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Watermelon Cake Recipe

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This Watermelon Cake Recipe is deliciously divine. Watermelon is one of my favorites. This no egg, no flour and no sugar based cake is very unique. The recipe uses jaggery instead of sugar and semolina or rava instead of flour. Most international markets sell jaggery powder. Nuts are optional but they do add a nice bite to the cake. I prefer cashew nuts, however you may opt for any nuts of your choice. 

If you like this recipe, you may explore my  jackfruit dhondas recipe. Typically eaten as breakfast, the watermelon cake is also a healthy snack. Jaggery adds some minerals and vitamins to the dish. And the pink color from watermelon makes it very tempting. Semolina or rava used instead of the traditional all-purpose flours provides a good texture to the cake. A small amount of ghee replaces unsalted butter.The alternate ingredients used in the recipe, makes this cake surely a healthy breakfast option or even a snack or a side desert. Explore this Watermelon Cake Recipe and make the cake a day in advance for a nice lazy weekend breakfast or a tea-time snack.

Watermelon Cake Recipe
Watermelon Cake
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Watermelon Cake Recipe

No-egg, no-sugar, no-flour breakfast cake made with semolina
5 from 15 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4
Calories 290 kcal



  • Roast rava in ghee until it is slightly brown and aromatic. Set it aside.
  • In a container bring watermelon juice to a boil.
  • Add salt and jaggery and stir until it is combined.
  • Stir in the roasted rava and stir well until the mixture begins to thicken.
  • Add cardamom powder and nuts.
  • When the mixture is thick enough, start leveling it with the back of a spoon.
  • Cover the vessel and place in on top of a thick tava or griddle on a low flame for 10 minutes.
  • Cool the cake, cut it and enjoy.


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Nutrition Facts
Watermelon Cake Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 290 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 6mg2%
Sodium 148mg6%
Potassium 212mg6%
Carbohydrates 51g17%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 18g20%
Protein 7g14%
Calcium 19mg2%
Vitamin C 6mg7%
Vitamin A 432IU9%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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By FoodLifeAndMoney in June, 2019

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6 thoughts on “Watermelon Cake Recipe”

  1. 5 stars
    Yum! It never occurred to me to use watermelon juice in baking. I love watermelon, so now I’m inspired to try it. Thanks so much for sharing your yummy recipe!

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