The Coolest Watermelon Cake

Coolest Watermelon Cake

Not the same old rind, this cake is the perfect slice of summer that's as easy as can be. Featuring the quintessential flavors of the season - watermelon - it's the perfect look for your next picnic feast. And, it's so easy to make! Just tint the batter and add mini chocolate chips for seeds before baking. A layer of green fondant around the edge creates the perfect watermelon rind.

Serves 10-12.

Step 1

Step 1: Bake Cake

Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray 9-inch round cake pan with vegetable pan spray. Prepare cake mix with pureed watermelon, oil and egg whites. Gently stir in icing color to desired color; add mini chips. Pour into prepared pan. Bake 35-40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes. Remove from pan and cool completely.

Step 2

Step 2: Decorate

Remove crown from cake. Place on foil-wrapped cake circle. Ice outer edge of layer about ¼-in. thick with white buttercream. Color fondant light green; roll out 1/8-in. thick. Cut a strip 28 in. long x the width of the cake layer; attach to cake layer over buttercream. Add stripes using green FoodWriters.

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