Sparkling white wine is tossed with fresh melon and served with a light irresistible cake in this special dessert.

Source: Diabetic Living Magazine


Recipe Summary

1 hr 35 mins
50 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Allow egg whites and yolks to stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. In a blender, combine the 3/4 cup cantaloupe and 2 tablespoons of the sparkling wine. Cover and blend until smooth. Set aside. Grease and lightly flour a 10-inch fluted tube pan; set aside.

  • In a large bowl, combine the remaining sparkling wine and the 8 cups cantaloupe. Toss gently to coat. Cover and chill until ready to serve.

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. In a large bowl, combine cake flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, salt, and allspice. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture.

  • Add egg yolks, pureed cantaloupe mixture, and oil to flour mixture. Beat with an electric mixer on low speed until combined. Beat on high speed about 5 minutes more or until batter is very smooth. Wash beaters thoroughly with soap and warm water; dry beaters. In a very large bowl, combine egg whites and cream of tartar; beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until stiff peaks form (tips stand straight). Pour egg yolk mixture in a thin stream over beaten egg whites, folding gently as you pour. Pour into prepared pan; spread evenly.

  • Bake for 45 to 50 minutes or until top is golden brown and springs back when lightly touched. Immediately invert cake in pan; cool completely. Loosen sides of cake from pan; remove cake. Place cake on a serving plate. If desired, sprinkle with powdered sugar and garnish with fresh sage. Serve cake with chilled cantaloupe mixture and, if desired, dessert topping.


Tip: We do not recommend sugar substitutes for this recipe.

Nutrition Facts

1/16 of cake
182 calories; protein 3.8g; carbohydrates 27.4g; dietary fiber 0.9g; sugars 15.1g; fat 5.9g; saturated fat 0.8g; cholesterol 52.4mg; vitamin a iu 1502.9IU; vitamin c 20.1mg; folate 60mcg; calcium 25.4mg; iron 1.4mg; magnesium 13.5mg; potassium 230.5mg; sodium 99.5mg.

1 1/2 other carbohydrate, 1 fat, 1/2 fruit