Key Lime Trifle

Hey, Everyone!

My little brother turned 10 years old the other day (happy birthday, bro!) and this was his birthday desert. It was seriously gone in less than 15 minutes.

Gone, like even the traces tiny of whipped cream on the bowl.

Mr. 10-year-old is a big foodie, so he was very strict in his instructions for his desert. 

“Key lime trifle with whipped cream, angel food cake and graham cracker dust” was the commission.

And I wanted ice cream cake from Baskin Robbins for my tenth birthday. 🙂

Now, usually, I’m not a big citrus curd fan. I don’t like zest flavor, as in lemonheads and the like. But THIS… 




I’ll just stop using all caps and give you the recipe.


Lime Curd


  • 1 large egg, plus 3 large egg yolks 
  • 1/2 cup sugar 
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons finely grated lime zest 
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice (from 2 lemons) 
  • Pinch of salt 
  • 2 ounces (4 tablespoons) unsalted butter, cut into piecesWhisk together egg, yolks, sugar, lime zest and juice, and salt. Bring to a simmer in a medium saucepan over medium heat, whisking constantly. Cook until mixture is thickened, 4 to 5 minutes. Strain through a fine sieve into a bowl. Whisk in butter. Press plastic wrap directly onto surface of lime curd, and refrigerate until cold, at least 1 hour or up to overnight.

(that’s the edited Martha Stewart lemon curd recipe)


And the ingredients for the trifle are:


Whipped Cream



Angel Food Cake (cubed)





The Lime Curd (put it on bloops on top of the cubed angel food cake)




Grated White Chocolate (we used Ghiradelli’s, but use whatever)



Graham Cracker Crumbs


(picture credit: google images)


Get a big bowl, layer them in the order I just listed for about 3 layers, finish off with a top layer of whipped cream and a small dusting of graham cracker crumbs, then chill it.

When it’s cold, get it out and eat it. 


I’m kidding. 🙂 You should share and make more people’s lives happy.

One little tip, mom was thinking that if we made a graham cracker crust or baked the graham crackers before hand, that would probably make them stay crunchy for longer. We didn’t do that, but we probably will next time.

Please tell me how it turned out and how you liked it!



15 thoughts on “Key Lime Trifle

  1. Also, the Baskin-Robins scene from “Ant-Man”: 1000% accurate. Every once in a while there’s an idiot who walks into your DQ treat store and asks for pretzels or fries (excusable) or a hamburger (also excusable, but TREAT STORES DON’T HAVE A FULL MENU DANGIT.) and just doesn’t get it and thinks he’s at MacDonald’s. Once we got asked if we had HOT COFFEE. Sorry if the “Moolate” menu board fooled you, sir, our coffee comes in a bottle as a concentrate and we measure it in with the cold ingredients. *growls*
    If you do go to fast food restaurants, however, always say “Keep the change” whenever reasonable. (“Reasonable” is the range is in between one cent and two dollars–or more, if you like.) You’ll make the worker’s life a little bit happier for at least five minutes until they have to deal with the next grump in line. DO NOT SAY “I don’t want the change.” Legally, it’s not a tip unless you say “Keep the change” or something equivalent.
    Also, Agent Coulson is the dream customer–he smiles at you, he’s polite, and he tips you NINETEEN DOLLARS after taking down the guys who were pointing guns at you.

      1. Yeah. That looks like me, only I’m like fifty times less patient and way more passive-aggressive, only no one notices because my sarcasm is violently masquerading as coping humor.
        I recently discovered that I have a rather dark sense of humor. I’d be disturbed but I also realized that it’s a product of the environment I’ve been forced to endure for a year now. Aka working in food service with people who are IDIOTS. I sometimes want to tell them all not to talk out loud, they’ll lower the IQ of the whole freaking COUNTY. -_-

        1. *pats you on the back sympathetically* well, it is coping humor in a certain sort of way. A lot of things are sort of funny when you just take a step back. Just a few glances exchanged in a crowded grocery store, honestly. I’ve gotten a few smiles out of grumpy people just by raising my eyebrows and making my “Isn’t this just ridiculous?” face. 😛

          1. I tried it today on this one guy who keeps on asking for milkshakes (our machine is broken) just to be ridiculous. He laughed so hard he couldn’t talk for three minutes. Success!

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