Watermelon "Cake"

20 12 servings, 1/12 recipe (162 g) each
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12 servings, 1/12 recipe (162 g) each

Put your seasonal summer produce to delicious use with this sweet and refreshing Watermelon “Cake” recipe. Made of sweet, refreshing watermelon and frosted with creamy COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, this fun fruit dessert is perfect for your next summer get-together! Bonus: this recipe can be made ahead of time for easy party prep!

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  • Cut 2-inch-thick slice from both ends of watermelon; discard trimmed slices. Stand watermelon on cutting board. Starting at top of melon, use long thin sharp knife to carefully cut between rind and fruit all around watermelon to separate rind from fruit. Remove and discard rind.
  • Pat melon with paper towels to dry; place on platter. Frost with Cool Whip.
  • Decorate with remaining ingredients to resemble photo.


Substitute toasted flaked coconut for the nuts.

Make Ahead

This fun fruit dessert can be prepared in advance. Refrigerate up to 24 hours before serving.


  • 12 servings, 1/12 recipe (162 g) each

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 12 servings, 1/12 recipe (162 g) each
Calories 140
% Daily Value
Total fat 8g
Saturated fat 4g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 5mg
Carbohydrate 16g
Dietary fibre 2g
Sugars 11g
Protein 3g
Vitamin A 8 %DV
Vitamin C 30 %DV
Calcium 2 %DV
Iron 4 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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