Food

Flavored Water Recipe

Ingredients

For the cakes

  • 1/2 cup butter – melted
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup Dutch process cocoa
  • 2 1/3 cups flour
  • 1 cup milk

For the peanut butter buttercream

  • 1/2 cup butter – melted
  • 1 cup creamy Peanut Butter
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 2 cups powdered confectioners sugar

Instructions

For the cakes

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray baking sheet or whoopie pie pan.
  • In a large mixing bowl mix together butter, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt and vanilla. Once mixed, add in the egg and continue beating until all smooth.
  • Add Dutch process cocoa and continue mixing.
  • Add flour and milk and continue beating until smooth. Make sure it’s completely mixed and soft.
  • Drop the cake dough by 1/4 cupfuls onto baking sheet or fill up whoopie pie pan. If using a baking pan, leave 1 inch between cakes as they will grow.
  • Bake 11 to 13 minutes until firm.
  • Remove from oven and let cool.
  • Spread peanut butter filling on one pie, while using another pie to press it down.
  • Enjoy immediately or wrap in plastic wrap to store.

For the peanut butter buttercream

  • Beat melted butter and peanut butter in a bowl until mixed.
  • Gradually mix in sugar and once thick, add milk in.
  • Continue beating for about 2 minutes until buttercream is spreadable and fluffy.

I made two different flavored waters for Penelope’s end-of-the-school year party. The lemon-orange slice combo was meh, but the lemon-blueberry one was amazing! I loved that it came out pink, I will make this again for Penelope’s ballerina party for sure.

blueberry lemon flavored water recipe

I used three lemons and about a cup of blueberries to two gallons of water and ice. First, I sliced the lemons thin and threw them into the beverage dispenser. Then, I added blueberries. Once they were in the container, I mashed them up a bit with a wooden spoon. I added the water and ice next and let it sit for about an hour before the party started.

I have continued to make this for myself to have on hand. It feels like you are drinking a special, sweet treat, but it is healthy!

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  • KarinSDCA
    June 21, 2012 at 11:15 PM

    Sounds delightful! Thank you for sharing. 🙂

  • Erin
    June 22, 2012 at 4:06 AM

    Yum! I’ll have to try this with the blueberries I picked

  • Katherine
    June 25, 2012 at 1:22 PM

    I tried this recipe this weekend with frozen blueberries – no mashing needed! It was excellent, thanks for the inspiration 🙂

    • Stephanie
      June 25, 2012 at 1:35 PM

      Yay! So glad to hear that. I think I am going to feature this recipe on my TV cooking segment this week. 🙂

  • Flavored Water
    August 8, 2012 at 8:40 PM

    Great recipe!! My wife made this and I loved it. I think just a little sugar really boosts the flavor 🙂