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My socks are soggy.  My hair is frizzy. My dogs are barking. All. Night. Long.

There are only two seasons in the Caribbean: dry and wet. While some of you are starting the transition into Autumn, us folks in the Caribbean are smack in the middle of ‘wet.’  Over the past 5 days, Cayman has gotten 5.5 inches of rain and multiple thunderstorms that would rattle even the stoutest of men.  And wuss puss puppies.

This month’s Baking Club is saying ‘goodbye’ to summer with one last fling. As I run around in my cherry print wellies, I sometimes long for cooler temperatures and changing leaves.  Then, I remember…that way leads to SNOW!  I’d take soggy socks over frozen socks any day 🙂

Watermelon Cake adapted from What’s Cooking in the Cayman Islands
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You will need:
2 cups watermelon
1/2 cup sunflower butter
2 eggs
1 1/2 cup brown sugar
3 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup coconut flour
1/2 cup milk
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp allspice
1 tsp strawberry extract
1/2 tsp salt

  • Preheat oven at 350 F
  • Remove seeds from melon and crush with fork
  • Mix butter, sugar, eggs, milk, extract and spices until smooth
  • Add melon
  • Sift in flour, soda and salt
  • Pour into cake pan and back for 45 – 50 minutes

Note: This is pretty dense cake.  I find it goes down really well with some whipped cream 🙂

Make sure to check out what my fellow baking club members whipped up for the occasion!
The Orgasmic Chef
Simply Sweet Justice
From My Sweet Heart

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45 Comments

  1. Watermelon cake?!? How did I ever missed on this deliciousness?!

  2. Is it ok to skip the coconut flour? Or I can substitute it with desiccated coconut?

    • You can definitely skip the coconut flour, just replace it with regular flour. The shredded coconut would but super yummy too, I’m sure!

  3. Wow! I’ve had trouble finding good watermelons this summer but I really want to try this cake!

  4. Oh wow! I’ve never even heard of watermelon cake. Does it taste like watermelon or is the watermelon more to give it moisture?

    • You can definitely taste it on the back end but it is very subtle, which is good because its a little mind blowing to taste watermelon in a cake!

  5. I was going up and down your blog, looking for the latest post. Hope this is still the one. I don’t want to miss any of your lovely write-ups.

  6. I love your new design!! I have never baked with watermelon before…I am intrigued! Guess I just have to give this recipe a try! 🙂

  7. Love your new look…very refreshing 🙂
    I never thought of watermelon in cake…and looks awesome!
    Have a wonderful week!

  8. Looks great!! I have never baked with watermelon before, it’s intriguing!

  9. Ooh that sounds great…I have never baked with watermelon before!

  10. WOW!! Cool new site!! Love it! Congratulations!
    Watermelon in a cake? This is a first one for me! Very creative!

  11. Lovely new look, PS! I see the rain hasn’t dampened your spirits. You’ve come up smiling with this gorgeous unusual cake.

  12. the new site looks wonderful. i got confused for a second and thought i was at the wrong site…lol

    we are still getting ripe watermelons at the market and i think i better get one soon so i can make this cake coz nothing beats the sweetness and subtle aroma of watermelons 🙂

  13. The new site looks FAB! I’ve not been commenting lately, but I’m lurking and reading! Love this cake and I’m with you….soggy socks over frozen any day of the week!

    ~Ann
    (of the old Cooking Healthy For Me)

  14. Watermelon cake?! That’s just cool. I have seen more and more melon baked good lately. Like cantaloupe muffins!

  15. Woah, woah, WOAH! Totally digging the new site chica!!!!!!!!!!!

  16. Oh my gosh, I would never think to bake with watermelon! But I can imagine how good it tastes. 😀

  17. I really like the new blog look – very polished and stylish and all such tres chic things.

    Yes. Barking dogs. While trying to sleep. Eek freak, right.
    AND they only take your human growls and howls as encouragement to keep up the barking. Gotta love those fluffer-nutters and their unique doggily psychology!

