Fruit Cupcakes

Fruit Cupcakes

Recipes
Fruit Cupcakes

Three fruity cupcake recipes to sweeten your summer. Lemon, strawberry and watermelon – each made with real fruit and topped with flavored candy melts from the Rosanna Pansino Baking Line!

Makes 14 to 16 strawberry, 14 to 16 lemon, and 12 watermelon cupcakes

Things you’ll need

Strawberry Cupcakes

Equipment

  • Large mixing bowl
  • Medium mixing bowl
  • Hand mixer
  • Whisk
  • Rubber spatula
  • Ro’s cupcake liners
  • White & green candy melts in decorating bags fitted with #2 tip
  • Ro’s strawberry candy melts in a decorating bag fitted with #2 tip
  • White buttercream frosting in a decorating bag fitted with #1A tip
  • Ice cream scoop
  • Fruit template

Ingredients

  • 1 ¾ cups cake flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup dehydrated strawberry powder
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • ¼ cup mashed strawberries
Lemon Cupcakes

Equipment

  • Large mixing bowl
  • Medium mixing bowl
  • Hand mixer
  • Whisk
  • Rubber spatula
  • Ro’s cupcake liners
  • White candy melts in a decorating bag fitted with #2 tip
  • Ro’s lemon candy melts in a decorating bag fitted with #2 tip
  • White buttercream frosting in a decorating bag fitted with #1A tip
  • Ice cream scoop
  • Fruit template

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons lemon zest
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 ¾ cups self-rising flour
  • ¼ cup buttermilk
Watermelon Cupcakes

Equipment

  • Large mixing bowl
  • Medium mixing bowl
  • Hand mixer
  • Whisk
  • Rubber spatula
  • Ro’s cupcake liners
  • Black candy melts in a decorating bag fitted with #1 tip
  • White & green candy melts in decorating bags fitted with #2 tips
  • Ro’s watermelon candy melts in a decorating bag fitted with #2 tip
  • White buttercream frosting in a decorating bag fitted with #1A tip
  • Ice cream scoop
  • Fruit template

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 ¼ cups all purpose flour
  • 1 packet watermelon flavored gelatin (Jell-o)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup + 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup milk
Strawberry Cupcakes - Fruit CupcakesStrawberry Cupcakes

Let’s get started!
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt and strawberry powder until well combined.
  3. In a large bowl, use a hand mixer to beat together butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  4. Add eggs, one at a time, beating between each addition and scraping down the sides.
  5. Add mashed strawberries and mix well.
  6. Add ½ the dry ingredients, mix, and then add the remaining ½. Mix until well incorporated.
  7. Scoop the batter into cupcake liners about 2/3 full and bake for 16 minutes.
Time to decorate!
  1. Tape a piece of wax paper over the fruit template and then use strawberry, green, and white candy melts to pipe strawberries (PICTURE at 6:56). Allow candy melt to harden completely.
  2. Once cupcakes have completely cooled, use a #1A tip to pipe a dome on top of each one (PICTURE at 8:07).
  3. Place a strawberry candy melt topper on each cupcake.

Lemon Cupcakes - Fruit CupcakesLemon Cupcakes

Let’s get started!
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a large bowl, beat together butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well between each addition and scraping down the sides of the bowl.
  4. Add lemon zest and juice and beat well.
  5. On low speed, alternate adding the flour mixture and the buttermilk to the butter mixture, beginning and ending with the flour mixture.
  6. Scoop batter into cupcake liners about 2/3 full and bake for 14 to 16 minutes.
Time to decorate!
  1. Tape a piece of wax paper over the fruit template and then use lemon and white candy melts to pipe lemons (PICTURE at 7:09). Allow candy melt to harden completely.
  2. Once cupcakes have completely cooled, use a #1A tip to pipe a dome on top of each one (PICTURE at 8:07).
  3. Place a lemon candy melt topper on each cupcake.

Watermelon Cupcakes - Fruit CupcakesWatermelon Cupcakes

Let’s get started!
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together sugar, flour, gelatin, baking powder, salt, and watermelon gelatin. Mix until well combined.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together egg whites, vanilla extract, milk and oil.
  4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and mix until well incorporated.
  5. Scoop the batter into cupcake liners about 2/3 full and bake for 14 to 16 minutes.
Time to decorate!
  1. Tape a piece of wax paper over the fruit template and then use watermelon, green, and white candy melts to pipe watermelons (PICTURE at 6:50). Allow candy melt to harden completely.
  2. Once cupcakes have completely cooled, use a #1A tip to pipe a dome on top of each one (PICTURE at 8:07).
  3. Place a watermelon candy melt topper on each cupcake.

Rosanna Pansino makes Fruit Cupcakes