Healthy & Delicious Watermelon Cake

Healthy & Delicious Watermelon Cake
Lorna Jane

Health and Fitness Expert

Feb 22, 2022

Perfect for entertaining friends and keeping healthy – try Lorna Jane’s Healthy & Delicious Watermelon Cake recipe which is made almost entirely from fresh fruit.


1kg (2-pound) large round piece of seedless watermelon
1 lime
2 teaspoons raw honey
2 cups (480g) ricotta cheese
3 medium fresh figs (120g), quartered or halved
2 tablespoons coarsely chopped roasted unsalted shelled pistachios
¼ cup loosely packed fresh small mint leaves
2 teaspoons raw honey, extra


1 Remove skin and rind from watermelon, keeping the flesh as a whole round piece.
2 Using a vegetable peeler, peel rind thinly from the lime. Cut lime rind into long, fine strips. Juice lime; reserve 2 tablespoons juice.
3 Combine lime juice and honey in a small bowl; stir in ricotta.
4 Place watermelon piece on serving plate; spread ricotta mixture on top. Pile figs on top; sprinkle with nuts, mint and lime rind.
5 Drizzle with extra honey before serving, cut into wedges.

The Carousel thanks Lorna Jane for this recipe from the The Fit Woman’s Cookbook $44.99available here.

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By Lorna Jane

Health and Fitness Expert

More than thirty years ago, Lorna Jane Clarkson was an Aerobics instructor in Brisbane, Australia. Frustrated with the boring workout fashion of the 1980s, she started making Lorna Jane Activewear. She then started selling items in stores and now she's still committed to activewear but she's also written cook books and is committed to a healthy lifestyle in general.


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