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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

No Bake Watermelon Cake-Paleo Diet Friendly-Fresh Fruit






I love this for so many reasons. Number one being it is NO-Bake, Number 2, there are so many different adaptations of the recipe that you can do in terms of toppings, and as of late, I have even seen a 3-Layered Watermelon, Canteloupe, and Honeydew Melon Cake, definitely on my list to try either next, or after I do the Watermelon Cupcakes, which is just the cutest idea. Because summer is fast approaching it is time to put your seasonal summer produce to use.

So, on to the good stuff, yes, this is really a cake made with a fresh watermelon (seedless), Cool Whip Topping and it is extremely easy to put together.


All you need to make this cake is a Large Seedless Watermelon, some sliced almonds or, toasted coconut (whichever you prefer), Cool Whip Whipped Topping, and Greek Honey Vanilla Yogurt (which I gently folded into the Cool Whip to get a thicker Icing). The first thing you’ll need to do is slice the watermelon into the shape of a cake, which will create the base, and your whip cream mix will create your frosting.

In order to create your base, cut a ½ inch to an inch off of each end of the watermelon, at this point you should be able to sit it flat (be sure to use plenty of paper towels under this, as it will be very juicy.  If your cake is still too tall, just slice more off of the top.  Once you have your watermelon sitting upright, take a sharp knife and slice completely around the perimeter of the watermelon removing the rind. It should look like this:  


After you have carefully folded your Greek Yogurt into your Cool Whip, it is now time to apply the frosting. After applying the frosting, add your sliced almonds or shredded coconut.



Tips: Best served within a few hours of assembly, but, will definitely hold up overnight. Be sure to pat the watermelon dry with paper towels before applying frosting, and if you’ll be refrigerating overnight, you may want to put a couple of paper towels under parchment paper to catch any excess liquid. Enjoy!!!


Ingredients:

-      1 large seedless watermelon
-      Cool Whip Lite, 12 oz. Whipped Topping
-      Greek Gods, Greek Yogurt, Honey Vanilla 12 oz.
-      1 cup of Sliced Almonds
-      Seasonal Fresh Fruit (for topping)