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Celebrate with refined-sugar free watermelon birthday "cake"

By Medisys on March 03 2017 | Nutrition & Recipes

Celebrate your next special occasion with the Medisys free-of-refined-sugar watermelon birthday “cake” and see just how sweet sugar-free living can be! For the cake base, simply remove the rind from a watermelon and slice around the edges to create a rind-less circle ready to be lathered with icing. The base for the “icing” is plain Greek yogurt – we recommend opting for 0-2% MF. For extra-thick icing that will stay put, try straining excess liquid from your Greek yogurt by placing it in a cheesecloth-lined sieve over a mixing bowl in the fridge overnight – this will concentrate your Greek yogurt.

Sugar free icing:

  • Stir together 4 cups plain Greek yogurt, ½ teaspoon vanilla extract (or the seeds of 1 vanilla bean), and ½ cup shredded unsweetened coconut.
  • Cover your watermelon base with the ‘icing’ mixture and garnish.

Some of our favourites garnishes include:

  • Chopped pistachios and fresh figs
  • Blackberries and fresh basil
  • Fresh black or red currants with edible flowers
  • Sliced kiwi and dragon fruit

This free-of-refined-sugar watermelon birthday “cake” makes an excellent addition to any celebration. This recipe can be made as cupcakes too.

Looking for a Creative Appetizer? Try our Watermelon Feta Mint "Cake" 

Entertain without sugar and impress your guests with a meal they’ll never forget - think watermelon salad meets royal dinner party. Slice up this savoury “cake” and serve it as a side dish paired with BBQ’d fish, grilled chicken, or on its own as a refreshing appetizer.

Creamy feta “icing”:

  • In a food processor blend 1 cup plain Greek yogurt with ½ cup of feta cheese (Bulgarian or Macedonian feta works best). In a mixing bowl, fold the blended feta mixture with 3 cups of plain Greek yogurt and the zest of one lemon.
  • Cover your cake base with icing and garnish it the way that you would your favourite watermelon salad.

Some of our favourites garnishes include:

  • Yellow and red cherry tomatoes
  • Cucumber ribbons and arugula
  • Fresh mint
  • Lemon zest