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White Chocolate Lime Mousse Cake

The line at the dessert table convinced me this cake was a winner when I served it at a party. It makes a pretty presentation, baking up nice and high. The zippy lime and gingersnap flavors really come through.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    12-16 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups crushed gingersnaps (about 38 cookies)
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • FILLING:
  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
  • 6 tablespoons lime juice
  • 9 ounces white baking chocolate, chopped
  • 2-1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 3 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon grated lime zest

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the gingersnaps, sugar and butter; press onto the bottom and 1 in. up the sides of a greased 9-in. springform pan. Set aside.
  • In a microwave-safe dish, sprinkle gelatin over lime juice. Let stand for 1 minute. Microwave on high for 10-20 seconds; stir until gelatin is dissolved. Set aside.
  • In a microwave, melt chocolate with 1/2 cup cream; stir until smooth. Cool slightly; stir in dissolved gelatin.
  • In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Gradually add chocolate mixture and lime zest and mix well.
  • In another large bowl, beat remaining cream until stiff peaks form. Gently fold into cream cheese mixture. Spoon over the crust. Cover and chill overnight. Refrigerate leftovers.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 348 calories, 25g fat (15g saturated fat), 77mg cholesterol, 206mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein.

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  • FrogQueen47
    Mar 10, 2012

    Fabulous!!! I made this last night for a bunco party. The women at first thought this was professionally made due to its appearance. Two changes I made: substituted with neufchatel cream cheese, 1/3 less fast, and used 1/2 gingersnaps and 1/2 lemon cookie wafers for crust--due to a comment saying gingersnaps were overpowering--perfect combo. I decorated top of cake with 5 lime slices, 1 long lime curl and 5 gold chocolate coin candies to look similar to the above picture. Most everyone was taking 2-3 slices. Very re-freshing flavor, velvety smooth texture; most definitely will make again!

  • Maureen1958
    Apr 20, 2011

    My daughter made this dessert and it was wonderful. She even used Splenda instead of the sugar which it still turned up great

  • conchitabunny
    Apr 7, 2011

    I love this recipe!! I had discovered it years ago in the award winning book and since then had misplaced it. Thank goodness i was able to find it and now i can share its yummy goodness with the world again!!!

  • dweeb_dancer
    Dec 29, 2010

    I made this for thanksgiving wanting to try something different. It was awesome. The texture was really smooth and the flavor was great. I thought the gingersnaps were over powering, and next time I will probably use Nilla wafers or something like that. Will definately make again.