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Key Lime Icebox Cake

For my final post of Spring Sweets Week, I made Key Lime Icebox Cake. This was my first time ever making one and it definitely will not be the last!
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Melissa's sent us an amazing selection of produce for this event and the thing I was most excited about was the Key limes.  I zested and juiced them and turned them into curd.

Next up, I took heavy cream and Dixie Crystals Powdered Sugar and whipped it up with Taylor & Colledge Vanilla Bean Paste. I spread some into a loaf pan lined with Glad Press and Seal.

I topped that off with a layer of Nairn's Oat Grahams.  I used the original variety but it would be fantastic with the ginger too!

I used a cookie scoop to add the Key lime curd and then spread it out with an offset spatula, stopping a little short of the edges.

I repeated this until there were four layers of Oat Grahams and curd and ended with the whipped cream.  I covered it with Glad Press and Seal and placed it in the refrigerator. You want it to chill for a minimum of eight hours, overnight is better.


To serve, peel off the wrap, and then place your serving platter on top of the loaf pan. Flip it over and then remove the loaf pan off. Gently peel off the remaining wrap.  Decorate the top as desired, I used Oat Graham crumbs and Key Lime zest. 

Use a serrated knife to get nice clean slices.  I dipped it in hot water and wiped it off in between each slice.  You can see the lovely layers of whipped cream, Key lime curd and Oat Grahams.

This would be great with any type of curd like lemon, orange, blueberry! Or you could go chocolate pudding with the chocolate chip Oat Grahams and decorate with some mini chocolate chips or chocolate shavings.

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Key Lime Icebox Cake

Key Lime Icebox Cake
Author: Jolene's Recipe Journal


For the whipped cream:
  • 2c heavy whipping cream
  • 4T Dixie Crystals powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Taylor & Colledge Vanilla Bean Paste
For the Key lime curd:
  • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 cups Dixie Crystals granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup Key lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons grated Key lime zest
  • 1 cup butter, cubed
  • 12 Nairn's Oat Grahams plus additional for garnish


Make Key Lime curd:
  1. In a large heavy saucepan, whisk the eggs, sugar, lemon juice and zest until blended.
  2. Add butter; cook over medium heat, whisking constantly, until mixture is thick enough to coat the back of a metal spoon and thermometer reads at least 170°. Do not allow to boil.
  3. Remove from heat immediately. Transfer to a small bowl; cool. Press plastic wrap onto surface of curd. Refrigerate until cold.
Make whipped cream:
  1. Combine heavy cream, powdered sugar and vanilla bean paste in the chilled bowl of a stand mixer. Beat on high for 4 to 5 mins or until medium peaks form.
To assemble icebox cake:
  1. Line a 9x5 loaf pan with plastic wrap with several inches overhanging onto the sides.
  2. Spread 1/4 of the whipped cream in the bottom of the loaf pan. Place 4 of the oat graham crackers in the bottom of the dish. Dollop with Key lime curd (I use a small cookie scoop).
  3. Repeat the layers until you have 4 layers of grahams/curd and end with the whipped cream. Garnish the cake with key lime zest or graham cracker crumbs, if desired.
  4. Cover loosely and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or up to overnight.


Curd recipe adapted from:

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Maureen said…
Definitely a recipe I could dig in to! My mom used to make icebox cakes all the time and it has literally been since childhood that I have had one!
Karen said…
I love the way you put this ice box cake together! The crumbs on top are a great touch too!
Cindy Kerschner said…
Sounds so easy and delicious!
I love how easily an ice box cake comes together!
Hezzi-D said…
I love a good icebox cake! Using the grahams as the base sounds great and who can resist key lime??
Lisa said…
So easy, delicious, and refreshing....checks all the boxes for me.
Rebecca said…
This recipe is fantastic, easy to make too
Inger said…
I just learned about ice box cake and think it's so fun! What great fresh flavors in this too!
Radha said…
Love the refreshing flavors in this delicious ice box cake.

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