Monday, June 23, 2014

Watermelon Cake #freshfuitbowl #BBBProduct

 My family and I love fresh fruit. We love it so much we could definitely forgo a traditional cake for this total fruit Watermelon Cake and not even think we were eating something healthy.  This watermelon cake is so fun to make and it will be a hit at your next summertime party. 

If you adore fresh fruit as much as my family and I do the folks at Good Cook have the perfect bowl for you. The Good Cook 3-piece Bowl keeps watermelon and cut fruit fresher longer.  It's available exclusively at Bed Bath and Beyond right now.  So what makes this bowl so special.  First of all it's big and you can certainly cut up a whole watermelon and it will fit.  It's also got a lid so you can put it directly into the fridge.  The best part is the two part bowl system that allows you to separate the juices from the fruit. My husband was able to pour the watermelon juice right out and make a drink out of it.  It kept our watermelon fresh for several days.  I know we will be enjoying a lot of watermelon and fruit salad this summer thanks to this handy bowl. 

 Watermelon Cake

1 watermelon (pick one that is large in the middle)
1 cup blueberries
1 cup strawberries
1 tub (8oz)whipped cream non-dairy topping
1 20oz can of crushed pineapple -drained very well
1/4 cup powdered sugar ( or sugar substitute for low sugar option)
Toasted coconut (optional)

Wash the outside of the watermelon well. Then carefully 5 inch slice from the middle section of the watermelon.  Lay the slice flat and cut the rind off.  Then slice the 5 inch thick slice into two equal halves as pictured.   The diameter of my circles were about 5-6 inches. Chill watermelon slices really well until you are ready to assemble.

 Drain crushed pineapple really well.  If you do not do this step, you filling will become runny.  Take a little less than half of the whipped topping and mix with the drained pineapple and sugar. Chill filling for 20-30 minutes before assembling cake.

Place one watermelon circle on cake plate.  I placed wax paper on either side of the cake plate to keep the plate clean.   Top slice with filling.  Top with second slice of watermelon.
 Take remaining whipped topping (if you like add some sugar to taste) The coat the outside of the entire watermelon cake with the topping.  Carefully apply toasted coconut if you desire.

 Decorate the cake as you desire with fruit.  Chill for 30 minutes before your serve.  Slice and use a cake server to place on plates.  This cake is best served the day you make it.  Enjoy.

Note: You can use any fruit you like to decorate the top of the cake such as kiwis, raspberries, blackberries, pineapple etc...

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