How to Make the Most Adorable Fresh Watermelon Cake with Summer Berries

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Adorable Fresh Watermelon Cake with Summer Berries on a platter

Don’t get me wrong, I think cake is delightful and truly a celebratory dessert that’s appropriate for almost any occasion. But sometimes the situation calls for a dessert that’s a little lighter and a little brighter. Enter, the watermelon cake. This adorable fresh watermelon “cake” is actually a whole, peeled watermelon! Topped with freshly whipped cream and summer berries, including strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and blackberries, this is a not-too-sweet treat that we will enjoy all summer long.

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It’s a great dessert for summer cookouts, potlucks and even a birthday party for kids. Because who needs all that extra sugar anyway? Bonus, this fresh watermelon cake’s naturally red, white and blue color palate means it can be served on the Fourth of July, or any other patriotic holiday!

Adorable Fresh Watermelon Cake with Summer Berries on a platter
Adorable Fresh Watermelon Cake with Summer Berries on a platter

How to Make a Cake Out of a Fresh Watermelon

This fresh watermelon cake is a truly impressive, yet truly simple dessert to make. All you need is a few minutes, and a freshly sharpened knife, and you’re well on your way to making this adorable summer treat! Here’s how to make it:

How to Make a Fresh Watermelon Cake - Step 1

Step 1

Cut off the ends of a medium sized watermelon.

How to Make a Fresh Watermelon Cake - Step 2

Step 2

Stand the watermelon up on one of the cut ends, and using a sharp knife, cut off the rind all the way around the sides of the watermelon. Take your time here so you can make a nice round cake shape.

How to Make a Fresh Watermelon Cake - Step 3

Step 3

Top the watermelon cake with freshly whipped cream, sweetened with a touch of powdered sugar and vanilla. Using a large star tip, pipe a decorative edge around the bottom of the cake if desired.

How to Make a Fresh Watermelon Cake - Step 4

Step 4

Add summer berries on top of the whipped cream, along with edible flowers, flag picks or other festive touches. Serve immediately.

PS – It’s always a good idea to have a supervisor like Fennel, our Goldendoodle puppy!

I can’t wait to make this cake for our Independence Day Celebration and I know it’ll be a hit with toddlers, grandparents, and everyone in between!

Adorable Fresh Watermelon Cake with Summer Berries on a platter

Here’s What Else to Serve on the 4th of July!

I love the pomp and circumstance of a good Independence Day celebration – and I also love the food. We usually gather with family, and I’m so excited to be able to do that again this year!

If you’re looking for even more red, white, and blue dessert inspo, check out this post from my friends at California Grown with The Best Red, White and Blue Desserts on the Internet.

If you make this recipe be sure to drop a comment and star rating below, and tag me on Instagram and use the hashtags #agirldefloured #deflouredrecipes! Thank you!

Adorable Fresh Watermelon Cake with Summer Berries on a platter

Fresh Watermelon Cake with Summer Berries

Alison Needham
This adorable fresh watermelon “cake” is actually a whole, peeled watermelon! Topped with freshly whipped cream and summer berries, including strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and blackberries, this is a not-too-sweet treat that we will enjoy all summer long.
Prep Time 30 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 10
Calories 236 kcal

Equipment

  • Hand Mixer, Stand Mixer or Immersion Blender

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Cut off the ends of a medium sized watermelon.
  • Stand the watermelon up on one of the cut ends, and using a sharp knife, cut off the rind all the way around the sides of the watermelon. Take your time here so you can make a nice round cake shape.
  • Whip the cream to soft peaks using a hand mixer, stand mixer or immersion blender. Add the powdered sugar and vanilla extract and continue to whip until it has medium-stiff peaks.
  • Top the watermelon cake with freshly whipped cream, sweetened with a touch of powdered sugar and vanilla. Using a large star tip, pipe a decorative edge around the bottom of the cake if desired.
  • Add summer berries on top of the whipped cream, along with edible flowers, flag picks or other festive touches. Serve immediately.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1sliceCalories: 236kcalCarbohydrates: 39gProtein: 3gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 33mgSodium: 14mgPotassium: 541mgFiber: 2gSugar: 32gVitamin A: 2921IUVitamin C: 41mgCalcium: 50mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Fresh Watermelon Cake
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