Sunday, May 10, 2009

Sweet Melissa Sundays: Lime Icebox Cake with Fresh Strawberry Sauce


OMG! This cake was so good. A big thank you to Jennifer of Keep Passing the Open Windows for choosing this week's SMS recipe. You can get the full recipe on her blog here, and see the other SMS bakers on the blogroll here.

It is still chilly and rainy here, so when I saw that this week's recipe was an icebox cake, I was a little disappointed because it isn't even remotely summery here, and this is obviously a delicious, summery dessert. But then I decided to make it for Cinco de Mayo, and it was perfect. You start with a cookie crust, add a layer of citrus-flavored custard, top it with meringue, bake it, then freeze it. It sounds like a lot of work, but it is 100% worth it!

I followed the recipe exactly except everywhere that says "lemon" I used limes. It was amazing!! It tasted kind of like a frozen key lime pie, kind of like a frozen pink lemonade pie, and a lot like a Mexican dessert by brother-in-law makes with basically the same list of ingredients.

I'm sure the original version with lemon is good, but I strongly encourage everyone to try it with limes. It'll knock your socks off!
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12 comments:

  1. Bet it was delicious with the lime! I'll have to try that some time.

    Your pictures are beautiful :)

    Katie xox

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  2. Now I want to make a lime one even though I still have some of the lemon in my freezer! :)

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  3. sounds intriguing. your skills amaze me Miss Melissa. I think we should change your name to Miss Melissa Martha. :)

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  4. Ooh, I know I'd love the lime version too! Great thinking to make this for Cinco de Mayo. I love the way you've plated it.
    Nancy

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  5. What a great idea -- using limes. Going to have to try that next.

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  6. I love the photos, the strawberry flower (is that what it is?) is so pretty. Your cake looks great.

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  7. It looks so pretty with the strawberry sauce, and it sounds like it was wonderful with lime. Glad it worked out despite the cold weather.

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  8. Beautiful pictures! I think next time I really want to try it with limes - it sounds amazing!

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  9. Your icebox cake looks gorgeous. Lime sounds delicious.

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  10. mm LIME version! I liked the lemon one so much I was thinking of making the lime version - glad to hear it comes out good in lime, too!

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  11. Can't wait for our lime tree to have fruit, sounds delicious using limes.

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  12. Your cake looks picture perfect!

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