Real watermelon cake recipe – made with 100% fruit

I always feel a little sorry for my kids when they get invited to a birthday party. Sugar cane train maui Because of their allergies, they almost never can eat anything that is served… including the best part – dessert! So like always, I pack our own food, and a bring a special treat that I save for such occasions.


To be honest, I’m glad my kids can’t eat most of the garbage that is served – but that doesn’t mean their food has to be drab and taste like cardboard! I have several healthy dessert tricks up my sleeve (which I’ll share later), and oftentimes our desserts steal the show because it’s so different then the same ol’ cake & ice cream.

So when it’s my kids turn to have a party, I love to get creative! This year, my 3 year old made a special request for his favorite – Watermelon Cake… REAL Watermelon Cake… as in 100% Fresh Fruit only. Sugar cane alley Of course I also made a natural cake to share with our guests, but almost everyone wanted a slice of the Watermelon Cake instead.

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Here is the ingredient list and procedure for this recipe – feel free to experiment with it! If you have the Living Cookbook software, you can import the free recipe file by cutting and pasting it right into your program.

1 Whole Watermelon (find one as smooth, and round as possible)

1 Pint of Strawberries (washed, but leave stems on for decoration)

• Using a Large Serrated Knife, carefully cut each end of the Watermelon off (approx. Sugar or honey 2-4 inches each side depending on the size and shape of the cake you want).

• Place one of the flat ends of the Watermelon on a Cutting Board and Trim the Rind off – Being careful to follow the natural curve of the Watermelon.

• Continue trimming the Rind off until the surface of the exposed Watermelon is as smooth as possible – it doesn’t have to be perfect, the fruit decorations will hide imperfections well.

• Once you are happy with the trimmed shape & size, transfer the Watermelon to a Serving Platter that is large enough to accomodate the Size & Weight of the finished Cake.

• Starting at the very bottom, begin decorating the Cake using Toothpicks to secure the fruit in place. Caster sugar vs cane sugar Using Toothpicks will ensure that the fruit remains secure to the Watermelon during transport.

• Once the base is finished, begin decorating the middle ‘sides’ of the Cake… I used Star Fruit in my video demonstration, but you can also use small cookie or playdough cutters to stamp out shapes from strips of Cantaloupe or Honeydew. Sugar and cancer 60 minutes Get creative!

• Before decorating the top of the Cake, use a small scoop/melon baller or spoon to scoop out a ‘well’ on the inside edge of top. Sugar and cancer mayo clinic If you plan to use candles, be sure to leave a small ‘island’ in the middle so you the candle will be raised above the decoration.

• Use a paper towel or rag to soak up any excess Watermelon juice from the scooping, so that it doesn’t spill out during transport.

• Begin decorating the top using Fruit & Toothpicks to ‘Build-Up’ the outer edges… then fill the ‘well’ with loose fruit.

• Lastly, secure your Candle (if you are using one) to the cake using a toothpick pressed into the base of the candle and then pressed into the ‘island’ in the center of the cake.

• Refrigerate or freeze any leftovers in ziplock bags… Enjoy the next day or dump the fruit into your VitaMix for a delicious drink!

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This woman looks great for a her age. Sugar and cancer link I wish my grandmother looked this good! Healthy eating really is worth it in the long run. Sugar and cancer cells I will def make this next time I crave cake, I want to look as good as her when I am old. Sugar cosmetics review 🙂

I just made this for my twin girls’ 2nd birthday party today. Sugar eyeliner While I couldn’t find cherries or starfruit, it still came out fairly well and everyone was impressed, including my daughters. Sugar pines apartments Thank you so much for such a wonderful idea!!! It was fun to make and I felt good about not having a traditional sugar-filled birthday cake.

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I just know you are going to love the Excalibur – it is a wonderful dehydrator, capable of making many wonderful, healthy treats!

Super cute! My son’s bday is in July, and I had the idea to make a cake out of watermelon because we don’t want him eating sweets.. Sugar pine campground So I looked for some ideas online, and found you! The “cake” 🙂 is beautiful! I’m sure your son loved it. Sugar pine cones I’m going to make something similar. Sugar sugar games free 🙂 Thanks for the inspiration! One question: Did the many, many toothpicks present a problem? I would be worried about one of the little ones accidentally eating one or poking themselves.

Good question! I imagine that Whole Foods might carry it seasonally. Corn syrup vs sugar However, you can always take a little Cantaloupe or Honeydew and a star shaped cookie cutter and make your own fun shapes! =) God Bless! ~Erika

I was looking for “fruit” cake to make for my daughters high school graduation. Sugar pine tree She doesn’t eat alot of sweet but loves fruit. Sugar care Your cake looks awesome!! You make it look very easy to make. Sugar singer I have a couple of questions. Sugar restaurant miami First of all, how difficult is it to cut in slices??? Also, have you made this using the long watermelon? I will be feeding alot of people and I thought the lower melon may be easier to cut and have more slices, what do you think?

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