This Watermelon Layer Cake tastes exactly like a summer day with sweet watermelon flavor!
Where do they go? Are they somehow involved in a secret intimate relationship with my 278 missing socks? WHO IS STEALING ALL THE PHONE CHARGERS???
I can tell you one thing for certain — I’m not the one losing them. But SOMEONE in my house is, and said someone isn’t coming forward. Basically, a criminal is in my midst.
I have tried everything to prevent this dire situation. I have stocked up on inexpensive spare chargers. I have set up “Charging Stations” in my home, where the chargers are NEVER EVER TO LEAVE THE OUTLET. And yet here we are, with two chargers to our name.
I am contemplating setting up a Charger Cam to catch the thief in action. Too extreme? Not extreme enough? I am leaning towards the latter.
Don’t get get me started on the little wall ports that the chargers plug into. Finding one of those around here is like stumbling across a golden unicorn with a four-leaf clover hanging out of it’s butt. Show up here with a handful of those plug-ins and we are likely to crown you king of our land. I’m not even kidding.
In the midst of this ridiculous wave of heat and humidity we are having here, I am liable to lose what is left of my ever-loving mind. I hoard my remaining charger like it holds all the secrets to the universe. I don’t even know if anyone in my family knows that it exists. I charge my items furtively, tucking the cord into it’s secure hiding spot when I’m finished. I feel like a prisoner in my own home. A charger prisoner.
It’s not fair, is it?
To brighten up what is clearly a very dark point in my life, I made this bright and sweet Watermelon Layer Cake. The cake itself is ACTUALLY watermelon flavored, which I wasn’t too sure about until I tried it. It’s SO GOOD! So summery with the perfect watermelon flavor, not to mention a breeze to make.
Your summer needs this cake. It really does.
- 1 Tablespoon all-purpose flour
- 1 box (roughly 18 oz) white cake mix
- 1 (3 oz) box watermelon gelatin mix
- 3/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1 cup diced watermelon, seeds removed
- 4 eggs
- 3 sticks salted butter, slightly softened
- 1/3 cup heavy cream
- 6 cups powdered sugar
- 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
- green food coloring, red food coloring, and 2 Tablespoons mini chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 325. Butter and flour 3 (8 inch) round cake pans and set aside.
- Dump cake mix in the bowl of your mixer. Sprinkle flour over the cake mix, then add watermelon gelatin, oil, and watermelon. Mix on medium speed, scraping the sides of the bowl as needed. Add eggs one at a time, scraping the sides of the bowl after each.
- Divide batter evenly into prepared pans and bake for 20-25 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center of each comes out clean. Let cakes cool in pans for about 5 minutes, then carefully turn onto wire racks to cool completely.
- Prepare frosting: In the bowl of your mixer, beat butter, cream, and vanilla on medium-low speed until smooth. Slowly add powdered sugar, scraping the sides of the bowl as needed. Increase speed to high and beat for one minute. Remove about 1/3 of frosting. Add green color to remaining frosting until desired color is achieved.
- Frost and assemble cake, leveling layers with a serrated knife, if needed. Chill for about 30 minutes.
- Add red food coloring to reserved frosting. Spread carefully on top of cake. Sprinkle with mini chocolate chips.
**cake portion adapted from The Blue Willow Inn Cookbook