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Watermelon Cake: the simple, refreshing dessert ideal for summer

Total time: 15 Min
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 8 people
By Cookist

Looking for the best way to make the most of all that delicious in-season summer fruit? Try this easy-to-make watermelon cake! Despite its name, there's no baking involved. All you need to make this tasty, refreshing dessert is watermelon, berries, Cool Whip, and almonds (although you can use any combination of fresh fruit you like). Simply cut away and discard the watermelon rind, and start decorating!

Watermelon cake takes no time at all to make, so it's perfect when you need a beautiful last-minute dessert to serve guests. It's great for picnics, potlucks, and barbecues, and as far as desserts go, it's pretty darn healthy to boot!

Tips for Making the Best Watermelon Cake

Use a long, sharp, thin knife for cutting the watermelon.

Fresh fruit is best, but if you use frozen berries, thaw them first.

Add any fruits you'd like to your watermelon cake. Other tasty options include mango, papaya, apple, orange, and blackberries.

How to Store Watermelon Cake

Keep your watermelon cake in an airtight container in the fridge and enjoy it within three to 4 days.


whole seedless watermelon
1 6-pound
cool whip, thawed
1 8-ounce tub
almonds, sliced
1 cup
kiwi, cut lengthwise in half, then sliced crosswise
strawberries, hulled
1/3 cup
1/4 cup

How to Make Watermelon Cake

Trim 2-inch slices off each end of the watermelon. Discard. Arrange the watermelon on the cutting board so it's standing up on one of the flat ends.

Cut between the watermelon rind and fruit. Discard the rind.

Gently pat-fry the watermelon.

Frost the watermelon with Cool Whip.

Garnish the top of the cake with the kiwi and berries in a decorative pattern.

Decorate the bottom of the cake with sliced almonds.

Slice, serve and enjoy!

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