Margarita Lime No-Bake Cheese Cake Recipe {perfect for Cinco de Mayo}

April 11, 2013 Katja Presnal

Margarita-lime-cake

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.

how to make no-bake cheese cake / key lime pie

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)

lime cheese cake instructions

INSTRUCTIONS

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!

margarita cheese cake recipe

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.

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Katja Presnal

Katja Presnal shows how to live Nordic inspired life to the fullest and plan your dream life. Katja owns Presnal5 strategic marketing intelligence agency and wants to help marketing professionals to combine a dream career and dream life via freelance work.Katja is an award-winning marketing strategist, and a well-known speaker. Katja has lived in five different countries, and seven states in the USA. Her three children were all born in different countries within three years. When not working or jet-setting the world, Katja is at home cooking big family dinners.She has been featured in NY Times, Glamour, Redbook, Fodor's, Forbes and Woman's Day magazines among many other national and international publications and written for MTV3 and Lifetime TV networks.

Comments (8)

  1. I love anything lime and the addition of the Sauza sounds wonderful. Question, what would be the equivalency in say, cups, for the butter & cream cheese? I don’t cook in grams :-) I don’t think. Ha.

    • Enjoy Life Oils

      It’s soooo goood. That good that I couldn’t wait long enough to take the spring form off and it is a little sagging because it wasn’t in the cold long enough. It was just too tempting!

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