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BN Cuisine with Sai: Watermelon Cake

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It’s still barbecue season and the only issue with the grilling season is that most people don’t know what to serve as desserts. I personally don’t like baking but when I came across the idea of this dessert, I instantly fastened my seat belt to make and post this on BN Cuisine. This has, since forever, been my favorite dessert. It is a no-cook dessert for people who just don’t have time.

I know you’re probably thinking ermm when you place a watermelon in the oven, it will melt. Yes, it will. However it’s not what you actually think it is.

This is the perfect summer treat; easy to make and sure to impress your guests and family. It is just exactly how it sounds – a watermelon in the shape of a cake. Basically a watermelon with whipped cream topped with fresh fruits and nuts (not suitable if you have nut allergies).

It looks a bit messy as you literally have to dab the almonds on the cake. I’m still working on my presentation skills, so please don’t shoot me.

What You Need
No measurements here, guys. Just a medium or large size watermelon would do depending on your preference.
Some Almond flakes
A selection of fruits, I used kiwi, seedless red grapes and sliced strawberries
1 small pot of Whipping cream– you can get this from any food chain supermarket
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Utensils

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Mixing bowl
spatula– to glaze the cream on the watermelon
Cake server– to pick up the watermelon when you serve
A very sharp knife
Cake base or a chopping board wrapped up with kitchen foil

How To
Cut 2 ends of the watermelon as shown in the picture. Stand it up on the cake base and begin to slice the skin vertically. If you notice that the watermelon is too big, cut it in half and make 2 cakes.
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Pat the watermelon dry so that the whipped cream can stay unto it. Now add the whipped cream into a mixing bowl and start to whisk.

image10I used a hand mixer, but you can use a normal egg whisk or a fork as long as you get that thickness. (Make sure the cream is nice and thick).

Now start glazing the cream on the watermelon with your spatula. You can also use a table knife to smoothen until all smooth.

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Now to decorate your cake, you can either start from the top or start by adding the sliced almonds around the edges; you’ll need a generous amount of almond flakes to do this.
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Once done, layer the top with the fruit selection
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Let it sit in the fridge for a hour before serving, as it tastes nicer chilled.
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Watch the video tutorial here:

Sai

My name is Sai Omojola, I’m a married mum of a new-born adorable baby girl. I am a Forecast Manager of a major appliances company in the hearts of Bedfordshire. I graduated with an MBA (Master of business Administration) from the University of Greenwich London where I also completed my undergraduate degree in BA (hons) Business Administration.Cooking is my hobby which has also led me to having my own food blog and YouTube page. I love to cook different types of dishes from all over the planet. Also working for a major appliance company, that manufactures cookers, I was fortunate enough to meet top chefs around the UK such as Gino D’acampo, James Martin, Jamie Oliver and Nigella Lawson.One inspiration I have been able to gain from these chefs is that cooking is a self-taught vocation, hence why I started a YouTube page to give a step by step guideline on cooking to amateurs.Welcome to saiprojects cooking.www.youtube.com/saioladejiwww.saiprojectscooking.blogspot.com

7 Comments

  1. honey omo lekki

    August 28, 2015 at 12:04 pm

    Hmm?!

  2. cherry

    August 28, 2015 at 12:26 pm

    Hmmm yummy……. Weldone sai

  3. proudlyikwerregirl

    August 28, 2015 at 12:47 pm

    Chai

  4. Ufuoma

    August 28, 2015 at 1:52 pm

    Good idea,especially since I just bought a huge watermelon because it was at half price,ok that and I have a slight summer time watermelon addiction

  5. Nancy jumai

    August 28, 2015 at 6:52 pm

    Welcome Sai, love love, making it next week

  6. S!

    August 30, 2015 at 2:28 pm

    Saw this on Food Network’s The Kitchen.

  7. Chidinma

    December 1, 2015 at 10:34 am

    Nice idea. Well done.

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