One Ingredient Watermelon Cake

Summer’s gift to us is simplicity. The ability to take a fruit, slice it open, and place it on our tables without the need of adding sugar, baking, or manipulating it in anyway is a true gift. While the garden nurtures and protects the fruit and allows it to sweeten, we create ways to present it as a beautiful centerpieces to our dinner or dessert tables. I first saw this watermelon “cake” on thekitchn.com years ago and have served my watermelon in this fashion since then. Veggie Belly gives us a fine tutorial of how to make this “cake” which she originally found on Martha Stewart’s site.  Sala used a very big watermelon, where I like to use the tiny “personal” watermelons that are the perfect size for my family. Placed on a pretty platter or cake stand these no-bake “cakes” are the highlight of our summer table.

Naked or dressed up, we love watermelon! For more ideas, go to…
Bitedelite’s- watermelon on sticks
Food & Wine’s- watermelon salad with mint and lime
Showfood Chef’s- watermelon balsamic appetizers
Martha Stewart’s- huge watermelon round-up of which I will be trying her watermelon carpaccio asap!

Do you have a favorite watermelon recipe? Please share in comments…

2 Comments

  1. Posted June 4, 2012 at 12:37 AM | Permalink

    That is beautiful! Watermelon is one of my favorite fruits.

  2. Posted June 5, 2012 at 1:51 AM | Permalink

    A friend of mine and I did this for a picnic with my kids and everyone declared that watermelon tastes 1000x better when in ball form!

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