This Recipe I came acorss on handmadecharlotte , is a perfect summer recipe : Watermelon Cake !
It is not based on watermelon , nor does it taste like it, but its’ name was inspired from the colors of ingredients used!
Here’s what you’ll need to make your watermelon cake:
- Pillsbury Sugar Cookie dough
- Green food coloring
- 8 ounces cream cheese
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup green grapes (cut into halves)
- 2 — 3 cups diced strawberries
- 10 ounce jar of strawberry preserves
- 1/4 cup black M&Ms or raisins
start by preheating the oven to 350 degrees. Add green food coloring to one tube of Pillsbury Sugar Cookie dough and mix well.
Spray the bottom of a cheesecake pan or small pizza pan with non-stick cooking spray or line the bottom with parchment paper. Spread the dough evenly in the pan. Bake for 16 — 20 minutes. Allow crust to cool.
Mix the cream cheese, granulated sugar and vanilla together in a bowl. (Keep refrigerated until ready to use.)
Cut the green grapes in half and dice the strawberries. (Keep refrigerated until ready to use)
When the sugar cookie crust is cool, remove it from the pan and spread 2/3 of the cream cheese mixture on its bottom and around the top edge. Put the remaining cream cheese mixture in a piping bag to pipe between the fruits once you have them in place.
Line the outer edge with green grape halves and fill the center with diced strawberries.
Using a spoon, spread the strawberry preserves lightly over the top of the diced strawberries.
Pipe the remaining cream cheese mixture in a line between the grapes and the strawberries.
Finally, put the M&M candies (used as watermelon seeds) randomly on the strawberry-filled center.
Have a blast!