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Are you looking for a sugar-free and guilt-free summer dessert to serve at your next picnic or cook-out? What if I told you that this dessert also contains fresh fruit, is healthy, and your kids will love it?

Let me introduce you to the Watermelon Cake.

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Oh, and did I mention that this cake only takes 5 minutes to prepare? If you don’t include the fruit on top, it only has 3 ingredients. This cake isn’t messing around. Simple, delicious, and nutritious… it’s the real deal.

I had a friend make a version of this cake for the 4th of July weekend, and I was amazed at how simple, yet flavorful and healthy it was. I found similar recipes floating around Pinterest, but those recipes call for Cool Whip, so I wanted to come up with a healthier option. I made a simple, yet delicious frosting that contains only heavy whipping cream and raw honey. I discovered this easy frosting last month when I was reading about Chocolate Covered Strawberries with Whipped Cream (yum!).

Ingredients:

  • A Whole Watermelon
  • 1 Pint Organic Pasture Raised Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 1-2 tbsp Raw Honey
  • Berries, kiwi, or slivered nuts (optional)

Instructions:

Cut off both ends of the watermelon. Depending on the size of your watermelon, you’ll be cutting away between 1-3″ from each end. Take the center of the watermelon and stand it up so it sits flatly on the flesh side. Using a knife, remove the rind by cutting the inside of the watermelon in a circular motion, just beyond the rind, to detach the flesh from the rind. You should be left with a circular, tall shape of watermelon flesh. I cut my watermelon in half to be able to stack it and add an extra layer of frosting, but that is completely optional.

In a medium bowl, combine heavy cream and honey. Using a stand mixer, hand mixer or immersion blender, beat heavy cream until light and fluffy.

Place the first piece of watermelon on a large plate or cake stand. Spread a layer of whipped cream onto the watermelon circle, then place the second circle on top. Frost around the sides and top of the cake until covered and smooth. Decorate the cake with berries or fruit.

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This would be the perfect addition to an eco-friendly birthday party or bar-b-cue!

 

Have you ever made a Watermelon cake before? What is your favorite healthy dessert?

 

This post was written by Andrea from Homemade for Elle. If you love other healthy whole food recipes, or eco-frienly living tips you will love her blog. Check it out here!




About Amanda

Amanda is a mother of two amazing toddlers. She is an herbalist, natural living guru, and real food, gluten free eating pro. She loves to help educate others on how to take control of their own health through natural living, real food, herbs, essential oils, and most of all - a positive mind set. Her other business Natural Herbal Living Magazine is all about helping people learn about how to use one herb a month on a deep and profound level.
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15 Responses to Watermelon Cake

  1. This is so cool and very pretty! When I saw the title, I just had to find out what Watermelon Cake is?

  2. This is GREAT! Just shared on FB!

  3. OMGosh! When you told me about this, I was a little confused how it worked. I thought the rind was still on in the middle. Now I get it after reading! Sounds so good, easy and healthy!!! Thanks for the frosting idea too!

  4. AlannaB says:

    My boys would LOVE this! Thanks for the recipe ­čÖé

  5. I wonder what my oldest boy would think about this watermelon cake. He is very picky about his cakes, but is a watermelon fiend.

  6. Roz says:

    I love this…especially because I’m obsessed with watermelon. I shared this with my readers!

  7. amanda says:

    That looks wonderful. I can’t wait to try this!

  8. What a great idea! Thanks!

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  11. ball says:

    Thank you For share.I like to eat watermelon.

  12. ice says:

    Watermelon Queen of Fruits.

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