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COOKING => Dessert => Topic started by: rackycoo on July 23, 2014 08:38:42 AM



Title: Watermelon Cake!
Post by: rackycoo on July 23, 2014 08:38:42 AM
I hosted my bookclub last night. I wanted to have a light dessert, and had seen this idea for watermelon cake in my local newspaper. I found a few examples on Pinterest as well. Here's the giant cake itself; so pretty!


When you cut it open, surprise! The "cake" is actually a huge chunk of watermelon!


I was worried that everyone would feel let down that there wasn't actually cake for dessert, but this was a big hit and everyone loved it. It was a perfect summer dessert.

Here's how I made it:

Ingredients
One nice sized seedless watermelon, rind removed and cut into a cake shape
Cool Whip, softened in the fridge
Slivered Almonds
Assorted Berries (I used blueberries and raspberries)

After you cut your watermelon to size, pat dry with paper towels. I cut mine earlier in the day, and kept it refrigerated it until a couple hours before serving. I have read that if the watermelon isn't good and cold, the Cool Whip won't stick to the sides. I patted it dry again before icing it with the Cool Whip. I then pressed slivered almonds into the sides, and garnished the top with the berries. I kept it in the fridge uncovered until serving. So easy!


Title: Re: Watermelon Cake!
Post by: Trekky on July 23, 2014 09:11:05 AM
That is brilliant!  It looks so refreshing & light!


Title: Re: Watermelon Cake!
Post by: pottermouth on July 23, 2014 09:40:29 AM
Mmmm, delish!


Title: Re: Watermelon Cake!
Post by: Abbeeroad on July 23, 2014 10:05:25 AM
So awesome. I'm totally doing this.

Was it tricky to cut? Looks like it's double layered?


Title: Re: Watermelon Cake!
Post by: rackycoo on July 23, 2014 10:09:33 AM
I used a big knife, so no, it wasn't difficult to cut. And it is double layered. I hoped that there would be more frosting between the layers, but the watermelon is heavy, so it all squished out. :D


Title: Re: Watermelon Cake!
Post by: HSG on July 23, 2014 10:18:15 AM
So clever and looks delish! Such a good recipe for summer that looks labor intensive, but isn't. :)


Title: Re: Watermelon Cake!
Post by: ShiningStar on July 23, 2014 10:21:41 AM
This is a great idea.  I'm so glad that no one was let down by this.   It's perfect for the warmer weather when we tend to crave light and refreshing desserts.  You did a great job.  I'm going have to consider trying this out.


Title: Re: Watermelon Cake!
Post by: Onyxnox on July 23, 2014 10:51:52 AM
What a great idea - I am glad everyone enjoyed it.  Nothing like a big slice of juicy, cool melon on a hot summer's day!


Title: Re: Watermelon Cake!
Post by: MissingWillow on July 23, 2014 11:43:19 AM
I just love this!


Title: Re: Watermelon Cake!
Post by: sweets4ever on July 23, 2014 12:40:46 PM
It's beeeeautiful!!  This rocks!


Title: Re: Watermelon Cake!
Post by: FoxyBlue on July 23, 2014 07:51:23 PM
It's lovely! Nice work!


Title: Re: Watermelon Cake!
Post by: Margaret van Velthuyzen on September 08, 2014 11:16:11 PM
Clever idea! So much healthier!


Title: Re: Watermelon Cake!
Post by: pottermouth on June 20, 2017 03:34:50 PM
I've been thinking about your cake all summer. It is a must for a Fourth of July celebration! Yummo!


Title: Re: Watermelon Cake!
Post by: sweets4ever on June 14, 2018 02:21:03 PM
Searching for awesome summer recipes and came across this.  Still a favorite!