Lime Pie Cakes
This was originally posted over on Amy is the Party as a guest post for part of her summer blog party. But I made these again this week and I thought I’d share it here too. They are delicious. Seriously, one of my very favorite treats. Enjoy!
These limey bits of deliciousness are quick and easy, and I usually have everything I need to make them on hand. And they are to die for delicious. They are kind of a cross betweeen key lime pie and cupcakes. Lime Pie Cakes! Perfect for summmer, right? Right.
This recipe originally was for a 9″ graham cracker pie crust, so it makes a very random 8 pie cakes. It’s OK. They are still worth it! You’ll need Nilla wafers, 1 14 oz. can of sweetened condensed milk, 4 egg yolks, and four or five limes. Start by zesting three of your limes into a large bowl. Then juice the limes until you have 1/2 cup of lime juice (3 or 4 depending on size and juiciness). Pour the juice into a bowl with the lime zest and add the sweetened condesnsed milk, and the 4 egg yolks. Mix it together with an electric mixer or a whisk until it is well combined. Set aside. Put one Nilla wafer cracker on the bottom of each lined cupcake cup. Then fill them to about 1/2″ from the top. This filling doesn’t rise as it cooks, so you can fill them up pretty good. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 15 minutes. Let them cool for about an hour, and then put them in the fridge for at least an hour before serving.
Whip heavy whipping cream with a bit of vanilla and a big spoonful of powdered sugar. Then top each piecake with a big dollop of freshly whipped cream. (Don’t be stingy!) Slice your last lime into 8 thin slices for a garnish. To make the curly bit make a cut on each slice from the outside edge to the center. Then twist it and bury it in the whipped cream.
These won’t last too long in the fridge. The crackers get soggy in about 6 hours. If you need to make them ahead for a party leave the cracker crust out, or substitue a graham cracker crust and they should be just fine. They are the perfect sweet and tangy summertime treat!