A two-ingredient Watermelon Cake recipe that daycare will love

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Alongside mangos, watermelon has to be up there with our country’s favourite fruit. 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 our Coconut Cream Frosting, 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 or serve without. 

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