Watermelon Cake

READY IN: 1hr 30mins
Recipe by Mindi Bunch

I got this recipe from a Betty Crocker e-mail. The picture is from them also. Cooking time includes cooling time.

Top Review by tlwalkerlifepoet

Perhaps one was drinking while writing the recipe? A little bit of this. A little bit of that. A little bit of jelly beans. We're they thinking of a jolly bean giant cake?

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (18 ounce) box white cake mix, prepared in batter form with
  • egg, as called for by cake mix
  • oil, as called for by cake mix
  • water, as called for by cake mix
  • 1 (1/4 ounce) packagecherry unsweetened flavored drink mix (other red-colored drink mix will also work)
  • 12 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips, plus
  • 2 tablespoons miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 (12 ounce) containerwhipped white frosting
  • green food coloring
  • red food coloring
  • 23 cup green jelly beans

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350°F Grease bottoms only of two 8- or 9-inch round pans with shortening or cooking spray.
  2. In large bowl, stir into batter 1/2 cup of the chocolate chips. Add the drink mix, stir, and pour into pans.
  3. Bake 27 to 32 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  4. In small bowl, stir 1 cup frosting with 10 to 12 drops green food coloring. Stir 10 to 12 drops red food color into remaining frosting.
  5. Cut cake rounds crosswise in half to make 4 halves. Frost uncut sides with green frosting; press green jelly beans into frosting. Frost top of cake with red frosting; press remaining 2 tablespoons chocolate chips into frosting for seeds.
  6. To serve, cut into wedges.

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