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Fresh Watermelon Layer Cake

  • Author: Joscelyn Abreu
  • Yield: 6-8 servings 1x


This simple dessert idea is easy to make and only contains fresh fruit. It’s perfect for summer get togethers, birthdays, and other special occasions. Makes a beautiful presentation too!


  • 1 whole seedless watermelon
  • fresh fruit of choice—I used 2 white peaches, 1 green apple, 3/4 pound fresh strawberries, and 1 pint fresh blueberries
  • juice of 1 lemon, to coat white fruit to keep it from turning brown
  • skewers to hold cake together, optional


  1. Cut peaches, strawberries, and any other larger fruit into thin slices. Set aside.
  2. If making cut outs, slice fruit about 1/4-inch thick (I used green apples and white peaches) and use a small cutter to cut out shapes. If using white fruit, coat cutouts with lemon juice to keep from turning brown.
  3. Cut three or four 3/4–1 inch watermelon slices. Use a small plate as a guide to cut watermelon circles out of the rind. Place 1 watermelon “cake” layer on serving plate and top with fruit (I used strawberry and peach slices, and blueberries. Repeat with remaining watermelon layers and fruit. Top with extra berries and cutouts, if using.
  4. To help keep “cake” together, you can push a few skewers (cut to size) through all the layers. Just remember to remove before serving. Not really necessary if you’re building on the spot and serving right away.
  5. Inspired by this tutorial on Craftsy.
  • Category: dessert, gluten free, vegan