Let’s Eat Cake!
Funny thing is. . . during our first conversations about this cake ‘challenge’ we had some discussion about who might want which cakes… pick and choose? or random drawings?
The conversation went something like this:
ap: “I haven’t looked at the list – I’ll wait until you divide them up. You can just do it randomly, or all you others can chose the ones you want and I’ll take what’s left. And what I get makes no difference to me (as long as they don’t have watermelon or licorice in them!)”
hj: ”I” get any with watermelon and licorice!!! Dibs! hahaha! (ewwwww….)
jm: “watermelon and licorice cakes – ewww – I agree = no thanks on my end !! UNLESS it is a watermelon shape/decorated cake! but no licorice”
And then. . . there it was!
ap: “Speaking of cakes…!! — “No Bake Watermelon Cake Recipe”
The next ‘round’ of recipes went out with the ‘extra’ recipe for watermelon cake!
jm “The Watermelon Cake * is up for grabs and would be a good ‘summer’ cake. If anyone decides to make it, please share your experience with us all!!
hj: “I’ll volunteer to make the watermelon cake “sometime” this summer!”
And now. . . HERE IT IS!!
“No Bake Watermelon Cake”
Simple ingredients: 1 Large Watermelon, Blueberries, Raspberries, Almonds, Whipped cream or Coconut Whipped cream.
Simple instructions: Cut watermelon in a circle like a cake, ‘frost’ with whipped cream, add almonds to sides, decorate the top with berries.
It was really very easy and makes an attractive and impressive presentation.
One suggestion I have is to take courage and just CUT the circle out. I thought I needed to use as much of the watermelon as possible, so I more or less ‘peeled’ it and ended up with a ‘top hat’ shaped cake. It also didn’t need to be as big of a watermelon as I used (about 8 pounds – wish I had taken a photo of the un-cut melon).
I also experimented with whipped coconut cream to avoid dairy and was pleased. Use coconut cream (not milk), well chilled with any liquid drained off, sweeten with sugar like whipping cream.
It was really juicy at first. The recipe suggests ‘patting it down” with a paper towel before frosting which I did. It was still juicy when cut, but the left-over stayed almost a week in the refrigerator… and was still very good – maybe even better than the first day!
Should this be categorized as Edible Food Art? Healthy Cake? Gluten Free? Vegan? No-bake or just ‘Cake’ ? It is definitely fun and delicious!
The perfect healthy “No Bake Watermelon Cake Recipe” is from Jennifer Garza. Visit Jennifer’s blog for more exciting information and recipes.