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Watermelon cake is one of the easiest desserts to put together for a summer soiree. It requires no baking, no cooking and just a few minutes in the kitchen.
Sure, juicy watermelons are delicious on their own, but with just a few ingredients you can turn this beloved summer fruit into a stunning cake.
How To Make Watermelon Cake
The basic ingredients you’ll need to make a watermelon cake are: watermelon (of course!), thick homemade whipped cream, fresh fruit like berries or kiwi and/or nuts.
When selecting fruits for your watermelon cake keep in mind contrasting colours. Kiwis look gorgeous, as do blackberries, pineapple slices or crushed nuts.
Here's how to get started:
- First, remove the skin.
- Then slice off the ends of a watermelon.
- Stand the melon upright on a cutting board.
- Cut around the edges to remove the rind.
You may leave the melon whole or slice in half crosswise to make layers. At this point the idea is you'll slather it with whipped cream and decorate with the fresh fruit and nuts.
Below are some fun ideas you can use as inspiration to design your watermelon cake.
The Easiest Watermelon Cake
Use a small watermelon to make an elegant, tall watermelon cake. Cover it with whipped cream and sliced almonds then add a crown of berries, just as the folks at Popsugar suggest.
Or you can take an even easier route and just decorate the top of the watermelon cake with fruit and chopped nuts. You'll find the instructions at Mind Body Green.
How To Make A Layered Watermelon Cake
If you are interested in making a low-fat watermelon cake then take a cue from Eat Spin Run and make a layered watermelon cake with just a hint of whipped cream and lots of fresh fruit for decoration.
Watch: How To Make A Gourmet Watermelon Cake
You'll need a metal ring to obtain the perfect watermelon shape and a lazy suzan to make the application of whipped cream and all the fixings easier.
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