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Luscious Lime Angel Squares Recipe

Luscious Lime Angel Squares Recipe

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 YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

Reviews for Luscious Lime Angel Squares

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sharon colclasure 42291
Reviewed Jun. 22, 2011

"Very refreshing and easy to make"

S.Brunet 124573
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."

twotoes 129324
Reviewed Sep. 21, 2008

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


jbeaudin 129323
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"

jgeliske 124568
Reviewed Mar. 27, 2008

"Very good!!!


sharlymann 62684
Reviewed Mar. 16, 2008

"sent to rita"

mforeman 129322
Reviewed Mar. 7, 2008

"This is so easy to change to a sugar-free dessert. I changed the lime jell-o to strawberry and exchanged the lemon with some strawberry puree and topped it with a fresh strawberry. Thanks from all our many diabetic friends. Mary Foreman"

Beverly Tipton 124566
Reviewed Mar. 7, 2008

"This is a terrific easy dessert! I have had many comments when this was served. Thank for the great recipes!! Beverly Tipton"

oprah 126224
Reviewed Mar. 7, 2008

"I plan on making this recipe as soon as I get the ingredients."

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