Mock Watermelon Cake

Mock Watermelon Cake. Dessert recipe for a cake that looks like a watermelon. Strawberry cake with green frosting and sprinkled with chocolate chips.  Makes a yummy, fun birthday cake.

 

Mock Watermelon Cake
Ingredients
Cake:
  • 1 box strawberry cake mix
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 small (3 oz) package strawberry gelatin
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
Center layered Frosting:
  • 1 stick butter softened to room temp
  • 12 oz. cream cheese softened to room temp
  • 1 box (7 cups) powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 drop red food coloring
Top Frosting:
  • 1 stick butter softened to room temp
  • 12 oz. cream cheese softened to room temp
  • 1 box (7 cups) powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2-3 drops green food coloring
Instructions
Cake:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Place baking rack in center of oven.
  3. Place parchment round in bottom of each cake pan.
  4. Spray cake pans with vegetable oil spray. Set aside.
  5. Combine cake mix and gelatin in mixing bowl.
  6. Add milk, oil and eggs.
  7. Mix with mixer until well blended~2-3 minutes.
  8. Stir in chocolate chips.
  9. Pour into 3 (9-in.) or 4 (8-in.) cake pans sprayed with oil.

  10. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until just set.
  11. Remove; allow to cool in cake pans for 30 minutes.
  12. Turn cake onto parchment paper to cool.
Center layer frosting:
  1. Mix butter and cream cheese until creamy.
  2. Add powdered sugar, starting with 1 box.
  3. Add pink food coloring; mix until frosting is pink.
  4. Mix, adding more sugar as needed, until desired consistency.
  5. Spread over top of 3 of the 4 cake layers.
Top Layer frosting:
  1. Place each layer on top of each other, be sure the unfrosted layer is on top.
  2. Mix butter and cream cheese until creamy.
  3. Add powdered sugar, starting with 1 box.
  4. Add green food coloring; mix until frosting is green.
  5. Mix, adding more sugar as needed, until desired consistency.
  6. Frost cake and enjoy!

 

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