lime cake recipe

One From My Mum’s Cookbooks

Kitchen time, Uncategorized

lime cake recipe

This time I decided to post a different recipe: one from my mum’s collection of recipes. She found this one a few years ago and of course changed through time according to her taste and it’s now one of her favorite desserts to prepare. Especially in the summer, as it is really fresh, with a taste somewhere between sweet and sour (in the best possible way). She made it last weekend, after she found out that most of the ingredients were just a few days before expiry date. It was a great use of the cottage cheese, cookies, limes and everything else, we ate the whole thing in one Sunday afternoon. Okay, we had visits but I don’t think there was a person who only had one piece of this delicious dessert … it was irresistible :). I only have one photo to show you, we ate the whole plate without even thinking about taking photographs and the idea of posting this recipe came to my mind later that day when I was looking at the empty plate. So here is the recipe for the quick-disappearing dessert 🙂

100 g of margarine
250 g of Leibniz Cookies (or any other brand but this turned out great, we usually mix the whole-wheat and cocoa together)

6 leaves of bio-gelatin
570 g of large-crud cottage cheese
3,75 dl of sweet cream
200 g of powdered sugar (you can also mix raw brown sugar in a blender until you get the powdered version)
3 limes (non-sprayed if you can find it, but if you can’t, leave them in a bowl of water mixed with baking soda for a few hours, it removes the artificial products on them)

First, crush the cookies so you get small crumbs. We usually place them in a plastic bag so we avoid the mess in the kitchen, and crush them with a kitchen roller. Melt the margarine and mix it with cookies, then use the mixture to cover the bottom of the tray or dish. Soak the gelatin leaves in cold water. Meanwhile, mesh the cottage cheese and add half of the powdered sugar, along with grated lime peel. Drain the gelatin and melt it over a small fire, adding the lime juice. Pour this mixture in the cottage cheese mix, stir and add the remaining powdered sugar. Whip the cream and mix everything together. Cover the cookie dough with the lime cream and put the fridge for three hours and maybe for another half an hour in the freezer, so the frosting hardens.

In some future post, I will probably try to “veganize” this recipe and make these squares myself. But before posting it, I will find some test subjects to decide, if my version is as good as the original one 🙂

And for the end, here is an idea for a delicious coffee to drink while enjoying this lime square(s) 🙂

Je t’embrasse,


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4 thoughts on “One From My Mum’s Cookbooks

    1. Actually it’s the most common:) Most of the recipes are written like this, but I got used to the cup measurments when I was trying out the recipes from internet and it’s a bit easier for me, deffinitely faster 🙂
      I think that 1 cup is approximately 240 ml – 2,4 dl


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