Watermelon Cake Recipe

    Watermelon Cake frosted on a serving plate

    Most of us can’t resist a slice of cake, but we’re often hesitant to indulge in one regularly knowing that cake isn’t the healthiest option out there. This watermelon cake recipe, however, is a healthy watermelon dessert you will guilt-free about digging into any day of the week, special occasion or not.

    This watermelon fruit cake is refreshing and delicious. Whether you’re enjoying this watermelon cake recipe as a way to cool down on a warm summer day or you’re serving this as a healthy fruit birthday cake, you’re sure to love this scrumptious treat.

    To make this fresh watermelon cake recipe, you’ll want to buy a seedless watermelon from your grocery store. Once you’ve got the watermelon, you’ll remove the rind and white pith from the melon.

    After the melon has been pat-dried with a paper towel, the melon is frosted in a simple, sweetened whipped cream frosting that’s applied to the exterior of the watermelon. The top is decorated however you wish, be it sprinkles, fresh berries, or paper cake toppers.

    The best part about this watermelon cake recipe is that you don’t need to be a baker or having any expert skills in the kitchen to whip this up. This healthy fruit cake can be whipped up on a moment’s notice and enjoyed without an ounce of guilt!


    Cook time: 0 Minutes
    Prep time: 10 Minutes
    Idle time:
    Servings: Servings



    1. Cut off a piece of the top and bottom of the watermelon. Place the watermelon upright and carefully remove the green rind and white pith of the watermelon. Cut off any longer sides or uneven parts to make a smooth, evenly shaped watermelon. Temporarily set aside.
    2. To a stand mixer or a large bowl, add the heavy whipping cream, sugar, and vanilla, then beat on low speed until the sugar and vanilla are incorporated. Raise the speed to high and beat until stiff peaks form.
    3. Pat dry the watermelon with a paper towel to remove any excess moisture. Apply the whipped cream frosting to the exterior, then garnish with your desired topping. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

    Additional information

    Recipe adapted from bakingbeauty.net

    Born and raised in Southern California, Beeta has embraced a healthy lifestyle focused on farm-to-table cooking, natural products, and wellness routines. When she's not writing up recipes or discussing the latest natural living trends, Beeta enjoys spending time trying new restaurants, traveling with family and friends, and relaxing at home with her furry companion.