Dragon Fruit Watermelon Cake

Need a quick and simple recipe for Labor Day weekend or that end of summer party? Well, a watermelon cake is my go-to dessert since the weather in Hawaii has become so hot and humid that I want to avoid turning on the oven to keep my place at a reasonable temperature.

PLUS, a watermelon cake can be hydrating, sweet and decorated to your liking-- add anything you want to it! 

I decided to decorate my cake with Cool Whip for the frosting, sliced almonds, blueberries, kiwi and my favorite, DRAGON FRUIT! With the range of color from each fruit and the delicious flavors, everyone will be satisfied with this watermelon cake.

How would you decorate a watermelon cake?

Dragon Fruit Watermelon Cake


  • 1 (7-10 pound) seedless watermelon
  • 1 (8-ounce) container Cool Whip
  • 1 dragon fruit, peeled and diced
  • 1 kiwi, peeled and sliced
  • 1 cup blueberries, washed
  • 1 cup sliced almonds


  1. Cut the ends off of your watermelon with a very sharp knife. Set upright.
  2. Cut off all of the green rind and white pith. Cut the edges until the watermelon is round.
  3. Dry watermelon with paper towels to remove any excess moisture. Spread Cool Whip onto the melon cake using a rubber spatula. Top with dragon fruit and kiwi. 
  4. Individually place blueberries on the sides of the cake. Add sliced almonds by gently pushing handfuls against the sides of the cake. 
  5. Store in the refrigerator.