In case you haven’t noticed the healthy trend in my recent recipes, we’re a kinda crunchy, whole foods, eating healthy-as-we-can family. We do enjoy non-healthy treats from time to time, and I always splurge on the kids birthdays and make the cake and icing of their choice, but a few of us and some extended family members would rather have fruit, or can’t have cake due to health concerns.
Fruit is fun and colorful and in the summer, it is cheap and tastes wonderful.
And so, we’ve started making watermelon cakes. They’re refreshing and special. You can’t buy one of these in the grocery store and no two will ever be alike. I think my five year old gets more excited about making them than I do, cause he gets to help place the fruit decorations.
How to Make a Watermelon Cake
- Seedless Watermelon
- Additional Fruit – Cantaloupe, Honey Dew, Kiwi, Oranges, Grapes, Strawberries, Blueberries, etc. Anything you can stick on with a toothpick. 🙂
- Toothpicks and Fruit Skewers
Choose a nice uniformly shaped watermelon. Slice off the ends. This will make it stand nice and still while you shave the rinds off the sides.
Cut the melon into uniform squares, or trim down to use for a ’round cake’ shape. If using squares, arrange on a platter.
Arrange your fruit on the top and sides, using toothpicks and/or skewers to hold the fruit in place if needed.
Ta-da! You have an impressive healthy cake that everyone can eat!
Chill and Enjoy!