100% Fruit "Cake"

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This cake was a hit with the children and parents at our two-year-old's birthday party. It is perfect for raw, vegan, gluten/wheat-free, refined sugar-free diets (and children who don't need sugar!). This cake was inspired by a 100% watermelon cake we had the year before.

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Prep Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 seedless watermelon

  • 2 cups strawberries, hulled and sliced

  • 1 cantaloupe - seeded, peeled, and sliced (Optional)

  • 1 fresh pineapple - peeled, cored, and sliced (Optional)

Directions

  1. To create the base tier of the cake, cut 3 slices of watermelon, 1 to 2 inches thick, crossways through the center of the melon. Trim the rind from the watermelon slices, and place the largest slice onto a cake plate. Alternate layering sliced strawberries, slices of cantaloupe, and slices of fresh pineapple; follow with the second-largest watermelon slice. Repeat once more to make a layered fruit stack that looks like a cake.

  2. Thinly slice a few pieces of remaining melon and pineapple. With cookie cutters or a sharp knife, cut remaining fruit slices into decorative shapes. Decorate the cake tiers with the cut fruit shapes and remaining berries.

  3. Refrigerate until serving time. To serve, slice the cake with a sharp knife, one wedge at a time, and set the wedge onto a plate.

Cook's Note

I used defrosted and drained blueberries and they were fine. Chopped grapes made a nice "salsa" on the side. Shredded coconut can also be sprinkled on top to decorate.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

233 Calories
1g Fat
59g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 233
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g 2%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Sodium 18mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 59g 21%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Total Sugars 48g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 120mg 602%
Calcium 59mg 5%
Iron 2mg 10%
Potassium 934mg 20%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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