  18. Congratulations on your beautiful new home! This is awesome! I don’t think I’ve ever heard of watermelon cake before. It looks delicious. Count me in!

  19. Nice digs here 🙂 And beautiful cake!
    Hey, you can come over anytime if you want to see the changing leaves, NC mountains rock every fall. I don’t feel sorry for your soggy socks though, because you live in…Cayman Islands!!! There has gotta to be a price to pay for that heaven! 🙂 (I do feel bad for the puppies though, thunderstorms can be nerve wrecking for them. Mine goes ballistic at home if he is alone)

  20. Well I hope you’re drying out! I LOVE the new website and have just subscribed. the cake is DELICIOUS looking – and I have a fridge full of watermelon so great timing!
    Mary x

  21. Love the site and what a fab cake new to me
    Hugs

  22. I have never had a cake prepared with watermelon. You are a genius.
    Cool new look!

  23. Wow, I gots to get me a fancy , shmancy new blog!! Looks great!

  24. Oh, I love your new look! Congratulations on the move!!! I’ve never considered making a watermelon cake, but it looks picture perfect!!! I feel your pain…Isaac’s remnants have given us a very soggy weekend~

  25. Congrats on your new “home”. And that cake is simply stunning 🙂

  26. I’ve never seen watermelon in something like this, but I think it is brilliant!!!!! Printing and putting this recipe on the top of my paper pile.
    5 inches of rain??? Goodness…. that’s a little less than half of what we get all year here in San Diego. I’m not good with thunderstorms. We lived in KY for a few years and those were the first “real” thunderstorms I had ever experienced. We don’t get ’em like that here, and that’s OK with me!

  27. Never heard of watermelon cake; looks fantastic!

  28. Sorry to be so late to the party but here I am! I loved this challenge! Tropical was a great way to go! Your cake looks AWESOME! I’ve got to hand it to you…while I’ve seen watermelon desserts before….it’s the first I’ve ever seen watermelon used in baking! Oh how I wish I could have a slice of this luscious cake! And I LOVE your new look! I’m so glad you suggested the tropical theme this month. It was such fun! : )

  29. You’re my hero because compared to me, your dessert is fit for the pope or some other high muckety muck.

    I love the new digs – I know you’ve been working on it for some time now and it’s marvelous. You must be very happy.

  30. Ok, I’m embarrassed to admit that I came here, thought I had the wrong place, left and came back just to be sure. I love what you’ve done with the place. 🙂

    I also think this is the first time someone’s done a good job of convincing me that I never want to live in the Cayman’s. Thank you for that. I don’t like snow and winter, but I dislike horrendous amounts of rain and cloudiness just as much. I think I’ll stay right where I am.

    The cake….wow. I’ve never even considered using watermelon in a cake but i love the idea. Though I have no clue where I’d find sunflower butter.

  31. Watermelon cake sounds absolutely fantastic!! I would totally eat a huge slice of that cake, or 2…or maybe 3….:D

  32. Cool new look, I likey! Diggin this cake too.

  33. Absolutely stunning cake my friend, perfect for the topical weather 🙂

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

    • Also your website looks beautiful!!

      Cheers
      Choc Chip Uru

  34. I’ve never baked with watermelon. That sounds really good! Now I’m curious to try it. I hope you’re able to stay dry 🙂

  35. Great new site! I love that blender logo. )

  36. they sound divine. i would love to have a bite.

  37. Lovely new blog. Its been raining here too and at times can be really bad. You have make a wonderful cake and wow! with watermelon – something new and something unique, nice and tempting.

  38. I hope you dry up soon! Watermelon and cake=WOW! LOVE your new site!! Nicely done.

  39. Beautiful cake!

  40. Watermelon cake? I don’t eat cake but this looks like a watery, gungy incredible exception. What a wonderful looking site. Snazzy, stylish, fun – just like yourself!

  41. The cake looks delicious! Whipped cream makes everything go down better, right? 😉 The new site looks GREAT!

  42. Watermelon cake sounds fabulous! Stay dry 🙂

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