It's been a few weeks since I've brought you ladies a new recipe! Luckily, this week I'm bringing you a recipe that comes in with a bang visually. Seriously. These mini individual cakes are going to give the fireworks a run for their money this 4th of July weekend.
What we have today on the blog is a cake made from all fruit with a tart icing. In fact, it's the same simple tart icing I made last year for my 4th of July recipe. If you made it last year, you know that it's an easy, yummy staple for desserts. Instead of making one LARGE cake out of these fruits, I've decided to show you how to make personal ones. I prefer the personal ones in this case for two reasons: 1) If you've ever tried to cut a full watermelon into circles to use for layering, like I have, you found that it is muchhh more difficult to get real circles; and 2) Who doesn't love something that's personally for them? No competing to get a bite! In this case, making personal ones is probably even easier than making just one. People get to feel special AND your dessert gets to be kick butt. Win-Win!
FRUIT 4TH OF JULY CAKE
1 package of cream cheese
1 package of whipped cream cheese
2 tablespoons lime juice
1 cup of powdered sugar
1 tablespoon of vanilla
1 package of strawberries
1 package of blueberries
1 circular cookie cutter
First, go ahead and prep your icing so it's done. All you have to do is dump the cream cheese, whipped cream cheese, powdered sugar, vanilla, and lime into a mixer. Mix until thoroughly combined. Boom. Perfect tart icing! Refrigerate until it's time to use on the cake.
Next, take your watermelon and cut it into slices approximately 1-inch thick. Once these are sliced, you will use the cookie cutter to create perfectly round watermelon cake layers. Have a knife available to you in case there are places that get a little stuck on the the cookie cutter.
Chop your strawberries into thin slices.
Now that everything is chopped, it's time to start making the cakes. Go ahead and pull that nice cold icing out of the fridge.
Put your first watermelon circle down and top with some icing. Put blueberries on top of the icing. Then put your second watermelon layer on top of the blueberries. Spread icing on top of this layer just as you did the layer before. Top that layer with strawberries.
I personally love this dessert JUST like this. I love the way that it looks and tastes here.
However, if you want to have something that looks a little more like a traditional cake, you can add one more watermelon layer and ice the whole outside just as you would a real cake.
Top with strawberries and blueberries to make it even more festive.
Repeat this process for however many cakes you want to make!
As always, so proud to be an American as we celebrate this 4th of July. Enjoy your cakes, your barbeques, your fireworks, and your red, white, and blues!