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Hey guys!

How GORGEOUS is this cake?! The colors are so beautiful and the ingredients list is SIMPLE. There is NO BAKING involved. I found this cake idea on Pinterest and decided to give it a try. Easy, peasy I thought.

But…not so quick…

As I was icing the cake, my Coco Whip (vegan sub for whipped cream) started to melt dramatically and it was kind of a mini disaster! Look, no hard feelings against Coco Whip – it’s actually AMAZING – but I almost cried and wanted to stop making this cake when my whip was sliding down the sides! You can get Coco Whip at Whole Foods and other healthy grocery stores. Didn’t check my local grocery stores, but certain ones may have it!

cocowhip

CocoWhip is a lot like Cool Whip but without the dairy and chemicals.

I learned that the trick to getting the Coco Whip to stick is to really get your watermelon as dry as possible using paper towels before frosting it!  Just put a light, thin layer of the whip on the sides, not globular monsters like I did in the video! Haha. You add just enough to stick the slivered almonds to it. You can decorate the top any way you like, and you can certainly cut the watermelon in any shape you prefer. I opted for a very tall cake.

Check out my Cheap Clean Eats video to see how to make it:

VEGAN WATERMELON CAKE

Yield: 6 servings

Serving Size: 1 slice

Prep Time: 15 min

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium-large watermelon
  • 1 container coco-whip frozen topping, slightly thawed
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/4 cup blueberries
  • 1/2  cup sliced strawberries
  • 1-2 kiwi, peeled and sliced
  • (any other fruit you wish to decorate with)

Method:

  1. Slice off 2-inches off each end of the watermelon and discard. Stand watermelon upright on a flat end on a cutting board. Starting at top of melon, use a long sharp knife to carefully cut between rind and flesh, all around the watermelon. Discard rind.
  2. Pat very dry with paper towels. Frost with CocoWhip and decorate in a beautiful design.

watermelon cake

Nutrition Info:

Approx calories, depending on the size of watermelon and amount of whip used.

Calories: 183

Protein: 2g                

Fat: 7g

Net Carbs: 28g

Fiber: 2g

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  • Vanessa says:

    Hey, I’m trying to figure something out. Even though these might be a snack, they clearly aren’t as low calorie as an apple, so if I eat one or two throughout the week, should I consider it my YOLO meal of the week and wait ’til the next or just eat “as many as I want” and still have my YOLO meal? Hope I’ll get an answer, thank you all in advance

  • Dynamin says:

    Yummy!!! Definitely it should be tried once. Hope no one will regret.

  • John says:

    That looks super easy to make! I like how there is a healthy substitute for everything these days. Glad the frosting was able to stick together in the end.

    J. Munro

  • Cyannia says:

    Hi Cassie, can you do a video on exercises for knees and how to strengthen them and avoid injuries? Thanks!

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