A few weeks ago my mom told me about this watermelon cake that she heard about from a friend. I figured it was just a cake that looked like a watermelon, but she quickly informed me that it was in fact made out of a watermelon. I thought it seemed impossible for a cake to be made out of watermelon, but when I saw the picture of the cake, I knew it wasn’t. After seeing the cake, I knew I had to give the recipe a try for myself, so my mom and I (but mostly my mom), made it over the weekend. This cake is a prefect healthy dessert option and would make a great 4th of July treat! The best part about this cake; NO baking!
What you’ll need:
One watermelon: We used a small watermelon because it was only the two of us, but you can use a big watermelon if your serving to more people.
Whipped Topping: We used Whipped Cream Frosting from Betty Crocker and it worked pretty well, but only after we let the cake sit in the fridge over night. Because the watermelon is wet, you want a frosting that is going to be spreadable, but not too slippery.
Raspberries and Blueberries: You just need enough to cover the top of the cake. One carton of each should be enough for a small watermelon, but I would suggest two cartons of each if you get a big watermelon.
Almond Slivers: I got a tiny bag of these, but again, if you’re getting a bigger watermelon, I would get more almonds. They need to cover all the way around the cake.
First you need to cut your watermelon. Cut the two ends off first. Then, carve around the edges of the heart of the watermelon to form a circle. It should look something like this when you’re finished carving…
Next, I would suggest patting dry the watermelon with a paper towel. This is something we didn’t do and we soon regretted it once we tried spreading the frosting. After you’re done patting, start spreading the frosting all over the cake. We had to refridgerate our cake (mostly frosted) becasue the frosting was slipping so much. Hopefully if you pat your watermelon, you won’t have to do this! After your cake is all frosted, it’s time to decorate! Use the blueberries and raspberries for the top and the almonds for the sides. Feel free to do any pattern you’d like! It’s your cake!