Watermelon Cake for Canada Day & 4th of July

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My husband recently brought home a watermelon and instantly my mind went back to an image I’d seen on Pinterest of a watermelon cake. Pinterest is a BIG thing with me, I love to save the photos for future use and today I had the chance to use one of my Pins.

I did what any good Pinner should do, I went over to see the original blog which had posted the No Bake Watermelon Cake to see how to get this recipe off the ground. She had used her own whipped cream and I have a wonderful whipped cream recipe (posted within my Berry Rhubarb Parfait recipe) but I had 2 kids chomping at the bit this afternoon so decided to use the store-bought version in the fridge.

Festive Watermelon Cake for Canada Day & 4th of July

This really is very simple, you could easily decorate it for whatever celebration you have coming up but we chose to do one for Canada Day and one for our friends in the US celebrating July 4th.Watermelon Cake for Canada Day & 4th of July @SoberJulie.com #dessert #CanadaDay #July4

You’ll need a good sized watermelon.

Watermelon Cake 1

Cut off each end of the watermelon.

Watermelon Cake 3

You’ll be left with the center and now you cut off the skin and white bits. Whew all of this cutting is so much more simple when you recruit some help!

Watermelon Cake Remove Skin

Place your watermelon on it’s flat side and trim it until you’re happy with the shape. The kids loved helping me use up the leftover bits of watermelon, they’re also good to use in a drink like my Watermelon Lemonade.

At this point you may want to put your watermelon into the fridge, it really was a bit difficult to get the whipped cream to stick to the watermelon and chilling it helps. Cover the entire watermelon in whipped cream as if you’re icing a cake.

Watermelon Cake Putting On Ice Cream

Now you simply add your choice of decorations. For my US July 4th cake I used blueberries and raspberries and for the Maple Leaf I used strawberries.

Watermelon Cake Canada DAy collage @SoberJulie.com #easydessert #dessert #canadaday

Watermelon Cake July 4 @SoberJulie.com #dessert #July4 #AmericanFlagDessert

A simple dessert that looks super-festive!



  1. 1

    You are becoming very ery creative these days with your food.. Keep it up,I love it!!
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    Rosie, Mum says:

    You are so clever!.

  3. 5

    That looks good and I like the idea of it.
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    MRDISCO says:

    That looks super awesome. I’ve never seen a watermelon cake before

  5. 9

    That is so awesome!!! I make a watermelon cake with just fruit (pinned to the watermelon with toothpicks)! I had never thought of covering it in whipped cream! Love this idea!
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  6. 10

    Very cool! I love the idea!

  7. 11

    Love it: I’ve never seen a watermelon cake before

  8. 12
    krystel says:

    yummy yum yum yum yum this looks so delicous

  9. 13

    this looks awesome. Will be so refreshing on those hot, humid summer days
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    Heidi C. says:

    So original and so pretty! I am going to add this to our Canada Day menu as my kids just adore watermelon. Thanks for the idea!

  11. 15

    so I would like to extend a big thank you to you I had also viewed the original blog when the picture made it’s circle around facebook. I tried tonight to make this cake for my kiddies and SLOP all my “icing” slid off so I began searching the web to find a solution to this problem as my soon to be 7 year old asked for a watermelon cake at her birthday next month. so we’ll try the chilling next time and hopefully by my daughters birthday! thanks again

  12. 17

    I love this idea, Julie! Yours turned out so well!
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