Delight in the positively delicious and whimsical treat of Florida Watermelon Cupcakes. This unique dessert replaces traditional cupcake batter with fresh, juicy slices of Florida watermelon, creating a refreshing and light base. The watermelon is topped with a rich, creamy layer of cream cheese frosting, enhanced with a zest of lemon for a burst of citrus flavor. This inventive dessert is perfect for summer gatherings, offering a sweet, hydrating bite that’s sure to impress.


  • 1 large Florida watermelon
  • 12 ounces cream cheese frosting (store bought or home made)
  • 1 lemon, zested
  • Decorative sprinkles

Prepare the watermelon by slicing it in half and cutting away the rind with a sharp knife (the rind is thick and tough, use caution when performing this step). Slice the watermelon into desired thickness. Use your favorite mold or cookie cutter to cut out desired amount of “cupcakes.” Top each cupcake with frosting, lemon zest and decorative sprinkles. Serve immediately.


Source: Fresh from Florida,