Happy Independence Day! I have a feeling you are preparing for a long day of outdoor gatherings and potluck munching, coming up this Thursday. Among the Hamburgers and Apple Pie, your body might also crave something a little healthier, but a platter of fresh fruit is so last year. I present to you a new solution:
The Watermelon Cake!
Easy enough to make in an hour, healthy enough that you can indulge and feel guiltless.
What you need:
- Red – Watermelon, Strawberries
- White – Cool Whip
- Blue – blueberries
- Festive! – sprinkles, or anything else lying around your kitchen.. chocolate? white chocolate? almonds? pineapple?
What to do:
Cut watermelon in half, set one half aside and place other half on work area
Shave off rhine with a knife, start from the top of the curve and work your way down, follow the curve of the watermelon.
Discard rhine and observe how watermelon looks like raw meat, gross. Forget I said that. Remove excess moisture from outside of watermelon with paper towel, this will help the whipped topping stick better.
Cover the watermelon in cool whip. I used a spreader, (if you do not have a spreader a spoon will work). Start from the top and allow whip to drip down the sides, this will give you a clean glazed look. Continue until watermelon is covered.
Sprinkle blueberries on top of mound, let blueberries fall from the top and stick to the sides.
Line base with sliced strawberries.
Sprinkle on extra decoration, I used blue sprinkles and yellow edible glitter flakes.
Refrigerate or serve right away.
Tell your guests you brought a watermelon cake and watch their surprise as they realize you really did bring a cake made from a watermelon! Enjoy
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