No Bake Watermelon Cupcakes

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Summertime and the Fourth of July wouldn’t be complete without watermelon.  Who doesn’t look forward to a big, fat, sweet, juicy slice of watermelon when it’s blazing hot outside?!  It’s what I look forward to every year for an instant, refreshing cool down.  However, these luscious melons aren’t just for slicing anymore.  How many different pins have you seen on Pinterest using watermelon in drinks, desserts, salads?  The list goes on and on.  One that has jumped out at me is cutting the rind off and shaping it into a cake and then decorating it.  Genius!  Not only is this perfect for summer and serving something less dense than a cake, it’s also much healthier.

As great as these watermelon cakes were that I saw on Pinterest, what if we made them into individual cupcakes?  Well, this is what I came up with and I have to say, I was really pleased.  Now everyone can have their own little mini “cake.”  I’ve been wanting to experiment with coconut cream in place of whipped cream, so the icing you see in the pictures is actually coconut.  This was super easy to make and it piped out really easily when I put it in a pastry bag.  You just have to work quickly, because it’ll melt before you know it.  By all means, use regular whipped cream if that’s what you like, but if you’re looking for a refined sugar free, vegan option, this will be your new go to.  I couldn’t quit dipping my finger in the bowl to taste test it.  Delish!

Enjoy, friends!

Happy Friday!

No Bake Watermelon Cupcakes

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21 Responses to No Bake Watermelon Cupcakes

  1. zerrin July 1, 2014 at 4:00 am #

    Wow! This looks so tempting! Pinned!

    • admin July 1, 2014 at 12:26 pm #

      Thank you so much!

  2. Elaine July 1, 2014 at 8:56 am #

    Hi Jennifer,
    I love this no bake watermelon cupcake idea. It is so perfect for hot summers.

    • admin July 3, 2014 at 2:29 am #

      Thank you Elaine! My thoughts exactly.:)

  3. Christin@SpicySouthernKitchen July 1, 2014 at 10:17 am #

    Love these watermelon cupcakes! Your photography is gorgeous! Pinning!

    • admin July 1, 2014 at 12:25 pm #

      Thank you so much Christin!

  4. dina July 1, 2014 at 11:27 am #

    great healthy and summery dessert!

  5. Amy-Lyn July 1, 2014 at 11:38 am #

    These are stunning, what an inspired treat! And your photography is beautiful! I will be making these a few times this summer!

    • admin July 1, 2014 at 12:25 pm #

      Thank you so much! I hope you like them!

  6. Abbie @ Needs Salt July 2, 2014 at 8:05 pm #

    Beautiful! I love this idea.. how do you get your coconut cream so thick??

    • admin July 3, 2014 at 2:25 am #

      Thanks so much Abbie! As long as the cream stays really cold, it should fluff up pretty nicely.

  7. Vicky July 4, 2014 at 12:25 pm #

    Love this recipe and just shared it on my blog in a roundup of my favorite 10 recipes finds from around the web.

    • admin July 8, 2014 at 11:00 am #

      Thanks so much, Vicky!

  8. Cece Leskova July 6, 2014 at 1:18 pm #

    This is a fabulous idea!!

    • admin July 8, 2014 at 10:54 am #

      Thank you Cece!

  9. Erin @ The Speckled Palate July 7, 2014 at 10:54 am #

    What a GORGEOUS treat that’s both vegan and refined sugar-free! Loving this, Jennifer, and I bet this is super tasty on a hot summer’s day, too!

    • admin July 8, 2014 at 10:53 am #

      Thank you Erin!

  10. Lauren December 10, 2014 at 1:17 pm #

    For some reason my coconut milk did not separate after more than six hours in back of fridge? Any tips on what to do for next time?

    • admin December 11, 2014 at 3:39 pm #

      I’ve heard of others having this problem. I’ve read that if the coconut milk you purchase has guar gum in it, it can prevent it from separating. However, the one I used did have guar gum in it. Maybe try an organic option? Or even putting it in the freezer and see if that helps.

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