Key Lime Shortcake

Key Lime Shortcake. A delicious and easy dessert recipe! Livinglocurto.com

These delicious Key Lime Shortcakes are simple to make and perfect for your next party dessert table! 

With St. Patrick’s Day coming soon, I wondered what could I make that was green and sweet that my kids and friends would love.

I went to the grocery store, leaned on my cart and stared at the fruit aisle. What is fresh, what is fruity and what is green? I looked. Apples….grapes? Kiwi? Nah (southern for no), my kids do not like kiwi.  Then I spied the tarty sour goodness that are limes and key limes.

I had a momentary flashback to my kids asking for lemons and limes at home to eat plain. I recalled their love of cheesecake and my oldest daughter’s love of key lime pie. Here in the south, Key Lime Pie is pretty popular. I then thought about my very successful strawberry shortcakes and banana pudding cakes that everyone seemed to love.

Then I had this bright idea… lime flavored cheesecake filling, cake, whipped cream and lime sherbet. WIN! Seriously, how could I go wrong!

Key Lime Shortcake. A delicious and easy dessert recipe! Livinglocurto.com

I used pre-made mini pound cakes, Philadelphia Cheesecake Filling, limes, whipped cream and with such an easy pre-made startup already, the preparation time is small for on the go moms. I am always looking for recipe shortcuts and this was a great idea. So heavenly!

For this simple and easy recipe, you will need:

  • Mini Pound Cakes (sliced horizontally)
  • Philadelphia Cheesecake Filling
  • 5 Key Limes or 1/2 whole lime
  • Whipped Cream
  • Sherbert (optional)

Key Lime Shortcake. A delicious and easy dessert recipe! Livinglocurto.com

In a bowl squeeze limes with a bit of pulp into 2 cups of cheesecake filling. Mix well.

Since the lime juice goes a long way, you can begin by adding a little at a time, mixing and tasting for tartness. I used 5 key limes.

key lime shortcake dessert recipe

Key Lime Shortcake. A delicious and easy dessert recipe! Livinglocurto.com

Spread your cheesecake mixture on the layers. And top the final cake layer with a dollop of whipped cream and a slice of key lime or lime.

Key Lime Shortcake. A delicious and easy dessert recipe! Livinglocurto.com

Serve with a side of lime sherbert or for a complimentary note, orange sherbert or vanilla ice cream.

Key Lime Shortcake. A delicious and easy dessert recipe! Livinglocurto.com

I love surprising my children with desserts that look like they may have taken forever to make when in reality, they only took a few minutes!

Delicious, refreshing and tart, this dessert idea is a winner.

Key Lime Shortcake

Makes 4 mini key lime shortcakes

Key Lime Shortcake

Ingredients

  1. Mini Pound Cakes (sliced horizontally)
  2. Philadelphia Cheesecake Filling
  3. 5 Key Limes or 1/2 whole lime
  4. Whipped Cream Sherbert (optional)

Instructions

  • In a bowl squeeze key limes with a bit of pulp into 2 cups of cheesecake filling. Mix well.
  • Begin by adding a little at a time, mixing and tasting for tartness.
  • Spread your cheesecake mixture on the layers.
  • Top the final cake layer with a dollop of whipped cream and a slice of key lime or lime.
  • Serve with a side of lime sherbert or for a complimentary note, orange sherbert or vanilla ice cream.

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Comments

  1. Jeanann Harrison says:

    everything lime looks so yummy

  2. This look like the best cake ever!

    • It is so simple and so good. I used mini pound cakes that were the perfect size for my children, but this would be equally as good on a larger scale. Perfect for entertaining and spring!

  3. oh this looks amazing and so refreshing! perfect spring dessert!

  4. I haven’t heard of pre-made Philly cheesecake filling. Where in the store would I find it?

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