Key Lime Trifle: A Zesty Delight for Your Taste Buds


Indulge in the tantalizing flavors of our Key Lime Trifle! 🍋🍰 The tangy brightness of key lime is layered with the velvety richness of cream and cake in this exquisite dessert. Every spoonful is a symphony of flavors and textures that dance across your tongue, leaving you wanting more of this zesty delight.


  • 1 prepared pound cake or sponge cake, cut into cubes
  • 1 cup key lime juice (freshly squeezed or bottled)
  • 1 tablespoon key lime zest
  • 1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Fresh mint leaves and extra lime zest for garnish


1. Prepare the Key Lime Mixture: In a mixing bowl, whisk together the sweetened condensed milk, softened cream cheese, key lime juice, and key lime zest until smooth and well combined. This will be the luscious key lime filling for your trifle.

2. Whip the Cream: In a separate bowl, use an electric mixer to whip the heavy whipping cream until soft peaks form. Add the powdered sugar and vanilla extract, and continue to whip until the cream is thick and holds its shape.

3. Assemble the Layers: In a trifle dish or individual serving glasses, start with a layer of cubed pound cake at the bottom. Spoon a layer of the key lime mixture over the cake, followed by a layer of whipped cream.

4. Repeat the Layers: Continue layering with cake, key lime mixture, and whipped cream until you reach the top of the dish or glasses. Aim for two to three layers, depending on the size of your container.

5. Garnish and Chill: Finish the trifle with a garnish of fresh mint leaves and a sprinkle of extra lime zest for a burst of color and flavor. Cover the trifle and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, allowing the flavors to meld and the layers to set.

6. Serve and Savor: When ready to serve, scoop the luscious layers of the Key Lime Trifle into individual servings. The combination of zesty lime, creamy filling, and soft cake will delight your taste buds and satisfy your dessert cravings.

7. Share the Joy: This Key Lime Trifle is a perfect dessert for gatherings, parties, or any occasion where you want to impress your guests with a burst of citrusy goodness. Share the joy of this delightful treat and watch as everyone revels in its exquisite flavors. 🍋🍰