/4 a Teaspoon of Almond Extract
5 Egg Whites
3/4 a Cup of Whole Milk
1 Packet of Watermelon Gelatin
1/2 A Cup of Mini Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
White Buttercream Frosting
Light Green, Dark Green and Red Food Dye

Preheat oven to 350o.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt and watermelon gelatin mix.
Set aside.
In a large bowl, beat the butter and shortening until soft.
Add the sugar and beat until light and fluffy.
Mix in the vanilla and almond extracts.
Add the egg whites one at a time beating well after each addition.
Alternate adding in your dry mixture and milk to the butter mixture, beginning and ending with the flour mixture, and mixing until just combined after each addition.
Add a few drops of red dye to the batter and mix until well incorporated.
Gently fold the chocolate chips into the batter until just incorporated.

Grease both sides of a six-inch ball baking pan with shortening.
Fill each baking pan evenly with the batter.
Bake for 55 to 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.
Move to a wire rack and let cool.
Prepare your frosting.
Dye 1/3 of the frosting dark green, 1/3 light green, and 1/3 red.
Once the cakes are cool, flip them upside down and level the bottoms so that they will lay flat.
On your serving tray, apply two small dots of the buttercream frosting where you would like to place your cakes.
Set the cake bottoms on the dots.
Alternate applying stripes of light green and dark green frosting around the sides of the cakes.
Carefully smooth the frosting lightly blending the green colors into one another to reflect the look of a watermelon rind.

Frost the top of the cakes with the red buttercream frosting.
Apply a few of the mini chocolate chips flat side up on top of the red frosting to look like seeds.

I love how this cake turned out!
A round cake is not something you see every day especially one that looks like a watermelon.
But the best part is that is tastes like it too!

I could NOT stop eating this cake.
One tiny taste would turn into a slice, that would turn into another slice and so on.
You have been warned!
What is your favorite food to enjoy in the summertime?

All my love,

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