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Watermelon Slice Cupcakes

Kids and adults alike will love the juicy watermelon "cake" topped with a creamy yogurt topping, adorned with a melon "cherry."

These watermelon slice cupcakes are so simple to make, using only a few simple ingredients. The best part is, there is no baking required for these sweet little treats, making them perfect for an on-the-go warm summer day snack, outdoor gathering, or a healthy dessert.

You won't feel guilty going for seconds with this healthy twist on the traditional cupcake. Serve them at your next party or even indulge for breakfast and still feel great!


Plain or fruit flavor yogurt OR Whipped topping
Sprinkles or Granola for garnish


Cut watermelon into 2 1/2" tick slices. Lightly press a 2 1/2" round cutter into watermelon slices making a circle imprint. Using a sharp knife, cut downward at an angle, using the circle as your guide, creating a "cupcake shaped" chunk of watermelon that has a 2" diameter at the base with your 2 1/2" diameter top. Level the top off with your knife if necessary.

watermelon slice cupcake

Using a melon baller, scoop out watermelon "cherries" for each of your watermelon slice cupcakes. Dry melon balls with a paper towel, so there is no extra juice to leak onto your topping.

watermelon slice cupcake

Place each of your watermelon "cakes" into a foil cupcake liner.

watermelon slice cupcake

Just before serving, scoop yogurt or whipped topping into a piping bag fitted with a star tip and pipe on top of melon cakes, or spread on top with a knife. I used pineapple flavored greek yogurt because of its sweet taste and thick texture, making it easier to pipe and hold its shape.

watermelon slice cupcake

Top with sprinkles or granola for a sweet textured crunch, and adorn with your watermelon "cherry" for a low cal, delicious healthy treat everyone will love!

watermelon slice cupcake

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