A Different Way to Serve Fresh Watermelon. Watermelon ‘Cake’

by Sala @ Veggie Belly on August 5, 2010

I saw this watermelon cake idea in the August issue of Martha Stewart Living magazine. This is a cute, fun, unique way to serve fresh watermelon. And I’m not the only one who excitedly tried this; checkout ‘messy thrilling life’ blog who also tried Martha Stewart Living Magazine watermelon cake. Thankyou Martha!

Martha Stewart Living Magazine serves the watermelon cake plain, thats what I’ve done too. But if you want to jazz it up, here are some suggestions:

- sprinkle a little lime juice or lime zest on top

- top with chopped basil or mint

- sprinkle some feta cheeseand balsamic vinegar over the watermelon “cake”

- drizzle a little tequila or rum or cachaca

 Wash and wipe a seedless watermelon.  

Lay it down horizontally. You need to cut about 2 inches from the center of the watermelon (the middle third of the fruit). Using your largest knife, cut away one thirds from the end.

Cut about one thirds from the other end. Level off the middle third if needed.

Lay the middle third (the watermelon ”cake”) on a serving platter. Cut it into 8 wedges.

Now take the two ends of the water melon. Using a melon baller or any rounded spoon (I used a measuring teaspoon) scoop out balls of watermelon.

Now arrange these balls on top of the water melon ‘”cake”. Garnish with mint. Cover and refrigerate till ready to serve. Use any leftover watermelon and scraps for juice.

This will serve about 8, with left over bits of watermelon from the cut ends.

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1 swathi August 5, 2010 at 5:55 pm

Sala,
This is very good idea. I like the clicks.

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2 Viswa August 5, 2010 at 5:55 pm

Gorgeous!!!!

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3 Shobana August 5, 2010 at 5:55 pm

Nice!!! A creative way to present the simple water melon.

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4 Manasi August 5, 2010 at 6:23 pm

Beeeyoooooooooooootifulllllll! Perfect ‘cake’ for summer!

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5 Sharmilee August 5, 2010 at 6:23 pm

Looks so yum….beautiful and colorful pictures!

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6 Nithya August 5, 2010 at 6:40 pm

Wow thats a very eye candy idea. :) Too pretty to look at :)

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7 nags August 5, 2010 at 6:40 pm

this is genius! love the idea and the pics, of course :)

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8 Rashmi August 5, 2010 at 7:00 pm

what a delightful way to serve watermelon!

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9 pavithra August 5, 2010 at 7:43 pm

Beautiful pictures sala, Last picture is simply stunning. Water melon as a cake is nice idea..

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10 A&N August 5, 2010 at 8:17 pm

You are the most creative person I’ve ever known! Brilliant stuff.

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11 Prerna August 5, 2010 at 8:29 pm

Nice idea! Once again lovely pics.

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12 Happy Cook August 6, 2010 at 5:18 am

Wowo i love this melon cake, what a wonderul idea.

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13 Deesha August 6, 2010 at 5:18 am

How Cute :)

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14 Rosa August 6, 2010 at 5:18 am

So pretty! a lovely idea.

Cheers,

Rosa

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15 nandini.p August 6, 2010 at 5:19 am

This is such a treat to the eyes…. love the idea.

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16 G.pavani August 6, 2010 at 10:45 am

superb idea dear and looks so great

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17 Heather @ Vegan Deluxe August 6, 2010 at 11:46 am

This looks delicious, and I’m not even a watermelon fan! Beautiful pictures. Personally, I’m fond of the idea of adding a little libation to the mix – the rum sounds divine :)

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18 Aparna August 6, 2010 at 12:21 pm

Love this idea. Its indeed a very exciting way to serve up something a simple as watermelon.

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19 lavi August 6, 2010 at 1:23 pm

This is absolutely a treat to eyes and tummy!! I have fallen in love with your blog and on ur photography skills!-

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20 Evelyn August 6, 2010 at 2:02 pm

Looks so yummy! You provide some added extras to add to the watermelon. Very nice!

Thanks,
Evelyn

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Kissie Reply:

Thanks, Evelyn … this is awesome and a great find!

Loving this site, Sala!

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Sala @ Veggie Belly Reply:

thanks Kissie and Evelyn :)

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21 Kulsum at JourneyKitchen August 7, 2010 at 12:57 pm

That looks pretty! I often use the melon balls and feta cheese on skewers with a drizzle of this dressing
2 tbsp lime juice
1 tsp sugar
1/2 black salt and
and chopped mint.
and people love it !
Next time I’ll give the skewers a break and try the cake…
Thanks for the idea!

