Mid – Week Munchies: Watermelon Cake Balls {National Watermelon Day}

Did you know that August 3rd is National Watermelon Day?  What a fun day to celebrate!  Of course, there is the usual way…by eating watermelon!  Check out this post for a fun way.  But another way is to make Watermelon Cake Balls!!
Watermelon Cake Balls

Make a 9×13 inch cake

Use 1 white cake mix.  Follow the directions on the box, adding 2 packages of Watermelon Kool Aid (if desired) and red icing gel to the batter, and bake according to directions on the box.

 
I did not like the Watermelon flavor so when I make these again I will just make the cake red and NOT add the flavoring but the kids like them!
Mix 1 tub of white frosting with red icing gel until it is a red watermelon like shade.
Allow the cake to cool and crumble cake into a large bowl.  Add the frosting to the crumbled cake and mix together.  You may have to use your CLEAN hands for this.

Put cake mixture into the fridge to firm up.

Scoop out balls of cake & frosting mixture.  I used my stainless steel scoop.  If you do not have a scoop for this step just use a spoon and form balls with your hands and then cut them in half.

 Put the ½ balls into the freezer so they can harden.

 Melt green Candy Melts for dipping.
Or if you didn’t have time to find green Candy Melts like me…melt almond bark and tint green with icing gel but this made the almond bark turn into a texture more like frosting so I had to spread it on the balls instead of dipping them.

 Dip the domed part of the ½ ball into the Candy Melts or green almond bark.

Allow the coating to harden and press mini chocolate chips into the flat side of the ½ ball so they look like seeds.

 Store in fridge until ready to serve.

Watermelon Cake Balls
by The Gunny Sack
  1. Make a 9×13 inch cake. Use 1 white cake mix follow the directions on the box, adding 2 packages of Watermelon Kool Aid (if desired) and red icing gel to the batter, and bake according to directions on the box.
  2. Allow the cake to cool and crumble cake into a large bowl.
  3. Mix 1 tub of white frosting with red icing gel until it is a red watermelon like shade.
  4. Add the frosting to the crumbled cake and mix together. You may have to use your CLEAN hands to do this.
  5. Put cake mixture into the fridge to firm up.
  6. Scoop out ½ balls of cake & frosting mixture. I used my stainless steel scoop. If you do not have a scoop for this step just use a spoon and form balls with your hands and then cut them in half.
  7. Put the ½ balls into the freezer so they can harden.
  8. Melt green Candy Melts for dipping. Or if you didn’t have time to find green Candy Melts like me…melt almond bark and tint green with icing gel but this made the almond bark turn into a texture more like frosting so I had to spread it on the balls instead of dipping them.
  9. Dip the domed part of the ½ ball into the melted  Candy Melt or green almond bark.
  10. Allow the green coating to harden and press mini chocolate chips into the flat side of the ½ ball so they look like seeds.
  11. Store in fridge until ready to serve.
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Comments

  1. Oh my gosh! These are so creative and they look delicious! I had no idea there was a national watermelon day haha, that’s awesome! I’d love for you to link up at my Tuesday Tutorials link party! I’ll be hosting one every Tuesday, the link is open now :) Hope to see you there!

    http://www.thekurtzcorner.com/2011/08/tuesday-tutorials-link-party-1.html

  2. I so was looking for something to make for watermelon day! Although the day has passed, the thought has not. Thank you so much for joining Fat Camp Friday! See you next week!

  3. I’m so glad to see that you linked up this week. Thank you so much for sharing this at Recipe Sharing Monday. I hope to see you back next week!

  4. OMG these look soooooo good11!

  5. I just love these along with alot of other things here on your blog. I cannot wait to try these! I am now following you thanks to Boost my Blog Friday on Design in Chic.

    vickisvault.blogspot.com

  6. So cute!! Mangoes and Chutney’s Fat Camp Friday is now open Friday at midnight! I would love if you stopped by and linked up this recipe!
    http://mangoesandchutney.com/2011/08/fat-camp-friday-39-brown-sugar-bacon-jalapenos.html

  7. Happy Watermelon Day!!! :) I love all things Watermelon too! It’s so summery. :) And thanks for the birthday wishes on my blog! It was an awesome day! :) xo, Reannah

  8. oh my these are SO adorable! I love cake balls and these might be some of the cutest I’ve seen!

  9. What a fun desert! I love your creative design, and I bet they taste so good! thanks for sharing–

    Warmly,
    Stephanie from Make Home Make Sense

  10. How cute! And how tasty. They look awesome all around :)
    If you’d like, I wanted to invite you over to share your best recipes at my new link party, Recipe Sharing Monday. I’d love for you to join in the fun :)

  11. Those are soooo cute!!! I’ve made cake balls on a stick (well cake pops i guess lol) and it was so hard. Darn things kept falling off. lol But these look much easier!! Hmmmm….maybe i will make some for a party i’m going to this weekend. :)

  12. These are do stinking cute!! More the Merrier Monday will be open until tonight at midnight. I would love for you to stop by and link up your watermelons. http://diyhshp.blogspot.com/

  13. Those are too stinkin’ cute!

  14. Oh my gosh, YUM! These are so cute and festive! I bet the kids adored them!!!

  15. These would have been super fun for my recent Watermelon Picnic Party, yum!

    http://gigglesgalorenmore.blogspot.com/2011/08/watermelon-picnic-party.html

  16. These are so adorable! Thanks for linking up!

  17. These are adorable! I love how your red is so bright. I want to make these.

  18. How cute! My Emma would love this!

  19. Those are making me hungry!! Thanks for sharing!

  20. These are adorable and look amazing!

  21. Can’t wait to try these out. Something for the kids and to do inside on a hot day.

    http://www.artfire.com/users/cute

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