Luscious Lime Angel Squares Recipe
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Luscious Lime Angel Squares Recipe

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A creamy lime topping turns angel food cake into these yummy squares that are perfect for potlucks or picnics. "You can eat a piece of this light and airy dessert without feeling one bit guilty," notes Beverly Marshall of Orting, Washington. "I adapted this luscious treat from another recipe. It is super-easy to make."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES:15 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES: 15 servings


  • 1 package (.3 ounce) 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

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 139 calories, 4g fat (3g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 145mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (0g sugars, trace fiber), 3g protein Diabetic Exchanges:1-1/2 starch, 1 fat


  1. In a small 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. dish coated with cooking spray; set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Beat in the sugar, lemon juice and peel. Add gelatin mixture; beat until combined. Fold in 1-1/2 cups whipped topping.
  3. Spread over top of cake, covering completely. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours or until firm. Cut into squares; top with remaining whipped topping. Yield: 15 servings.
Originally published as Luscious Lime Angel Squares in Light & Tasty April/May 2003, p18

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Reviewed Jun. 22, 2011

"Very refreshing and easy to make"

Reviewed May. 29, 2011

"I have been making this recipe since it was first published. It never fails to receive compliments and requests for the recipe. It's a summer favorite for our family!"

Reviewed Apr. 24, 2011

"nice & easy light dessert. Great to follow an Easter dinner. I will try it with other flavors."

Reviewed Sep. 21, 2008

"I used strawberry flavored gelatin and added fresh strawberries. I also used splenda instead of sugar.


Reviewed Apr. 11, 2008

"I made this for a church meeting potluck, and it was very well received. The ladies loved it ! It is nice and light to follow a big meal"

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