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22 Xiaolu August 7, 2010 at 1:15 pm

This is so fun! Thanks for sharing the idea and making it even more beautiful than the original.

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23 Serene August 7, 2010 at 7:21 pm

Fun!

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24 Varaljay Gabriel August 8, 2010 at 11:29 am

Wow, thank you!

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25 Margot August 8, 2010 at 12:24 pm

Beautiful!! Really great idea, I should think of that earlier to make it for my birthday! :)

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26 Cindy August 9, 2010 at 5:51 pm

My six-year-old is really digging your pictures.

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Sala @ Veggie Belly Reply:

aaaaaaw…a big hello to your six year old :) thanks!

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27 amby August 12, 2010 at 8:10 am

in birthday parties at office people smear cake , this should stump them ….

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28 roopa August 12, 2010 at 8:11 am

love this so much !

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29 Siri August 17, 2010 at 6:43 pm

That is such a neat idea Sala. so cute. :D

Siri

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30 srithasan August 20, 2010 at 6:56 am

Fresh Water Melon Cake which is lovely.

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31 Mike August 29, 2010 at 7:05 pm

Awesome idea!

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32 Tiffanie August 31, 2010 at 1:18 pm

My 6 yr old made this for a family gathering this weekend. He was so proud, as he should be…he did a fabulous job! Great project for kids! You can check out his take on it here: http://cleanfamilybeginnings.wordpress.com/2010/08/29/watermelon-cake/

Thanks so much for sharing the idea!

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33 mahdieh September 15, 2010 at 10:23 am

thanks a lot . its very good. i made it like you..

http://www.cookery.ir/pages/default.aspx?mode=article&id=21

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34 clarice September 16, 2010 at 12:06 pm

Looks awesome and simple to do, will try!

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35 Sarah@buttered-up October 22, 2010 at 6:07 am

This is so simple and so clever. I’d like to be able to come up with ideas like this. How do you do it, Martha?! Unbelievable.

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36 Nik October 27, 2010 at 3:23 pm

very nice, good idea

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37 Saee Koranne-Khandekar November 24, 2010 at 9:02 pm

OMG, LOOK at that! Gorgeousness on a cake stand!

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38 Chandra Selvam February 3, 2011 at 11:52 pm

Beautiful picture! Good way to serve at parties. I’ve stopped cutting into wedges for serving, I scoop the fruit, less messy and no wastage.

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39 Mary @ Delightful Bitefuls April 28, 2011 at 7:15 pm

This is ADORABLE! Love this!!! Can’t wait for summer to arrive so I can try this out!!

Love your blog!

Mary xo
Delightful Bitefuls

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40 kankana April 29, 2011 at 1:19 pm

u should have seen my jaw dropped face now !!!! super creative and neatly done :)

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41 Stefania June 15, 2011 at 9:55 am

Una deliziosa idea, ciao

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42 Jeanette June 26, 2011 at 10:20 pm

What a beautiful presentation for summer! My kids love watermelon, and this would so fun for a summer party.

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43 Alicia (Canelona) July 15, 2011 at 8:34 am

¡¡Mil gracias! Una idea excelente, que ya he puesto en práctica :)

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44 zurin July 19, 2011 at 9:25 am

I .AM .SO . MAKING.THIS! To blog whne Im lazy to cook something. Whata brilliant idea and how does Martha stewart always come up with them?! so glad I found your blog :)

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45 Joy August 12, 2011 at 2:05 am

This is simply brilliant!
I am so trying this out when I have guests next week!

big fan of your blog!

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46 Anita Menon September 9, 2011 at 3:50 am

Fabulous idea. Have to try this!

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47 samane December 11, 2011 at 1:08 am

I like this idea of beauty
Thank you
In my country called Yalda night is the night in the highest, and eating watermelon at night is common
And I will make sure this delicious recipe

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48 Amanda July 26, 2012 at 9:27 am

I made this and took it to a 4th of July party and everyone was impressed! It wasn’t too hard to do either. Thanks for the great idea!

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49 ChubbyChineseGirl May 13, 2013 at 11:25 am

OMG!!!! what a cute idea! and healthy too!!! I’m in love with it!

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50 prajusha July 16, 2013 at 12:55 pm

love this Wonderful idea.

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51 Sowmya July 16, 2013 at 5:12 pm

Lovely post. Very innovative

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52 Amrita July 18, 2013 at 2:04 pm

Hey Sala,

I love following your recipes and ideas, I had a curious thought. Who takes pictures when you are in frame? A handy tripod?

Amrita

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Sala @ Veggie Belly Reply:

Yes, I use a tripod and a remote control to trigger the shutter :)

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