Recipe

Watermelon cake

This impressive watermelon cake is a fun addition to kids' parties and a healthy alternative to a classic chocolate cake.

  • 20 mins preparation
  • Serves 20
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Ingredients

Watermelon cake
  • 2 x 4kg seedless watermelons
  • 1 small rockmelon (1.3kg)
  • 1 small honeydew melon (1.3kg)
  • 60 gram blueberries
  • 120 gram strawberries
  • 2 kiwifruit (170g), sliced

Method

Watermelon cake
  • 1
    Cut two large cross section slices from each watermelon so they are about 6cm thick. Cut one piece into a 21cm round. Cut one into a 16cm round, one into a 13cm round and the remaining one into a 10cm round.
  • 2
    Place the larger watermelon round on a platter or board. Top with remaining rounds graduating in size.
  • 3
    Using a melon baller, cut 8 balls from rockmelon and 10 balls from the watermelon offcuts. Cut the remaining rockmelon and honeydew melon into 1.5cm slices. Using assorted cutters, cut rockmelon and honeydew melon into shapes.
  • 4
    Using picture as a guide, decorate 'cake' with melon shapes and remaining ingredients.

Notes

Use fruit offcuts in juices or smoothies or puree and freeze in popsicle moulds.

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