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Watermelon cake

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A watermelon cake is a great way to enjoy dessert this summer. Refreshing and delicious!
Homemade, thick whipped cream covers a juicy ripe watermelon, and is adorned with tasty nuts and berries. This no bake cake requires almost no effort and looks fantastic.

I made this watermelon cake for StumpChunkman's birthday, and it looks and tastes more amazing than just about every other dessert I've ever had.

This no bake watermelon cake was inspired by isavea2z's recipe
 
 
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Step 1: Cut watermelon

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Watermelons are very juicy. It's a good idea to have a few cloths ready, and make sure your have a large enough work area.

Start by removing the cap from each end of the watermelon. You want to remove enough off each end of the watermelon to leave a wide cross section from which the cake cylinder will be cut from.
Depending on the size and shape of your watermelon expect to remove 2-5cm (1/2-2").

Stand the watermelon upright on one of the flat sides. Using a long slender knife cut along the inside of the watermelon just before the rind. Slowly work your way around the circumference ensuring the blade reaches the bottom on each cut. Flip the watermelon over and repeat the cut.

Next, cut the rind vertically to release the watermelon cylinder. Transfer watermelon cylinder to a serving plate and set aside.

Step 2: Prepare fruit toppings

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Prepare your fruit toppings ahead of time. Warm whipped cream melts, and once the whipped cream is made the clock is ticking to get it to the table.

I chose small berries and a few slices of larger fruit. Some of the berries were cut in half, and the larger fruit was peeled then sliced thin. Each topping was put into a separate bowl and set aside.
themidnightbakehouse made it!9 days ago

Here was mine...Everyone loved it! Just made it again last night for my dad's birthday :)

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ndouglas3032 months ago
Looks great!!
kschafer8 months ago
This is delicious! I like it far better than normal cake! I used a "personal" watermelon, since I was just making a little one for my friend and I, but it still works!
kschafer kschafer8 months ago
Forgot to send in pictures of my version!
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mikeasaurus (author)  kschafer4 months ago
YUM, looks tasty!
Enjoy the patch and membership!
myrrhmaid6 months ago
I want to make this so bad! It looks divine!
ddinicola7 months ago
Cool!
enonemorden8 months ago
If you add about 1 t. unflavored gelatin to your cream, it will hold up better. Of course you have to go through the normal steps to soften it before whipping the cream.
I came in here to say this. :) A bit of gelatin can really stabilize the whipped cream. I usually have to soften it in a bit of cold water, then melt it gently before adding it to the whipping cream.

I remember trying some directions I found online a long time ago that said to just add the powdered unflavored gelatin to the whipping cream. I ended up with little chunks of tough gelatin... ick. Softening/melting before adding works really well, though.
kimstar208 months ago
Great job! It looks great!
anatroccolo8 months ago
How clever! I love the idea of fresh and juicy watermelon as a base for a stunning cake! :)
HollyMann8 months ago
Wow - it looks so good!
mvpkaleman78 months ago
That looks really good like everything compliments each other just right
ffcabral8 months ago
Isn't this great? Love it!
How do you come up with such great ideas? I also liked how you put the animation.
lolmongoose8 months ago
Just a little one for my friends and I
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mikeasaurus (author)  lolmongoose8 months ago
Looks tasty!
Thanks for sharing, enjoy the membership and 3-month Pro Membership.
BABLOON14248 months ago
Yum : )
unanw18 months ago
Great recipe. Thanks for sharing . I modified if with non dairy topping and it was great.
mikeasaurus (author)  unanw18 months ago
Good thinking for those who are lactose intolerant. Do you have a picture of your dessert?
Sorry. Forgot to take photo. It was a big hit at recent picnic though.
pyogazel8 months ago
I really love the idea of a healthier and gorgeous dessert, but I wonder : how do you get rid of the seeds? Here watermelons are packed with very large seeds, I'm afraid it would ruin the experience... any idea?
mikeasaurus (author)  pyogazel8 months ago
The watermelon I used was seedless. You could serve this with seeds, just provide an extra bowl for people to spit them out into.
SJU878 months ago
Thanks! I will be bringing this to the neighborhood potluck! Thinking I might cut the watermelon in half to get two shorter "cakes."
mikeasaurus (author)  SJU878 months ago
Smart idea. I'd love to see a picture of your cake!
depotdevoid8 months ago
Wow, my daughter would LOVE this.
mikeasaurus (author)  depotdevoid8 months ago
Make it - you know you want to!
Will you be awarding the 3 month memberships if we share our watermelon cake, or will instructables.com give us one for being on the featured page?
mikeasaurus (author)  SonicDaHedgehog8 months ago
If you post a picture of your version of this project here in the comments I will reward you with a 3-month Pro Membership
BrittLiv8 months ago
Genius, this is great!
mikeasaurus (author)  BrittLiv8 months ago
Fresh fruit is my favourite :)
RishiG8 months ago
This looks amazing! The gif idea was incredible, I've never seen that on another instructable. 5 stars for sure, man!
mikeasaurus (author)  RishiG8 months ago
I love animated gif's...any time I can bust a few out I will!
That is mouth watering :), Thank you for sharing Mike. AWESOME!!
mikeasaurus (author)  Tarun Upadhyaya8 months ago
Thank you, it was delicious!
Renee!8 months ago
Oh my gosh how creative! I have to try this ;D
ayesha2028 months ago
love it
Flying Ace8 months ago
Sweet... I'm taking it that is a seedless melon..
efrs8 months ago
just wonderful !!
vbanaszak8 months ago
I am so pleased that you didn't wimp out and ruin it with cool whip. That stuff is nasty and tastes nothing like the real thing. Looks delish.
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