Now that we are in the midst of summer, we can enjoy the fresh produce that comes with the season. A summertime favorite is watermelon, but rather than cutting chunks off for family and friends, consider creating a "Watermelon Cake" -- no baking necessary! The "cake" is 100% natural and contains nothing but watermelon-y goodness.
- 1 seedless watermelon
- 1 big knife
- 1 melon baller (I used a measuring teaspoon.)
- 1 large towel and cutting board
- Lay out a towel with the cutting board on top.
- Cut off the ends of the watermelon leaving only a 2 to 3 inch width section in the middle. This is the base of the cake.
- Place the base (the 2 to 3 inch width middle section) flat on the cutting board and slice it into 8 wedges.
- Move the wedges onto a serving platter.
- Using a melon baller or teaspoon, scoop watermelon balls from the two end pieces that were cut off in step #2.
- Stack the balls on the cake base. The amount of layers stacked is left to your personal preference. I went with the multi-layered stack.
- Voila! A Watermelon Cake!
Adapted from August 2010 issue of Martha Stewart Living
Photo credit: Daelyn