Make A Watermelon Cake

There’s nothing quite like Summer entertaining as it takes you outside on the patio, or by the pool, or on the beach.  Yummy food and drinks are a major component too, with pot lucks and theme parties being so prevalent.  This “watermelon cake” that I made for my latest contribution to Tablespoon is the perfect dessert to bring to your next summer pot-luck party. Get the recipe here or simply make a white cake and tint it a deep pink color before baking.

The real treat is that it looks like a big cross section of watermelon with the green rind and chocolate chip seeds.  Here are my tips for getting the look:

  • Baking 2 layers will yield 2 watermelon cakes.
  • Divide white icing into 2 separate bowls.  Add green food coloring to one until desired color is achieved.  Add red food coloring to the other until desired color is achieved.
  • Start with the red frosting and cover the top of each cake layer, leaving about 1/4 inch border.
  • Using the green frosting, cover the sides and border area.
  • Top with mini chocolate chips for “seeds.”

{photos by Celebrations At Home}

I hope you’ll give this cake a try.  Your guests and the kids will love how it looks!

This post is part of Holiday HQ Summer entertaining in cooperation with these other talented bloggers.  Check out their summer posts and join us on Twitter tonight at 8pm EST for a chat about Summer Entertaining.  We’ll have GIVEAWAYS from Hamilton Beachfor those who participate by using #HolidayHQ in their tweets.


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About Chris

Chris Nease is a party stylist and home entertaining expert with over 15 years of experience. In addition to her work as founding editor of Celebrations At Home, Chris is an editorial stylist and has contributed to, SheKnows, and countless other websites. Most recently she was featured in Celebrate magazine, and her work has been published in Woman's World, Ocala Style, Yum Food & Fun for Kids, and Cottages & Bungalows.


  1. This is such a cute idea! Want to try it just for fun :)

  2. LOVE this!! I’m throwing cami a little watermelon themed party this summer so this will be perfect :) thanks for sharing!

  3. This would be adorable for a pool party or picnic!

  4. That cake is so cute! Perfect summer dessert.

  5. What a fun idea!

  6. This cake has summer written all over it!

  7. This is too cute for words and looks scrumptious!

  8. Oh now…that’s too adorable for words!

  9. This is so cute! My kids would freak out! Love it!

  10. Very funky cake!
    Just for the sake of photorealism – does the original fruit have seeds in the center? :))


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