Waahhh - Watermelon Cake!!!

18 08 2013 DIY

I brought you a cake. 

A  C A K E !!!

Watermelon cake, Wassermelonentorte

Why is that so exciting for me?

Well - I barely post any recipes on my blog - cooking and baking always makes me - let's say - nervous...

And baking a CAKE? Oh my - I freeze in awe just by the thought of baking a real cake...

But this Watermelon Cake doesn't require baking!

It is the ultimate and fun summer treat: cool, refreshing and low in calories with a bit Caribbean-cocos-feeling - it literally tastes like summer break.   

You need:

  • 1 large, seedless watermelon, cut top and bottom then cut the sides free of the green parts and shape a nice cylindrical cake base with your knife. Pat the watermelon cylinder dry with paper towels.
  • 2 cans full fat coconut milk left in the fridge for about 6 hours or overnigh to separate the milk from the cream
  • Vanilla extract optional
  • Powdered sugar
  • 1 bag of coconut flakes
  • fresh summer fruits to your taste

Put 2 hands full of coconut flakes in a dry skillet and gently brown them over medium heat while stirring. Put on a plate and let cool down.

Open the cans and pour out the thin cocomilk - use it for smoothies for example - then scoop out the thick cream into a mixing bowl.

I followed a recipe that used a bit honey and a hand mixer to fluff up the cream. But the speedy mixing didn't produce a fluffy cream for me -  instead it made it turn thin and runny. So I spontaneously added the rest of the flakes from the bag to the cream and it was fine.

I recommend using powdered sugar to your liking and just stirring or whisking your coco-frosting if you do not want to add the flakes.

I guess, you could just use any kind of cake frosting to cover the watermelon but the coconut cream gives it a nice tropical touch.

Now take your frosting and start decorate your "cake".

Get the roasted coconut flakes and the fruits on and - Voilá - A Carribean Party on your plate. ENJOY!

Watermelon cake, Wassermelonentorte

Happy Late Summer,



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