Luscious Lime Angel Squares

Last night I came across this recipe from Taste of Home. I was going to wait and post it later this coming week, but I liked it so much that I just couldn’t wait! It’s called Luscious Lime Angel Squares. The name, itself, makes me hungry, and the picture is even better. I’ve made a couple of desserts that are quite similar to this, but they didn’t include angel food cake in the recipe. I must say, this is a great combination. I’ll be making it soon!

The colors are perfect for St. Patrick’s Day, Easter, or any spring event, and it’s a sweet, yet light dessert, so it should be enjoyable and diet-friendly for most people.

I also have to say that this would be a great recipe to try with different flavors of gelatin. I think using strawberry gelatin would be fantastic and then you could even top it with strawberries and whipped cream, to give it more of a strawberry shortcake feel. (of course you’d have to leave out the lemon juice and peel for this) But any way you choose to do it, this is a great recipe, especially if you love lime like I do and you’re looking for something bright and festive looking.

luscious lime angel squares

Luscious Lime Angel Squares

1 package (.3 ounces) sugar-free lime gelatin
1 cup boiling water
1 prepared angel food cake (8 inches), cut into 1-inch cubes
1 package (8 ounces) reduced-fat cream cheese, cubed
1/2 cup sugar
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1-1/2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
1 carton (8 ounces) reduced-fat whipped topping, thawed, divided

In a bowl, dissolve gelatin in boiling water. Refrigerate until mixture just begins to thicken, about 35 minutes. Place cake cubes in a 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. dish coated with cooking spray; set aside.
In a small mixing bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Beat in sugar, lemon juice and peel. Add gelatin mixture; beat until combined. Fold in 1-1/2 cups whipped topping. Spread over cake, covering completely. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours or until firm. Cut into squares; top with remaining whipped topping.


  1. Yay! I’ve been trying to figure out what treat to bring into work for St. Patty’s Day!

  2. Kate,
    I’m glad I could be of help. I’m sure they’ll love it!

  3. Looks so good, I'll have to try this. Thanks for sharing!

  4. This is SUPER cute..I LOVE it.. Looks awesome..Would LOVE if you could please link it up via my Pin'Inspirational Thursday's linky party happening now pweeease.. ? I would sincerely appreciate it.. : )) ps: I also have a free blog review happening if you are interested ~ .. Wishing you an amazing evening.. Happy rest of the week.. ~Marilyn

  5. This looks yummy! Great looking for Easter time, yes?
    Find ya through Shabby Creek Linky party..

  6. Mindie Hilton says

    Looks like a light refreshing dessert. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Jill @ says

    Love this! We just posted our 2nd Kitchen Fun and Crafty Friday Link Party and would love for you to share this!

  8. ~Iffy~ @ StayAtHomeNation says

    Looks yummy & refreshing! I would LOVE for you to link this up to My Favorite Things Party going on all week! Stopping by from the Tip Me Tuesday Party. I hope you will stop by & link up!
    Much love,

  9. These look so great! Definitely going to try them! Lime desert is my husband's favorite! thanks for posting/sharing

    Jennifer @

  10. A To Zebra Celebrations says

    This looks super yummy!!! we love anything with lime in this house 🙂 you are welcome to share on my linky party on Tuesdays and it is still open 🙂

  11. Jenn Erickson says

    Mmmm…what a wonderful treat for St. Patrick's Day, Easter, or any day!

    Jerri, your post is being featured on tomorrow's "A Little Birdie Told Me…". Thank you so much for linking up!


  12. Christine says

    I've never had lime squares… but I love anything with lemon. So must be I would love this 🙂

    Please share this over at The DIY Dreamer!! Please 🙂

  13. yummylicious!! I have to make this it looks so light and delish! And green! Hope you will link it up to our GREEN themed Snickerdoodle in March!

  14. Rattlebridge Farm--Foodie Friday & Everything Else says

    Lime desserts are a favorite in our house–can’t wait to sink my fork through those lovely green layers!

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