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This watermelon cake recipe is simple, healthy, and beautiful. This is a no bake cake and is a dairy free recipe! It's great for anyone with food allergies, and is perfect for the summer birthday party or special occasion which requires cake.

There’s a problem with having a birthday in the summer… the heat.

Lately the temperatures have been hovering around 29C (84.2F). I know that’s not considered “hot” for some of you, but for me, it’s hot enough to NOT want to bake a birthday cake (even if it is for a special little 3-year-old). In addition, with my oldest daughter’s anaphylaxis milk allergy, it makes it nearly impossible to buy a birthday cake.

Then I remembered this lovely watermelon birthday cake from Sanz (From The Mrs) and decided to make something similar.

Since I posted the photos of the cake in several places (and it sparked some interest) I thought I would show a tutorial on how I made this yummy little cake!

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Simple and Delicious Watermelon Cake

Step 1

Start with an oval shaped watermelon. Cut your watermelon. You’ll want to cut off each rounded end and then trim off the rind as cleanly as possible so that you’ve created a smooth circular slab. My husband did this step for me. He’s so awesome.

This watermelon cake recipe is simple, healthy, and beautiful. This is a dairy free recipe, is great for anyone with food allergies, and is perfect for any birthday party or special occasion which requires cake.

Step 2

Pat your watermelon with paper towels (to lift any excess moisture). This step helps your “icing” stick.

Step 3

Wash and cut the berries and fruit which you will be using on your cake. I chose to use blueberries, raspberries, and one slice of kiwi. You could also use blackberries, strawberries, bananas, and grapes.

Step 4 

Make your coconut whipped cream. I learned how to make coconut whipped cream from this post HERE. It’s the perfect whipped cream substitute and I find it holds up MUCH better than any whipped cream you could make or buy in the store.

Step 5

“Ice” your cake with the coconut whipped cream. For maximum “staying power”, do this step shortly before serving. However, I did leave this cake in the fridge overnight and was stunned that it stayed completely intact.

This watermelon cake recipe is simple, healthy, and beautiful. This is a dairy free recipe, is great for anyone with food allergies, and is perfect for any birthday party or special occasion which requires cake.

Step 6

Decorate your cake.

This watermelon cake recipe is simple, healthy, and beautiful. This is a dairy free recipe, is great for anyone with food allergies, and is perfect for any birthday party or special occasion which requires cake.

Step 7

Slice, serve, and enjoy!

This watermelon cake recipe is simple, healthy, and beautiful. This is a dairy free recipe, is great for anyone with food allergies, and is perfect for any birthday party or special occasion which requires cake.

I’m quite pleased with how the watermelon cake turned out. Most importantly, my family loved it! The cake was light and refreshing… perfect for a hot summer birthday!

This watermelon cake recipe is simple, healthy, and beautiful. This is a dairy free recipe, is great for anyone with food allergies, and is perfect for any birthday party or special occasion which requires cake.

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Jennifer Bly
Jennifer Bly
Author of My Kitchen, My Classroom: An Introduction to Homeschool, creator of The Deliberate Mom, Deliberate Homeschooling and regular contributor to The Huffington Post. Jennifer writes about parenting, her faith, and life with her husband and two girls. Jennifer has a Bachelor of Applied Human Service Administration Degree with a specialization in Early Learning in Child Care.

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