1/1 Photo of Fruit Cake (Fresh Fruit in the Shape of a Cake)
I made this "fruit cake" for my husband's birthday dinner, as he is not fond of cake. This "cake" is made entirely of fresh fruit, which is cleverly arranged in the shape of a cake (basically a carefully arranged fruit salad). It was a big hit with my hubby and the rest of our family, especially the kids. It's healthy, people can pluck off whatever fruit they desire and cut whatever size slice of watermelon they like, and the types of fruit used are interchangeable. Creative substitutions are welcomed! Enjoy!
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- 1Lay watermelon on its side. With a large, non-serrated, sharp butcher knife, cut both ends off to form straight edges. Turn watermelon so that it is sitting flat-sides up and down. Carefully trim the rhind off, so it resembles the smooth, straight curve of a round cake.
- 2Arrange pineapple, strawberries and kiwi however you wish atop the cake and around the bottom. If it is being prepared ahead of time, leave the tops on the strawberries to preserve their freshness.
- 3Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
- 4The best way I found to serve it was for our guests to pluck their fruit of choice off the "cake" while I sliced chunks of watermelon as requested.
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Nutritional Facts for Fruit Cake (Fresh Fruit in the Shape of a Cake)
Serving Size: 1 (637 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 8
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 276.6
- Calories from Fat 12
- Total Fat 1.4 g
- Saturated Fat 0.1 g
- Cholesterol 0.0 mg
- Sodium 8.8 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 69.6 g
- Dietary Fiber 6.6 g
- Sugars 53.7 g
- Protein 5.0 g