key lime shortcake dessert recipe

Key Lime Shortcake

Easy recipe for key lime shortcake. Simple pound cake with lime flavored cheesecake filling, whipped cream and sherbet makes an amazing shortcake dessert.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cake, lime
Prep Time: 15 minutes
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Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 85kcal
Author: Amy Locurto


  • 4 mini pound cakes sliced horizontally
  • 2 cups Philadelphia Cheesecake Filling
  • 5 key limes or 1/2 whole lime
  • 1 tablespoon whipped cream
  • 1 cup lime sherbet optional
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  • In a small bowl, squeeze the juice of the key limes including a bit of pulp.
  • In a larger bowl, add the cheesecake filling and a little lime juice at a time, mixing and tasting for tartness. Mix well.
  • Spread your cheesecake mixture on the pound cake 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 sherbet or for a complimentary note, orange sherbet or vanilla ice cream.


Photos by Divan Conner


Calories: 85kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 155mg | Potassium: 28mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 45IU | Vitamin C: 1.2mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 0.8mg
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