Watermelon Cake

Watermelon Cake

Watermelon cake, made with fresh fruit and whipped cream, is easy to make and is a light and refreshing dessert to pair with your favorite summer fare
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  • Serves: 10 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients.
  2. Step 2

    Using a large chefs knife , slice off the top and bottom of the watermelon in a straight line. You will want the cut watermelon to sit flat on a surface and have a flat top.
  3. Step 3

    Place the watermelon upright on a cutting board and remove all of the green and white rind from the sides. Carefully create a round shape as you cut.
  4. Step 4

    Continue to trim the sides of the watermelon until it forms a cylinder shape that resembles a tall cake.
  5. Step 5

    Place the watermelon on a serving platter and use a dry paper towel to pat the watermelon dry to remove excess moisture.
  6. Step 6

    Sprinkle the unflavored gelatin over the cold water in a small bowl and let stand for 3 minutes. Microwave in 5-second increments until the gelatin is dissolved and liquefied.
  7. Step 7

    In the bowl of a stand or hand mixer, whip the heavy whipping cream with the powdered sugar and vanilla extract. Start with the mixer on low and gradually increase the speed to medium.
  8. Step 8

    When the beaters begin to leave a trail in the cream, slowly pour in the gelatin mixture.
  9. Step 9

    Increase the speed to high and continue to beat until soft peaks form.
  10. Step 10

    Spread the stabilized whipped cream all over the top and sides of the watermelon as you would frost a cake.
  11. Step 11

    Garnish with assorted fresh berries and sliced star fruit.
  12. Step 12

    Enjoy immediately or refrigerate until ready to serve.
  13. Step 13

    Cut into cake-style wedges to serve and enjoy.