Margarita Lime Cheese Cake
This easy to make lime cheese cake is one of my favorite spring and summertime desserts. This time I added a little tequila to the cake to make it a perfect cake for Cinco de Mayo celebrations next month. One of the best parts of this lime cheese cake is that it is a no-bake cake, no oven needed and you can make it a day prior your party. Just put it in a refrigerator for overnight and you will have the perfect dessert for the next day.
Margarita Lime Cheese Cake Recipe
1 1/3 cup digestive biscuits/ graham crackers (approximately 20 cookies)
75 g butter
2 cups whipped cream
3 egg whites
grated zest and juice of 3-4 limes (or 1/2 cup of store bought lime juice)
400 gr cream cheese
1 cup sugar
4 teaspoons vanilla sugar
3 teaspoons Sauza tequila
7 sheets of gelatin or 3 teaspoons powdered gelatin prepared as instructed by manufacturer
(optional: green food coloring if you want a greener look)
1. Crush the digestive or graham cookies into crumbs.
2. Prepare the gelatin by soaking it in the cold water.
3. Melt the butter and mix together the biscuit crumbs and melted butter.
4. Press the biscuit crumb mixture into a springform pan.
5. Whip the heavy whipping cream until soft peaks form.
6. Separate the egg whites carefully and whip the egg whites. Carefully mix with whipped cream.
7. In a separate bowl mix the cream cheese, sugar, lime zest and juice and tequila.
8. Fold the whipped cream & egg white mix into the cream cheese & lime juice mixture.
9. Boil the gelatin-water mix or if using powdered gelatin prepare it now. Mix the gelatin-mix with the combined cheese cake mixture.
10. Quickly add the combined cheese cake mixture on the top of the digestive/graham crumb mix in the springform tin.
11. Chill overnight or at least 4 hours in the refrigerator until set. Garnish with cut lime slices.
Stay tuned for more ideas for perfect Mexican fiesta party – for Cinco de Mayo or anytime of the year!
Disclosure: compensation was not provided for this post, but I do have a working relationship with Sauza tequila and they have sponsored other posts. My opinions are my own.