Woah!! I am in l🥰ve with this new recipe: Semi-Frozen Key Lime Pie. Honestly, this is a good one that you do not want to miss out on 😍. I wanted to have a semi-frozen cake on the blog for a while and I just felt that the lime would be so refreshing for summer!
This Semi-Frozen Key Lime Pie comes together super easily! You simply make the base and bake it for a short amount of time. Then you add all the remaining ingredients to a blender and blend, blend, blend. No one likes a piece of anything in their cake filling 😉. All you have to apply then is patience. Whilst you are waiting for it to freeze. That will likely be the hardest part of making this 🤣.
And whereas this is totally optional, you can add a handful of basil or mint to the filling for an unexpected, additional kick. I have tried it with both and they both provide amazing and delicious hints of flavor 😍. On a slightly different (but still related note…) how beautiful does this cake look against the dark backdrop? I am still totally and utterly in love with it! Oh – and fun fact: See that piece that got cut out of the cake? That was definitely gone by the end of the shoot. As was about two more – it was simply too delicious 😆.
Why is this Semi-Frozen Key Lime good for you?
First off, you may be asking where is the difference between limes and key limes? Key limes grow in tropical, and subtropical regions. They tend to have a light yellow colour when ripe and definitely contain more seeds than the “regular” (Persian) lime that we tend to know. Their skin is also significantly thinner than those of limes and therefore they do not store super well. So be sure to use them pretty quickly once purchased. Key limes are super aromatic whilst at the same time being tart. Their name is possibly derived from the Florida Keys, where they are grown. They are also grown all over Florida and California by now. When used in baked goods, key limes are similar if not the same in terms of flavor to the Persian variety. Therefore, if you are unable to get ahold of key limes (like I actually did for this recipe 😅) then simply use the green version 😉. BTW – in my Vegan Burrito Bowl recipe, I mention a lot about the health benefits of limes, if you would like to check that out.
Delicious, creamy avocado. There are about fifty different varieties of avocado, with probably the most known one being the Hass variety. Avocados are rich in vitamin K, E, folate, vitamin C, potassium, and fiber. They are super high in monounsaturated fats and have a similar fat profile to olives. Avocados do not only have an anti-inflammatory effect but they have also shown to reduce blood levels of “bad” cholesterol, as well as a reduction in oxidative stress after consumption. There has also been a recent study in the US that compared a group of people who had eaten Avocado in the last 24 hours against a group that had not eaten Avocado in the last 24 hours. The group which had eaten Avocado had greater intakes of fiber, potassium, vitamin K, and vitamin E. All of those can be found in Avocado!
Technically a fruit and not a nut, almonds are a great contender for both sweet and savory dishes alike. They are also high in monounsaturated fats, which (as we just discussed) is a great contender for your heart health by lowering your “bad” cholesterol levels. In addition, this lowered risk of heart health is possibly also due to Almond’s Vitamin E acting as an antioxidant in the body. Almonds contain great amounts of magnesium and potassium. When there is enough magnesium around, our arteries and blood vessels relax and allow more flow of blood, including oxygen and nutrients. Potassium, on the other hand, is an important electrolyte, which is involved in nerve transmission, and the contraction of muscles. Optimal levels are great for maintaining normal levels of blood pressure and heart function.
How can I adjust this Semi-Frozen Key LimePie to my dietary requirements?
This recipe is gluten-free (if you are celiac, be sure to use certified gluten-free oats), vegetarian, vegan, refined sugar-free and dairy-free. If you could like to make this recipe paleo, you could likely swap the oats for the same amount of almonds and make only an almond-crust, but I have not tried this. Due to the nuts used in this Semi-Frozen Key Lime Pie, it is unfortunately not nut-free.
And that is it for this week 🤗. I hope you enjoy this cake for your next summer dessert outing. Just to leave you with some inspiration, there are some other, truly awesome summer desserts on the blog. One example is my Strawberry Cheesecake Mini Dessert Cups. Another truly good one is my Plum Crumble. If you love lime, you will also love my Very Coconutty and Lime Naked Cake. As always, please let me know how you are liking the recipe. You can also share your star review. Happy baking everyone!!