Double Layer Watermelon Coconut Flag “Cake”

butterfly Serves: 6-8

Written By Eydie Desser


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Happy Birthday America.  This is the Garden of Eydie way to celebrate healthfully.   You can make this “cake” larger or smaller, depending on the size of your watermelon.  It’s easy and fun to make, and a wonderful dessert to celebrate our Independence.

Equipment needed: small offset spatula


  • 1 large oblong seedless watermelon
  • 1 can Coconut Cream
  • 1 pint fresh blueberries 
  • 1 pint fresh strawberries, sliced in ½ from tip to stem


Make the layers:
  1.  Using a large chef’s knife or carving knife, slice (2) 2-inch thick slices from the middle of the watermelon (thickest part). Slice off the skin, including the white pith from both pieces.
  2. Trim one of the slices into a 6-½-inch round, and the second slice into a 5-inch round.
Make the Coconut Cream Icing:

Pour the cream into a large mixing bowl and with a whisk, hand-mixer or standing mixer.  Whip the cream until it’s thick and  aerated, about 1 minute.

Make the cake:

The “cake” will be iced twice.  After the first icing, refrigerate the cake for an hour or so, to let the icing harden. Then ice once more to fill in any gaps and to make the icing smooth.

  1. Dry the watermelon slices with a paper towel.  Place the larger slice of melon on a cake stand, or a serving platter. Using an offset spatula, place a large dollop of cream on top of the slice and smooth it over the top and down the sides in a thin layer.  Add more icing, smoothing and spreading until it thinly covers the slice.  Do the best you can…this doesn’t have to be perfect.  Place the smaller piece on top and ice top and sides.
  2. Refrigerate for one hour, remove and ice once more.
  3. Add blueberries to cover the top of the cake and sliced strawberries to make the red stripes.
  4. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
butterfly Cook's Notes:

We made this cake round, but feel free to make it square or triangle shaped….let your own inspiration be your guide!  Afterall, we are all FREE!  Happy Independence Day.

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