Fresh Watermelon Cake is a creative and fun way to enjoy that fresh summer watermelon & it’s so simple to whip up. Everyone loves delicious summer desserts!
This is the easiest ‘cake’ recipe anyone can make! Fresh watermelon smothered in whipped topping and topped with berries. It’s a healthy alternative to pastry-baked cakes.
What is a Watermelon Cake?
This cake isn’t a cake at all! It is simply a watermelon sliced into a cylinder and covered in whipped cream or whipped topping. It looks like a cake but is a deliciously fruity dessert!
VARIATIONS: Sprinkle on some blueberries (for a red, white, and blue holiday theme) or some sliced strawberries for a pop of color. Add sprinkles if you’d like.
Drizzle with chocolate sauce. Don’t forget the chopped mint as a colorful garnish! For an extra fancy topping, sprinkle on a few rose petals!
How to Make Watermelon Cake
- Cut the top and bottom off of the watermelon.
- Cut off the rind all the way around the watermelon, shaping it into a round cake.
- Pat the watermelon dry.
- Frost with cool whip topping. Garnish as desired with berries, nuts, sprinkles, or silver nonpareils.
- Slice into thin wedges to serve.
How to Store
Keep watermelon cake in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Stick toothpicks around the cake before covering it with plastic wrap to avoid the topping sticking to the plastic wrap.
Fruity & Flavorful!
- Easy Fresh Fruit Salad – the perfect healthy snack
- Strawberry Pretzel Salad – a layered dessert
- Easy Fruit Pizza – so colorful & sweet
- No-Bake Strawberry Pie – use fresh or frozen berries
- Rainbow Fruit Kabobs – great for a potluck or picnic
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Fresh Watermelon Cake
- 1 whole watermelon for a large cake or ½ watermelon for a small cake
- 1-2 tubs dessert topping such a Cool Whip or Cool Whip light
- fresh berries and/or nuts for garnish
- Cut the ends off of the watermelon so it can stand upright.
- Using a sharp knife, trim off the rind. Finally, trim around the watermelon to give it a "cake" shape.
- Once cut, use paper towels to completely dab the watermelon dry. You don't need to squeeze it but you want the surface as dry as possible.
- Frost the watermelon with the dessert topping using an offset spatula.
- Use berries or topping of your choice to decorate your cake.
(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)
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