Fruit cakes are becoming very popular in the health world, and I seriously considered having one at my wedding. The only reason I didn’t is because we eloped and I didn’t want to go to the trouble of making that big, beautiful cake for so few people. But here’s my recipe, for your next special occasion! I like to use dates, figs, or apricots for the dried fruit and edible flowers would be a next-level decoration, but you can use any fruit you like for the toppings. Sliced strawberries and pineapple rings are lovely, but I recommend staying away from anything that would brown, like bananas or apples.
Keep your household clean, too!
I may make my living as a food blogger, but my health-consciousness actually began long before I started cooking. Growing up with a sensitive nose and skin that would break out into a rash at the slightest provocation, I’ve been making my own cosmetics and cleaning products since high school. I hoped that avoiding these environmental toxins would not only improve my health, but be better for the environment and save me some money compared to buying high-end non-toxic products at a health-foods store. Whatever your reasons, making your own household products is easier than you might think. My e-book A Clean Space has all the tips, tricks, and recipes you need to get started–and it’s only $6.99!
- Cut the rind from the watermelon and form the whole fruit into a cylinder, with sides as straight as you can manage.
- Slice the watermelon into two or three 2" layers, depending on how large your fruit is.
- Spread about 3/4 cup of the whipped cream on top of each layer, then stack the layers like a cake.
- Spread the remaining whipped cream on the top and sides (you may have to periodically refrigerate the cake to get the cream to stick).
- Decorate with fresh and dried fruit, then serve cold.