This all fruit watermelon cake is so easy to make! And with only fruit used to make it, does it get any healthier? I don’t think healthy’s ever looked this good!
And for those trying to lose or watch their weight for a New Year’s Resolution, this cake is the perfect way to celebrate an occasion and not break the calorie bank. Gotta love that!
Personally I’m not really into resolutions. Calling it a New Year’s Resolution makes it no more likely that I’ll stick to it. I figure if I really want to make a change, I’ll just do it – no matter what time of year. And I’m pretty much always trying to eat better and workout regularly – a blog full of tasty treats kind of makes that necessary.
And lately I have not been terribly motivated. Between all the traveling for the holidays and having back issues for the first time ever (it made me feel SO old), I hadn’t seen the inside of the gym for close to a month.
Speaking of my back – I literally woke up one day with a little pull in my lower back that I thought would just go away only to find myself unable to even stand up by late afternoon. It was no fun. I went the the chiropractor for the very first time. You have no idea how much you need your back until you no longer have it.
Anywho, my back still isn’t in perfect condition, but I finally got back to the gym last night. I’m not going to lie, I almost didn’t make it. I mean, hello Arctic old air and 13 degrees! I just wanted to go home and plop myself in front of the fire.
But I went and I was glad I did. It felt good to get moving and I got to catch up on some of my People magazines doing my cardio.
This time of year, there’s always more people than usual and that was true last night. I was surprised though to find so many guys! Clearly they are the ones making the weight related resolutions this year!
Ironically enough, this cake was made for a co-worker who is a guy and has been trying to lose some weight. I like to make birthday treats for my co-workers. It’s kind of a win-win. I get to make something for the blog and then give it away so I don’t have to eat all of it. They get cake.
But for someone who’s been trying so hard to be good, I decided to help out with this all fruit cake. It was a total score – he loved it! And because it’s guilt free, more of it was eaten than when I bring in the real thing, haha. I need to go back to working at a newspaper – they devoured everything!
But seriously, unless you don’t like fruit, there’s no way you won’t love this fruit cake. It’s a great alternative and you don’t have to turn on your oven or making icing or anything too crazy.
It may seem intimidating, but it’s pretty much just slicing fruit, so no worries. And if you work quickly you can make it in an hour or two. Definitely a winner!
This post linked to Inside BruCrew Life, Chef in Training, Pint Sized Baker, Living Well Spending Less, Mandy’s Recipe Box, Lambert’s Lately, What’s Cooking Love?, Table for Seven, A Glimpse Inside, The Inspiration Network and Sugar Bee Crafts.
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