Watermelon Cake

Watermelon Cake is a dessert that serves 16. One portion of this dish contains approximately 4g of protein, 18g of fat, and a total of 510 calories. For 77 cents per serving, this recipe covers 4% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. 117 people have tried and liked this recipe. A mixture of sour cream, confectioners' sugar, eggs, and a handful of other ingredients are all it takes to make this recipe so flavorful. Summer will be even more special with this recipe. It is brought to you by Serious Eats. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes approximately 2 hours. Overall, this recipe earns an improvable spoonacular score of 7%. If you like this recipe, take a look at these similar recipes: Watermelon Cake, Watermelon Cake, and Watermelon Cake.

Servings: 16

 

Ingredients:

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 pound (2 sticks) butter, softened

2 1/4 cups (about 5 1/2 ounces) sifted cake flour

1 cup mini chocolate chips, plus 1/4 cup for garnish

6 to 8 cups confectioners' sugar

4 eggs, separated

1 to 2 tablespoons milk or cream

Red food coloring

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 cup sour cream

2 cups (about 14 ounces) sugar

2 teaspoons vanilla

Equipment:

baking pan

oven

hand mixer

bowl

spatula

toothpicks

serrated knife

wire rack

stand mixer

Cooking instruction summary:

Procedures 1 Adjust oven rack to center position and preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour bottoms and sides of two 8 or 9-inch baking pans. 2 For the Cake: Sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt; set aside. Cream the butter in a large bowl with an electric mixer for about two minutes on medium speed. Add the sugar and continue to mix until light and fluffy, another 2 to 3 minutes. Add the egg yolks, one at a time, stirring to ensure that each is incorporated before adding the next. 3 Reduce the mixer speed to low and add the dry ingredients alternately with the sour cream, in 2 to 3 additions each, ensuring that each addition is fully mixed in before adding the next. Scrape down the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula with each addition. 4 In a separate bowl, with clean beaters, beat the egg whites to soft peaks. Gently fold the whipped egg whites into the batter with a rubber spatula. Add several drops of red food coloring, mixing gently until the cake batter has a deep pink hue. Fold in the mini chocolate chips. 5 Pour the batter into the prepared pans and smooth with a rubber spatula. Bake in the preheated oven until the top of the cake is golden brown and a toothpick or cake tester inserted into the center comes out clean, 40 to 50 minutes. 6 Let the cakes cool in the pans for 5 minutes, then turn out on to a wire rack to let cool completely. If necessary, use a serrated knife to cut the cakes to make them level. 7 For the Frosting: In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream butter until very smooth, about 3 minutes on high speed. Reduce speed to low and add about 3 cups of confectioners' sugar. Continue beating on low speed until incorporated. 8 Pause to scrape down the sides of the bowl. Add vanilla. Add remaining confectioners' sugar, bit by bit, until desired spreading consistency has been reached. If the frosting gets too thick, stir in some milk or cream to thin it. 9 Divide the frosting into two bowls: 2/3 of the frosting in one bowl, and 1/3 in the other. Tint 2/3 of the frosting a deep pink, to match the color of the cake as closely as you can; tint the rest of the frosting green. 10 Frost the sides of the cakes with the green frosting. Once frosted, put the cakes in the refrigerator so that the frosting can set for several minutes before proceeding to frost the tops of the cake with pink frosting. Dot the tops of the frosted cakes with mini chocolate chips to resemble watermelon seeds.

 

Step by step:


1. 1

2. Adjust oven rack to center position and preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour bottoms and sides of two 8 or 9-inch baking pans.

3. 2

4. For the Cake: Sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt; set aside. Cream the butter in a large bowl with an electric mixer for about two minutes on medium speed.

5. Add the sugar and continue to mix until light and fluffy, another 2 to 3 minutes.

6. Add the egg yolks, one at a time, stirring to ensure that each is incorporated before adding the next.

7. 3

8. Reduce the mixer speed to low and add the dry ingredients alternately with the sour cream, in 2 to 3 additions each, ensuring that each addition is fully mixed in before adding the next. Scrape down the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula with each addition.

9. 4

10. In a separate bowl, with clean beaters, beat the egg whites to soft peaks. Gently fold the whipped egg whites into the batter with a rubber spatula.

11. Add several drops of red food coloring, mixing gently until the cake batter has a deep pink hue. Fold in the mini chocolate chips.

12. 5

13. Pour the batter into the prepared pans and smooth with a rubber spatula.

14. Bake in the preheated oven until the top of the cake is golden brown and a toothpick or cake tester inserted into the center comes out clean, 40 to 50 minutes.

15. 6

16. Let the cakes cool in the pans for 5 minutes, then turn out on to a wire rack to let cool completely. If necessary, use a serrated knife to cut the cakes to make them level.

17. 7

18. For the Frosting: In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream butter until very smooth, about 3 minutes on high speed. Reduce speed to low and add about 3 cups of confectioners' sugar. Continue beating on low speed until incorporated.

19. 8

20. Pause to scrape down the sides of the bowl.

21. Add vanilla.

22. Add remaining confectioners' sugar, bit by bit, until desired spreading consistency has been reached. If the frosting gets too thick, stir in some milk or cream to thin it.

23. 9

24. Divide the frosting into two bowls: 2/3 of the frosting in one bowl, and 1/3 in the other. Tint 2/3 of the frosting a deep pink, to match the color of the cake as closely as you can; tint the rest of the frosting green.

25. 10

26. Frost the sides of the cakes with the green frosting. Once frosted, put the cakes in the refrigerator so that the frosting can set for several minutes before proceeding to frost the tops of the cake with pink frosting. Dot the tops of the frosted cakes with mini chocolate chips to resemble watermelon seeds.


Nutrition Information:

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510k Calories
3g Protein
18g Total Fat
85g Carbs
0% Health Score
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Calories
510k
26%

Fat
18g
28%

  Saturated Fat
10g
68%

Carbohydrates
85g
28%

  Sugar
76g
85%

Cholesterol
80mg
27%

Sodium
210mg
9%

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Protein
3g
7%

Selenium
8µg
12%

Vitamin A
530IU
11%

Phosphorus
86mg
9%

Calcium
63mg
6%

Vitamin B2
0.1mg
6%

Manganese
0.09mg
4%

Vitamin E
0.55mg
4%

Vitamin D
0.5µg
3%

Potassium
102mg
3%

Iron
0.53mg
3%

Vitamin B5
0.28mg
3%

Vitamin B12
0.17µg
3%

Folate
9µg
2%

Fiber
0.55g
2%

Zinc
0.31mg
2%

Copper
0.03mg
2%

Vitamin B6
0.03mg
2%

Magnesium
5mg
1%

Vitamin K
1µg
1%

Vitamin B1
0.02mg
1%

covered percent of daily need
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