A two-ingredient Watermelon Cake recipe that daycare will love

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Alongside mangos, watermelon has to be up there as one of our country’s favourite fruits. So why not make it the focus of the party?

This Watermelon Cake is easy, good-looking, and if you make it for daycare, educators love that you’re not pumping the kids full of processed sugars! 

Watermelon Cake (VEG/GF/NF/EF)

Prep time: 15 mins
Makes: 16 slices


  • 1 large seedless watermelon (7-9kg)
  • 1-2 cups (250-500ml) whipping cream (depends on the size of your watermelon)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract or powder (optional)
  • Seasonal fresh fruit (for topping) 

Tip: For a dairy-free version, try whipped coconut cream, or simply top with berries. 


  • Electric hand mixer 


  1. Remove the top and bottom from the watermelon as well as the rind from the middle section. You should be left with a cake-shaped piece of watermelon.
  2. Pat the outside of the watermelon dry with paper towels. This is a very important step as it helps the whipped cream adhere to the watermelon.
  3. In a large bowl, whip the cream until firm and creamy. Add vanilla extract or powder, if using, and whip to combine.
  4. Frost the watermelon cake with the whipped cream and top with your favourite fruits and berries. 

Serving and storing leftovers: Serve immediately or store in the fridge for up to three days.

This recipe originally appeared on The Wholesome Child website and is republished here with permission.