Red, White, and Blue Watermelon Cake

By Abby Henry Singh November 9, 2017Dessert, Recipes

This fun watermelon “cake” from the American Institute for Cancer Research puts a fun twist on fruit for dessert. Watermelon is a warm weather staple. It can help cool you down and keep you hydrated. Eating a variety of different colored fruits also provides vitamins and nutrients your body needs to stay healthy. Serve this “cake” at your next holiday cookout or picnic.

Ingredients

1/3 cup whipping cream

12 oz. nonfat plain Greek yogurt

2 Tbsp. reduced-fat cream cheese

2 Tbsp. granulated sugar

1 tsp. lemon juice

1 medium seedless watermelon, well-chilled

Blackberries and red raspberries, for garnish

Directions

Pour whipping cream in small mixing bowl and chill in refrigerator for about 10 to 20 minutes. (Cream is easier to whip when cold.) Meanwhile, in medium mixing bowl, mix together yogurt and cream cheese.

When cream is chilled, add sugar to cream and whip with whisk or electric mixer until moderately stiff peaks form. (Be careful not to overbeat, as too much whipping will turn cream to butter.) Add whipped cream and lemon juice to yogurt/cheese mixture. Chill.

Slice off both ends to make a flat top and bottom on your melon. Set melon on one flat end and carve rind off sides to make a round, cake-shaped melon.

 

Place melon cake on serving plate and frost top and sides with chilled icing. Decorate with berries on top and around the bottom. Keep well chilled until served.

Makes 10 servings.

Per serving: 150 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 26 g carbohydrates,
5 g protein, 1 g fiber, 30 mg sodium.

 

Recipe from the American Institute for Cancer Research.

 

Abby Henry Singh

Author Abby Henry Singh

Manger Content, Outreach, and Outcomes Abby Henry Singh is a native of Sevierville, Tennessee, and a graduate of Belmont University with a bachelor’s degree in English and history. She has been a member of PearlPoint Cancer Support for over 5 years. Previously, Singh was the Program and Outreach Manger for the Lupus Foundation of America, Mid-South Chapter where she worked to raise disease awareness and support those diagnosed with the disease through educational programs. She is a member of Alpha Gamma Delta sorority and the Belmont English alumni book club.

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