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