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100% Fruit “Cake”

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Ingredients

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1 seedless watermelon
2 cups strawberries – hulled and sliced
1 cantaloupe – seeded, peeled, and sliced
1 fresh pineapple - peeled, cored, and sliced

Nutritional information

233
calories
58.6 g
carbohydrates
4.6 g
protein
1.2 g
fat
18 mg
sodium
0 mg
cholesterol

100% Fruit “Cake”

Features:
  • Veg
Cuisine:
    • 30 mins
    • Serves 8
    • Easy

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    Fruit cake is one of those dishes that is made for the holiday season. It has a bit of a drastic reputation as being a difficult dessert, but that’s the other kind of fruit cake. This variation is made with 100% fruit and is one of the best desserts you can eat. In winter, it is actually very refreshing to consume so much fruit. This recipe calls for specific fruits, but once you get the hang of it, you can swap them out for fruits that best suit your palette.

    Health Benefits

    The main ingredients in this fruit cake is unsurprisingly, fruit. Generally speaking, fruit is the edible fleshy part of a tree or plant that also contains seeds. They come in many different flavors, shapes, and sizes and are really great sources of vitamins and minerals. Specifically, fruit is one of the best sources of vitamin C which plays an essential role in your health. It helps to boost your immune system and protect your heart. The calcium in fruit is also great for improving your bone health.

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    How to make 100% Fruit "Cake"

    • Create the base tier of the cake.
      • Cut three 1-2-inch thick slices of watermelon crossways through the melon’s center.
      • Trim the rind from the watermelon slices.
      • Place the largest slice onto a cake plate.
      • Alternate layering slices of fresh pineapple, sliced strawberries, and slices of cantaloupe.
      • Layer on the second-largest watermelon slice.
      • Repeat more to make a layered fruit stack in the shape of a cake.
    • Thinly slice a few pieces of remaining pineapple and melon.
    • Cut the remaining fruit slices into decorative shapes using a sharp knife or cookie cutters.
    • Decorate the cake tiers with the remaining berries and sliced fruit shapes.
    • Refrigerate until it’s time to serve.

    Trivia

    Fruitcake has existed since the Roman Empire.

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