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Key Lime Trifle Recipe

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Easy desserts are hands down the best! I love being able to quickly put together a tasty dessert for my family and friends.

This recipe is only six ingredients and can be ready in about 15 minutes.

How can you beat that?

 

Need an easy no bake dessert recipe? This one is delicious and beautiful! Try this key lime trifle recipe that's ready in under 20 minutes.

This key lime trifle is perfect for summer, but you can also enjoy it all year long.

Not only does it taste amazing but it’s beautiful to look at. It’s almost one of those desserts that you just want to sit and stare at.

This is one of those dishes that is super easy to make but will impress everyone!

If lime isn’t your favorite flavor, you can change it up a bit.

I’ve made this same trifle using strawberries, which was delicious! Don’t be afraid to get creative.

Key Lime Trifle

Now I’m not someone that has a huge sweet tooth. I prefer savory over sweet but this dessert isn’t overly sweet. There is a good balance.

The printable recipe card is at the bottom of the post! You’ll want to print this out as there are several steps. 

Ingredients:

1 16 oz frozen Sarah Lee pound cake
3 limes
1 cup milk
8 oz sour cream
16 oz Cool Whip
2 boxes powdered lime JELL-O (3 oz each)

Directions:

– In a large mixing bowl whisk together your milk and sour cream.
– Add to that mixture your two boxes of powdered lime JELL-O and whisk to combine.
– Fold 8 oz of Cool Whip into your lime mixture reserving the other 8 oz for trifle assembly.
– Put the lime mixture into the fridge to set.
– Take your frozen pound cake and with a serrated knife cut off all of the dark edges.
– Cut your frozen pound cake into 1-inch cubes. It’s easier to cut the pound cake when it is still frozen.
– Slice two of your fresh limes for garnish.

 

Need an easy no bake dessert recipe? This one is delicious and beautiful! Try this key lime trifle recipe that's ready in under 20 minutes.

This dessert is all about presentation so you want all of the layers to be even and visible.

When you are adding each layer be sure to start by placing them around the edges of your trifle bowl first and then work your way into the middle.

You’ll want the outside of the bowl to look the prettiest since it’s visible through the glass.

Key Lime Trifle

Servings 10 people

Ingredients

  • 1 16 oz frozen Sarah Lee pound cake
  • 3 limes
  • 1 cup milk
  • 8 oz sour cream
  • 16 oz cool whip
  • 2 boxes powdered lime Jell-O

Instructions

Directions

  1. In a large mixing bowl whisk together your milk and sour cream.

  2. Add to that mixture your two boxes of powdered lime JELL-O and whisk to combine.

  3. Fold 8 oz of Cool Whip into your lime mixture reserving the other 8 oz for trifle assembly.

  4. Put the lime mixture into the fridge to set.

  5. Take your frozen pound cake and with a serrated knife cut off all of the dark edges.

  6. Cut your frozen pound cake into 1-inch cubes. It’s easier to cut the pound cake when it is still frozen.

  7. Slice two of your fresh limes for garnish.

Assembly

  1. This dessert is all about presentation so you want all of the layers to be even and visible. When you are adding each layer be sure to start by placing them around the edges of your trifle bowl first and then work your way into the middle.

  2. Place 1/3 of the pound cake into the bottom of your trifle bowl. Push the pieces out to the sides.

  3. Next add 1/2 of your lime mixture.

  4. Add another 1/3 of your pound cake pieces.

  5. Top that with 4 oz of Cool Whip.

  6. Add the remaining pound cake pieces.

  7. Add the remaining half of your lime mixture.

  8. Fill a piping bag (or a ziploc bag with one end cut off) with the remaining 4 oz of Cool Whip and decorate the outside edge of the top of your trifle.

  9. Garnish with sliced fresh limes and the zest of the third lime.

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