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This No-Fat Watermelon Cake Is The Summer Dessert You Need

A watermelon cake with fruit is a refreshing and delicious summer dessert! A fantastic, no-bake dessert for the 4th of July or summer picnics, it is a must-try. Red, white, and blue dessert is perfect for the 4th of July, a Memorial Day picnic, or anytime that watermelon is in season! You can easily try different color schemes for other occasions as well. It’s easier than you think to construct and requires no baking or frosting. Let’s make a watermelon cake!

First things first

You need watermelon, blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, and dragon fruit. You’ll need toothpicks, cookie cutters, knives, bowls (2 different sizes), a cake plate, and paper towels for the materials. After assembling the ingredients, it’s time to move on to the next step.

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Wash the berries or fruit with vinegar fruit wash and dry them thoroughly. Keep berries in the refrigerator until you decorate the watermelon cake. This helps them stay solid as you arrange them. 


Slice and chill any other fruit that you will be using as well. Then, cut the watermelon ends off and carefully remove the rind from all sides. Cut the watermelon cylinder into four smaller slices about equal in size. 

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Use the first bowl to guide you as you clean up the edges of two watermelon slices. Use the second smaller bowl to do the same, making the top layers smaller than the first. This way, your watermelon can become a princess cake. 


Cut one of the smaller slices in half lengthwise, then assemble the cake pieces. Insert toothpicks or skewers into the cake layers so that the cake stays together. You can arrange the fruits in any pattern you like.

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Next, line the ‘shelf’ of the cake with blueberries or other fruits. Use toothpicks to keep fruit in place, especially the pieces you want to put on the sides. Since you’re not baking it, you must ensure it stays put manually.


Make sure that the toothpicks or skewers are keeping the cake in place, then wrap the cake in plastic wrap. Put the cake plate onto a cookie sheet or tray to catch rogue juices. Remember, it’s still a fruit with a high water content.

Suppose you can hold the cake on your lap while someone else drives. If driving, you should put the cake onto the floor inside a cooler or cardboard box. You wouldn’t want your no-bake cake to collapse.

Pro Tips

To make your cake neat and clean, you’ll need a lot of towels or paper towels on hand when you slice the watermelon into a cake shape. Don’t throw away any watermelon; even the tiny bits you shave off the sides are delicious. 

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The good thing about watermelons is that it requires minimum wastage. You can eat the extra watermelon slices or use them to make a refreshing Watermelon Slush or Watermelon Feta Salad! Keep fresh fruit cake refrigerated until ready to serve. 

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