Luscious Lime Angel Squares

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. + chilling


15 servings

Updated: Sep. 14, 2023
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."
Luscious Lime Angel Squares Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 package (3 ounces) lime gelatin
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 prepared angel food cake (8 inches), cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed (4-1/2 cups)
  • Lime slices, optional


  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 greased 13x9-in. dish.
  2. In a small bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Beat in sugar, lemon juice and zest. 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. If desired, garnish with lime slices.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 147 calories, 8g fat (6g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 74mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.