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Watermelon Fruit Cake Recipe

Watermelon Fruit cake

This Watermelon Fruit Cake Recipe is a no-bake summer dessert. Layers of watermelon, cool whip, and cookies look just like a real cake slice.

Hello there, my friend 👋! Want to make something special for summer? Try this easy watermelon cake.

It is shaped like a slice of cake, made with fresh watermelon, cookies, and cool whip. Kids love it!

Let’s get started!

Utensils You Need

These are the utensils and/or equipment you need to make this recipe:

  1. Serving platter.
  2. Large cutting board.
  3. Sharp knife.

The Recipe

Watermelon Fruit cake

Watermelon Fruit Cake

This fresh watermelon cake is shaped like a cake slice. It is made with simple ingredients and is a fun no-bake summertime treat.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Chill Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Course Brunch, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 8 slices
Calories 150 kcal


  • 1 2-inch thick half-moon slice of watermelon
  • 1 8 ounce tub of whipped cream,thawed
  • 2 ½ cups whole mini chocolate chip cookies or broken chocolate chip cookies
  • Several fresh blueberries


  • Cut the pointy ends off the half-moon watermelon slice to create a shape like a slice of cake.
  • Place the watermelon slice on a serving platter with the rind side at the bottom.
  • Cover the red part of the watermelon slice with the whipped cream, creating a smooth icing-like layer.
  • Arrange the chocolate chip cookies along the green rind of the watermelon to look like seeds.
  • Place several blueberries along the top edge of the whipped cream to act as the watermelon’s “rind”.
  • Chill for at least one hour before slicing and serving.


  1. Use seedless watermelon.
  2. For an even easier treat, use store-bought chocolate chip cookie crumbles instead of whole mini cookies.
  3. To transport the watermelon cake, freeze it before wrapping it carefully in plastic wrap.
Keyword kids, no-bake, refreshing, summer, watermelon dessert

Alternative Ingredients

If you don’t have these ingredients I listed above, do not worry. You can swap them out for the alternatives below.

WatermelonCantaloupe, honeydew melon
Whipped creamVanilla or chocolate pudding
Chocolate chip cookiesVanilla wafers, OREO® cookies

What to Serve with Watermelon Fruit Cake

This fun summertime snack is perfect all on its own, but try pairing it with:

Frequently Asked Questions

How far ahead can I make watermelon cake?

Watermelon cake is best served the day it’s made. However, you can prepare the “cake” a few hours in advance and keep it chilled until ready to serve.

How ripe should my watermelon be?

You want a sweet, ripe watermelon for the best flavor.

How should I store leftover watermelon cake?

Store leftover watermelon cake covered in the refrigerator. It will last for up to one day.

Let me know if you have any other questions!

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