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Melon Yogurt Cake

with Cookie Crust
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Melon Yogurt Cake

Melon Yogurt Cake - Refreshingly fruity artwork—no oven required!

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Health Score:
6,7 / 10
1 hr
ready in 13 h.
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Nutritional values

Melons are large and heavy, but their flesh consists mainly of water, which means they're low in calories and fat. They also contain a lot of potassium, which stimulates the kidneys to dehydrate so that more toxins are excreted. 

You can use other varitieties of melon in this cake, such as galia or honeydew.

1 piece contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie244 kcal(12 %)
Protein4 g(4 %)
Fat17 g(15 %)
Carbohydrates17 g(11 %)
Sugar added10 g(40 %)
Roughage1 g(3 %)
Vitamin A0.3 mg(38 %)
Vitamin D0.4 μg(2 %)
Vitamin E2 mg(17 %)
Vitamin B₁0.1 mg(10 %)
Vitamin B₂0.2 mg(18 %)
Niacin1.7 mg(14 %)
Vitamin B₆0.1 mg(7 %)
Folate20 μg(7 %)
Pantothenic acid0.8 mg(13 %)
Biotin5.2 μg(12 %)
Vitamin B₁₂0.3 μg(10 %)
Vitamin C14 mg(15 %)
Potassium266 mg(7 %)
Calcium86 mg(9 %)
Magnesium21 mg(7 %)
Iron0.8 mg(5 %)
Iodine8 μg(4 %)
Zinc0.6 mg(8 %)
Saturated fatty acids9.2 g
Uric acid20 mg
Cholesterol44 mg
Development of this recipe:


4 ounces Whole Wheat Butter Cookies
2 ounces butter
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 piece Watermelon (14 oz.)
1 piece Cantaloupe (14 oz.)
2 sheets white gelatin
5 sheets red gelatin
1 Organic orange
16 ounces Yogurt (3.5% fat)
3 tablespoons Maple syrup
2 ounces powdered sugar
1 ½ cups Whipped cream
How healthy are the main ingredients?
WatermelonWhipped creamMaple syrupcinnamon

Kitchen utensils

1 Small pot, 1 Springform pan, 2 Bowls, 1 Small bowl, 1 Measuring cups, 1 Large knife, 1 Tablespoon, 1 Teaspoon, 1 Fine grater, 1 Whisk, 1 Hand mixer, 1 Parchment paper, 1 Freezer bag, 1 Melon baller, 1 Meat mallet, 1 Citrus juicer

Preparation steps

Melon Yogurt Cake preparation step 1

Put cookies in a sealed freezer bag and crush with a meat mallet until finely crumbled.

Melon Yogurt Cake preparation step 2

In a small pot, melt butter over low heat. Mix cookie crumbs, butter and cinnamon.

Melon Yogurt Cake preparation step 3

Spread crumb mixture over the bottom of an 8-inch diameter springform pan and press well. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Melon Yogurt Cake preparation step 4

Remove seeds from melon pieces and cut out flesh with a melon baller.

Melon Yogurt Cake preparation step 5

Soak gelatin in cold water for 5 minutes. Rinse orange with hot water, wipe dry and zest 1 1/2 teaspoons of peel.

Melon Yogurt Cake preparation step 6

Cut orange in half and squeeze 6 tablespoons of juice. Mix yogurt, maple syrup, powdered sugar and orange zest until smooth.

Melon Yogurt Cake preparation step 7

Heat the orange juice. Squeeze excess water from gelatin, add to orange juice and stir until dissolved. Whisk together the dissolved gelatin and 3 tablespoons of yogurt mixture. Stir in the remaining yogurt mixture and refrigerate for 10 minutes.

Melon Yogurt Cake preparation step 8

Beat the whipping cream using a hand mixer and fold into the yogurt mixture.

Melon Yogurt Cake preparation step 9

Fill springform pan with the yogurt mixture. Distribute melon balls over the mixture and press in slightly. Refrigerate cake overnight. Carefully unmold the cake from pan and cut into pieces.